Apparel Designer II, Women's Sportswear

Portland, Oregon

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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, Inc. designs the future. At NIKE, Inc. designers chase their curiosities and build what’s next, shaping the culture and advancing human potential. The Design teams include artists, inventors and specialists, all with different focuses, including color and material experts, and apparel, footwear and graphic designers. Nike designers look to the future, aggressively pursuing materials, ideas and forms that further elevate the athlete experience, raise the bar for modern style and reduce environmental impact.

As our Apparel Designer II in Women’s Sportswear, you'll utilize your advanced design skills to create original, innovative designs that appropriately reflect Nike's design philosophy and standards. You'll communicate and present design concepts and produce presentation materials in conjunction with the Design and Category teams that effectively communicate the concept behind the Line for internal and external audiences. You'll work with design leadership and Category team members in Design, Development and Merchandising to ensure design feasibility and meet price points, merchandising needs and product creation timelines. You'll also provide prototype sampling information, including fabrication, trim, color, graphic applications, style, detail, fit requirements and construction detail.

You'll monitor the development of prototype samples and interact with Development, Pattern Making, Materials, Apparel Lab, Field Testing and the Sample Room to exchange ideas and ensure the timely completion of each project. This opportunity also involves building a deep understanding of current trends and technology through market travel/research in order to keep abreast of consumer and future design direction. In addition, you'll participate in activities that will increase understanding and working knowledge of products, product lines, product development, commercialization and specific markets in which Nike does business.

Bachelor's degree in Apparel Design
5 years' related experience
2 years' additional apparel design experience in lieu of a degree
Proven ability to apply and perform design skills such as drawing/sketching, concept ideation, color theory, use of texture, spacing/scale, visual presentation development and layout.
Demonstrated ability to create market appropriate product designs within set timelines
Ability to understand and incorporate marketing principles to design
Demonstrated understanding of pattern making, draping, materials, trims, garment fit/construction
Strong verbal and written communication skills in local market language, including meeting facilitation and presentations
Ability to understand challenges or underlying concerns, share ideas and develop effective responses or elevate to higher management
Ability to work independently and cooperatively in a diverse group and to network, influence and utilize internal and external resources
Ability to exercise a high degree of professionalism

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.

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