Senior Director, Central Product Management 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.

From our flagship website and five-star mobile apps to social media, digital marketing and the retail store experience, our teams at NIKE Digital are reimagining how design and technology meet to serve consumers more directly and personally. We invest in cutting-edge technologies and work with the most creative people in the world. Our teams are innovative, diverse, multidisciplinary and collaborative, taking technology into the future and bringing the world with it.

The Nike Digital Product team delivers what only Nike can do: unlock seamless access to products, services and tools to make athletes better. Forty years of insights from the world's greatest athletes inform their work. The Nike Digital Product team powers Nike's global community that provides unparalleled access, benefits and services to athletes of all levels. Whether it is, Nike+ mobile applications, retail digital experiences or consumer interactions, the team helps athletes stay motivated, challenged and connected! At Nike, you get in by being the best player, you stay in by being the best teammate. We are in it to win it together, even if we stumble along the way. Making history is no easy task, but as a team, we are unstoppable!
We are looking for a Senior Director to lead our Central Product Management team, specifically the Center of Practice (CoP) for Product Management at Nike. This diverse product role requires one to have a passion for the function of product management and a consistent record for delivering high-impact products while developing the next generation of product management leaders.
The CoP for Product Management is responsible for maturing the Digital Product Management function within Nike. This group aims to improve the performance of all product teams by establishing the ways of working, training, bootcamps and ultimately driving product performance by flexing into existing product teams.
  • Aid in re-defining and prioritizing the capabilities that should be owned and developed centrally, on behalf of the product organization
  • Participate in the annual MBA internship program for product managers helping in hiring pipeline for senior product managers and the foundational tools and templates used by product management teams across Nike
  • Be influential the product portfolio strategy to meet Nike's commercial goals, including audit mechanisms to measure performance by working across product and business leadership within the Nike Direct group

The successful candidate must have multi-functional team leadership skills, a consistent track record of delivering results in sophisticated organizations and across a broad scope, while encouraging impactful teams. This high visibility role will test the ability to rally teams around a vision, influence and lead broad organizational change, and drive high impact product work at Nike.
  • Management: Lead, recruit, and develop multiple product pods, each composed of multidisciplinary teams, with direct management over multiple product managers at all levels. Enable teams to be successful by removing obstacles and developing strategic relationships throughout the business.
  • Product strategy and vision: Create and effectively champion a data-driven and market-informed product vision and strategy that works in concert with the greater Nike strategy. Identify the strategic product implications and opportunities resulting from major corporate strategies and change initiatives by collaborating with business and executive leadership.
  • Product lifecycle management: Lead the end-to-end lifecycle of complex products from conception through launch. Strategize and execute on growth initiatives in operating live products.
  • Bachelor's degree or higher or equivalent combination of education and experience and training
  • Minimum of 10+ years of experience in product management; strong technical skills and direct development experience required with a deep understanding of enterprise-level platforms and technologies
  • Outstanding data analytics skills
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with shown success and experience delivering clear executive-level communications
  • Sound ability to mobilize diverse individuals with different goals and facilitate productive discussion & action
  • Ability to build product deliverables such as wireframes, prototypes and requirements specifications
  • History of making challenging tradeoffs in establishing product priorities that have required sophisticated analyses and complex negotiations
  • Possess a growth and servant leadership mentality

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 251 open jobs at Nike, click here.
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