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Global Lean (NLS) Manager

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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.

The Nike, Inc. Supply Chain team is the engine that propels product around the world. Supply Chain experts ensure that every year, almost a billion units of footwear, apparel and equipment arrive at the right place, at the right time. To ensure this complex job goes off without a hitch, Supply Chain teams work with a network of more than 50 distribution centers, thousands of accountants, and more than 100,000 retail stores worldwide — making the impossible happen every single day.

Within the complex international distribution environment, with a wide variety of service models, we are looking for a Global Lean (NLS) Manager. NLS (Nike Logistics System) is the logistics answer that Nike is developing to remain competitive in a rapidly changing market. 

As Global NLS Manager, you will work together with the geographies: 
• Building capabilities linked with their NLS transformation plan. 
• Activating new DC’s across the globe. 
• Delivering logistics solutions in support of reliable continuous flow to market. 
You’ll help to develop a culture of continuous improvement in which the knowledge and skills of all employees are used to solve problems and implement improvements. The Global NLS manager reports directly into the Global NLS Director. 

• As a business partner, you’ll coach and guide the geographies by building up their NLS knowledge, problem-solving and transition management. 
• You will support the geographies in bringing alive new processes. 
• You’ll facilitate and guide cross-functional teams during Kaizen events, where current processes are mapped out, opportunities for improvement are formulated, and all are put into an action plan. 
• Based on the NLS guiding principles, you support the geographies to implement improvements, guide their employees through change, and maintain the improvements after implementation. 
• NLS processes, concepts and training materials are documented, standardized, consistently applied and continuously improved. 
• You’ll formulate clear objectives, provide the appropriate coaching and lead the teams to qualitative results. 

• Experience in guiding “lean” improvement processes (Value Stream Mapping, 5S, CCF, Problem Solving, …). 
• Extensive expertise in Distribution/Planning/Logistics in a large multinational organization is preferred. 
• As a good systems thinker, you view the organization as a collection of linked processes and systems. In this, you understand how changes in a specific area impact the whole. 
• You have a structured way of working and have experience in facilitating Kaizen events/workshops, in giving training and in guiding change processes. 
• With good networking skills and extensive experience working in a multi-team environment, you are able to implement changes based on sound project management. 
• As a value-based leader, you enjoy your leadership role and your responsibility to inspire and coach a team in achieving goals. 
• You see changing priorities as challenges, and tackle them efficiently. 
• You’re service-minded and always aim for a solution “tailored to the customer”. 
• You communicate fluently cross-functionally in both written and verbal communication.
• Travel: 25-35%. 

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 00433230

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