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Director Asia Pacific - Merchandising JD Sports

Company: Nike Deutschland GmbH
Location: Beaverton
Posted on: March 14, 2023

Job Description:

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, Inc. 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.A job search is equally about finding the right work as it is about finding the right team so let's tell you a little about our team. Our vision is to be a place where diverse, motivated people want to grow and to do their best work. Nike Asia Pacific and Latin America (APLA) is a team formed with people from many countries. We promote diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion and this is reflected in our hiring process. We believe diversity is what makes us stronger!

We are looking for a Director to lead the APLA JD Sports Merchandising business and team. You'll be a part of the Asia Pacific and Latin America geography, whose main goal is to represent and serve the consumers who inhabit six major markets in this region (Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia and India, Australia & New Zealand, Mexico, and Central and South America).
For Nike Inc. merchants, everything begins and ends with the consumer! The Merchandising team understands consumer needs and market opportunities to craft a relevant product mix for each marketplace. They blend art with science to bring Nike's vision to life in JD partner stores. The Merchandising team has the unrivaled ability to see beyond trends and identify new market opportunities, delivering the right product, at the right price, in the right place, at the right time.
In this role, you will define the JD Merchandising strategy and lead the team across Territories to land the seasonal assortment framework to serve the JD MPU in the One Nike Marketplace. You will create a cross-functionally aligned and intentional seasonal product go-to-market strategy. You'll elevate our retail offense to drive collective growth, profitability, and pull-market dynamics. The candidate should possess proven retail acumen and analytical abilities, understand retail environments (digital and stores), and bring a consumerist perspective to the team and business. We're looking for an individual with a desire to influence across teams and functions and work entrepreneurially to build a vision, set direction, and drive clarity for the organization.

You will work within the APLA One Nike Marketplace Merchandising team and JD MPU cross-functional team serving as a connector across DSM, Marketing, and MPU leaders in Geo and Territories. This role will set and implement the assortment framework for the APLA JD MPU to ensure the product strategy serves the comprehensive marketplace and delivers on the financial goals of the organization. You will participate in assortment building in partnership with consumer merchants, territory merchants, and cross-geo counterparts to ensure we are delivering the most compelling products, stories, and experiences to our JD MPU.
You will balance multiple seasons and obsess the needs of the consumer. You'll stay curious about product and industry trends in APLA informed by deep consumer insights ultimately informing the seasonal product assortment for JD MPU.

- Consumer and Marketplace (Geo and Territory) Merchandising
- JD MPU Leads (Geo and Territory)
- DSM (Assortment Planning)
- Consumer Partner Marketing
- Insights and Analytics
- Go-to-Market
The role will report to the VP, APLA One Nike Marketplace Merchandising.

Key qualifications for this role are:
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education, experience, and training
- At least 8 years' experience in merchandising, product creation, and/or retail, in a vertical or wholesale environment
- Experience and understanding of apparel/footwear, retail, merchandising, and digital/ecommerce in global consumer marketplaces
- Ability to translate insights and retail results into actionable strategies and plans
- Strong Retail Acumen with proficiency in retail and profit-based metrics
- Multi-season assortment planning and pricing experience
- Marketplace awareness including retail, consumer, competitors, and products
- Ability to lead diverse and cross-functional dotted-line teams, manage complex projects and balance multiple workstreams
- Strong multicultural communication and influencing skills
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.

Keywords: Nike Deutschland GmbH, Beaverton , Director Asia Pacific - Merchandising JD Sports, Executive , Beaverton, Oregon

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