Human Resources

Director, HR Business Partner – North America Nike Direct Culture & Compliance

Beaverton, Oregon

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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.


Our next Director, HR Business Partner (HRBP) will act as a change agent and will bring a deep understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities of a complex North America (NA) retail environment. We are searching for a dynamic leader who thrives in ambiguity and is flexible and adaptable to change in a fast-paced organization. Demonstrating experience building strategic HR communication plans and problem solving, our HR team demonstrates strong executive communication and presentation skills to communicate across all levels of the organization. Our HR team is driven by results, influences and leads with minimal direction all while collaborating and operationalizing programs that immediately benefit our Store Athletes.


In partnership with HR Compliance, HR Direct, Store Operations and the Legal team, you will ensure that we are staying compliant with constantly evolving laws, regulations, policies and processes. You will be the voice of the field related to HR issues within Total Rewards, Talent Management, Learning and Development, Employee Relations and DE&I.

You will also play a pivotal role in building leadership capability and driving engagement through proactive partnerships with both business and COE partners! Leading the NA HR incident command for the retail field, you'll lead the day-to-day crisis management in partnership with HR Direct, Store Operations, Total Rewards, Payroll, Legal and Communications. You will align with these teams on a philosophy and approach to the various crisis scenarios to effectively support the business and Nike Store Athletes.


We are all in this together! You will work as a point of escalation through partnership with Retail Leadership, HR COE’s, Retail Operations and Communications. You will work closely with the NA Nike Direct HR team and Nike Direct leadership teams in order to drive real time solutions. You will report directly to the NA Sr HRBP Retail, and will work closely with Nike HR COE partners and the Nike Direct Territory HRBPs.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management or a related field or a combination of relevant experience, education and training.
  • 8 years' of HR experience, working in close partnership with Total Rewards, Employee Relations, Recruiting, HR Operations – in service of a retail organization.
  • 2+ years in an HR Business Partner or similar role.
  • Experience supporting executive leaders in organizations.
  • Deep knowledge of the retail landscape, retail business drivers and retail HR practices.
  • Proven experience in managing and delivering projects and programs involving cross-functional partners.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills at all levels of the organization – ability to make the complex simple, and adjust communication style and content to the relevant audience.
  • Proven experience of developing strong, collaborative partnerships with business leaders and cross-functional teams.

Nike requires all applicants for this position to be vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of hire. As an equal opportunity employer, Nike will make accommodations to individuals who cannot be vaccinated in accordance with applicable law.

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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