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Global Location & Real Estate Portfolio Director

Nike Beaverton, Oregon
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March 10, 2023
Beaverton, Oregon
  • Expertise in Real Estate Location strategy & proficiency in portfolio management, combined with knowledge of workplace and/or hospitality solutions and services
  • Ability to think strategically, developing strategic relationships and leading with an enterprise mentality
  • Transformative problem solver with talent to orchestrate and lead strategy implementation, looking for opportunities in the unknown
  • Proven track record to plan, prioritize and operationalize sophisticated programs to meet commitments that are aligned with organizational goals in a dynamic, highly matrixed, fast-paced environment
  • High profile verbal, analytical and visual communication skills and ability to express concepts and ideas with clarity and persuasion to influence business partners across all levels of the organization
  • Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills to engage with user groups and to build networks with GPS and other key Nike partners
  • Cross-cultural awareness and sensitivity
Specific work experience
  • Masters or Bachelor's degree in relevant field: real estate, strategy, asset management, portfolio management, finance, Architecture, design, business administration
  • 10+ years of directly relevant work experience
  • A proven record of collaborating and influencing in a highly matrixed organization across a variety of internal and external partners
  • Leadership of large-scale, cross-functional initiatives at a Fortune 500 company
  • Experience in planning and implementation of portfolio strategies
  • Strategic thinking and the ability to prioritize and operationalize shifts in strategy
  • Familiarity with location intelligence tools and techniques
  • Highly developed communication skills - in verbal, written and graphic forms
  • This role may require travel to understand and influence local initiatives and partners, depending on prioritized programs

At Global Places & Services (GPS), we craft and bring to life physical environments and experiences for Nike and the athlete .


As the Director of Global Location and Real Estate Portfolio, you will act as a point of connection between Nike's global business strategies and GPS real estate strategies. You will influence and enable Nike's real estate portfolio strategy through location strategy expertise and innovative Real Estate solutions! In close partnership with the GPS regions, you will understand business insights, leverage location insights and standard methodologies to define our portfolio strategy, craft the network and secure sponsorship from all relevant partners. With your strategic vision, all-round experience and influencing skills, you will lever the range of unique capabilities of GPS and partnerships across Nike to enable the workplace ecosystem of the future.

  • Building of GPS's location intelligence capability: coordinating all disparate efforts currently underway, driving strategic alignment with GPS regions on results, roles & responsibilities across internal & external partners
  • Developing GPS's global location vision and strategy based on integrated demand view across functions & regions, strategic location insights, active portfolio management and real estate thought leadership
  • Defining global RE portfolio reporting requirements and partnering with Workplace Intelligence to develop the roadmap for evolution of real estate reporting capabilities
  • Creating the mechanism to consolidate & assimilate demand signals from global functions (Supply Chain, Technology, Business Continuity, and others)
  • Cross-functional execution of GPS long-term ecosystem planning (LTEP) cycles and continuous evolution of LTEP process
  • Functional ownership of enterprise-wide lease administration strategy & service
  • Partner management of real estate, location intelligence and lease administration partners
  • Mobilize support across the GPS organization as vital to build energy and traction against key ecosystem priorities and initiatives, influencing GPS functional and regional teams to prioritize targets and to integrate insights and findings in their strategies and activations
  • Develop and manage relationships with key business partners to gain understanding of relevant information and ensure insights are incorporated into our GPS data and intelligence capabilities
  • Supervise existing metrics and benchmarking data, proactively introducing innovation into the organization

This role reports to the Sr. Director of GPS Global Operations and is a member of GPS's Global Operations Leadership Team. You will work closely with teammates throughout the GPS Regions and other members of the GPS Leadership Team as well as leaders of Nike's global functions.

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, protected veteran status, or disability. NIKE is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please call +1 and let us know the nature of your request, your location and your contact information.

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