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Technical Product Director, Product Creation

Technical Product Director, Product Creation

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, it's about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

Technology

Nike, Inc. Technology is responsible for making the world's largest sport brand run faster, smarter and more securely. From infrastructure to security and supply chain operations, Technology specialists drive growth through top-flight hardware, software and enterprise applications. Global Technology aggressively innovates solutions to drive growth while creating and implementing tools that help make everything else in the company possible.
Description

Nike Global Technology is looking for a Technical Product Director within the Product Creation landscape to define and drive the vision, strategy and roadmap to reset the foundation required to enable digital product creation. As part of Product Creation Technology, you will be a key contributor into a multi-pronged Nike Digital Product Creation transformation that crosses many functions from design to our manufacturing partners.

Responsibilities:
  • Accountable for co-creating and evolving the product creation strategy and roadmap to deliver a data foundation for digital product and enable future digital product capabilities
  • Partner with cross functional teams to facilitate and develop plans against strategy and roadmap to define scope and key deliverables/ activities
  • Lead a team and serve as a key liaison between business/ operations teams and technology teams
  • Lead and facilitate teams responsible for gathering business use cases and business insights to inform solution evaluation and direction
  • Advise and guide high level solution evaluation and strategies
  • Ownership and accountability for product and/or capability solutions from intake to support
  • Partner with enterprise and solution architecture to provide input into long term and transition technology strategies based on business priorities and roadmap
  • Partner with operations and portfolio teams to encourage scope definition and governance
  • Partner with operations and portfolio teams to align Product Management best practices for within Product Creation (and Global Technology)
  • Partner and coordinate with engineering management to forecast skills and resource needs for delivery
  • Continue to stay informed of internal and external business and technical trends. Apply insights and trends where relevant


Qualifications

Business Acumen & Domain Knowledge
  • 5+ years working in retail, footwear and apparel industry
  • Preferred experience in an internal or external consulting role within the footwear and apparel industry and working in an operations role
  • Deep understanding of product creation (materials/ color, design, development, sourcing, costing) processes, trends and strategies
  • Understanding of current industry trends in digital product and product lifecycle management
  • Understanding of how different product strategies contribute to overall business models in footwear and apparel
  • Understanding of how product creation fits within the broader eco-system of an organization, particularly the intersection points with Line Planning, Merchandising, Supply & Demand Planning, Sourcing and Manufacturing

Technical Acumen
  • Understanding and experience with product lifecycle management applications (FlexPLM preferred)
  • Experience delivering large scale technology solutions in an agile environment
  • Functional and foundational understanding of cloud based architecture
  • Understanding of DevOps principles to achieve speed and quality with a customer focus

Leadership and Soft Skills
  • Experience working cross functionally in a large matrixed organization
  • Outstanding leadership and coaching skills to lead functional teams and large cross-functional scope - emphasis on leading and coaching dotted line resources and peers
  • Comfortable working across many functions and levels directly and daily including business users, business leaders, technology leaders, architects and engineers
  • Ability to evolve with new information - take in new insights from the business or technology and assess + incorporate into solutions and strategy
  • A desire to create connections and guide
  • Ability to guide complexity by facilitating deconstruction of problems(s) into actionable / measurable objectives and/ or scope
  • Comfort and ability in navigating the unknown - choosing the appropriate steps and resource required to gain clarity and identify next steps
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including meeting facilitation and making persuasive presentations to senior leadership - ability to simplify and tailor messaging to the audience

Product Management
  • Passion and interest in product creation and corresponding solutions
  • Problem and customer focused mindset
  • Experience in developing and /or coaching requirements gathering and user insight analysis
  • Experience in generating and managing a living roadmap
  • Experience supporting scoping, planning and priortization sessions (higher than a story level)
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate trade off conversations and impact peers and leadership on the technology and business side
  • Experience in provide scope oversight and priority from intake through support
  • Willingness to understand technical solutions


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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