Senior Director, Global Mens Footwear Nike Classics at Nike (Portland, OR)

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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 first spark of a product idea sets the NIKE, Inc. Product team into motion. The team of developers, testers, engineers, designers and managers obsess over Nike's iconic silhouettes and create groundbreaking new styles. They collaborate, ideate and refine products' construction, fit and materials. They maintain a keen understanding of consumer and market trends. They skillfully operate at the intersection of buyer needs, technical feasibility and business objectives. And they work lockstep with Merchandising, Design, Manufacturing and others to produce the final result: products that reflect the soul of sport and inspire athletes to reach new levels of performance.

At NIKE, we win as a team.
The Classics Footwear Senior Director will be responsible for our industries most coveted footwear franchises! This person will lead and drive team and product excellence at all stages of the product creation process. We have a One Team mentality, and this role will lead in building a culture centered on the premise of working cross functionally to drive exceptional results. This role is tasked with leading by example inside and outside of the Global Footwear organization and deliver progress against Men's Sport Lifestyle Macro Strategy, prioritizing team and product excellence. This position is also be responsible for crafting and delivering impactful presentations at internal and external meetings on a regular cadence. This role requires high cultural competency, a strong eye for business, (franchise management and astute financial judgement) and communication skills. The ideal candidate possesses strong knowledge of the Generation Z ALPHA consumer and has a clear understating of what drives value creation for them.

Preferred candidates include the following skillset:
  • Global mentality-marketplace understanding and expertise
  • Team first servant leader
  • Multi-experiential and/or brand/company work background
  • Strong product acumen
  • Shown ability to foresee, understand, analyze, and effectively communicate on culture and cultural shifts (Micro and Macro)
  • Strong multi-dimensional style sensibility
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills
  • Collaborative and team oriented


  • Qualifications
    • Creativity and passion for sneakers
    • Ability to demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of Lifestyle Footwear (tastes, habits, preferences, interests & behaviors)
    • An appreciation for culture, style, luxury and streetwear
    • Experience monitoring and understanding trends, and applying that understanding to your work
    • Bachelor's degree and 10 years' experience in a product, merchandising, buying, sales, trend, or style-related role, or a combination of relevant equivalent education, experience, and training.
    • Ability to demonstrate a general understanding of Footwear construction
    • Excellent presentation and interpersonal communication skills
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Validated ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively
    • Attention to detail and timelines
    • Ability to travel up to 20% of the time, including internationally.


    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.
    More Information on Nike
    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 240 open jobs at Nike, click here.
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