Nike Logistics Systems Distribution Center Director - LEAN

    • Memphis, TN

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

The NIKE, Inc. Supply Chain team is the engine that propels product around the world. Supply Chain experts ensure that every year, almost a billion units of footwear, apparel and equipment arrive at the right place, at the right time. To ensure this complex job goes off without a hitch, Supply Chain teams work with a network of more than 50 distribution centers, thousands of accountants, and more than 100,000 retail stores worldwide - making the impossible happen every single day.

Nike Supply Chain authorities ensure that every year 900 million pieces of footwear, apparel and equipment arrive at the right destination on time. That's no easy task. The complex process involves more than 50 distribution centers, a network of thousands of accounts, and more than 100,000 retail stores around the world. Supply Chain professionals from Laakdal, Belgium, to Memphis, Tenneessee, to São Paulo, Brasil, make it happen. They constantly push for ways to make Nike's supply chain faster, more efficient and more responsive to Nike's always-changing consumer needs.

As NLS Director for Nike's most recent node, an omni-channel, multi-category facility located in the greater Memphis area you will establish the vision and strategic direction for the operation's Nike Logistics System. Together with the Logistics Leadership teams, you will translate business and market directions in pragmatic growth and innovation plans in logistics. You will drive relevant logistics initiatives to increase our efficiencies while enhancing our service offering, to enable the best value proposition for our customers. Innovative logistics concepts are deployed across the different functions. You will develop and grow the NLS capabilities and its people in a way that the team can efficiently support this strategic transformation. The NLS Director reports directly to the General Manager of NA Nike Distribution a member of the NA Leadership team.

Key Accountabilities:

Visioning: Imagining the future logistics system. Communicating that preferred future in a way that inspires others to move toward it.

Team Management: Leading, managing, driving and inspiring the NLS team and people to ensure we deliver NLS in all logistics functions in full on time, with focus on safety, quality and productivity, within a climate of commitment, flexibility and continuous process improvement.

Communication Management: Developing a communication strategy and action plan that will enable people to feel connected with the NLS roll out. The NLS communication builds trust and true understanding. Both internal employees and Nike Business Partners know where we're going, believe it is the right place to go and know what to do to help get there. Make sure that the whole plan is executed according to timelines and content expectations.

Transition Management: Helping an organization and each of its people to make the transition from today to the future with minimal business disruption.

Deliver Results: Handling resources in a way that the team can effectively make progress towards clear expectations, goals.

Technical and professional knowledge: Adding value to Nike by contributing skills and expertise in Logistics & SC management, Retail and Lean Thinking.

Problem Solving and good Judgment: Using a methodical process of analyzing problems, gathering information and generating options. Deciding on a course of actions that moves the organization towards its actions.


  • 4-6 years relevant working experience at senior level in a large organization with a complex business environment
  • A deep understanding of Lean and TPS
  • Strong understanding of Supply Chain Management theory and best practices.
  • Demonstrated track record of delivering results (quality, time, budget) on large global or regionally based projects
  • Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Strong networking skills and a proven track record in working within a multi-team environment and delivering change through solid "project management".
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken) to all layers in the organization

  • Footwear and Apparel Experience
  • Lean or Six Sigma background

Educational Background
  • BS of Business, Logistics, Applied Economics or similar degree is required
  • MBA is preferred

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.

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