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7662087 – Design Operations Manager / Footwear

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The Design Ops Manager is an enthusiastic, motivated, intuitive and well-organized team player who ensures the Design Studio runs smoothly on a day-to-day basis. 



• They will drive, implement and manage design process systems and procedures, solve problems and prioritize amongst multiple tasks. 

• The will provide the energy, focus and organizational horsepower to drive process excellence and enable Nike design to have creative space and focus. 

• Serve as Chief of Staff to the Design Director 

• Manage day-to-day operations of studio 

• Implement existing templates and tools to drive design process results 

• Develop plans for achieving key dates and deliverables 

• Establish and foster strong cross-functional relationship with Product Management, Development, and Merchandising partners 

• Foster a high-performance team and studio by executing process excellence and driving synergy across Product, Color and Materials design functions 

• Work closely with Ops Director to ensure all policy and procedures are properly implemented for design teams 

• Ensure adherence to deadlines and deliverables both for design teams and for downstream and upstream partners 

• Manage design team budget including monthly reporting to Finance 

• Partner with Design Director to create inspiring, motivational and educational experiences for design teams to support team building and creative exploration 



• Bachelor’s Degree 

• Experience working in creative studios 

• Experience with product creation process (specifically apparel or footwear)

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