Lead Buyer, Nike Stores Asia Pacific Latin America




Beaverton, OR

Why you should apply for a job to Nike:

  • 60% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 56% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.


    Position summary

    liver the right product to the right places at the right time and price.

    We are looking for two seasoned Lead Buyers with experience driving Stores assortments that, in partnership with Planning, create profitable, consumer-right buys planned to space . You will be focused on executing strategies by Consumer (Men's or Women's) x Fields of Play (Categories) in both Nike-owned (NSO) and Nike-partner (NSP) doors. This position will require leadership, flexibility, curiosity, and comfort in ambiguity as you work with Territories across the Globe from Korea to Latin America.

    Who we are looking for:

    We are looking for consumerists with an affinity for product that enjoys the energy of moving at the pace of retail and the consumer. A successful Lead Buyer will thrive and contribute to a positive and progressive team dynamic, as well as lead in a way that elevates the total team.

    This role is responsible for adapting & curating consumer right assortments with end in mind for the Nike Direct Inline Store business by using historical data, analytics and real-time market feedback to advise the future (coming seasons) while winning today (in-season read & react/selling & serving)!

    The candidate should possess proven retail competence and analytical abilities, have an understanding of retail environments, and bring a consumerist perspective to the team and business. They are comfortable mentoring the daily work of individual contributors within a structured coaching framework.

    What you will work on

    You will own bringing the seasonal assortment to life in Stores. You will understand related aspects of the business and marketplace in making your plans, including coordinating between genders, brands (Nike & Jordan) and how individual products or collections impact each other. You will collaborate cross functionally to ensure assortment plans meet consumer demand and strategies execute.

    You will hone consumer-centric assortment plans across multiple seasons with an understanding of Nike Direct's position in the market & competitive landscape to blend fact-based and intuitive inputs. You will participate in seasonal buy reviews and in-season trading to influence actions to optimize growth with your critical partners.

    Who you will work with

    We work closely with fellow merchants, buyers and cross-functional teams within Nike Direct; in particular Digital and Stores Buying, Consumer Merchandising, Planning, Allocation, Visual Merchandising and Brand Marketing. We also work with finance, operations and the insights/analytics teams; relying on business reporting which includes quantitative and qualitative metrics on sales, inventory and consumer behaviors.

    You will report to the Mens NSO Merchandising Director of your team.

    What you bring:

    • Requires Bachelor's Degree or additional 2 years experience in lieu of degree

    • 5+ years experience in footwear or apparel buying and/or merchandising, product creation and/or retail in a vertical, multi-brand or digital environment

    • Strong affinity for current market trends and how Nike apparel can continue to be a style leader in the marketplace

    • Footwear, Apparel, Equipment or relevant consumer product buying and/or merchandising experience

    • Understanding of common retail and/or digital profit-based metrics such as sell-through, turn, ASP, UPT and others

    • Ability to contribute to and drive strategy into action

    • Ability to travel up to 20%

    We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

    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.


    Whether it's transportation or financial health, we continually invest in our employees to help them achieve greatness - inside and outside of work. All who work here should be able to realize their full potential.

    Why you should apply for a job to Nike:

  • 60% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 56% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.