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Nike Senior Product Merchandiser, Footwear - Inline Women in Boston, Massachusetts

WHAT YOU BRING

  • 5 years' relevant experience in product-related roles

  • Franchise, Classification, and Lifecycle Management

  • Multi-Season Planning and Pricing

  • Product and Sneaker culture obsessed

  • Business orientation, analytical aptitude, and retail math

  • Possess Global to Local Insights with a Solution driven, growth mentality

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including facilitating meetings and presentations with a high degree of professionalism. Should be comfortable presenting in front of large groups of people.

  • Ability to effectively communicate concepts and opportunities to a functionally diverse and wide audience

  • Domestic and international travel (limited Int’l) required (±15% of time on the road)

For Converse, everything begins and ends with the consumer. The Converse Senior Product Merchandiser, Footwear understands our consumer, product trends, marketplace opportunities and is an industry leader in creating the right product merchandising strategy to serve consumers and grow the business. They will blend art with science to bring the Converse vision to life in our physical and digital retail environments to ensure a premium Brand and consumer experience.

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR

We're looking for a Senior Product Merchandiser, Footwear who will lead the product creation efforts, including line planning and the commercialization of Converse footwear styles. As a conceptual, analytic, and strategic problem solver, they will be responsible for executing the product creation, merchandising strategy, from gathering consumers insights, to connecting business and marketplace analytics to inform the product across iconic and technical silhouettes. As a solution oriented, sneaker culture obsessed trailblazer, they will display a solid understanding of street style and a passion for the sneaker industry.

This candidate should have a deep understanding of the footwear industry and the competitive landscape. They will also have proven product management experience and expertise in understanding and interpreting consumer insight and market intelligence to maximize business growth and market share.

Additionally, they should possess strong business orientation, analytical and commercial aptitude and expertise in interpreting sales data, inventory and sell through to advise real time and future product and assortment strategies and actions.

WHAT YOU WILL WORK ON

In collaboration with the Global Product Merchandising team, Geo Merchandising teams and Cross-Functional leaders, you will define the in season and long-term product strategy for Converse’s global product offering across all ways to serve. You will be responsible for:

  • Obsessing the needs of the consumer, informed by deep consumer insights.

  • Building and execute the line plan for the product line that supports the category’s seasonal strategies and delivers growth.

  • Work closely with the design and development team managing resources to execute the seasonal product strategies, assortments and business needs.

  • Manage the entry of accurate and complete information in the data management system and act as the proprietor of product analysis and historical information.

  • Create compelling briefs and storytelling for our consumers with your strong product acumen and deep product experience

  • Using active listening skills, you will balance the need to seek information with the need to be understood and the ability to communicate effectively in varied settings.

  • Building and sustaining strong partnerships with key cross functional (Innovation, Creation Triad, Marketing, Planning, Digital) and Geo Partners.

WHO YOU WILL WORK WITH

  • Geo Merchandising

  • Global Design

  • Product Development

  • Materials Development and Engineering

  • Product Merchandising Operations

  • Consumer Insights

  • Finance and Product Finance

  • Marketplace Planning and Analytics

  • Brand Marketing

  • Innovation

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, protected veteran status, or disability. NIKE is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please call +1 503-671-4156 and let us know the nature of your request, your location and your contact information.

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