Sustainability Finance Manager

  • NIKE
  • Beaverton, OR, USA
  • Apr 21, 2019
Full time Business Development Management Sustainability

Job Description

Become a Part of the NIKE, Inc. Team

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.

Like any winning team, Nike, Inc. relies on talented, ambitious individuals to thrive. Every day, the Corporate Service teams raise the bar on excellence. The diverse disciplines that make up these teams include Finance, Facilities, Legal, Human Resources, Procurement, Child Development, Administrative Support, Strategic Planning and more. Corporate Services drives innovation in process, technologies and services, while fueling the company with exceptional levels of support.

The Nike, Inc. Finance, Strategic Planning and Procurement teams play a key role in fueling the growth of Nike, Inc. Finance identifies opportunities and catalyzes action to drive value for every Nike shareholder. Strategic Planning helps write the future of the business by charting Nike’s path forward. Nike Procurement maximizes the value of the company’s investments in external resources and secures the best supplier relationships to drive business success. Across Nike’s diverse geographies and businesses, the teams’ unwavering commitment to excellence keeps the company one step ahead of the competition.

Today, the opportunities for growth across Nike, Inc.’s business portfolio offer more potential than ever. Nike Finance employees play a key role in that progress by identifying and capitalizing on opportunities to drive value for every Nike shareholder. They manage accounting and reporting for Nike’s multi-billion-dollar global investment portfolio, debt and equity instruments, and other Treasury activities. They strategize, forecast, audit, analyze, budget, research and lead important decisions. Across Nike’s diverse geographies and businesses, Finance employees deliver far more than just the numbers.

Every successful team at Nike, Inc. 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.

Nike, Inc.’s relentless pursuit of product innovation and sustainable growth demands bold new ways of doing business – including supplier engagement. Stretching far beyond conventional sourcing, Nike Procurement secures the best supplier relationships to drive business success. The team maximizes the value and reach of the company’s investments in external resources, including product materials, marketing services, digital tools, temporary labor, high-tech manufacturing equipment and other products and services to fuel business growth and sustainability.


As our Finance Manager supporting Sustainability, you'll participate in NIKE’s financial planning process, ensuring optimal investment and returns against an Sustainability strategic initiatives.

You'll develop cross-functional partnerships, develop and prepare financial models that underpinning the key shifts in our business. You’ll have the opportunity to work across the organization and with external partners/ Additionally, you will distribute timely and insightful financial analysis of pertinent information to determine progress against strategic plan, budget, and forecast.

Specifically, you will drive the following areas:

  • Develop financial models / frameworks to guide enterprise processes and thinking around investment and returns
  • Enhance internal reporting against key dimensions of both spend and value creation to inform executive level governance
  • Identify appropriate measures of success / key KPIs to assess performance against key strategies and investment
  • Ensure cross-functional alignment with finance and business partners
  • Model and propose a framework for the investment and return associated with new sustainability technologies in product, manufacturing, and logistics
  • Create cohesive storylines based on analytical long-term models to influence decisions through critical planning milestones


  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or a related field
  • 2 years' additional experience may be considered in lieu of a degree
  • MBA, CPA or CMA is strongly preferred
  • Advanced level degree or accounting certification may be considered in lieu of 1 year experience
  • 6+ years' experience in financial reporting, financial planning, strategic planning and annual budgeting
  • Experience in a Fortune 500 consumer products or other multi-national firm is preferred
  • Attention to detail in the development of management quality reporting and analytics for executive-level personnel
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a large organization
  • Proven strong financial analysis skills; technical corporate finance, accounting, and valuation skills
  • Superior written and oral presentation skills; ability to communicate and present to senior management (PowerPoint proficient)
  • Strong proficiency with financial analysis tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Access
  • Experience with SAP (COPA, BW, ECCS) is preferred
  • Problem structuring and strategic problem solving skills
  • Attention to detail in the development of management quality reporting and analytics for senior management
  • Experience in investment banking, management consulting, or financial planning and analysis at a large corporation is a plus
  • Ability to pass a 7 year background check

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.

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