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Footwear Material Development Intern

Become a Part of the NIKE, Inc. Team

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.

The first spark of a product idea sets the Nike, Inc. Footwear Product Creation team into motion. The team of footwear developers, testers, engineers and designers strive for product excellence. They obsess over shoes, while collaborating, ideating and refining the product’s construction, fit and style. They use groundbreaking advancements in technology and sustainable design to accelerate innovation. 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.

As our FW Materials Intern, you'll join our Development Team and learn the end-to-end materials process and calendar. You'll be assisting in developing new materials for a variety of substrates from textiles to leather to synthetics. You will be given projects where you will have the opportunity to create a seasonal material palette for a category. You'll work with material vendors to gather critical technical data/info to enable appropriate use and application onto products. You'll be required to help the team manage systems with data integrity and accuracy. You'll act as a key member of the team, helping to research and develop new materials. In addition, you'll also be called upon to create tools that help drive material palette utilization.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Material Science, Textiles, Engineering, or related interdisciplinary program/degree
  • Strong knowledge in Adobe Illustrator preferred. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Knowledge of textile formation, construction and manufacturing
  • Strong organizational and project management skills with proven track record
  • Strong communication (written, verbal, presentation) skills and ability to convey POV with logical, fact-based support
  • Must be self starter with high level of self awareness and curiosity
  • Must be comfortable with change, ambiguity, multiple concurrent deadlines and activities
  • Must have strong networking skills with ability to navigate through complex ecosystem
  • Must be outgoing, confident, but willing to learn
Applications due by February 12th, 2018

UR ID: 46837619

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.

Job ID 00357550

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