Trim Developer

Nike | Portland, OR, United States

Posted Date 3/14/2019

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, it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

The first spark of a product idea sets the Nike, Inc. Apparel Product Creation team into motion. The team of apparel developers, testers, engineers and designers strive for product excellence. They obsess over Nike’s iconic silhouettes and create groundbreaking new styles. They collaborate, ideate and refine products’ construction, fit and materials. They use cutting-edge 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 our Trim Developer, you will execute the apparel trim development process from concept through to commercialization for licensed product. You will provide technical guidance with a focus on both soft and hard trims as well as stay abreast of market trends, new technology and consumer preferences. You will collaborate closely with cross functional partners to strengthen aesthetics, quality, performance and implementation excellence. You will ensure on time delivery and development according to critical dates, product specification, sustainability, test requirements and profitability goals. You will create, revise and maintain all appropriate tools and documentation for assigned trim developments. You will partner with our team of licensed trim developers on seasonal initiatives and critical developments to support high profile sport moments.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Apparel design/development or a related field and a minimum of 2 years relevant experience
  • 2 additional years in lieu of a degree
  • Trim development, construction and properties knowledge preferred
  • Knowledge of apparel product creation process
  • Understanding of design and development process from inception through final adoption
  • Proactive problem solving and information seeking-skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to be a team player and build positive working relationships
  • Adobe Illustrator/photo shop knowledge preferred
  • Computer skills, including Microsoft Office applications, and Product Data Management systems
  • Demonstrated experience in PDM & PPS is a plus
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time

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 00437217

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