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Senior Footwear Designer – NXT

Senior Footwear Designer – NXT

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.

S ENIOR INNOVATION DESIGNER

MISSION:

_ Envisions and leads the creation of the future products for the greatest athletes* in the world.
FOCUS:
_Strong Problem solving Ability. Measurable athlete benefits, Unique sensation, Iconic Nike Aesthetic. Leads the transition of innovation projects into the in-line Categories for commercialization.

ACCOUNTABILITES:

_ Partners with NXT Design Director and Category Leadership to build future Innovation constructs that set the foundation for NIKE's future product vision.
_Partners with NXT Design Director to develop the seasonal creative strategy and explore the cross categorical potential of Innovation concepts.

_Partners with NSRL to develop a testing protocol to find measurable benefits.

_Leads creation of concept prototyping with NSRL and Concept creation center to test and identify measurable athlete benefits.

_Partners with NXT Design Director to create a product Vision.
_Delivers compelling visual and verbal presentations of the Project Vision and the Product Story at key milestones in the process and at senior leadership meetings.

_Leads the seamless transition of innovation projects into the in-line Categories in partnership with Innovation Development and Category Design Leadership.

_Positive mental attitude, Motivates and inspires the team to envision the future of sport performance products, inspires and mentors junior innovation designers.
_Maintains healthy cross-functional relationships and builds matrix relationships outside of immediate team.

_Creates and implements processes that simplify and accelerate current and future projects. 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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