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Nike Sr. Merchandiser, Women’s Footwear NA Wholesale in Boston, Massachusetts

WHAT YOU BRING

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher or equivalent combination of education and experience and training

  • 5+ years of related experience in Merchandising or Buying roles

  • NuOrder and Flex system capabilities preferred

  • Ability to travel 25% of the time

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR

The North America Senior Merchandiser will lead the development of seasonal product assortments built on consumer and business insights, connected to business growth drivers, and aligned to a multi-year product strategy. Through sharp segmentation initiatives, franchise lifecycle management and choice count line planning build a product offering to serve our consumer and elevate their experience while delivering incremental growth. As a collaborative teammate, you will be leading channel specific go-to-consumer breakthroughs and partnering with business leaders and channel planning / marketing to build product level objectives!

This candidate should have a solid understanding of the footwear industry and the competitive landscape. They should also possess:

  • Deep understanding of our consumer to develop a thoughtful and informed perspective of product and market opportunities, including competition and differentiation

  • Consumer curiosity: rigorous pursuit of consumer insights using active listening and empathy

  • Strong product sense with proven experience in driving product assortments

  • Strong problem solving, interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Results oriented: ability to analyze trends, sales data, inventory and sell through to advise real time and future product assortment strategies and actions

  • Ability to innovate change through visionary thinking and strategic management

  • Strategic problem solver who recognizes opportunities and can influence decision makers to move to execution

  • Provide cross-functional partners with product knowledge and serve as a product informational resource

WHAT YOU WILL WORK ON

In collaboration with the Geo Merchandising team, Commercial team and Cross-Functional partners, you will support the creation of the in season and long-term product strategy for Converse’s Wholesale Marketplace.

You will be responsible for: Obsessing the needs of the consumer, advised by deep consumer and data insights

  • Building and implementing the product and assortment strategy for the Wholesale Marketplace that supports the category’s seasonal strategies and delivers growth

  • Work closely with the Geo Merchandising team in-sighting and hind-sighting marketplace opportunities to advise future product and business needs

  • Partner with planning on product-level forecasting for the category that aligns to product classification and financial targets

  • Using active listening skills, you will balance the need to seek information with the need to be understood and the ability to communicate optimally in multifaceted settings

  • Building and sustaining positive relationships with key cross functional teams (Geo Merchandising, Commercial, Planning, Marketing).

WHO YOU WILL WORK WITH

Your key partners include:

  • Geo and Global Merchandising

  • Commercial

  • Marketplace Planning

  • Wholesale Brand Marketing

  • Merchandising Operations

  • Sales Operations

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, protected veteran status, or disability. NIKE is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please call +1 503-671-4156 and let us know the nature of your request, your location and your contact information.

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