Assoc Product Line Mgr Men's Footwear Air Max

Nike Beaverton, OR

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Job Description

The first spark of a product idea sets the NIKE, Inc. Product team into motion. The team of developers, testers, engineers, designers and managers obsess over Nike's iconic silhouettes and create groundbreaking new styles. They collaborate, ideate and refine products' construction, fit and materials. They maintain a keen understanding of consumer and market trends. They skillfully operate at the intersection of buyer needs, technical feasibility and business objectives. And they work lockstep with Merchandising, Design, Manufacturing and others to produce the final result: products that reflect the soul of sport and inspire athletes to reach new levels of performance.

We're looking for an Associate Product Line Manager for Men's Air Max Footwear.
We are looking for a Culture enthusiast with a deep understanding of needs/wants and influences of our multigenerational and intergenerational consumer We are seeking someone that can breathe new life into current product offerings and develop future opportunities for the category and brand, looking to constantly challenge the status quo. We are also seeking someone who has a keen eye for trends in street fashion, high fashion, sneaker, sport, and youth culture, and an understaning in how footwear can capitalize on these key trends in the marketplace. Additionally, interest and knowledge of critical advancements in technology and innovation in today's global economy is a plus.
We are looking for someone who is authentic, courageous, and inspired by the possibilities of the unknown. Through honesty, integrity, transparency, and openness, looking to grow and challenge themselves. We are also looking for someone who actively creates an environment of inclusion and trust. Who seeks out different or opposing perspectives in a truth-seeking manner. Who works together with others as one team, supporting others in doing meaningful work, driving impact for the consumer and athlete, and connecting to sport and sport lifestyle every day.
This individual will deliver results with clarity and accountability, demonstrating our shared purpose and commitments. We will think big, break down barriers, innovate and execute in service of the athlete!

This role is responsible for supporting the shared vision of Men's Air Max Footwear, assisting the Product Line & Senior Product Line Managers, and owning and driving their portion of the line while utilizing key consumer insight and feedback to empower the business for growth. The ideal candidate will bring the first spark of a product idea that sets the Product Creation functions into motion.
This role is responsible for driving all stages of the product creation process, from uncovering consumer and marketplace insights to presenting finalized footwear concepts. This includes crafting product briefs, analyzing business metrics, researching consumer and marketplace trends, co-authoring the line plan, and collaborating with Design, Development & Merchandising teammates to create industry-leading sneakers. This role will lead by example in every aspect of the job and work with category team members to achieve business results related to revenue growth, profitability, pricing margins, and style/sku efficiency. You will monitor progress against objectives and adjust plans as needed including hitting cost/margin on your styles and all aspects of product management in order to optimally deliver the line to market. You would be accountable for financial results in the product line and demonstrate astute financial judgment in making key decisions. You'll ensure the accuracy of information in NIKE internal product management systems. You'll also be responsible for creating and delivering impactful presentations at internal and external meetings on a regular cadence.
You will serve as a proactive partner for your peers; acting as a leader during critical checkpoints. You will be responsible for coordinating and/or communicating the line or specific products to internal and external audiences.

You'll be responsible for collaborating with Design, Development, Merchandising & Brand teammates to create industry leading sneakers with compelling & consumer centric stories!

- 2+ years of relevant experience in retail, sales, product, merchandising, sport, music, art, fashion, trend, media or influence-related industries
- Creativity and strong passion for product
- Deep understanding of needs/wants and influences of our multigenerational and intergenerational consumer
- An appreciation for fashion, color, style, and art
- Ability to tell compelling stories
- Proven aptitude to develop strong business acumen
- Proficient information-seeking skills and a drive for results
- Effective verbal and written communication skills, including presentations
- Exceptional attention to details and deadlines
- Strong organizational skills
- Can foster and maintain relationships with Product Creation teams, Global merchants, Brand team and other key partners
- Travel up to 10%, domestically and internationally