Footwear Developer I, Basketball

Nike | Beaverton, OR, United States

Posted Date 4/16/2019

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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.

Global Footwear Product Creation, Product Development

Nike, Inc. Product Development is key to making next-level products. The first spark of an idea puts the team in motion, ultimately transforming a designer’s sketch into a commercially viable product. The teams of developers, testers, engineers and designers collaborate on refining each product’s construction, fit and style. Using advancements in technology and sustainable design, the Product Development teams accelerate innovation while reflecting the soul of sport.

The first spark of a product idea sets the Nike, Inc. Footwear Product Creation team into motion. The team of footwear developers, testers, engineers and designers strive for product excellence. They obsess over shoes, while collaborating, ideating and refining the product’s construction, fit and style. They use groundbreaking advancements in technology and sustainable design to accelerate innovation. And they work lockstep with Merchandising, Design, Manufacturing and others to produce the final result: products that reflect the soul of sport and inspire athletes to reach new levels of performance.


As a Footwear Developer I, you'll provide project and process administration within Footwear Product Development. You will convert a project brief and a two-dimensional design rendering into a three-dimensional sample that meets the needs of the team and consumer, that can be successfully and profitably commercialized. You will actively participate in meetings with Product Creation during all phases of the development process. You will follow through the decision-making process for product confirmation and sample delivery by consistently reviewing and evaluating project status. Additionally, you will develop sampling and prototyping across geographies. You will plan and implement development according to critical dates and performance/profitability goals while addressing challenges that surface. You will ensure manufacturability of product concepts and will utilize your footwear knowledge and tools to achieve project goals.

You will also utilize appropriate communication methods to successfully guide the product creation process from initial concept through to commercialization and production. You will apply fundamental understanding of category best practices to identify product and testing requirements as well as will validate product performance through physical and field-testing (fit). In this role, you will recommend and specify material, component and construction options to meet key features and performance goals. Additionally, will ensure all projects are completed on time and can be mass produced, tested and meet design intent as well as meeting performance, costing and sustainability goals.

• Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Business, Industrial Design, Engineering or a related field; 2 additional years' experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree
• Minimum 2 years' work experience in a product creation related role, preferably footwear development
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Clear understanding and thorough working knowledge of the tools that support the product creation process in the areas of upper patterns, bottom tooling and manufacturing
• Demonstrated project management skills
• Ability to clearly articulate policies and instructions
• Demonstrated skills in problem solving
• Excellent results orientation
• Ability to travel up to 10% of the time, domestically and internationally
***This role will be focused on Basketball Promo Footwear***

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.

Job ID 00438401

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