Human Resources

Director, Diversity & Inclusion Business Partner, Mid-South

Memphis, Tennessee

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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, Inc. it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

NIKE, Inc.’s uncompromising focus on human potential extends to its workforce. Nike Human Resources teams help attract, retain, and reward the world’s most innovative people by creating programs to help them thrive. They accelerate company growth as stewards of culture, organizational effectiveness, talent and change. The global Human Resources community includes experts in talent planning, talent acquisition, talent development, compensation and benefits, employee relations and more. Together, they develop a motivated, diverse and engaged global team.


We are looking for a Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Business Partner for our Global Operations and Logistics (GOaL), Global Sourcing and Manufacturing (GSM), and Air Manufacturing Innovation (AirMI) functions! We are in need of an advisor who will deeply embed themselves in the business to assess the needs of the organization, develop relevant solutions and support execution through mentoring and thought partnership. We are looking for a leader who encourages others to act, embodying servant leadership and emotional intelligence!

This role can be based in St. Louis, MO or Memphis, TN and also supports teams in Oregon, California, Indiana, Mississippi, Singapore, Vietnam and Canada. The Director will work onsite, based on client needs. Primary travel will occur between Memphis and St. Louis with other mid-South locations occurring less frequently.


In this position, you will own the execution of D&I strategies with your business partners, and support executive communications on D&I topics. You’ll develop and operationalize innovative and forward-leaning global D&I solutions that enable business groups to progress on their goals. To understand business priorities and needs and incorporate other points of view, you will build collaborative relationships with cross-functional teams and partner with Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). You’ll use evidence-based standard methodologies and problem solving skills to diagnose root causes to challenges, while using data to identify trends, insights and gaps to advise strategy, as well as relevant programming. In partnership with Diversity Program Managers, you’ll build and manage training programs for employees, and develop programs which attract, retain and promote diverse talent. You’ll also collaborate with Recruiting and HR Business Partners to develop effective diversity recruiting strategies and programs.


You will work closely with global cross-functional partners to provide thought leadership, be responsible for business relationships and set and decisively execute initiatives that help the business make progress against their D&I goals. You will collaborate with senior leaders, hiring managers, HR Business Partners, and recruiting to help build dynamic ways to develop talent communities. As the subject matter authority, you’ll analyze and present talent demographics, assess data trends and provide insights to key partners. You will be the face of the D&I team for the groups you support, cascading enterprise service offerings, and helping to track and measure effectiveness. Finally, you will partner with the larger Global D&I team to ensure the strategy for your business groups is consistent with the broader D&I strategy.

  • Bachelor’s degree in HR, Business, or a related field.
  • 8+ years demonstrable experience in D&I, Human Resources, or people strategy or related field.
  • 2 additional years of experience required in lieu of a degree.
  • 5 years demonstrable experience in a client services/consulting role.
  • Exposure to Business Strategy, Human Capital Strategy and Global D&I Strategy.
  • Experience driving large-scale global organizational change through strategic global programming.
  • Experience analyzing and interpreting data and translating analyses into recommendations.
  • Understanding of how to influence geographically dispersed teams, utilizing storytelling abilities and presentation skills.
  • Experience optimally influencing key business partners across and within business units.
  • Strong project management abilities; capable of prioritizing and balancing multiple projects simultaneously, under tight time timelines and within budget parameters.
  • Master’s degree in Business or HR-related program.
  • Experience supporting Operations, Distribution and/or manufacturing organizations.
  • Results-oriented, self-starter who demonstrates experience navigating ambiguity and excelling in a fast-paced, highly matrixed environment.

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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At NIKE, Inc. we promise to provide a premium, inclusive, compelling and authentic candidate experience. Delivering on this promise means we allow you to be at your best — and to do that, you need to understand how the hiring process works. Transparency is key. * This overview explains our hiring process for corporate roles. Note there may be different hiring steps involved for non-corporate roles.

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