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Product Director, SAP Master Data Governance (MDG)

Company: Nike
Location: Beaverton
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:

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.

NIKE is a technology company. From our flagship website and five-star mobile apps to developing products, managing big data and providing leading edge engineering and systems support, our teams at NIKE Global Technology exist to revolutionize the future at the confluence of tech and sport. We invest and develop advances in technology and employ the most creative people in the world, and then give them the support to constantly innovate, iterate and serve consumers more directly and personally. Our teams are innovative, diverse, multidisciplinary and collaborative, taking technology into the future and bringing the world with it.

Nike Technology designs, creates, and implements the methods and tools needed to make the world's largest sports brand run faster, smarter and more securely. From infrastructure to security and supply chain operations, technology specialists drive growth through top-flight hardware, software, and enterprise applications. Simply put, without Nike Technology, there are no Nike products.

NIKE's Strategic Enterprise Capabilities program (SEC) is reinventing the way Nike does business. We see the opportunity to strengthen our value chain, connect the matrix, unlock new technologies and elevate the strategies that inspire future innovations. SEC is driving end-to-end integration across hundreds of business processes, using a flexible and scalable Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system and best-of-breed technology solutions that support the retail experience of the future. One of the critical ingredients to our success is the SAP Master Data Governance (MDG) solution which will elevate how NIKE manages and governs master data used by our ERP solutions.

The CORE ERP team needs a strong Product Director with experience working in an agile environment whose focus will be to lead the delivery and operation of NIKE's SAP Master Data Governance (MDG) solution. You will be responsible for a team providing end-to-end solutions which consolidate, enrich, govern, and distribute critical master data to our ERP ecosystem. Working in partnership with Architects, Business Stakeholders, Customers, and Product Owners you will create the Product/solution vision and be responsible for the strategy, roadmap, feature definition, implementation, and operation of NIKE's SAP MDG system while mentoring and developing a team of direct reports.


- Define and communicate product vision and roadmaps; ensure alignment to company strategies

- Define Epics and features; handle and prioritize the Product backlog on an ongoing basis

- Understand current and future customer needs, define features, determine success criteria, validate solutions, and evaluate customer satisfaction

- Provide oversight and direction of system configuration & development of the SAP MDG platform.

- Work directly with the vendor (SAP) on co-innovation of MDG capabilities

- Assess the business impact of different solutions and the trade-offs between customer needs, technology requirements and costs

- Understand how features are performing, the level of customer satisfaction, and drive improvements

- Ownership of MDG platform Change Management execution and process alignment to policies.

- Ownership of production support (Advanced Support).

- Leads, mentors, and inspires a team, handling performance, goals, and development potential.


- Solid understanding of the Agile principles and methodologies and how they're applied in workplace culture

- Excellent collaboration and relationship management

- Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to influence others internally and externally

- Experience resolving issues with higher levels of management

- Experience leading cross-functional work

- Demonstrable ability to respond to and prioritize changing demands effectively

- Experience leading others in resolving complex issues

- Advanced critical thinking and ability to creatively solve complex, unique problems with large business impact

- Identify and resolve complex, technical operational and organizational problems

- Strong strategic approach

- Demonstrated ability to identify and resolve both process and people related issues


- Bachelors degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

- Minimum 8 years relevant work experience

- Minimum of 3 years leading a team of 10-15 SAP developers and configuration specialists

- Experience in leading development and/or configuration of SAP based systems.

- Experience with the SAP Master Data Governance (MDG) solution.

- Experience and knowledge of SAP master data.

- Experience with SAP Fashion, SAP Apparel Footwear Solutions or SAP IS Retail is preferred.

- Experience working with Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools, preferred

- Experience with Agile methodologies such as Scrum, LEAN, Kanban, XP Programming etc.


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, Beaverton , Product Director, SAP Master Data Governance (MDG), Executive , Beaverton, Oregon

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