The Everest Group


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North America Distribution Center Innovation Technology Director

  
  
  
Please send resumes to Kate Perez [email protected]
 
About The Company
Our client is Nike Inc. is an innovative, $25B, internationally recognized, Fortune 200 apparel company with an extensive supply chain, international and domestic transportation, and retail network. 
 
Location
Memphis, Tennessee
 
As the North America Distribution Center Innovation Technology Director, you will be responsible for guiding the implementation and operations of Supply Chain capabilities critical to meeting customer and consumer expectations of service, speed, quality, and capacity. You will partner with multiple cross-functional technology and business stakeholders. You will ensure that technology solutions and operations perform to our demanding standards.
 
Role you will play:
Technology direction, planning, and accountability of all Technology designs and implementations for a new Nike Distribution Center
Owner of end-to-end technology solutions development in a scaled, Agile environment across many product-based teams to create the right technology-based capabilities to operate supply chain and product distribution at a scaled capacity with expected levels of service, speed, quality.
Thorough engagement with stakeholders in supporting and implementing Lean Distribution Center processes with the Distribution Center learning center
Effective administration of key stakeholder engagement via continuous and effective communication with peers, partners, team members, and customers
Someone familiar with lean processing and an ability to apply it in complex processing for improved results
Someone with the ability to work effectively across the organization to ensure effective implementation of supply chain technology initiatives and support on many integrated efforts
An innovator; someone with the passion and discipline to get sustainable results from many teams.
A person to provide leadership and direction in goal setting, coaching, staffing, and motivating a team of Nike technology resources
The ability to implement a comprehensive, data-driven approach passionate about tangible metrics that facilitate action and align to business impact
Someone who will embrace standards such as ITIL to optimize resource allocation and customer experiences, while encouraging improvements to those processes
A team member and technology leader that takes accountability for delivering on team commitments; owns mistakes and uses them as opportunities for learning and development
Plan and guide technology budgets including the development and implementation of plans to hit bold productivity targets
Champion sustainable and stable day to day operations across all Distribution Center technology functions
 
Background Profile
Minimum of 8 years of Supply Chain and technology systems experience
Minimum of 5 years progressive experience guiding and managing technical teams
Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Supply Chain Management or related field
Expertise in implementing and supporting large-scale enterprise technology supply chain solutions
Experience developing teams (Senior Manager, Directory level, or above) to produce meaningful results on highly visible and strategically meaningful work
Experience creating packaged and custom solutions using distributed product-based teams and release trains.
In depth knowledge of WMS, WCS, and MHE system capabilities
Excellent knowledge of common corporate scale data integration technologies
Command of reporting, metrics, and data visualization platform and solutions to help the business measure and plan for improvement
Demonstrated Lean experience and knowledge within a distribution center or manufacturing facility.
Thorough understanding of infrastructure technologies
Knowledge of order-to cash process and related ERP system capabilities
Familiarity with Digital (.com) systems, distributed order management, Omnichannel distribution models
Exceptional collaboration, listening, written and verbal communication skills, including an ability to clearly communicate with VP-level leadership, business stakeholders, and technology teams
Demonstrated record working in a highly matrixed and cross-functional environment, guiding people and teams within a scaled Agile framework
Demonstrated leadership excellence regarding team management and organizational evolution, strategic planning, financial planning, budget management, and vendor management
Ability to engage with senior technology and business leaders on strategy as well as cultivate clarity and closure to high profile, mission critical situations
Savvy influencing skills and ability to gather alignment to organizational strategies
Demonstrated experience managing vendors and leveraging external partners
Experience with data and analytics beneficial
 
 
Compensation
Competitive Base Salary with 20% bonus
Generous benefit package
Product discounts
Full relocation
  
Technology direction, planning, and accountability of all Technology designs and implementations for a new Nike Distribution Center
Owner of end-to-end technology solutions development in a scaled, Agile environment across many product-based teams to create the right technology-based capabilities to operate supply chain and product distribution at a scaled capacity with expected levels of service, speed, quality.
Thorough engagement with stakeholders in supporting and implementing Lean Distribution Center processes with the Distribution Center learning center
Effective administration of key stakeholder engagement via continuous and effective communication with peers, partners, team members, and customers
Someone familiar with lean processing and an ability to apply it in complex processing for improved results
Someone with the ability to work effectively across the organization to ensure effective implementation of supply chain technology initiatives and support on many integrated efforts
An innovator; someone with the passion and discipline to get sustainable results from many teams.
A person to provide leadership and direction in goal setting, coaching, staffing, and motivating a team of Nike technology resources
The ability to implement a comprehensive, data-driven approach passionate about tangible metrics that facilitate action and align to business impact
Someone who will embrace standards such as ITIL to optimize resource allocation and customer experiences, while encouraging improvements to those processes
A team member and technology leader that takes accountability for delivering on team commitments; owns mistakes and uses them as opportunities for learning and development
Plan and guide technology budgets including the development and implementation of plans to hit bold productivity targets
Champion sustainable and stable day to day operations across all Distribution Center technology functions

Background Profile
Minimum of 8 years of Supply Chain and technology systems experience
Minimum of 5 years progressive experience guiding and managing technical teams
Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Supply Chain Management or related field
Expertise in implementing and supporting large-scale enterprise technology supply chain solutions
Experience developing teams (Senior Manager, Directory level, or above) to produce meaningful results on highly visible and strategically meaningful work
Experience creating packaged and custom solutions using distributed product-based teams and release trains.
In depth knowledge of WMS, WCS, and MHE system capabilities
Excellent knowledge of common corporate scale data integration technologies
Command of reporting, metrics, and data visualization platform and solutions to help the business measure and plan for improvement
Demonstrated Lean experience and knowledge within a distribution center or manufacturing facility.
Thorough understanding of infrastructure technologies
Knowledge of order-to cash process and related ERP system capabilities
Familiarity with Digital (.com) systems, distributed order management, Omnichannel distribution models
Exceptional collaboration, listening, written and verbal communication skills, including an ability to clearly communicate with VP-level leadership, business stakeholders, and technology teams
Demonstrated record working in a highly matrixed and cross-functional environment, guiding people and teams within a scaled Agile framework
Demonstrated leadership excellence regarding team management and organizational evolution, strategic planning, financial planning, budget management, and vendor management
Ability to engage with senior technology and business leaders on strategy as well as cultivate clarity and closure to high profile, mission critical situations
Savvy influencing skills and ability to gather alignment to organizational strategies
Demonstrated experience managing vendors and leveraging external partners
Experience with data and analytics beneficial


Compensation
Competitive Base Salary with 20% bonus
Generous benefit package
Product discounts
Full relocation