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Sourcing Lead

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Company: Nike Inc.
Contract: PERM
Location: Beaverton, Oregon, United States

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.

Always the innovators, Nike, Inc.’s Manufacturing and Engineering team dreams up new ways to make better-performing products faster and more efficiently. This world-class team challenges assumptions about how Nike’s products are made and leads the company in pursuing ambitious sustainability goals, all while producing Nike’s rich mix of product. Masters of teamwork, Manufacturing and Engineering works closely with design teams, categories, manufacturing partners, material suppliers and logistics providers across more than 40 countries on six continents. They navigate the complex geopolitical world with multiple supply chains and diverse ecosystems, while keeping their focus on manufacturing, materials, sustainability and creating quality products.

As a Sourcing Lead you will help build the future of Nike’s Apparel and Equipment sourcing strategy. For your assigned product classifications and suppliers, you will help shape long-term strategy with key stakeholders across Manufacturing and Product Creation. Strategy may include key capability needs, growth targets, product mix, and regional strategies. From an operational lens, you will also participate in regular Demand to Supply reviews and be responsible for your classification portfolio needs and supplier utilization.

As a Sourcing Lead, you will have the opportunity to lead key initiatives and projects that provide visibility and coordination across all levels of the sourcing and manufacturing organization. You will be able to apply project management skills, storytelling and enterprise-wide thinking with cross-functional partners to plan and complete initiative deliverables.

Key Accountabilities:
  • Create and execute long-range and seasonal sourcing strategy for assigned Classifications and Suppliers with support of Sourcing Director
  • Help lead the creation and execution of key Sourcing initiatives and projects, requiring significant project management expertise and collaboration across teams
  • Coordinate with Manufacturing teams to select the most appropriate manufacturing sources to meet Nike Inc.’s product sourcing needs across multiple criteria. 
  • Represent Sourcing in cross-functional meetings with different internal departments. Represents individual product classification or category needs in the context of the enterprise sourcing strategy 
  • Have or build knowledge on Nike’s Tier 2 supply base and be able to account for material strategy connection with garment strategy 
  • Communicate consistently and proactively within Sourcing as well as to cross-functional partners where relevant
  • Create strong relationships with key Sourcing strategy stakeholders such as the Partner Managers, DSM and the Categories
  • Proactively identify and solve a range of opportunities/challenges proactively and communicates those within the team(s)

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 6 years directly relevant work experience.
  • Project Management acumen
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including ability to tailor communication to the audience and situation and build trust with key stakeholders
  • Able to diagnose problems and suggest solutions as well as think across broad time horizons and support future company vision.
  • Knowledge of apparel and equipment product and/or manufacturing processes
  • Data analysis and reporting experience

Specific Skills Required:
  • Cognos
  • Advanced Excel
  • PowerPoint

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.

Job ID 00414956


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