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Senior Design Director - Jordan Special Projects

Company: Nike Deutschland GmbH
Location: Beaverton
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

Senior Design Director - Jordan Special Projects Become a Part of the NIKE, Inc. Team 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, Inc. 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.
WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR
We're looking for an outstanding Sr Design Director to combine their Footwear and Apparel design experience, problem solving abilities, team leadership, relationship building and management skills, critical thinking, and creativity to help lead the team and build the future of Jordan Special Projects + Wings.-- The ideal candidate needs to be a highly creative designer and team leader, have the ability to recognize and build high quality designs, and will successfully lead the Special Projects design team to meet the needs of the consumer or athlete through impactful and premium storytelling and design. This person will be passionate about elevating the consumer experience by crafting and executing a creative vision that supports the Jordan Design ethos, leading the design team and working with collaborators to build products that are relevant to our consumers and bring heat to the market, and elevating the consumer experience through outstanding product craft while pushing the limits of design.--
WHAT YOU WILL WORK ON
If this is you, you'll be partnering with the Footwear Design, Apparel Design, Graphic Design, Color Design, Materials Design, Product Management, and Development teams, while bringing to life seasonal collaborations and projects. You'll be leading both Footwear and Apparel designers, and will be a key member of the Jordan Design Leadership team.-- You will provide strategy and thinking, partnering with executive leadership to define and build a vision for the future of Jordan Special Projects + Wings, and then align teams to work toward it. Build strategies that focus on the consumer first, and deliver experiences and products that only Jordan has the ability to do. You have an experienced knowledge and understanding of sneaker culture, collaborations, relationship building, and design excellence - and use those insights to identify new opportunities! From leading the team on seasonal concepting, to successfully leading the annual goal setting and evaluation process. From working with key collaboration partners to evaluating consumer trends and insights effectively and providing feedback and mentorship on each style or model to your design team seasonally, the daily responsibilities of this role are wide ranging, ambitious, and exciting!--
WHO YOU WILL WORK WITH
This role does have direct reports, and reports directly to the Jordan Chief Design Officer, while regularly partnering with other Footwear and Apparel Design Directors, Graphics Designers, Developers, Product Directors, and Merchandising Directors.--
WHAT YOU BRING
- EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in fashion design, product design, industrial design, textiles, graphics or other relevant field (Will also accept a Master's degree in any of the fields previously mentioned) - EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree and at least 10+ years of relevant Footwear and Apparel Design experience. Will also accept a Master's degree and 8+ years of relevant Footwear and Apparel Design experience. - 3-5 years of experience leading a design team - Ability to build seasonal concepts, as well as short and long term vision - Understanding of the Footwear and Apparel Product Creation and manufacturing processes - Experience working/crafting with, and communicating directly with collaborators, athletes, entertainers, influencers - Ability to build and edit files using Adobe programs including Photoshop and Illustrator - Strong communication and relationship leadership skills - Experience building inspiration/concept presentations, and mood boards for seasonal concepts and direction - Presentation/Communication style: Clear, Concise, and Thoughtful (strong verbal and written skills). Ability to present new insights or seasonal concepts to small and large groups, including presenting to executive leaders, and external partners or customers. 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. How We Hire At NIKE, Inc. we promise to provide a premium, inclusive, compelling and authentic candidate experience. Delivering on this promise means we allow you to be at your best - and to do that, you need to understand how the hiring process works. Transparency is key.* This overview explains our hiring process for corporate roles. Note there may be different hiring steps involved for non-corporate roles. Whether it's transportation or financial health, we continually invest in our employees to help them achieve greatness - inside and outside of work. All who work here should be able to realize their full potential.

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