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Design Director, Jordan Retail

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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, it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

Soul, performance and style take flight at Jordan Brand. With its deep roots in basketball, the Jordan Brand began as an homage to one player: Michael Jordan. Since then, Jordan has become synonymous with peak performance and an endless pursuit of greatness. Employees in merchandising, product branding, sports marketing and sales bring creativity, innovation and audacious design to footwear and apparel, all with one mission in mind: help athletes fly on and off the court.

As our Design Director, working under the direction of a Global Creative Director, you'll collaborate in the creative vision and concepting of innovative, original retail environments which reflect Jordan’s voice in the marketplace. You'll use your advanced design skills to create original design solutions for retail environments and programs that reflect Jordan’s design ethos and enhance the consumer retail experience. You'll work within team projects and work independently to complete the most technically challenging individual projects. You'll share knowledge, experience and skill with other design staff; work with design counterparts to ensure continuity across Direct To Consumer, Brand and Category lines/areas of focus. You may lead projects, establish direction and manage designers on a per project basis. In addition, you'll need to communicate and present design concepts to team/leader/Global Director and create presentation materials that effectively communicate vision and goals.

  • Bachelors degree in Architecture, Industrial Design, Retail Environmental Design and a minimum of 8 years' Brand design experience demonstrating creative sophistication in concepts and design
  • In depth knowledge of retail industry and design which includes at least 3 years' management experience
  • International experience helpful
  • Comprehensive knowledge of design processes
  • Advanced knowledge of computer systems and Consumer Communications
  • Thorough understanding of effects and interrelationships in design
  • Demonstrated knowledge of entire design process from conceptualization through production
  • Leads/Directs internal design teams
  • Integrates and executes design strategy
  • Communicates and presents design concepts to all levels of management
  • Provides appropriate business, design, consumer and cultural story-telling within the context and parameters necessary
  • Ensures design consistency and quality meets all Nike Brand standards
  • Collaborates with Design Director counterparts and design peers to ensure design and communication consistency across broader DTC team and Brand
  • Partners with client groups to ensure creative excellence that connects with the consumer and results in a consistent brand message
  • Strong oral and written communications skills in local market language, including meeting facilitation and ability to make persuasive presentations to senior management
  • Ability to effectively elevate strategic concerns to senior management in a timely and accurate manner
  • Ability to collaborate effectively across disciplines, groups, and geographies
  • Travel 20%

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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