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Improvement Manager

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Company: Nike Inc.
Contract: PERM
Location: Memphis, Tennessee, 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.

The Nike, Inc. Supply Chain team is the engine that propels product around the world. Supply Chain experts ensure that every year, almost a billion units of footwear, apparel and equipment arrive at the right place, at the right time. To ensure this complex job goes off without a hitch, Supply Chain teams work with a network of more than 50 distribution centers, thousands of accountants, and more than 100,000 retail stores worldwide — making the impossible happen every single day.

  • Support various improvement initiatives from problem definition to implementation completion.
  • Support operations understanding root causes and defining best solution for various warehouse and distribution problems.
  • Help define success & delivery strategies along with tools to monitor and report results against the criteria set.
  • Work with team on project risks, budget, and schedule to ensure completion on time and with good ROI
  • Support Sr. Improvement Manager and NLS Director in coaching continuous improvement strategies, procedures, processes, and methodologies
  • Support the NLS team in driving a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Foster collaboration, alignment and integrated planning and execution across different functions in a matrix organization
  • Facilitate discussions on project related topics to drive clarity and understanding among the cross functional members of the project team.

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field with two year’s relevant work experience.  Two additional years of relevant work experience in lieu of degree.
  • Good Continuous Improvement Capabilities, preferably Six Sigma Green Belt certified, experience with LEAN/TPS is a plus.
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with stakeholders across various functions.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and anticipate the needs of a changing landscape.
  • Capacity to detect and highlight project dependencies across other initiatives in the network.
  • Entry level Change Management/ Transition skills.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills.  Project management skills are a strong plus.
  • Comfortable with basic data analytics and statistics. Able to execute data driven root cause analysis to find solutions with optimal ROI.
  • Knowledge of distribution center operations a strong plus. Experience with ERP systems a plus.
  • Ability to articulate, drive, and ensure process standardization and adoption of best practices. 
  • Full command of Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Visio, Word).

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.

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