Jon Thomas

Jon Thomas

Sr. Director, Manufacturing Revolution - New Technology Exploration

Location
Portland, Oregon Area
Industry
Sporting Goods

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Jon Thomas's Overview

Current
  • Sr. Director, Manufacturing Revolution - New Technology Exploration at Nike, Inc.
Past
  • Team, License & Promo Apparel Integration Director at Nike, Inc.
  • Product Creation Director at Nike, Inc.
  • Strategic Planning Director - Footwear Creation Operations at Nike, Inc.
  • Footwear Category Operation Director - Bangkok, Thailand at Nike, Inc.
  • Footwear Category Team Leader - Jakarta, Indonesia at Nike, Inc.
  • Manufacturing Operations Director - Montebelluna, Italy at Nike, Inc.
  • Manufacturing Manager - Guangzhou, China at Nike, Inc.
Education
Connections

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Jon Thomas' Experience

Sr. Director, Manufacturing Revolution - New Technology Exploration

Nike, Inc.

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; NKE; Sporting Goods industry

December 2012Present (1 year 10 months) Beaverton, OR

Team, License & Promo Apparel Integration Director

Nike, Inc.

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; NKE; Sporting Goods industry

February 2011December 2012 (1 year 11 months)

Product Creation Director

Nike, Inc.

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; NKE; Sporting Goods industry

January 2007February 2011 (4 years 2 months) Beaverton, Oregon

_Directed all aspects of the seasonal product creation process.
_Established strategic direction - and performance metrics – to optimize product sku efficiency, quality, performance, innovation, sustainability, profitability and consumer/athlete satisfaction requirements.
_Create short, mid, and long-range sourcing strategies to optimize quality, profitability, and delivery objectives.
_Provided team leadership throughout all aspects of the human resource process (staffing, succession planning, career development, etc).

Strategic Planning Director - Footwear Creation Operations

Nike, Inc.

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; NKE; Sporting Goods industry

March 2005January 2007 (1 year 11 months)

Cross-Functional Strategic Planning & Business Goal Integration
New Business Opportunity Analysis & Assessment
Operational Performance Measurement Design & Implementation

Footwear Category Operation Director - Bangkok, Thailand

Nike, Inc.

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; NKE; Sporting Goods industry

January 2002March 2005 (3 years 3 months)

Directed Operational Creation Activities across 7 Footwear teams including:

Local Business Strategy Development
Individual & Team Goal Setting
HRP
Resource Allocation
Performance Management

Footwear Category Team Leader - Jakarta, Indonesia

Nike, Inc.

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; NKE; Sporting Goods industry

July 2000January 2002 (1 year 7 months)

Directed cross functional creation team for Nike Soccer
Led team vision & goal setting in alignment with HQ's strategic objectives
Managed seasonal project creation activities across Nike, manufacturing partners and material suppliers.
Initiated innovation agenda and new product concepts

Manufacturing Operations Director - Montebelluna, Italy

Nike, Inc.

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; NKE; Sporting Goods industry

May 1997July 2000 (3 years 3 months)

New manufacturing facility identification, assessment and implementation.
Short and long range footwear capacity planning
Delivery performance management
Implementation of quality standards and metrics
Manufacturing operations team management

Manufacturing Manager - Guangzhou, China

Nike, Inc.

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; NKE; Sporting Goods industry

August 1995May 1997 (1 year 10 months)

Jon Thomas' Skills & Expertise

  1. Team Leadership
  2. Business Operations
  3. Process Management
  4. Organizational Communication
  5. Cross-functional Team Leadership
  6. Strategic Planning
  7. Communication Skills
  8. Collaborative Problem Solving

Jon Thomas' Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Children
      • Disaster and Humanitarian Relief
      • Economic Empowerment
      • Education
      • Health
      • Human Rights
    • Organizations I support:

      • Hands On Greater Portland
      • Habitat for Humanity International
      • Junior Achievement

Jon Thomas' Education

SASIN Business School - Chulalongkorn Mahawitthayalai

Masters of Management, Finance

20032005

University of Oregon - Charles H. Lundquist College of Business

B.S., Finance & Marketing

19871992

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