NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, OR. Will manage all aspects of the elite athlete product creation process in Beaverton, OR. Will apply an expert level of understanding to the game, athletes, and elite sports moments to create world class custom products. Will leverage experience to formally brief the inline business and share athlete feedback and insights. Will foster and maintain relationships with top-tier athletes, their teams, sports marketing, brand, and other key partners. Will instigate wear testing of concept garments and leverage corporate innovation platforms to benefit athlete's performance. Will drive cross functional collaboration with the product creation triad, including design, technical development, and factories to create best-in-class apparel. Will create elite sport performance apparel. Will work directly with domestic and international sporting governing bodies and sporting dignitaries. Will research elite athlete insights, product testing, and translate this information into industry-leading product solutions. Will work directly with production factories and liaison offices. Will lead and manage garment customization programs for elite athletes. Will have 20 percent or less domestic and international travel.
Education: Bachelor's degree in marketing, merchandising, or business. Experience: six years of overall progressive experience in product creation. Skills/Requirements: 6 years of experience: (1) coordinating and communicating with high-profile athletes and sporting governing bodies to build products; (2) coordinating cross-functionally with athletes, product testers, and designers to build products that meet performance standards; (3) communicating and overseeing supply chain plans to ensure products reach a specified destination within a specified period of time; (4) preparing and presenting presentations to an executive level audience; (5) product data management; and (6) project management.