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Senior Director Color Design, Jordan

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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.

Description
As a Color Senior Design Director in Jordan, you will be tasked with elevating the Jordan product experience with a focus on both the art & science of Color. This will require driving color excellence through the connection of design and storytelling.

The Color Senior Design Director leads a team of color designers and is tasked with creating the long-term design vision and strategies for the Jordan business specific to color. This requires that a designer is a trend and color expert and is capable of color merchandising and strategy. In addition, the Color Design Director builds awareness of current color trends through fashion, art, design and relevant consumer product. Using an industry-informed perspective, the Color Design Director provides a forecast of color needs for global palette building and leads in-depth research into consumer trends, insights, and competitors.

Qualifications
BA in Design and 10+ years of relevant Design and leadership experience
Experience managing other designers and leading strategic design direction
Demonstrates leadership that influences process change
Leads in depth research on consumer trends, insights, competitors, for a focused market segment/category
Ability to travel
Stays abreast of industry and technology development within the product design profession
Continuously advances product, process, and design skills reflective of an expert design professional
Ensures key product creation process dates/gates are met, design tools are effectively utilized, and cross-functional deliverables are met
Strategic thinking and visioning; understands product relevance, positioning, timing and collections
Proven ability to build strong relationships and get things done in a matrix-oriented environment—inclusive of leading & influencing leaders
Strong presentation and communication skills (verbal, written, visual, listening)—inclusive of executive audiences
Strong people leader with proven track record of driving results through others


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 00424516

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