Job title: Senior Creative Director, Kids Apparel
Job description: A lifetime of sport begins with movement. Global Kids Apparel delivers Inspiration and Innovation to our youngest Athletes, to serve the full spectrum of Play to sport. This is an opportunity to define the future of Kids, creating solutions that solve against athlete insights, to inspire imagination, enhance performance and define the full spectrum of first steps to first sport, that is Kid first approach, inclusive and sustainable.
WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR
As our Senior Creative Director of Kids Apparel, you’ll lead a team across multiple design subject areas responsible for creating the future of Kids, Girls and Boys Sport Performance and Lifestyle Dimensions. You will bring a deep and authentic connection lead by Insights, inspiring your team of designers to apply outstanding design skills to build original, style-led innovative designs that accurately reflect Nike’s design philosophy and lead the industry. Through continued research and consumer connection, you will anticipate and identify key trends, that translate into meaningful product that resonate with our consumers. Respond to business objectives with creative design solutions aligned to consumer insights. You’ll need strong communication skills with teammates across the organization, including expert listening, collaborative problem solving & deep emotional intelligence. The role demands big picture thinking and strong leadership capabilities with regards to product relevance, product positioning, timing & collections.
WHAT YOU WILL WORK ON
You will work with our Design and cross functional teams to strategize, create, drive and deliver a portfolio of Sport performance and Lifestyle collections that span the full spectrum of Play to Sport. You will also drive a kid’s comprehensive vision and unified point of view across Kids, Boys and Girls.
You will lead creative processes to ensure design deliverables and timelines are met. As the Senior Creative Director, you will be responsible for product presentations both internally and externally, producing presentation materials that effectively communicate the concept behind the line.
You will maintain and continually expand upon expert knowledge of current trends, color, and consumer-related products through market travel and research. You’ll provide mentorship to Designers and category team members and share knowledge, experience, skills and standard methodologies with others.
WHO YOU WILL WORK WITH
You will report Into the Vice President of Kids Apparel and will lead a team of 4 Design Directors spanning Apparel, Graphics, and Color. You will collaborate closely with Product Management, Merchandising, Innovation, and Materials teams as well as the Kids Footwear Design Teams on holistic Kids concepts. You will also work with our Little Kids Licensee partners, who are responsible for creating Kids Apparel for our 0-6 year range consumer, creating a unified vision around NIKE Kids Apparel.
WHAT YOU BRING
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
- Extensive design and development knowledge and hands on experience
- Minimum 10 years applicable experience, including 5 years leading design teams
- Creative visioning and future thinking
- Champion of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging
- Strong verbal, writing, and communication skills
- Strong influencing skills & tolerance for ambiguity
- Demonstrated experience working in cross-functional and cross-enterprise teams
- Project management experience
- Stakeholder management & communication
- Execution, delivery, and transition management
Location: Beaverton, OR
Job date: Tue, 07 Jun 2022 23:30:37 GMT
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