Director, New Business Exploration Strategy 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.

Every successful team At NIKE, Inc. Inc. needs a brilliant game plan. Strategic Planning teams keep the company moving in the right direction by leading the strategic business planning process and spearheading transformational projects across Nike businesses and geographies. Embedded in teams across the company, strategy professionals explore complex business issues; conduct consumer, competitive and market analyses; create financial models and develop action plans. The Strategic Planning teams help write the future of sport by charting Nike's path forward.

Who are we looking for
The New Business Exploration team is responsible for identifying opportunities and developing strategies for new business models that drive exponential growth for Nike, Inc. To drive success, we:
  • Consider how Nike might augment our elite products & services or identify entirely new ways to bring inspiration and innovation to the athlete
  • Identify outsized growth opportunities and the capabilities required to deliver against them
  • Develop an always-evolving and nuanced understanding of external innovation and marketplace ecosystems
  • Build insightful hypotheses on how specific opportunities might propel the Nike business forward and maintain what makes us successful
  • Build comprehensive business cases, strategic theses, and drive leadership alignment

This professional will be a key business partner to senior leadership and will be highly visible at the most senior levels of Nike. The ideal candidate is an ambitious thinker who can make convincing, data-based arguments, enjoys diving deep into complex problems, works optimally with cross-functional teams, and thrives in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. New Business Exploration is a small, tight-knit team who values authentic, strong-willed individuals that think creatively and proactively seek out opportunities to identify and advance growth initiatives.
What you will work on
This role is truly enterprise in nature & scope. You will engage closely with teammates in the broader strategy function, but you will be expected to:
  • Identify appropriate opportunities that support Nike's strategic priorities through interaction with senior business leaders, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, investment bankers, and organic pipeline generation
  • Evaluate the benefits, risks, and synergies of potential acquisitions and investments
  • Establish processes and strategy that enable Nike to achieve our strategic priorities

What you bring
  • 6+ years of experience (2+ years' experience post-MBA) is required with an MBA/Master's degree and work experience in strategy consulting, investment banking, private equity/venture capital, corporate development, business development or combination of relevant education, experience, and training
  • Or 10+ years total, meaningful experience is required equivalent to a Bachelor's degree.
  • Ability to complete quantitative and qualitative analysis and financial models
  • Experience conducting and/or analyzing research related to consumers, industries and competitors
  • Demonstrated problem structuring and strategic problem-solving skills with experience leading multiple simultaneous projects
  • Ability to thrive in ambiguity and influence across a cross-functional, matrixed environment
  • A curiosity about framing opportunities, synthesizing ambitious concepts and comfort with ambiguity

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 242 open jobs at Nike, click here.
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