Footwear Design Lead

NIKE   •  

Beaverton, OR

Industry: Retail & Consumer Goods


8 - 10 years

Posted 28 days ago


As our Footwear Design Lead - NSW Men's, you'll work under the direction of the Design Director to create innovative designs for Nike Lifestyle Footwear products and partner with the cross-functional Category team to create a line from concept to reality. You'll develop seasonal creative strategies and clearly position Nike's performance and design leadership in order to ensure that creative strategies and products inspire key consumers and lead our business forward. You'll also communicate creative strategies, product concepts and consumer insights to internal and external audiences; finalize tech packages and proactively follow the execution of all product details, including construction, color, form, style, detail, fit performance and cost/value requirements; and review all samples and clearly communicate changes required. This opportunity also involves serving as a consumer expert for our Category and Design teams and applying insights from a consumer perspective into all product designs and strategy creation. In addition, you'll ensure product fit and performance criteria, manufacturability, cost/margins, merchandising, aesthetic finish and meeting of product creation timelines for key financial and statement models.


  • Bachelor's degree in Industrial Design or Product Design
  • 8 years' Footwear Design experience
  • Proficient in Macintosh design software applications, comfortable and skilled in visual presentation, as well as vocal salesmanship and language skills
  • Knowledge and experience in technical footwear manufacturing processes, rapid prototyping and 3-D model making processes
  • Outgoing team player, prolific on the board sketcher
  • Footwear-specific experience in the sports products industry is preferred
  • Managerial and business planning skills are a plus