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Regional Standards Engineering Director (Vietnam or Indonesia)

Country : Vietnam Vietnam

Town : Ho Chi Minh City

Category : Production - Quality

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Job description

The NIKE Costing Framework (NCF) is a unique program within Global Sourcing and Manufacturing (GSM) Finance that is revolutionizing footwear product costing across NIKE Manufacturing Partners. NIKE Costing bridges Footwear Development, Planning, Sourcing and Manufacturing through a driver-based costing platform that provides actionable transparency to manufacturing costs.
We are looking for a Regional Standards Engineering Director to join our Regional Footwear Standards Engineering team located in Vietnam or in Indonesia. This team leader will drive the strategic vision for and lead the development of labor and material standards enabling a new driver-based Footwear Product Costing with Nike's key finished goods vendors. As a regional functional leader, he/she will also drive the strategic vision and execution of Cost Optimization efforts across multiple factory partner groups and manufacturing locations.
You will create & own the strategic vision and direction for the Footwear Cost Engineering Standards team contributing to the overall Footwear Product Cost management strategy. You'll lead a team of Standards Engineers, whose primary accountability will be the creation and implementation of costing standards in the space of labor and process materials and driving cost optimization initiatives. You will coach and guide them work cross-functionally to ensure costing standards support product creation. You will partner internally with leadership across manufacturing, Finance, and Product Creation teams to ensure initiatives and work tracks are aligned and support Nike's overall Footwear costing strategy, as well as partnering with external stakeholders on evaluation and implementation of those standards. You will lead and influence strategic costing and optimization discussions with Manufacturing Partners throughout all phases of creation and production. You will clearly and concisely communicate costing strategies, leveraging engineering and manufacturing knowledge, for portfolio, product or process improvements. You will actively participate and build relationships across the Product Creation, GSM, and Manufacturing Partner leadership teams. As a motivational leader for the function and talent in GSM, responsibilities also include recruiting, training and developing cost engineering talent. Further, you will help drive the continuous improvement of costing framework including oversight and resourcing for functional and program initiatives, turning costing and manufacturing concepts into reality. This role will serve as both an internal and external subject matter expert and change leader in Footwear Costing.
This role will report to the Regional Footwear Cost & Stds. Engineering Sr. Director. As the leader of the Standards Engineering team, you will be working regionally with Partner Management Costing teams, Engineering/ Modernization, Product Creation, etc. and also with NCF Standards Strategy & Ops, Global teams located in WHQ/Beaverton. This role will require some travel across SE Asia and to Nike WHQ in Beaverton Oregon in the United States.


* Bachelor degree in Mechanical or Industrial engineering preferred.
* At least 7-10 years of progressive responsibility in costing in Consumer goods. Footwear costing experience highly preferred.
* Strong understanding of Industrial Engineering practices and manufacturing methodologies
* Proven ability to deliver results
* Demonstrated experience influencing people in a highly matrixed and collaborative environment
* Ability to lead teams, manage complex projects, and balance multiple workstreams
* Self-directed and comfortable working in ambiguous environments
* Strong problem-solving skills, deep process and operational experience is beneficial
* Excellent communication skills, including strong written and presentation abilities in English
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