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Technology Communications Director, Global Operations Team

Technology Communications Director, Global Operations Team

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

Communications, Marketing & Communications

Nike, Inc.'s storytellers, Marketing and Communication sets the brand tone. A creative force of specialists tell Nike's stories of innovation and sport through advertising, brand strategy, digital engagement and product presentation. Using channels ranging from retail stores to social media, Marketing & Communication teams connect the science and art of Nike innovations to the hearts and minds of athletes around the world.

The Nike, Inc. Communications team develops, establishes and strengthens authentic connections with diverse audiences through the lens of innovation and sport. The team creates premium and innovative brand stories, builds and enhances corporate reputation and brand equity, and engages audiences such as consumers, media, athletes, investors, non-governmental organizations and Nike's own employees. The team focuses on information, inspiration and connection to accelerate the growth of Nike, Inc. Communications employees ignite conversations, envision the possibilities, and influence and deliver new levels of creative and strategic thinking to advance the brand around the world.
Description

The Global Operations (GOT) Communications team is part of the Global Communications function. GOT includes the functions of Procurement, WD&C, Demand and Supply Management, Global Technology, Construction Services, Strategic Enterprise Capabilities, Global Operations and Logistics, Global Sourcing and Manufacturing, Sustainability, GOT Finance and Strategy and GOT HR. 

As our Director of Technology Communications for our Global Operations Team, you will lead communications for the leader of the global technology organization, Nike's Chief Digital Information Officer (CDIO). The Global Technology team is responsible for the engineering development of Nike's app portfolio (NTC, NRC, SNKRS) and ecommerce platforms as well as all enterprise technologies and platforms responsible for Nike's digital transformation. You'll be responsible for building strategies to communication and engage Nike's Global Technology employees and know how to develop engaging content and deliver messages through video, infographics, and written content with the ability to test and learn from other mediums with the goal to connect with and engage employees. The role will also build external engagement plans that reinforce Nike's brand as a product and digital innovation company and its consumer direct offense, focused on technology. 

Responsibilities will include:
  • Developing highly innovative and targeted communications strategies, messages and tactics that engage Global Technology, employees, and positioning Nike as a leading digital innovation brand and help showcase Nike's Global Technology leaders.
  • Lead a team to create engaging employee programs to support Global Technology business goals
  • Develop and deliver a leadership platform for the CDIO
  • Pro-actively identify external opportunities for the CDIO and other subject matter experts within the Global Technology organization
  • Support GOT communications events where appropriate
  • Create plans, track timelines and handle a budget. Handle internal and external approval processes where appropriate


Qualifications

Required:
  • Bachelor's degree in Journalism, PR, English, Communications or related discipline
  • 10+ years professional experience in high profile corporate communications or corporate communications and/ or public relations roles supporting globally branded organizations
    • 2 additional years of experience required in lieu of a degree
  • Be deeply familiar with and passionate about technology, and technology trends such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, the Internet of Things and more
  • Management skills include high-profile communications, strategic planning, budgeting and creative solutions with experience in developing proactive, creative communications and extensive communications strategies
  • Demonstrated and extensive experience writing and editing for print, multi-media formats and digital social formats
  • Extensive writing experience
  • Shown ability to communicate plans across a complex matrix on a corporate, regional and functional basis, including presenting before audiences of various sizes and cultures
  • Demonstrated experience working well in an engineering rich environment with the ability to quickly translate complex systems and capabilities into the language of the business.
  • Ability to Travel, 10-15%


Preferred:
  • Knowledge of footwear or apparel industry
  • Experience working on high-profile technology brands
  • Experience communicating to and working with senior executives to provide strategic counsel, clearly articulate ideas, support differing points of view, and strengthen relationships and rapport


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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