Principal Technical Program Director at Nike, Inc. (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.

NIKE is a technology company. From our flagship website and five-star mobile apps to developing products, managing big data and providing leading edge engineering and systems support, our teams at NIKE Global Technology exist to revolutionize the future at the confluence of tech and sport. We invest and develop advances in technology and employ the most creative people in the world, and then give them the support to constantly innovate, iterate and serve consumers more directly and personally. Our teams are innovative, diverse, multidisciplinary and collaborative, taking technology into the future and bringing the world with it.


The Principal Technical Program Director will drive key programs within the broad Global Technology portfolio. This role will lead diverse cross-function team members to understand the needs of the program, develop and execute a program communications strategy, own program collaboration tools, and deliver learning experiences.

The ideal candidate for this position will be seasoned in program management with strong organizational change, communication skills, and expertise within digital transformation and global technology. This person will have substantial, demonstrated experience in an agile and program model structure. This role requires a candidate who is strong at building relationships across functions to align strategies and drive execution. This person will be a strategic problem solver with an ability to prioritize multiple and competing priorities while driving a plan to execution.


You will assess and understand product specifications and coordinate teams and resources needed to execute those specifications. You will lead the program and have oversight of its execution and development. You will be responsible for the end-to-end timely, on budget technology execution of the Technology program, actively engaging key business and technology portfolio partners to ensure opportunities, risks and issues are understood and addressed. You will co-create and develop portfolio reporting and analysis activities.


You will partner with senior and executive level internal partners to cultivate collaboration, strategic alignment and integrated planning and execution across all functions. You will have close partnership with the Portfolio, Product and Strategy functions of Global Technology, in addition to the leaders of Global Technology domains. You will work closely to coordinate with other Technology teams on dependencies across the portfolio.

  • Bachelor's degree or higher or combination of relevant education, experience, and training
  • Master's degree preferred
  • 8+ years of experience in program management, management consulting, strategy or a related field.
  • Formal training in project or portfolio management methodologies and/or certifications
  • Demonstrated success in portfolio management and large-scale, cross-functional program delivery from strategy to execution
  • 8+ years of program management leadership experience including crafting and implementing data quality and data governance standards, practices, org structures, support models, and achieving business objectives.
  • Experience running and executing multi-million-dollar budgets across multiple platforms and business types
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and ability to challenge the status quo
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and work in a dynamic, results-oriented environment
  • Delivery experience using Agile and Waterfall methodologies
  • Deep experience with tools such as Aha, VersionOne, JIRA, and Planisware
  • Strategic Enterprise Thinking

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, Inc.
Nike, Inc. operates in the Other industry. The company is located in Beaverton, OR, New York, NY, Los Angeles, CA and Atlanta, GA. Nike, Inc. was founded in 1972. It has 73000 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Volunteer in local community, Partners with nonprofits, Friends outside of work, Eat lunch together, Intracompany committees and Daily sync. To see all jobs at Nike, Inc., click here.
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