Job type: fulltime
Job industry: Community & Sport
Job Description Define and communicate Product Strategy and roadmap; ensure alignment to company functional and technology strategies
Nike, Inc. Technology is responsible for making the world's largest sport brand run faster, smarter and more securely. From infrastructure to security and supply chain operations, Technology specialists drive growth through top-flight hardware, software and enterprise applications. Global Technology aggressively innovates solutions to drive growth while creating and implementing tools that help make everything else in the company possible.
Nike Technology designs, creates, and implements the methods and tools needed to make the world's largest sports brand run faster, smarter, and more securely. Global Technology teams aggressively innovate the solutions needed to help employees navigate Nike's rapidly evolving landscape. From infrastructure to security and supply chain operations, Technology specialists drive growth through top-flight hardware, software, and enterprise applications. Simply put, without Nike Technology, there are no Nike products.
The DSM Supply & Inventory team needs a strong Purchasing Solutions Director with experience working in an agile environment, who's focus will be to create, deliver, and support the right solution to customers with the highest quality and shortest lead time. In partnership with Architects, Engineering, Business Stakeholders, Customers, Product Managers, and Product Owners you will create the Product/Solution vision and be responsible for the strategy feature definition, and roadmap of a product while mentoring and developing a team of direct reports.
Represent and advocate for Product roadmap, business needs, and intended value through established strategic budgeting processes
Define Epics, manage and prioritize the Program backlog on an ongoing basis and manage that work through the Solution Kanban across one more many Agile Release Trains
Work with stakeholders to define Epics including solution intent, lean business cases, and success measures
Manage delivery of epics and within Product roadmap within established budgets
Support Product Managers with Epic to Feature breakdown
Understand current and future customer needs, define features, determine success criteria, validate solutions, and evaluate customer satisfaction
Ensure teams have the full context and understanding of customers and business environment to create valuable solutions
Provide oversight of strategy, technical, and transition management aspects
Assess the business impact of different solutions and the trade-offs between customer needs, technology requirements and costs
Collaborate with Release Management to determine the optimum release strategy and Product Managers to optimize Epic value drops and Feature delivery to the customers
Analyze and communicate customer adoption, performance, time to market, quality, and other metrics to stakeholders
Ensure Program priorities have necessary funding and review cost of accepted features
Build an effective Product team and partnership with stakeholders
Understand how features are performing, the level of customer satisfaction, and provide suggestions for improvements
Manages, mentors, and inspires a team; managing performance, goals, and development potential.
Expert understanding of the Agile principles and methodologies and how they're applied in workplace culture
In-depth expertise in Inventory & Purchasing disciplines as well as broad knowledge of other supply chain disciplines
In-depth knowledge of the relation between business process and the Products in the Program
Strong leadership and influencing skills
Excellent collaboration and relationship management
Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to influence others internally and externally
Experience resolving issues with higher levels of management
Experience leading cross-functional work
Proven ability to respond to and prioritize changing demands effectively
Experience leading others in resolving complex issues
Advanced critical thinking and ability to creatively solve complex, unique problems with large business impact
Identify and resolve complex, technical operational and organizational problems
Strong in strategic thinking
Address current and future customer needs through innovative solutions
Demonstrated ability to identify and resolve both process and people related issues
Experience defining and managing agile budgets
Minimum 10 years relevant work experience with bachelor's degree
Experience working with Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools, VersionOne preferred
Prior experience in implementing cloud-based solutions
Prior experience in implementing, integrating, and/or maintaining large-scale ERP application suites. Prior experience with SAP S/4 Fashion preferred.
Experience with Agile methodologies such as Scrum, LEAN, Kanban, XP Programming etc.
Previous management experience required