Material Developer I
Beaverton, OR
As our MD1 (Material Developer I) on the Print & Pattern Development Team, you will support materials excellence by working closely with the Print & Pattern Developers, driving prompt execution of the Item Approval & Testing process, and supporting systems-based maintenance. You will be the resource within the Print & Pattern Team for seasonal Material Testing & Standards. You will develop consistency and integrity of standards & data at all times, staying up to date on Nike physical performance test specifications and ensuring all requirements are met. You'll support the team for Buy-Ready tracking and timely commercialization. You will be an integral team member of the Print & Pattern Development Team, as well as the MD1’s across the Textiles, Trims and Equipment community, and be a crucial part of cross-functional projects. This opportunity also involves utilizing testing and quality control knowledge in the production of materials & print applications to anticipate potential problems, facilitate problem solving, handle project follow through and meet deadlines.

  • Bachelor's degree in apparel, textiles or a related field
  • Minimum 2 years relevant work experience
  • 2 additional years’ experience in lieu of a degree
  • Data entry experience and strong systems focus
  • Basic working knowledge of MS Office applications
  • Able to anticipate needs, solve problems, perform research and analyze results
  • High attention to detail and the ability to handle multiple priorities
  • Able to negotiate and influence with sensitivity for the creative process
  • Able to be assertive, self-motivated and work in a team environment
  • Sensitivity to different cultures, customs and business practices
  • Apparel design and development process knowledge is preferred
  • Understanding of textile fundamentals a plus (construction, yarn, fiber, dying, printing and finishing)
  • Lab testing and global material experience is a plus
  • Knowledge of various material types: trims, knits and wovens is a plus