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Senior Footwear Designer - Brand 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.

Design, Jordan

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 Senior Footwear Designer – Brand Jordan Performance, you'll work under the direction of the Senior Design Director to create innovative designs for Jordan's Performance Footwear products and partner with the cross-functional Category team to create a line from concept to reality. You'll develop seasonal creative strategies and clearly position Jordan’s performance and design leadership in order to ensure that creative strategies and products inspire key consumers and lead our business forward. You'll also communicate creative strategies, product concepts and consumer insights to internal and external audiences; finalize tech packages and proactively follow the execution of all product details, including construction, color, form, style, detail, fit performance and cost/value requirements; and review all samples and clearly communicate changes required. This opportunity also involves serving as a consumer expert for our Category and Design teams and applying insights from a consumer perspective into all product designs and strategy creation. In addition, you'll ensure product fit and performance criteria, manufacturability, cost/margins, merchandising, aesthetic finish and meeting of product creation timelines for key financial and statement models.

  • Bachelor's degree in Industrial Design or Product Design
  • 8 years' Footwear Design experience
  • Proficient in Macintosh design software applications, comfortable and skilled in visual presentation, as well as vocal salesmanship and language skills
  • Knowledge and experience in technical footwear manufacturing processes, rapid prototyping and 3-D model making processes
  • Outgoing team player, prolific on the board sketcher
  • Footwear-specific experience in the sports products industry is preferred
  • Managerial and business planning skills are a plus

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 00457681

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