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Nike Manager, Assortment Planning, Pacific in Melbourne, Australia


•Bachelor degree in Business, Finance, Sales, Retail, Marketing or related field

•2 years+ retail planning experience, in a vertical retail or wholesale environment

•Merchandise planning experience is highly desirable

•Strong Excel skills is essential

•Comprehensive understanding of retail math required

•Strong influencing and stakeholder management experience

•Ability to work across a matrix environment

The Demand and Supply Management (DSM) team is responsible for ensuring every Nike athlete is able to access the product they want when they want it. DSM is revolutionizing how planning is done across Nike by ensuring Consumer Demand is Nike Demand.


We’re looking for a Strategic Assortment Planning Manager to ensure consumer demand is met and a healthy pull market is maintained. The success of our team relies on collaborative and detail-oriented assortment planners that drive consumer-based franchise plans to optimize sales, margin and profitable sustainable growth for Nike and Marketplace Partner Accounts. Our best assortment planners step up to address difficult issues, operate effectively when the way forward isn’t clear, think strategically, and develop innovative ideas to promote success.


If this is you, you’ll develop a robust assortment planning framework that includes product depth, flow and sku efficiency, whilst providing marketplace consumer insights to evolve the product line. Your priorities will be in pre-season, in-season and post-season planning. A typical day/week looks like: building bottoms-up forecasts to inform pre-season decisions, weekly sales analysis to identify risk and opportunity in-season, collaboration with your account team and retailer to manage performance and providing post-season assortment insights and recommendations to key stakeholders.


You will report to the Nike Store Partner (NSP)/Marketplace Partner Planning Manager. You’ll be working closely with a cross functional strategic account team as well as engaging the retailer’s buying and planning teams in weekly and seasonal conversations. You’ll also stay connected to the other assortment planners and succeed through your ability to collaborate and drive action and results both internally and externally.

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.