Strategic Planning Director - Global Direct

Posted on Nov 16, 2018 by Nike

Portland, OR 97201
Leisure & Sport
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Job Description

Every successful team at Nike, Inc. needs a brilliant game plan. Strategic Planning teams keep the company moving in the right direction by leading the strategic business planning process and spearheading transformational projects across Nike businesses and geographies. Embedded in teams across the company, strategy professionals explore complex business issues; conduct consumer, competitive and market analyses; create financial models and develop action plans. The Strategic Planning teams help write the future of sport by charting Nike's path forward.
As the Strategic Planning Director for Global Nike Direct, you will be a part of the team based at Nike's World Headquarters responsible for developing and executing Nike Direct's long-term growth strategy. You'll serve as a critical thought-partner for Nike Direct leaders around the globe who manage Nike's digital commerce and stores businesses - developing and executing near- and long term-growth strategies, defining business initiatives and plans, and managing key strategic projects for this rapidly growing business.
You'll be a trusted member of our team, driving critical transformational projects and leading our annual strategy cycles, with the following responsibilities:
  • Manage cross-functional project teams to identify, analyze, and develop plans around critical strategic priorities
  • Own key Nike and Nike Direct strategic checkpoints, authoring 1 to 3+ year strategic and business plans, and reporting on weekly / monthly / quarterly results
  • Provide research and analytical support to identify, evaluate, and implement solutions for strategic priorities or critical business issues that arise
  • Provide thought leadership in key areas of the business of Nike Direct, and catalyze action against these priorities
  • Contribute project management support and coordination among internal resources to successfully execute high-impact, cross-functional projects
  • Work independently to design and lead research projects related to market trends, consumer profiles, and competitive intelligence
  • Direct and execute new business opportunities from visioning to concepting to analysis
  • Organize and manage strategic meetings that drive the Nike Direct agenda, running the week to week offense of the team (business reviews, staff meetings, project/initiative coordination, etc.)

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • MBA or advanced degree is highly preferred
  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience (3+ years' experience post-MBA) in management consulting, corporate strategy, corporate development, or a related field. In lieu of a degree an additional two years of experience is acceptable.
  • Experience in digital and/or brick and mortar (B&M) retail highly preferred
  • Expertise in retail industry trends, consumer shopping behavior and physical/digital integration highly preferred
  • Experience visioning the future of consumer experience, shopping and omni-channel retail highly preferred
  • Experience in leading complex strategic projects
  • Demonstrated success in leading a methodical process of analyzing problems, gathering information, generating options, then proposing and acting on a course of action
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment
  • Proven ability to pull together diverse individuals with different goals and facilitate productive discussions
  • Strong business acumen to quickly learn new business opportunities and understand how strategic plans can enable revenue and profit growth
  • Successful track record dealing with executive level professionals to drive business outcomes
  • Ability to pass a 7-year background investigation

Reference: 561329916