Nike CONVERSE Apparel Business Planning Director in Boston, Massachusetts

Become a Part of the NIKE, Inc. Team

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.

We’ve got the goods. We just need the people who believe in the goods. That’s you. You see the product in the space. And you get how to make it leave the space. In someone’s bag, on someone’s feet. You’re a trendwatcher. A callmaker. Maybe even a visionary. You throw Product and Retail into a blender and make it come out as smooth delicious Success.


The Apparel Business Director will focus on developing strategies and driving key commercial initiatives that will accelerate long term growth of the Converse Apparel business. The role will report into the VP of Geographies & Global Sales and the Global VP of Apparel.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Develop an integrated global apparel growth strategy andidentify resulting key priorities.

  • Generate DTC and key account apparel growth strategiesand priorities in partnership with DTC GMs and Geo strategic accountdirectors.

  • Spearhead execution of the apparel strategies and prioritiesin partnership with key stakeholders.

  • Develop clear understanding of current key salesprocesses/efforts in apparel and assess for areas of opportunity inlead/activity management, utilization and effectiveness.

  • Identify and prioritize commercial process improvementopportunities for the Apparel business

  • Provide insights and strategy recommendations -- basedon data analysis, best practices and stakeholder input -- in support ofkey business decisions in partnership with the Global Commercial Apparelmanagement teams



  • 8-10 years overall experience in a mix of strategy, apparel, businessmanagement, and commercial roles.

  • Experience working within the buying/selling/merch environmentof apparel retailers like Urban Outfitters, Asos, Macy’s, Pac Sun etc

  • Ability to work effectively in a highly-matrixed environment andto work "up and down the ladder", i.e., capable of interpretingstrategy and managing by “influence”, while also capable of engaging indetailed implementation planning and execution

  • Strong project management skills with ability to accommodateglobal and local requirements and delivery to deadlines

  • Strong analytic skills and problem-solving ability withdemonstrated history of analyzing quantitative and/or qualitative data

  • Superior interpersonal skills with solid written and oral communicationskills and demonstrated history of presenting confidently and comfortably tosenior management, commercial leaders and field salesforces\

  • Proven ability to manage and develop people, andexperience leading cross-functional and virtual teams with competingagendas/priorities

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.

Job ID: 00335696

Location: United States-Massachusetts-Boston

Job Category: Merchandising, Product Management & Merchandising, Converse I, Merchandising & Product Management, Converse