Strategy Manager, Jordan 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.

Soul, performance and style take flight at Jordan Brand. With its deep roots in basketball, the Jordan Brand began as an homage to one player: Michael Jordan. Since then, Jordan has become synonymous with peak performance and an endless pursuit of greatness. Employees in merchandising, product branding, sports marketing and sales bring creativity, innovation and audacious design to footwear and apparel, all with one mission in mind: help athletes fly on and off the court.

Who we are looking for:
All of our successful teams at Nike need a forward-thinking game plan. The Jordan Brand Strategy team shapes and drives the brand's growth agenda by leading the business planning processes, aligning enterprise leadership to make our biggest opportunities a reality, and spearheading transformational projects across Jordan's diverse businesses and geographies.
What you will work on:
All strategists across Nike, Inc., drive work in three key areas:
  • Write the Future: Drive critical thinking and action - in partnership with cross-functional partners - around the Jordan Brand's biggest opportunities.
  • Chief of Staff: Operate as a thought partner to senior leadership and ensure effective operation/accountability across the Jordan Brand organization.
  • Quarterback the Offense: Lead the team through key organizational processes, including Quarterly Business Reporting and Jordan Advisory Board meetings.

  • You will partner with the rest of our Jordan Strategy team to drive long-term growth strategy. Alongside our senior leadership and cross-functional partners, you will lead projects focused on identifying and evaluating critical priorities and/or strategic problems for the Brand. Your work will lead to crucial action - and you will play a role in seeing "the play" through. You'll provide research and analytical support to identify and evaluate business opportunities. You will be our trusted partner to and support the Jordan Leadership Team!
    Who you will work with:
    The Jordan Brand Strategy Manager will report to the Senior Director of Strategy for the Jordan Brand. The position will work closely with:
    • The Leadership team, including its President, CFO, and the General Managers of Men's, Women's, and Kids
    • Jordan Brand teams within each geography - North America (NA), Greater China (GC), Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), and Asia Pacific and Latin America (APLA)
    • Key functional partners (e.g., Design, Product, Brand, Marketplace, Finance)
    • Other members of our internal Strategy community


    What you bring:
    • Bachelor's degree; MBA/Master's degree preferred
    • 5+ years of corporate strategy, strategy consulting, business development, corporate development, investment banking, or related experience (or 4+ years total experience with an MBA/Master's degree; or 7+ years total experience in lieu of a degree)
    • Proven problem structuring and strategic problem-solving skills with experience leading multiple simultaneous projects
    • Ability to navigate and thrive in ambiguity and influence across a cross-functional, matrixed environment
    • Experience conducting and/or analyzing research related to consumers, industries, and competitors
    • Comfort leading multiple projects at once and operating with a high degree of ambiguity,
    • Proven experience with presenting and influencing senior leadership, maximizing excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to work cross-functionally
    • Ability to complete quantitative and qualitative analysis and financial models
    • Proficient in Keynote/PowerPoint, and Microsoft Suite
    • A genuine understanding of why the Jordan Brand matters
    Preferred requirements
    • Apparel/footwear, retail, merchandising, digital/ecommerce and/or experience in consumer-facing industries and demonstrated understanding of the competitive landscape / retail marketplace.


    Jordan 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, Jordan 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 367 open jobs at Nike, click here.
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