Nike Sr. Marketing Category Director, North America Field Sports in Beaverton, Oregon

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Consumer conversations and relationships fuel the work of Nike Marketing. It’s the fuel that has built one of the most recognizable brands in the world. Nike Marketing captures the science, art and emotion of Nike's innovations and connects them with the hearts, minds and souls of athletes. The pros in brand strategy, advertising, digital engagement, product presentation, consumer analytics and more foster consumer connections via channels ranging from Nike Stores to social media. They approach marketing in a way that only Nike can: taking risks, pushing boundaries and inspiring consumers to be champions.

Description

As the Senior Director of North America Field Sports, you will be responsible for overseeing the One Football team, Soccer team, Baseball and Lacrosse teams and the overall brand, as well as delivering category growth in Nike's North America Geography. You'll provide strategic leadership for the categories and develop briefs and marketing plans for the category's seasonal brand initiatives. You'll be asked to deliver plans that are led by the respective categories, acting as the voice of the Nike brand in football, soccer, baseball, and lacrosse. You'll develop and maintain effective relationships across the matrix and work closely with a diverse cross-functional team, leading them in the planning and execution of seasonal marketing plans. You will also be the main liaison with the East, West, and North Central territory teams, making sure the Territory point-of-view is well represented and the consumer’s voice is heard. You'll work closely with the cross-functional North America team to maximize the commercial impact of your seasonal plans. You will be accountable for driving key KPIs to improve and impact Nike's brand and category strength in North America. You'll drive the Integrated Marketing process for Football, Soccer, Baseball, and Lacrosse and lead cross-functional teams that enable timely and effective implementation of the season game-plan process. You'll participate in business planning, budgeting and functional discussions and initiatives across departments, and lead and foster external agency relationships. You'll utilize internal partnerships and leverage external relationships that enhance the team's effectiveness. You will be the lead people manager for your team where you will be expected to develop and grow your team in an exhilarating, high energy, high performing environment with people who have a passion for sports, passion for the Brand and creating meaningful connections between consumers and the Nike brand.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing or a business-related discipline

  • 10+ years of progressively responsible Brand marketing experience

  • 2 years of additional experience in lieu of a degree

  • Experience managing direct reports with a background in fostering continuous learning, empowerment, and involvement

  • Knowledge of the local market and industry

  • Ability to travel up to 35% of the time

Preferred:

  • Experience in one of Nike's key categories, with an in-depth understanding of the football, soccer, baseball, and lacrosse category consumers

  • Ability to lead a cross-functional team toward a vision through effective collaboration within a matrix environment

  • Ability to establish an independent view, effectively collaborate in decision-making and work in a team environment

Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing or a business-related discipline

  • 10+ years of progressively responsible Brand marketing experience

  • 2 years of additional experience in lieu of a degree

  • Experience managing direct reports with a background in fostering continuous learning, empowerment, and involvement

  • Knowledge of the local market and industry

  • Ability to travel up to 35% of the time

Preferred:

  • Experience in one of Nike's key categories, with an in-depth understanding of the football, soccer, baseball, and lacrosse category consumers

  • Ability to lead a cross-functional team toward a vision through effective collaboration within a matrix environment

  • Ability to establish an independent view, effectively collaborate in decision-making and work in a team environment

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: SRC100218SMCDNAFS

Location: United States-Oregon-Beaverton

Job Category: Marketing, Marketing & Communications