Product Capabilities Digital Lead

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. The first spark of a product idea sets the NIKE, Inc. Product team into motion. The team of developers, testers, engineers, designers and managers obsess over Nike’s iconic silhouettes and create groundbreaking new styles. They collaborate, ideate and refine products’ construction, fit and materials. They maintain a keen understanding of consumer and market trends. They skillfully operate at the intersection of buyer needs, technical feasibility and business objectives. And they work lockstep with Merchandising, Design, Manufacturing and others to produce the final result: products that reflect the soul of sport and inspire athletes to reach new levels of performance.
As our Product Capabilities Digital Lead, you’ll be a key player supporting Nike’s strategic initiative to scale Digital Product Creation within the product creation process. You will utilize your advanced Digital Product Creation knowledge, related to 3D virtual prototyping, to provide leadership and support to our product creation community. You’ll provide technical recommendations and support to the Technical Design and Product Development teams within the Product Creation Centers. You will also engage with external factory partners to support Nike’s Digital Development Standards. You’ll evaluate factory partner virtual prototype execution and solve process challenges to meet Nike’s product, performance and business goals. This role will ensure standards execution: creation, maintenance, implementation, training and governance.

Who we are looking for

The candidate needs to have a strong apparel Product Creation knowledge and have an analytical mind-set. This role requires a working knowledge of 3D tools & technologies, such as CLO and Browzwear, to support digital product development. Someone who is eager to embrace new processes, tools and technologies and be able to utilize data for analysis and decision making. We’re looking for a strong collaborator, teacher and digital advocate for our Shanghai Product Creation Center.


You’ll partner with our Global Apparel Development Standards Teams to verify our factories digital competency using 3D virtual prototyping and sampling. You’ll also be responsible to measure a factory’s implementation of Nike’s Digital Standards against defined metrics and prepare comprehensive summaries and recommendations for stakeholders. You will also be a digital subject matter expert to Technical Design and Product Development teams within the Product Creation Centers and become a relied upon player to solve issues in support of our Digital Product Creation processes and standardization. A typical week includes refining and defining process, supporting managing factory engagements, and ensuring our factories can deliver the required digital capacity at key calendar dates.


You will be reporting to our Shanghai based Product Capability Manager in the Global Apparel Development Standards Team. You will work alongside our Technical Design and Product Development teams within the Product Creation Centers, as well a factory partners throughout the globe. You’ll provide digital product creation tool and process expertise to support the Product Creation teams to be at the forefront of implementing new processes, data collection and reporting across the business.

What you bring

* Bachelor’s degree in Apparel Development or Manufacturing, Textile Science, or related field
* Minimum 5 years’ apparel development or manufacturing experience
* Advanced knowledge of the apparel development process from inception through production, including but not limited to construction, pattern making, grading, costing, manufacturing, graphic embellishments, materials and machinery
* Ability to act as a digital resource, technical expert & mentor others
* Demonstrated skill in problem solving and results orientation
* Strong verbal and written communication skills
* Ability to manage a high workload and multiple projects
* Proficiency with MS Office, AirTable and Tableau
* Ability to use Adobe Illustrator, CAD Pattern Design software and 3D software (CLO/ Browzwear/ Optitex)
* Ability to travel 10-15% of the time including International 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.