Nike Multi-Brand Planning Manager 2 in Melbourne, Australia

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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.

Every successful team at Nike needs a brilliant game plan. Strategic Planning teams keep the company moving in the right direction by leading the strategic business planning process and spearheading transformational projects across Nike businesses and geographies. Embedded in teams across the company, strategy professionals explore complex business issues; conduct consumer, competitive and market analyses; create financial models and develop action plans. The Strategic Planning teams help write the future of sport by charting Nike’s path forward.


We are currently recruiting for a newly created position of Multi-Brand Planning Manager; this is a full-time position, based in Melbourne, reporting to the Marketplace Planning & Analytics Director. The mission of the Multi-Brand Planning Manager is to lead and manage a team and collaborate with key cross-functional stakeholders to deliver an actionable perspective on market risk and opportunities; you will engage cross-functional partners to deliver support for and execution against the plans.

Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Lead and develop Multi-Brand Business and Retail Planners for Fewer/Better accounts and rest of marketplace

  • Work as part of the Geo Multi-Brand Planning and Territory Multi-Brand Senior leadership teams and provide expertise on planning strategies

  • Support planning to ensure Pre-season, In-season and Post-season financial plans represent true market demand across the Multi-Brand

  • Strategic long-range and annual planning - create and execute multi-year planning strategies, including long-range, pre-season, in-season and post-season planning

  • Engage cross-functional partners in S&OP, Merchandising, Finance and Brand to deliver support for and execution against the plans

  • Manage the array of planning tools to provide an informed point of view on current and future sales, profitability and marketplace health

Preference will be given to applicants who have:

  • Bachelor degree in Business, Finance, Sales, Fashion, Marketing or related field

  • Proven experience in Buying, Planning, Allocation and/or Vendor Sales for a multi-channel or multi-store retailer or Assortment planning experience with other APP/FW wholesale organisation

  • A comprehensive understanding of retail maths, coupled with experience in gross margin profitability planning

  • Experience in developing an understanding of customers, competitors and retail trends

  • Ability to interpret financial sales data to make decisions and recommendations that impact the business

  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office, proficiency in Excel

  • Excellent written and verbal communication, and strong presentation skills

  • Experience with planning software/tools and merchandise management systems; knowledge of POS data systems would be advantageous

  • Experience leading and managing a large team within own function and cross-functionally

  • The ability to work in a complex matrix environment

  • Solid influencing and negotiating skills

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: 7008

Location: Australia-Victoria-Melbourne

Job Category: Strategic Planning