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, Inc. it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.
NIKE is a technology company. From our flagship website and five-star mobile apps to developing products, managing big data and providing leading edge engineering and systems support, our teams at NIKE Global Technology exist to revolutionize the future at the confluence of tech and sport. We invest and develop advances in technology and employ the most creative people in the world, and then give them the support to constantly innovate, iterate and serve consumers more directly and personally. Our teams are innovative, diverse, multidisciplinary and collaborative, taking technology into the future and bringing the world with it.
The Senior Director of Discovery Innovation for the Technology Innovation Office (TIO) will lead groundbreaking innovation practices and foster a culture of innovation throughout the enterprise to drive a coordinated innovation strategy and roadmap with a strong external focus on the startup ecosystem. This person will report into the VP, Technology Innovation.
In your role, you will help prioritize technology innovation initiatives according to the TIO Roadmapand drive a culture of innovation across the firm, while ensuring that internal business teams aresignificantly connected to the broader technology ecosystem, including strategic technology vendors,emerging technology companies (startups), universities, VC’s. This person will be responsible for fostering best-in-class partnerships and research trends, and evaluating whether to build, buy, investor partner with these emerging companies. The Senior Director of Technology Innovation Discovery will help formulate clear go-to-market strategy, build outstanding innovations in partnership with Nike teams across the enterprise to drive the technological innovations that increase partner’s value (i.e.customers, partners, shareholders, etc.) within the overall Nike organization.
This role requires strengths in technology leadership, leading technology innovation teams,relationship development/management, multi-functional team building, deal sourcing and negotiations. This is an outstanding ambitious opportunity for a strong self-starter to impact and craftthe technology innovation agenda for many years to come. The candidate will work independently to develop new areas with the ability to work in a multifaceted unstructured environment.
WHAT YOU BRING
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.