Nike Key City Merchandise Manager, Jordan in Los Angeles, California

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Description

For Jordan merchants, everything begins and ends with the consumer that connects to the Brand of Flight. Jordan Merchandising understands and identifies consumer needs and market opportunity to create the right product assortment for marketplaces around the world. They blend art with science to bring Jordan’s vision to life in all retail environments from stores to online. They have the unique ability to see beyond trends to identify what’s next and deliver the right product, at the right price, in the right places, at the right time.

As a Los Angeles based Jordan Merchant, you will be accountable for developing and implementing a city-specific, cross-category, profitable and relevant assortment strategy for key city accounts and doors in the LA DMA. You will be responsible for leading all seasonal pre-planning (E2E Line Planning and consumer insights) thru KAPM activities to drive growth and profitability. You will deliver an integrated, yet differentiated consumer experience across channels in LA focused on the Jordan consumer.

Key Accountabilities include:

  • Deliver seasonal consumer and product insights to NA Jordan merchandising 4x a year.

  • Drive a strong point of view on the needs of the LA Jordan consumer and the LA marketplace into Jordan and Nike NA merchandising teams.

  • Work cross functionally between sales, planning, and merchandising partners to assort, plan and scale across accounts and channels with strong seasonal plans for key city accounts and destinations.

  • Lead segmentation and differentiation across key accounts/doors in partnership with Jordan and Nike NA Merchandising.

  • Ensure the brand vision comes to life in each space for the consumer by delivering a seamless and premium consumer journey across all doors.

  • Lead key cultural, sport and consumer moments product briefs for LA

  • Manage the Jordan NA Merchandising seasonal calendar and all seasonal deliverables adhering to the Consumer Code.

  • Responsible for seasonal deliverable logistics including systems work, edited offerings, marketplace mapping for Jordan elevated doors, hind sighting, and KAPM presentations.

Key Deliverables include:

  • Own and influence seasonal assortment strategies for key city doors.

  • Lead the decision rights with regards to City level assortments; working in partnership with Strategic, Territory, NBHD and City Specialty accounts.

  • Align with LA Brand Marketing to ensure product launches align with key city events and investments.

  • Drive consumer lead product briefs for key cultural, sport and consumer moments.

Qualifications

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree or additional 2 years of experience in lieu of degree

  • At least 5 years’ experience in merchandising, product creation, and or retail, in a vertical or wholesale environment

  • A keen understanding of the Jordan consumer and Los Angeles marketplace

  • Footwear, apparel and/or equipment merchandising experience

  • Proficiency in retail and profit based metrics

  • An ability to employ retail acumen and proven storytelling capabilities

  • Strong teamwork and communication skills and ability to work cross-functionally.

  • An ability to respond with speed and agility

  • Knowledge and understanding of product development, marketing, merchandising and product commercialization.

  • Strong Keynote, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and presentation skills.

  • Candidate must be willing to travel 10-20% of the time

Qualifications

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree or additional 2 years of experience in lieu of degree

  • At least 5 years’ experience in merchandising, product creation, and or retail, in a vertical or wholesale environment

  • A keen understanding of the Jordan consumer and Los Angeles marketplace

  • Footwear, apparel and/or equipment merchandising experience

  • Proficiency in retail and profit based metrics

  • An ability to employ retail acumen and proven storytelling capabilities

  • Strong teamwork and communication skills and ability to work cross-functionally.

  • An ability to respond with speed and agility

  • Knowledge and understanding of product development, marketing, merchandising and product commercialization.

  • Strong Keynote, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and presentation skills.

  • Candidate must be willing to travel 10-20% of the time

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: 00420098

Location: United States-California-Los Angeles

Job Category: Sales, Marketing & Communications, Sales, Jordan