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Director, Global Finance Business Development - Innovation

Country : USA USA

State : Oregon

County : Washington

Town : Beaverton

Category : Sales

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Job description

NIKE, Inc.'s uncompromising focus on human potential extends to its workforce. Nike Human Resources teams help attract, retain, and reward the world's most innovative people by creating programs to help them thrive. They accelerate company growth as stewards of culture, organizational effectiveness, talent and change. The global Human Resources community includes experts in talent planning, talent acquisition, talent development, compensation and benefits, employee relations and more. Together, they develop a motivated, diverse and engaged global team.
Innovation is oxygen for Nike, and the company depends on its hardworking workforce to breathe originality and curiosity into everything they do. The Nike Advanced Innovation team strives for lighter, faster, bigger, smarter, smaller, more efficient, more sustainable, and more personal. They imagine, research, analyze and invent the next industry-changing technology to advance athletic performance. In roles that span research, design, materials, and manufacturing, the Advanced Innovation team looks to the future and focuses on making the seemingly impossible, possible.
We are innovators, engineers, scientists, strategists, and makers. We are looking for a unique, hardworking individual to join our team...someone with both a high IQ and high EQ. Must be a self-starter, flexible problem solver and outstanding communicator who is adept at working cross-functionally and influencing different personalities and perspectives. You will need these skills as you work with our Innovation team and cross-functional partners, living within Nike's matrixed organization.
As the Business Development Director, you will report to the Sr. Director of Business Development and be responsible for crafting and executing innovative partnership models that accelerate Innovation key initiatives. You will also play a meaningful role in the development of our overall partnerships strategy, and lead the execution and ongoing optimization of a broad range of partnerships.
We are looking for a candidate who has a passion for, and good understanding of, technology and product! You have significant experience in multiple subject areas, including business development, operations, finance, and strategy. You have the ability to see the big picture and the personality to roll up your sleeves and do the work! Similarly, you have experience building momentum and aligning multiple constituencies within large organizations, and credibility with and understanding of the startup and venture capital communities. You are capable of defining a vision, marshaling resources, delivering on an initiative and presenting the results to Senior Leadership.
- Research, source, evaluate, and lead a portfolio of partnership opportunities across Nike's Innovation teams
- Work in collaboration with Global Strategy and Business Development on the execution of partnership strategy
- Develop and manage third party relationships across a network of potential partners including venture capital, private equity, investment banking, universities, entrepreneurs/start-ups, and established companies
- Implement integration plans of partnerships into Nike matrix
- Drive business case development, deal strategy, and appropriate deal structures expansive of joint development, joint venture, minority investments, and acquisitions
- Run internal and external deal teams through the deal process
You will report to the Senior Director of Global Finance Business Development - Innovation, engaging and working closely with a diverse set of partners, including Senior Leadership, Product Innovators, Nike Legal, Strategy, Finance, Global Sustainability, Global Sourcing, and Manufacturing as well as the Nike Comms and Brand teams.


- Bachelor's degree
- MBA, JD, or advanced degree is strongly preferred
- 5 to 7 years' total experience in strategic planning, corporate development, business development, investment banking, management consulting, finance or related fields
- Broad deal experience ranging across a wide array of deal structures and responsibilities on deals, particular expertise in intellectual property transactions strongly preferred
- Experience working in corporate development / business development team strongly preferred
- Strong network across venture capital, private equity, investment banking, universities and entrepreneurs
- Proven track record of successful development of business development strategy, and prioritizing, sourcing, managing, executing and integrating opportunities against strategy
- Prior experience in innovation, manufacturing, product development, or related fields strongly preferred
- Superior interpersonal skills and ability to work cross-functionally
- Ability to lead virtual teams, manage complex projects and work in creative environments
- Self-directed and comfortable working in ambiguous environments
- Demonstrated ability to conduct quantitative and qualitative analysis and develop financial models
- Problem structuring and strategic problem-solving skills
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects at once
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