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Category Merchandising Manager-Basketball Footwear
For Nike merchants, everything begins and ends with the consumer. The Nike Merchandising team understands consumer needs and market capacity to create the right product mix for marketplaces around the world. They blend art with science to bring Nike’s category vision to life in all retail environments from stores to online. The Merchandising team has the unique ability to see beyond trends to identify what’s next and deliver the right products, in the right places at the right time and price.
Bachelor's degree in Business, Marketing or related field required.
Minimum 5 years' of proven and tested experience in merchandising, buying or integrated retail related role. Fully proficient skills in product merchandising/buying, retail acumen, marketplace knowledge, consumer knowledge and line planning based on facts and analysis.
Proven ability to create and apply creative thinking, including retail execution, color application in assortments, and visual presentation development.
Fluent in English. Strong written and verbal communication skills, including meeting facilitation and presentations to geo and global counterpart.
Experience in a cross functional work environment, project management or matrix organization, being able to work independently while still be a good team player.
Ability to clearly articulate goals and objectives, network, influence, and utilize internal and external resources as well as demonstrated leadership capability, including the ability to inspire and mentor others within a work group.
Strong and passionate brand understanding and ability to deliver a premium consumer experience.
Proficiency with Microsoft applications including PowerPoint, Word and Excel
Ability to travel up to 10% of time