Nike Procurement Manager - Converse Brand & Marketplace in Boston, Massachusetts

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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.

You know money. You have hung out with money and money trusts you. And we need someone we can trust with money. Here’s our proposal: we will make unique, interesting stuff that people want. You will handle the money and tell us what money is saying to you and we listen to you and everyone will make more money and we will get to make more unique things because of you. That’s the equation.

Description

Our Global Procurement team helps Converse win by leveraging our suppliers and our scale. We partner with our stakeholders to drive value. We challenge the status quo and bring innovative thinking. We use facts to create leverage. We are motivated by results, not by process. And we act as one team across the globe. We are a magnet and engine for talent – we bring in the best people from across the globe, challenge them to grow and help them build a career at Converse, within or beyond Procurement.

Global Procurement is looking for an impact-driven Brand & Marketplace Sourcing Manager who will join our team at Converse Headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts, primarily supporting the Converse business. You will be a part of a passionate, high performing team of sourcing professionals supporting Nike and Converse strategic priorities.

In this role, you will partner with Converse Brand, Retail, and Digital stakeholders and with Global Procurement team members across North America, South America, Asia, and Europe to develop business and sourcing strategies that meet Converse and Nike, Inc. priorities. You will report to the Director of Procurement for Converse and you will have a dotted line reporting relationship with the Sr. Director of Brand & Marketplace Procurement.

You will be responsible for partnering with Senior leaders and Global Procurement colleagues to care for on-going partner relationships and identify and establish new partnership relationships that support Converse and Nike, Inc. strategies.

You’ll be a trusted member of a global team with the following responsibilities:

  • Developtrusting and meaningful relationships with senior executives across multiplebusiness and brand, and marketplace functions

  • UnderstandConverse and Nike business needs and leverage data and market research todetermine and enable strategic goals

  • Performdeep market analytics and research to develop expertise across digital,technology, and supply chain categories

  • Activateand lead sourcing strategies and processes and leverage global colleagues tostrengthen strategies and follow through in geographies

  • Analyzebusiness proposals and align with long-term strategies

  • Negotiatecontracts with suppliers and internal stakeholders

Category Ownership

You will lead an innovative hypothesis-driven process to create and manage company-wide category strategies that bridge organizational boundaries and that span the globe. You will use your analytical and research skills to help develop and execute strategies to unlock supplier value, optimize demand, and improve both internal and external processes. The strategies you help to develop will touch every aspect of client-supplier interaction and will include approaches to improve supporting processes, procedures, and technologies at both a local and global level.

Sourcing

You will advise and support Converse’s business leaders during all phases of the sourcing life-cycle. You will be responsible for leading, resourcing, and executing sourcing strategies using the 7-Step Strategic Sourcing Process. You will measure value captured, report performance, engage Legal support, and execute sourcing initiatives using a suite of sourcing and contract management tools. Spend analysis, risk management, contracting, cost savings methodology, performance reporting, stakeholder engagement, and proficiency with sourcing tools are integral to success.

Change Management

This growth opportunity will also give you the chance to interact, present, and influence senior leadership to gain support for key initiatives and strategies. In addition, you will work with counterparts around the globe to implement these strategies at a geographic level. You will be an agent of change and a vital contributor in Converse’s quest to realize its full potential. Within Global Procurement, we are on the Offense. Always. Join us.

Qualifications

  • 6-8 years of sourcing, withProcurement or Strategic Sourcing for consumer goods, brand, retail ordigital

  • CPM or internationallyaccredited procurement qualification is preferred

  • Experience both with categorystrategy creation, and customizing strategies

  • Deep experience with operatingin a global-geo/regional model, strong collaboration and relationshipmanagement skills

  • Superior communication andpresentation skills

  • Strong influencing skills andthe ability to interact with senior leadership

  • Strong project managementexperience inclusive of developing action plans, identifying deliverables,and presenting results

  • Track-record of demonstratingan entrepreneurial spirit

  • Clean-sheet modeling andnegotiation methodology

  • TCO approach to spendmanagement (supply management, demand management, process management)

  • Experience with e-Sourcingtools is a plus

  • Ability to pass a backgroundcheck

  • Must be willing to travel

Qualifications

  • 6-8 years of sourcing, withProcurement or Strategic Sourcing for consumer goods, brand, retail ordigital

  • CPM or internationallyaccredited procurement qualification is preferred

  • Experience both with categorystrategy creation, and customizing strategies

  • Deep experience with operatingin a global-geo/regional model, strong collaboration and relationshipmanagement skills

  • Superior communication andpresentation skills

  • Strong influencing skills andthe ability to interact with senior leadership

  • Strong project managementexperience inclusive of developing action plans, identifying deliverables,and presenting results

  • Track-record of demonstratingan entrepreneurial spirit

  • Clean-sheet modeling andnegotiation methodology

  • TCO approach to spendmanagement (supply management, demand management, process management)

  • Experience with e-Sourcingtools is a plus

  • Ability to pass a backgroundcheck

  • Must be willing to travel

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: 00438419

Location: United States-Massachusetts-Boston

Job Category: Finance, Strategic Planning & Procurement, Converse I, Corporate Services, Converse