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Senior Footwear Designer - NIke Basketball

Senior Footwear Designer - NIke Basketball

Beaverton | Oregon | United States

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NIKE, Inc. does more than outfit the world's best athletes. It is a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At NIKE, Inc. it's about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

NIKE, Inc. designs the future. At NIKE, Inc. designers chase their curiosities and build what's next, shaping the culture and advancing human potential. The Design teams include artists, inventors and specialists, all with different focuses, including color and material experts, and apparel, footwear and graphic designers. Nike designers look to the future, aggressively pursuing materials, ideas and forms that further elevate the athlete experience, raise the bar for modern style and reduce environmental impact.

As our Senior Footwear Designer - Nike Basketball, you'll work under the direction of the Senior Design Director to create innovative designs for Basketball Performance Footwear products and partner with the cross-functional Category team to create a line from concept to reality. You'll develop seasonal creative strategies and clearly position Basketball's performance and design leadership in order to ensure that creative strategies and products inspire key consumers and lead our business forward. You'll communicate creative strategies, product concepts and consumer insights to internal and external audiences; finalize tech packages and proactively follow the execution of all product details, including construction, color, form, style, detail, fit performance and cost/value requirements; and review all samples and clearly communicate changes required. This opportunity also involves serving as a consumer expert for our Category and Design teams and applying insights from a consumer perspective into all product designs and strategy creation. In addition, you'll ensure product fit and performance criteria, manufacturability, cost/margins, merchandising, aesthetic finish and meeting of product creation timelines for key financial and statement models.

    Bachelor's degree in Industrial Design or Product Design 8 years' Footwear Design experience Proficient in Macintosh design software applications, comfortable and skilled in visual presentation, as well as vocal salesmanship and language skills Knowledge and experience in technical footwear manufacturing processes, rapid prototyping and 3-D model making processes Outgoing team player, prolific on the board sketcher Footwear-specific experience in the sports products industry is preferred Managerial and business planning skills are a plus


NIKE, Inc. is a growth company that looks for team members to grow with it. Nike offers a generous total rewards package, casual work environment, a diverse and inclusive culture, and an electric atmosphere for professional development. No matter the location, or the role, every Nike employee shares one galvanizing mission: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world.

NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.

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