Director, Merchandising Operations in Beaverton, OR

$200K - $250K(Ladders Estimates)

NIKE, Inc   •  

Beaverton, OR 97005

Industry: Retail & Consumer Goods


8 - 10 years

Posted 37 days ago

Nike, Inc. products enable and inspire human potential, and it's up to the Nike Product Management team to define, drive and perfect those products and experiences for consumers around the world. Product managers lead the creation process, manage product lines, and maintain a keen understanding of consumer and market trends. Product Management employees skillfully operate at the intersection of buyer needs, technical feasibility and business objectives. Whether it's basketball or skateboarding, apparel or footwear, one thing remains constant: the Product Management team delivers world-class products to help athletes push the boundaries of their potential.


At Nike, we are determined to deliver continuous improvement in how we serve and inspire Athletes*. As the Director, Merchandising Operations-Capability Development, you will be responsible for delivering new capabilities that drive our business forward. You will work directly with our Merchandising leaders and community translating strategy and vision into reality. With a focus on line, assortment and flow planning, you will partner with technology, analytics and operational teams to develop new capabilities delivering greater efficiency and impact.

This is a unique operations role centered around driving future ways of working for our Merchandising community, with limited responsibility for day-to-day process execution. The role requires a forward-thinking individual, energized by complex and highly cross-functional projects. A successful individual in this role will be a strong strategic thinker and excellent communicator with an aptitude for driving change. You will be required to understand how our consumer shops, behaves and engages with our brand in order to build new processes and ways of working that allow our merchants to deliver consumer-led line, assortment and flow plans. You must work across a diverse group of functions including Nike Direct, Demand Planning, Product Management, Design, Marketing and Marketplace to deliver impact at scale. With clear direction, you will be empowered to design and drive future Merchandising capabilities in service of a digital transformation.


  • Bachelor's degree plus 8 years of professional work experience in merchandising, management consulting, corporate strategy, operations, or a related field (6+ years of work experience with an MBA).
  • Demonstrated ability to lead cross—functional teams driving large scale change within an organization.
  • Expert problem structuring and strategic problem-solving skills.
  • Compelling, high-impact storyteller with the ability to influence at multiple levels throughout the organization.
  • Self-directed and comfortable working in ambiguous environments.
  • Strong retail or digital product acumen.
  • Knowledge of product management and agile methodology strongly preferred.

Valid Through: 2019-11-8