Strategic Planning Director

Working at our EMEA headquarters (EHQ) in Hilversum, you'll be part of the EMEA Strategic Planning team. You'll be responsible for one or more categories supporting the Nike Category Leadership Team to develop and execute near and long-term growth strategies, to define business initiatives and plans, and to manage key strategic projects for the business. You will be reporting into EMEA Strategic Planning Senior Director who reports directly to the VP/GM of EMEA, and you will sit on an EMEA Category Leadership Team.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Shape and drive Category strategic priorities to create the Category future, engaging with Category leadership team to define project scope and drive implementation
  • Coordinate strategic planning process milestones and deliverables, including developing of 3 years strategic plans, annual plans, quarterly business reviews and other business updates
  • Provide insights and analytical support for strategic initiatives, research projects related to market trends, consumer profiles and competitive intelligence
  • Develop high-impact presentations to communicate strategic plans and visions across the organization
  • Be a chief agent for change, connecting across the organisation to drive opportunities through to reality, anticipating and solving hurdles along the way
  • Act as chief of staff for the Category GM, being their proxy in Leadership Team meetings capable of making informed business decisions, as well as shaping team meetings
  • Coaching of more junior members of the strategic planning team, in particular on strategic thinking, analysis and storytelling for senior leadership


Qualifications


  • Strong academic background - MBA preferred
  • At least 8 years working experience, including extensive experience in management consulting, strategic planning or business development
  • Strategic mindset: proven ability to use strategic tools and frameworks to analyze complex strategic problems, develop clear recommendations and present findings
  • Quantitative background: proven ability to synthesize data and analyze research related to consumers, industries & competitors
  • Problem solver: ability to break down and simplify ambiguous problems into executable milestones & actions
  • Project leadership: proven ability to effectively scope and execute projects end to end and to lead senior cross-functional teams
  • Presentation prowess: proven ability to craft and articulate compelling presentations with engaging storytelling for communicating strategies and recommendations
  • Excellent communication (in English) and relationship management skills - the ability to present and communicate to senior, high profile leaders
  • Team orientated: strong interpersonal skills and ability to work the matrix to reach project milestones, whilst also a pro-active self-starter who can work independently
  • A passion for Nike - our product, our brand and our mission - and more generally for sports and fashion


  • Strong academic background - MBA preferred
  • At least 8 years working experience, including extensive experience in management consulting, strategic planning or business development
  • Strategic mindset: proven ability to use strategic tools and frameworks to analyze complex strategic problems, develop clear recommendations and present findings
  • Quantitative background: proven ability to synthesize data and analyze research related to consumers, industries & competitors
  • Problem solver: ability to break down and simplify ambiguous problems into executable milestones & actions
  • Project leadership: proven ability to effectively scope and execute projects end to end and to lead senior cross-functional teams
  • Presentation prowess: proven ability to craft and articulate compelling presentations with engaging storytelling for communicating strategies and recommendations
  • Excellent communication (in English) and relationship management skills - the ability to present and communicate to senior, high profile leaders
  • Team orientated: strong interpersonal skills and ability to work the matrix to reach project milestones, whilst also a pro-active self-starter who can work independently
  • A passion for Nike - our product, our brand and our mission - and more generally for sports and fashion



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