Senior Trim Developer - Global Apparel Materials

NIKE   •  

Portland, OR

Industry: Retail & Consumer Goods


5 - 7 years

Posted 184 days ago

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As our Senior Trim Developer you will partner with Design to define, create and deliver a core and seasonal trim palette that meets the needs of the consumer and delivers solutions for the athlete.  You will provide a pulse on industry direction and available innovation.  A strong skillset in hard/soft trim development and manufacturing will allow you to own a holistic understanding of a trim’s capabilities.  You will develop against the seasonal material creative vision, and support growth initiatives and go-to-market strategies.

You will research and ideate for concept development, test, validate and own technical approval of all trims.  You will work towards our Considered Material strategy, collaborate with manufacturing to drive the pricing process, and serve as a technical trim advisor for product teams.  In this role you will have the opportunity to interact with business teams involved in design, product merchandising, product creation, material manufacturing, and sustainability. 


  • Bachelor's degree in Textile Science, Apparel Engineering, Apparel/Industrial Design or related field
  • Minimum 5 years' relevant work experience in material development, product development or design
  • 2 additional years of experience in lieu of a degree
  • Knowledge of trim properties and construction
  • Trend and marketplace knowledge is essential
  • Exceptional application of development skills, including high level concept development
  • Strong researching and ideating skills
  • Ability to be creative and technical  
  • Strong consumer knowledge/insight
  • Exceptional communication skills, including  strong presentation skills
  • Information seeker and strong results orientation
  • Proven team player
  • Experience managing multiple projects with competing resources and deadlines
  • Experience communicating and collaborating with global partners
  • Ability to travel up to 15% of the time