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Strategic Sporting Good, Marketplace Merchandise 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.

For Nike, Inc. merchants, everything begins and ends with the consumer. The Nike Merchandising team understands consumer needs and market capacity to create the right product mix for marketplaces around the world. From stores to online, this team helps bring the seasonal category visions to life. The Merchandising team has the unique ability to see beyond trends to identify what’s next to deliver the right product to the right places at the right time and price.

As our Strategic Sporting Good Marketplace Merchandise Manager, you will be a fundamental stakeholder in ensuring that seasonal stories & initiatives come to life in Dicks Sporting Goods. Your role will consist of building both short & long term strategic frameworks in concert with critical category merchandising & sales partners in North America. You will be a key member of the Integrated Account Team, working closely with your partners from sales, planning and brand. The goal of the work is to:

  • Tell compelling assortments & stories at retail 
  • Continue to foster a deeper connection with the consumer 
  • Influence both geography & global partners to build consumer relevant product & assortments that drive profitable revenue growth for both the strategic account & Nike North America. 
You will leverage consumer focused assortments in order to align with the global vision while driving a clear segmentation/differentiation strategy in cooperation with your channel counterparts. You will develop and lead the overall merchandising vision for your business, create seasonal consumer right assortments and ensure you drive alignment internally and externally. The role will also require a strong retail math background, as financials will be a critical component in building profitable assortments, increasing SKU efficiency and driving top line revenue growth. In addition to the art and science, you will be responsible for having a finger on the pulse of the consumer to anticipate marketplace shifts and ensuring the ability to react quickly. As the Merchandising Manager, you will be tasked with identifying key opportunities not only post booking deadlines but also after the assortments have landed at retail. This hindsight will be leveraged in order to influence future assortment direction. In addition, you will not only clearly communicate the Nike brand vision and assortment strategies to the retailer, but you will also work back with cross-functional partners upstream in order to define the consumer needs of the future downstream. Teamwork, adaptability, optimism, and strong communication and influence skills will be key skills to your success.

  • Bachelor's Degree or two additional years of experience in lieu of a degree 
  • At least 5 years’ experience in merchandising, product creation, and or retail, in a vertical or wholesale environment 
  • Footwear, apparel and/or equipment merchandising experience 
  • Proficiency in retail and profit based metrics 
  • Assortment planning experience 
  • Experience in the Retail buying/planning 
  • Candidate must be willing to travel 20-25% of the time

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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