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Strategic Planning Director, Supply & Inventory Planning

Strategic Planning Director, Supply & Inventory Planning

Beaverton | Oregon | United States

Become a Part of the NIKE, Inc. Team

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.

Today, the opportunities for growth across NIKE, Inc.'s business portfolio offer more potential than ever. Nike Finance employees play a key role in that progress by identifying and capitalizing on opportunities to drive value for every Nike shareholder. They manage accounting and reporting for Nike's multi-billion-dollar global investment portfolio, debt and equity instruments, and other Treasury activities. They strategize, forecast, audit, analyze, budget, research and lead important decisions. Across Nike's diverse geographies and businesses, Finance employees deliver far more than just the numbers.

Demand and Supply Management's (DSM) mission is to optimize demand & supply to serve consumers, and drive profitable growth and inventory. We accomplish this mission by playing a leading role in Nike's Triple Double strategy, focused on driving 2X Speed through a dynamic demand signal, flexible supply and inventory, and in-season optimization.

As the Strategic Planning Director for Supply & Inventory Planning (S&IP), you will lead the way in ensuring that we mobilize against and fully realize our ambitious strategic goals. You will be responsible for:
  • Work with the S&IP team to create, analyze, prioritize, and execute against its strategic roadmap
  • Write the Future: Develop a functional vision to foster the enterprise strategy and better serve consumers
  • Quarterback the Offense: For S&IP, lead the annual planning and strategic planning process
  • Be the Chief of Staff: Become a thought partner for the S&IP leadership team around Strategic Priorities
  • Lead select cross-functional initiatives, liaising with functional leaders and lending a diverse skillset of planning, analytics, strategic thought leadership and communication
  • Work with the broader DSM Strategy Team and internal stakeholders across Nike to ensure S&IP's work is aligned and integrated with the enterprise strategic priorities

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following:
  • Experience in strategy development and deployment
  • Strong interest and experience in planning, manufacturing, and/or operations
  • Experience working cross-functionally across the value chain in a global organization
  • Successful track record in leading cross-functional strategic initiatives from concept to completion, leading virtual teams from across the organization
  • Shown ability to partner with executive-level professionals as a trusted advisor
  • Excellent executive-level communication skills, including the ability to craft and deliver high-impact presentations on complex topics to leaders at all levels
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative background with experience quantifying value creation for complex, non-traditional solutions


  • Bachelor's degree plus a minimum of 8 years of professional experience. In lieu of a degree an additional 2 years is acceptable
  • MBA or advanced degree is preferred
  • Experience in management consulting, corporate strategy, corporate development, investment banking, finance or related fields
  • Ability to shape and drive strategic agendas, inclusive of strategic visioning, expert data synthesis, and high-profile communications (compelling, high impact storyteller)
  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams, provide project management expertise, and to handle multiple projects at once
  • Expert problem structuring and strategic problem-solving skills
  • Self-directed and comfortable working in ambiguous environments
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Prior experience in innovation, manufacturing or product creation desired
  • Ability to work through macro and micro situations/complexity
  • Create white space for innovation and risk taking
  • Have a strong bias for action


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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