Product Line Manager – Apparel, Speed to Market

Product Line Manager – Apparel, Speed to Market

11 May 2019

Product Line Manager – Apparel, Speed to Market

Become a Part of the NIKE, Inc. TeamNIKE, 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.We’ve got the goods. We just need the people who believe in the goods. That’s you. You see the product in the space. And you get how to make it leave the space. In someone’s bag, on someone’s feet. You’re a trendwatcher. A callmaker. Maybe even a visionary. You throw Product and Retail into a blender and make it come out as smooth delicious Success.DescriptionIn this role of Product Line Manager – Apparel Speed To Market you will report to Product Director of Speed, Licensing, Energy, and RPC. Your role will be centered around managing, planning, and driving the speed to market product engine. You will work collaboratively with Sales, Design, Development, Sourcing, and Merch partners on one of Converse’s fastest moving business segments. This critical role realize the potential of our speed to market capabilities to deliver products that are hyper local, hyper relevant, and hyper exclusive.You will become the linchpin and authority in how to deliver apparel on quick turn timelines. You will have the ability to quickly realize new product concepts, fill market opportunities, and respond to key account needs exploding the reach and impact of Converse Apparel. You will be knowledgeable on how to activate multiple product creation levers within the Nike, Inc. sourcing structure. You will be a fastmoving collaborator who can make connections, seek approvals, and think creatively to unlock major apparel opportunities.Key responsibilities include:

Brief, Manage, and flawlessly implement speed/SMU projects through chase, post embellishment, and cut and sew opportunities

Accountable for maintaining profitability of the business unit and accuracy of necessary downstream communication instruments and business unit assets

Address and resolve complex problems head on in partnership with Sales, Merchandising, Design, and Development to improve speed to market engine solutions

Act as an expert and key resource for colleagues at all levels to understand the limitations, flexibilities, and opportunities to leverage the Speed to Market Engine

Enter/manage entry of accurate and complete information related to business unit

Make informed decisions in the best interest of the business unit with minimal guidance to drive profitability and consumer-right product

Set and model the behaviors in line with Nike, Inc. policies and Converse values

Create compelling presentations to sell product to both internal and external audiences; represent teams at key product creation meetings

Who you are:

You move fast, embrace your limitations, and get creative to deliver consumer right product concepts that progress the brand priorities in record time

An organized "doer" with exceptional multitasking skills-someone who will take initiative to make things happen

A knowledgeable product creator who knows how to push new concepts quickly through the supply chain and systems

Consumer obsessed; tapped into the pulse of fashion trends, youth culture, lifestyle brands and the apparel industry

An entrepreneurial, self-motivated spirit with unending curiosity about our consumer target

A collaborative partner, able to connect with and drive cross functional team members to deliver flawless follow through under ambiguous and tight deadlines

Excellent analytical skills, understanding of business metrics, sell through data and how to use it in creative ways to drive and measure results

Able to thrive in a fast-paced, constantly changing work environment

Transparent, humble, honest and focused on what's best for the entire team

Qualifications

Typically requires bachelor’sdegree in marketing, apparel, operations, business or related field orequivalent combination of education and experience.

In depth knowledge andexperience managing speed to market / quick turn apparel programs

Minimum 5 years of directlyrelevant work experience in apparel or fashion lifestyle industry preferred

Excellent storytelling,communication, and presentation skills.

Ability to travel upto 25% for domestic and international travel inclusive of Asia Factory andmarket travel

Qualifications

Typically requires bachelor’sdegree in marketing, apparel, operations, business or related field orequivalent combination of education and experience.

In depth knowledge andexperience managing speed to market / quick turn apparel programs

Minimum 5 years of directlyrelevant work experience in apparel or fashion lifestyle industry preferred

Excellent storytelling,communication, and presentation skills.

Ability to travel upto 25% for domestic and international travel inclusive of Asia Factory andmarket travel

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.Location: United States-Massachusetts-BostonJob Category: Merchandising & Product Management, Product Management, Product Management & Merchandising

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