Become a Part of the NIKE, Inc. Team
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WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR
We are looking for a Footwear Technical Developer 1 to be an integral part of our Footwear Product Team and help drive product excellence! As our Footwear Tech Developer I, SB/ACG, you'll assist in driving project and process direction within the project team. You will convert a project brief and a 2D design rendering into a 3D sample that meets the needs of the team and the consumer. The candidate needs to be a quick learner, exhibit leadership skills, and demonstrate a positive demeanor. He or she must have experience working and adapting within the Nike matrix of product creation.
WHAT YOU WILL WORK ON
This individual will guide and follow through on the decision-making process that leads to timely product confirmation and sample delivery. You'll complete footwear development according to critical dates and performance/profitability goals. You'll ensure manufacturability of product concepts and apply footwear knowledge and instruments to optimally and appropriately achieve project designs. You'll apply fundamental understanding of category standard methodologies to identify product and testing requirements and assure product performance through product testing when vital. You will recommend and specify material, component and construction options to meet key features and product performance goals. In addition, you'll engage in all phases of the product process to ensure projects are completed on time, can be commercialized, manufactured, while meeting design intent performance, costing and sustainability goals.
WHO YOU WILL WORK WITH
As a member of the SB/ACG team, this role will work with key functional partners like: Product Design, Product Management, Operations, etc. You will report to the Footwear Tech Development Director in SB/ACG. You will need to navigate and use the Nike matrix to ensure that our processes model and match Footwear Development standard methodologies for product excellence. You will also be a key point of contact for our PCC and PMO partners and ensure that communication during the product development process is clear and accurate.
WHAT YOU BRING
Bachelor's Degree or higher required Marketing, Business, Industrial Design, Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience
Minimum of 1 year work experience in a product creation relevant role or two years of additional proven experience
Proven verbal and written communication skills with an ability to clearly articulate goals and objectives.
Experience in project management and problem-solving concepts and application.
Knowledge of product construction concepts, materials, and the product creation life cycle
Demonstrates base-level understanding of Consumer Product or Hardgoods
Knowledge of footwear pattern engineering, tooling or manufacturing processes
The ability to identify & suggest cost effective solutions.
Knowledge of materials, test methods, and properties and application.
The ability to read technical drawings, sketches and/or 3D digital files.
Experience testing and validating product for manufacturability and performance
Creative problem-solving skills
Ability to travel up to 10% of the time
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.