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  • Bachelor's degree with a focus in Engineering, Business Management or related field

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience including Engineering, Development, Automation, Lean, Manufacturing, Product Costing preferred. Related disciplines also acceptable

  • Advanced Knowledge of footwear construction, manufacturing, innovation, costing, and global business management; experience with footwear supply chain preferred

  • Ability to maintain a high level of integrity, remain flexible, be results-oriented, and work productively in an environment of ambiguity

  • A pragmatic thinker and creative problem solver, who will research and drive collective resolution on both structural framework and tactical costing issues

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong influencing, motivational and leadership skills

  • High proficiency using MS Excel and PowerPoint, analytic and business reporting tools

  • Ability to travel 10-20% of the time

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.


The Nike Costing Framework (NCF) is a unique program within Global Sourcing and Manufacturing (GSM) that is revolutionizing footwear product costing across Nike Manufacturing Partners. NCF bridges Footwear Development, Planning, Sourcing and Manufacturing by developing a driver-based costing platform that provides actionable transparency to manufacturing costs. As a Cost & Standards Engineer Lead in GSM, you will ensure efficient and effective manufacturing at scale leveraging Nike best practices. This role will act as both an internal and external subject matter expert in Nike Costing.


  • Work with Consumer Creation to inform, drive and facilitate decisions throughout the product creation process to deliver against product briefs and Nike’s profitability expectations.

  • Work closely with Nike Development, Engineering, Planning, and Manufacturing Partners to actively manage cost drivers in the Bill of Labor and Bill of Materials. This includes detailed review/analysis of documentation and actual manufacturing processes for complete, accurate and optimized product costing.

  • Lead and drive costing and optimization discussions with Manufacturing Partners throughout all phases of creation and production based on data analytics. You will clearly and concisely communicate costing recommendations, leveraging engineering and manufacturing knowledge, for product or process improvements including deployment.

  • Contribute to the evolution of the Cost & Standards Engineering function in GSM by defining, socializing new processes and tools to drive competitive, sustainable and standardized costing for all products.

  • Collaborate with Engineering and Manufacturing Partners to consult and support labor and process standards and costing policies and guidelines.

  • Sufficiently higher technical knowledge to coach and mentor Manufacturing Partners and Nike functional counterparts on NCF standards processes and adherence.

  • Ability to handle a higher workload of technically difficult product, including innovation or modernization initiatives.


Lead and inspire Cost & Standards Engineers responsible for ensuring efficient and effective manufacturing at scale, including the development of costing standards, leveraging Nike best practices, to enable the new driver-based Footwear Product Costing framework.


This role will report to the PMO Footwear Cost & Standards Engineering Director. As Cost & Standards Engineer Lead, you will be working with Nike Partner Management Costing teams, Product Creation, Engineering, Planning, and Manufacturing Partners, etc. and also with NCF Standards Strategy & Ops team.

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.