Nike Converse Sr. Materials Designer in Boston, Massachusetts

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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.

That art school word ‘aesthetic’ comes in handy again. The look and feel of Converse gets funneled through this crew. From Events to Online to Retail to Photography to Messaging, Brand Design is the artistic hand on the color wheel. If you’re looking for a motley band of artists and thinkers, then look no further. We all know what “aesthetic” means, too. We just don’t use it because it’s cheesy.

Description

MISSION:

  • Elevate the Converse product experience with afocus on both the art & science of materials.

  • Design exclusive materials and veneer footwearproducts for our consumers, elevating craft and ensuring manufacturability.

FOCUS:

  • Brings to life the pinnacle tier product forConverse through material design that is trend relevant to our consumer, oftenworking closely with collaborate partners. Uses exceptionaldesign skills to create original, innovative concepts and designs that appropriatelyreflect Converse’s design ethos and lead the industry.

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Creates material tech packs for new, innovativematerial designs, working closely with Materials Development counterpart.Develops appropriate solutions with regard to quality, cost/value,manufacturability, sustainability and aesthetic finish.

  • Handles footwear tech packs for materialapplication; can include product details, color, graphic placement or elevatedpackaging concepts.

  • Works well to tight calendars anddeadlines. Is self-organized and clearly communicates to ensure timelycompletion of each project.

  • Builds awareness of current material trends,through fashion, art, design and related products through market research tokeep abreast of consumer needs.

  • Clear, concise, and thoughtful delivery (verbal,written, visual, listening).

  • Crafts specialized material presentations andpalettes for collaboration meetings.

  • Plans and executes product details, reviews allsamples, troubleshoot issues.

  • Maintains healthy cross-functional relationshipsand builds matrix relationships outside of immediate team.

  • Continuously advances product, process, anddesign skills reflective of an expert design professional.

  • Provides mentorship for lower-level designers asneeded outside of assigned product load.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 7 years relevant work experience. Note:Exception for master’s degree 6+ years

  • Typically requires a bachelor’s degree in materialsdesign or a related field

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Adobe Illustrator,Photoshop and CAD programs, preferably in a Mac environment.

  • Solid presentation skills

  • Ability to meet deadlines

  • Clear and concise communication skills bothwritten and verbal

  • Ability to travel as needed

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 7 years relevant work experience. Note:Exception for master’s degree 6+ years

  • Typically requires a bachelor’s degree in materialsdesign or a related field

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Adobe Illustrator,Photoshop and CAD programs, preferably in a Mac environment.

  • Solid presentation skills

  • Ability to meet deadlines

  • Clear and concise communication skills bothwritten and verbal

  • Ability to travel as needed

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: 00380642

Location: United States-Massachusetts-Boston

Job Category: Design, Converse, Converse I