Manager Color Materials Development, Global Sports Apparel

Nike

3.7

(41)

Beaverton, OR

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  • 60% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
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    Position summary

    the intersection of buyer needs, technical feasibility and business objectives. 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.

    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.

    WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR

    We are looking for a detail-oriented color manager, with strong leadership skills. You will be an important member of our color development team who will lead color developments, ensure accuracy of color requirements and risk assessments, and drive on-time commercialization. In this manager role, you will lead your team with a strong working knowledge of apparel industry color methods, systems, and research new technologies and innovations for implementation with cross-functional partners. You should have a passionate drive to improve system and process, mentorship, and the ability to help positively lead and influence the teams you work with.

    WHAT WILL YOU WORK ON

    As a Global Apparel Materials (GLAM) Color Development Manager, you will be the main point of contact partnering with Cross-Functional teams for color execution. You will use your color knowledge and collaboration skills to help execute design lead color palettes and be responsible for on-time buy-ready commercialization. You will lead and implement the design and development of tools and processes to support color execution for Nike Apparel. You will facilitate and track lab dips for seasonal initiatives and identify and address key issues and challenges in color development. You will ensure on-time development according to critical dates and gates. In this role, you will interact with business teams involved in design, materials, product merchandising, product creation, materials manufacturing, and product integrity. You will also have a responsibility to help onboard and mentor team members, research new innovations, and lead and implement best practices.

    WHO WILL YOU WORK WITH

    This is the Nike matrix: You will report into the Global Apparel Materials Team (GLAM) and support your development partners in seasonal color developments. You are a critical team member of the color development community and sought out as the expert resource. You will work in partnership with Color Design, Product Design, Product Merchandising, Color Manufacturing, Product Integrity, Technical Development, Product Creation Centers, and all (GLAM) Global Apparel Materials Team members.

    WHAT YOU WILL BRING

    • Bachelor's degree in Apparel, Textiles, Development, Engineering or a related field or additional experience

    • Minimum 5 years relevant work experience

    • Strong written and oral communication skills including meeting facilitation and presentations

    • Understanding of the application of color on materials

    • Knowledge and experience with digital color systems and technology

    • Understanding of PLM systems and digital color communications

    • Knowledge of apparel and material construction, including garment construction

    • Strong organization and multi-tasking skills

    • Strong information seeking-skills, personal drive, and ability to motivate others

    • Ability to work independently and cooperatively in a diverse group

    • Ability to network and utilize internal and external resources

    • Self-starter attitude and the ability to lead and work well with others in a fast-paced team

    • Computer skills, including Microsoft office applications and Product Data Management systems.

    • Ability to travel up to approximately 10% of the time

    • Strong knowledge of product creation process and the apparel business

    • Ability to pass the Munsell Hue color test to determine visual color acuity

    • Ability to clearly articulate goals and objectives

    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.

    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.

    Benefits

    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.