Nike CONVERSE Senior Buyer - eCommerce in Boston, Massachusetts

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, it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

We’ve got the goods. We just need the people who believe in the goods. That’s you. You see the product in the space. And you get how to make it leave the space. In someone’s bag, on someone’s feet. You’re a trendwatcher. A callmaker. Maybe even a visionary. You throw Product and Retail into a blender and make it come out as smooth delicious Success.

Description

For Converse Buyers, everything begins and ends with the consumer. The Converse buying team understands consumer needs. They blend art with science to bring Converse’s category vision to life in all retail environments from stores to online. The Buying team has the 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.

As our Senior E-commerce Footwear Buyer, you’ll be responsible for owning and driving topline seasonal direction to support total store business strategies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute seasonal category product strategies in orderto achieve ideal product assortment to deliver profitable revenue and grossmargin dollar growth.

  • Be the owner of short and long term product strategies to grow thebusiness and brand.

  • Develop monthly forecasts of sales and inventory.

  • Communicate category and buying strategies to cross functional andcategory business partners.

  • Own the management of multiple sub categories.

  • Partner closely with Planning, Allocation, Merchandising, Marketing,and Analytics.

  • Develop methods for analyzing performance of previous businessstrategies and make tactical adjustments to leverage opportunities for increasedprofitability.

  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to ensure that Converse.com hasthe right types of product available to meet the needs of the consumer.

  • Mentor, train, educate, and coach a team and serve as a knowledgeresource for other team members.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Merchandising, Inventory Managementor a related field preferred

  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience in Merchandising or Buying relatedrole, Planning experience a plus

  • Ability to develop and execute strategic plans

  • Capacity to partner with Director to identify category productopportunities to drive business

  • Proficient in short term & long term product forecasting(revenue and trends)

  • Ability to solve complex problems and take a new perspective usingexisting solutions

  • Proficient information seeking skills and drive for results

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including meetingfacilitation and presentations

  • Ability to communicate and conduct presentations to all levels inthe organization, including senior management

  • Ability to follow through and meet timelines

  • Intimate knowledge of Digital marketplace and trends

  • Strong analytical and leadership skills

  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office, including Excel and PowerPoint

  • Experience managing and developing direct reports

  • Footwear buying experience a must

  • Ability 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: 00340296

Location: United States-Massachusetts-Boston

Job Category: Merchandising, Product Management & Merchandising, Converse I, Merchandising & Product Management, Converse