Human Resources

Director, HR Business Partner, Nike Direct – New York City & Northeast

New York, United States

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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 Director, HR Business Partner (HRBP) is responsible for providing solutions, thought partnership, and business talent strategies to North America (NA) Retail leaders! We are looking for a passionate HR leader to communicate, execute and deliver key HR programs, best practices and people solutions to our retail field teams. HRBPs provide strategic consultation and coaching to leaders on organizational issues that contribute to growth of the business and the team. We need a leader who will serve as a key resource for employees through sensing, listening and providing mentorship. We are searching for an HR change agent who thrives in ambiguity, is flexible and adaptable to change in a fast-paced organization and can demonstrate strong executive communication and presentation skills to communicate across all levels of the organization.


In this role, you will build organizational alignment and capability through development and/or facilitation of appropriate leader-focused interventions with both Global Functional and Geo teams (e.g., team effectiveness, org design, employee engagement, etc.). You’ll also support the strategic workforce plans that are aligned with business strategies and objectives, and apply diagnosis skills and core metrics to guide in the shaping of appropriate and innovative HR solutions for the field in conjunction with leaders and HR COE partners. You’ll provide HR expertise on business strategies, as well as sound business expertise, to NA America Retail leaders and their cross-functional leadership teams. Finally, you will be accountable for the state of the NA Retail Territory bench, succession, and career planning, while also sharing business inputs with COEs and Employee Services, enabling them to create business-focused solutions.


Alongside the broader HRBP field team, you’ll help build and implement HR Strategy across multiple teams and NIKE Stores within the territory! You will report to the Sr. Director, HRBP, North America Retail, but collaborate across all HR COEs. You are aligned to the North America Retail Stores, West Territory and their leadership teams.




  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, HR, Behavioral Sciences or a related field or a combination of relevant experience, education, and training.
  • 8-10+ years of demonstrated HR Generalist and/or HR Specialist experience.
  • Experience supporting executive leaders in organizations.
  • Well-developed retail industry knowledge, market insight, and proven enterprise thinking.
  • Demonstrable experience developing partnerships with business leaders, particularly in helping them manage significant organizational change during periods of realignment and growth.
  • Available to travel 25%.
  • Experience leading or partnering with Org Design/Org Effectiveness, Talent Management, Employee Relations, Recruiting, and Total Rewards.
  • Demonstrable experience setting and leading organizational effectiveness, organization efficiency and design initiatives, as well as multi-year talent strategies.

Nike requires all applicants for this position to be vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of hire, unless otherwise required by law. 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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