Responsibility Manager at Nike (Portland, OR)

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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, Inc. 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 accounts, and more than 100,000 retail stores worldwide - making the impossible happen every single day.

The Asia Pacific and Latin America (APLA) Operations and Logistics Responsibility team is in charge of bringing to life NIKE's "Move to Zero" sustainability mission - our journey to a zero carbon, zero waste future - and ensuring our distribution center facilities are in alignment with our foundational expectations across labor, health, and safety. The scope of APLA Operations and Logistics is passionate about moving NIKE's finished product from factory to consumers across six territories in the APLA geography in a way that is convenient, efficient, and balanced for our consumers. Our innovative team is responsible for setting the strategy, cross-functionally partnering both internally and externally to implement, developing and reporting on metrics and targets, and ensuring APLA Operations and Logistics supports NIKE's sustainability commitments.
We are currently in need of a Responsibility Manager for the APLA Operations and Logistics Responsibility team to lead across carbon, waste, and workforce resilience to support NIKE's overall Move to Zero sustainability strategy and 2025 sustainability targets. In order for our division to be successful in achieving our targets, sustainability actions and information must be utmost, communicated in configuration with business actions, and coordinated into decision making.

This role requires a balanced individual with the capacity to drive discussions with various cross-functional collaborators, see opportunities, and guide innovative solution development. It requires a system-level problem solver who can see how diverse parts can fit together to build consumer impact and deliver on our sustainability commitments. You will need to be comfortable presenting at the senior leadership level, being a strong collaborator and mentor, interpreting performance information, and being a champion for sustainability.

We are seeking an individual who is self-motivated and passionate about their work. This requires a dedication to responsible business practices, driving science based climate targets, and the vitality that commits to access to sport. The individual in this role must be a flexible problem solver and an outstanding communicator who is comfortable working cross-functionally and influencing different personalities and perspectives. Analysis needs to be communicated through creative, visually compelling, and data-driven storytelling to explain how actions impact performance. This individual must also quickly form professional relationships with colleagues.
As the leader for the APLA Operations and Logistics Responsibility team, your key responsibilities will be to deploy initiatives across carbon, waste, and workforce resilience, as well drive the integration of Responsibility into APLA Operations and Logistics through performance management, crafting shared accountability, and developing effective communication.

A typical day or week would include partnering across team member groups - extended cross-functional geography & business partners and Responsibility subject matter authorities - to understand needs and requirements to drive action and decisions to support meeting our 2025 sustainability targets, our Responsibility strategy, and continually embedding Responsibility accountability and culture. You may take on a project manager role for smaller initiatives, or partner with a dedicated project manager on larger initiatives. You will partner and connect with the Responsible Supply Chain team to understand globally driven initiatives, and with APLA territory teams to under locally driven initiatives, and act as a connector for shared findings to accelerate progress toward targets.

On a quarterly basis, you will set and measure objectives and key results for your area of focus. You will provide written input to and/or engage with various leadership forums to educate teams on Responsibility initiatives purpose and progress.

On an annual basis, you will support evaluating performance against plans for the prior year and adjustment of the portfolio for the upcoming year. You will partner across functions to develop cases and financial models for proposed initiatives.
Some of the key partners in this position are other teams within APLA Operations and Logistics, including Supply Chain Innovation, Transportation, Marketplace Operations, Performance Management, etc. at the Geography level and across the six territories. This role will also require cross-functional partnership of teams outside of APLA Operations and Logistics who have an impact on APLA Operations and Logistics sustainability performance, including Responsible Supply Chain, Global Procurement, Communications, Nike Direct, Technology, etc.

As a leader on our growing team, you will be empowered to interact with external partners as needed to drive sustainability outcomes, including vendors, peer companies, industry groups, and research partners.

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Operations, Supply Chain, Environmental Science, or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience and training.
  • 5+ years validated experience (3 years with master's degree) in operations, logistics, planning, or sustainability
  • Clear understanding of product flows in the supply chain
  • Proficiency in PowerPoint and Excel
  • Confirmed interest and experience in sustainability
  • Analytically strong, detail oriented with strong organizational skills
  • Experience in translation of business goals into quantitative metrics and reporting
  • High tolerance for ambiguity
  • Ability to get results and thrive in a highly matrixed, cross-functional, cross-cultural, and complex organization
  • Ability to collaborate with key partners to understand/identify requirements, drive knowledge into action, and support data driven decision making
  • Ability to explain complex topics in a visually engaging and compelling manner to a variety of audiences
  • Strong relationship-building, facilitation, and influencing skills; ability to build trust among those with diverse personal styles
  • Shown ability to think creatively, recognize new business opportunities, understand new technologies, and communicate ideas
  • Tried history of being a change agent.

ENTRYLEADER: Be Empowered to Grow within Nike and Create the Future

Nike requires all applicants for this position to be vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of hire, unless otherwise required by law. As an equal opportunity employer, Nike will make accommodations to individuals who cannot be vaccinated in accordance with applicable law.

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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Nike operates in the Other industry. The company is located in Beaverton, OR and New York, NY. Nike was founded in 2022. It has 98694 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 239 open jobs at Nike, click here.
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