Mark Parker Let’s Us Know What He Looks For In A Potential Nike Employee!
By JuanofaKind - Jan 30, 2016
Ever wonder what it takes to land a gig with Nike? What is it that Nike looks for in a potential employee? CEO, Mark Parker is here to let us know what it is they look for and exactly what it takes to be a part of team Nike.
Mark Parker recently sat down and had an interview with the Portland Business Journal and gave some insight on what it is he personally looks for when looking to add a new member to the team. Check out the excerpt of his interview below, and read the entire interview here.
Nike has hired more than 2,000 workers at its Oregon headquarters since 2012. What does the company look for in new employees?
AT NIKE, WE’VE BUILT A CULTURE THAT ATTRACTS SMART, CURIOUS AND HIGHLY CREATIVE EMPLOYEES. OF COURSE A PASSION FOR SPORT IS ALSO CRITICAL BECAUSE NO MATTER WHERE YOU WORK — IN DESIGN, AT RETAIL OR IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN — WE ARE ALL FOCUSED ON SERVING THE ATHLETE. WE ALSO LOOK FOR PEOPLE WHO STRIKE A BALANCE BETWEEN MASTERING THE FUNDAMENTALS OF THEIR ROLE AND PUSHING THE EDGES OF WHAT’S EXPECTED FROM THEM. THAT’S WHAT DRIVES NEW THINKING ACROSS OUR COMPANY AND THAT’S HOW PEOPLE GROW IN THEIR CAREERS HERE. I STARTED AT NIKE IN DESIGN, BUT I WAS ALWAYS LOOKING FOR WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE TEAM IN AN EXPANDED WAY. AND WE ARE BIG BELIEVERS IN THE POWER OF THE COLLECTIVE – IN UNITING INDIVIDUALS WITH DIFFERENT STRENGTHS, EXPERIENCES AND POINTS OF VIEW. THE CHEMISTRY ACROSS OUR DIVERSE TEAMS MAKES US STRONGER TOGETHER THAN WE COULD EVER BE AS INDIVIDUALS.
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