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VENDOR MGR II

VENDOR MGR II

Taichung City | Taiwan

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.

Manufacturing & Engineering
Description




Accountabilities:




  • Act as the primary owner of material vendor group relationships and engagement.
  • Act as the primary facilitator of a cadenced engagement model with assigned vendors, to create strategic alignment between Nike internal stakeholders and vendors.
  • Serve as a Material Type subject material expert, leveraging knowledge of relevant material type and industry to develop industry insights and identify manufacturing and business optimization opportunities.
  • Act as the primary manager of material vendor performance evaluations, leveraging capability assessment/auditing tools.
  • Coordinate and align strategies and engagement Tier to Tier, internally and externally.
  • Conduct ongoing assessments of vendors consistent with evolving strategies, to identify focus and optimize engagement opportunities.
  • Drive risk mitigation and issue management/resolution (material issues, sustainability issues, delivery issues, etc.) with vendors, engaging stakeholder community as necessary.
  • Build vendor capabilities (best practice deployment, vendor education/training, etc.).
  • Facilitate collaborative engagement across varied stakeholder groups, both internally and externally.
  • Elevate vendor prioritization of sustainability priorities and initiatives.
  • Support new vendor onboarding.


Requirements:



  • Typically requires a Bachelor Degree and minimum of 5 years directly relevant work experience. Note: One of the following alternatives may be accepted: PhD or Law + 3 years; Masters + 4 years; Associates degree + 6 years; High School + 7 years
  • Technical: Expert Knowledge in materials (specific Leather knowledge/experience is a plus), manufacturing, and footwear creation. Demonstrated knowledge of product creation process and material manufacturing industry. Understanding and/or prior experience with Lean and industrial engineering concepts is a plus.
  • Relationship Development and Management: Ability to navigate matrixed business settings, build relationships, and influence decision-making. Experience building collaborative relationships and facilitating positive, purposeful engagement across stakeholders with varied and sometimes competing interests.
  • Communication: Excellent communication and influencing skills. Comfortable and skilled at presenting/training in large group settings.
  • Data-Driven Decisions: Experience analyzing data and developing insights that enable data-driven decisions.
  • Initiative and Self-Motivation: Ability to work independently to identify work required to achieve objectives, develop workplans, and drive execution against plans.


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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