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Nike Sourcing Manager - Technology in Beaverton, Oregon

What you bring

  • Bachelor's degree in business, supply chain, finance, pre-law or related field with 3-5 years directly relevant work experience in Procurement.

  • Work experience would pertain directly to Software sourcing (Software, SaaS), including experience negotiating strategic multi-year contracts with Tier 1 Software suppliers (examples include Microsoft, Adobe, SAP)

  • Excellent communication and influencing skills

  • Actively researches market trends and applies standard methodologies to support sourcing activities

  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to derive 2nd level insights from unstructured data

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret spend and cost data, including understanding of Total Cost of Ownership

  • Experience using different negotiation tactics; proven success negotiating multi-million dollar contracts

  • Experience supporting legal teams in contract development activities, including knowledge of standard contract structures and key terms

  • Expert at time-management; ability to actively lead 10-20 projects at anytime and self-prioritize daily work

  • Proficiency with Microsoft applications, including advanced level PowerPoint and Excel

  • An ability to think Globally and work with an international culturally-diverse team

  • Passion for the NIKE brand

Who are we looking for

We’re looking for a Software Sourcing Manager who will be a part of a dynamic, impactful team of sourcing professionals supporting Nike’s strategic technology initiatives! They’ll be a trusted member of a global team with the following responsibilities:

  • Build trusting and meaningful relationships with senior executives across multiple business and services as well as technology functions

  • Drive partner alignment with leadership across Nike functions and geographies

  • Understand Nike’s business needs and use data and market research to resolve and enable strategic objectives

  • Perform deep market analytics and research to develop expertise across technology categories

  • Develop and implement sourcing strategies and processes across Nike’s software category

  • Analyze business proposals and align with long-term strategies

  • Develop negotiation strategies and lead contract negotiations with suppliers and internal partners

What will you work on

Nike Sourcing Managers advise and support Nike’s business leaders during all phases of the sourcing life-cycle. They will master, communicate, and implement Nike’s 7-Step Strategic Sourcing Process. They measure value captured, report performance, engage Legal support, and implement sourcing initiatives using a suite of advanced sourcing and contract management tools. Spend analysis, risk management, contracting, cost savings methodology, performance reporting, partner engagement, and proficiency with sourcing tools are integral to success.

Who will you work with

As a member of the Software Sourcing team, they will report directly to the Director, Global Software Category. They will work closely with peers within the software category, partners and leaders across multiple business lines in support of software sourcing needs. This growth opportunity will also provide the Sourcing Manager the chance to interact, present, and influence senior leadership to gain support for key initiatives and strategies. They will collaborate with other Sourcing Managers and internal support partners to identify and complete process improvements.

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.