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

Human Resources, Corporate Services

Like any winning team, Nike, Inc. relies on talented, ambitious individuals to thrive. Every day, the Corporate Service teams raise the bar on excellence. The diverse disciplines that make up these teams include Finance, Facilities, Legal, Human Resources, Procurement, Child Development, Administrative Support, Strategic Planning and more. Corporate Services drives innovation in process, technologies and services, while fueling the company with exceptional levels of support.

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.

The Human Resources Specialist position is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the HR function in Memphis; assisting and advising Nike Managers on people related matters.  The HR Specialist manages the administration of the human resources policies, procedures, and programs. The HR Specialist carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas: Human Resource Information Systems, employee relations, training and development, compensation, organizational development, and employment.  This position reports to the HR Manager.
Essential Functions:
  1. Assists with the development and administration of programs, procedures, and guidelines to help align the workforce with the strategic goals of the company.
  2. Partners with management to communicate Human Resources policies, procedures, programs, and laws.
  3. Provides employee relations counseling.
  4. Serves as the first point of HR on-site contact.
  5. Recommends employee relations practices necessary to establish a positive employer-employee relationship and promote a high level of employee morale and motivation.
  6. Participates in and at times take the lead on investigations when employee complaints or concerns are brought forth.
  7. Advises frontline supervisors on steps in the progressive discipline process. Counsels supervisors on employment issues.
  8. Complies with all existing governmental and labor legal and government reporting requirements including any related to the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Department of Laborworker compensation, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and so forth.
  9. Protects the interests of employees and the company in accordance with Nike Human Resources policies and governmental laws and regulations.
  10. Assists with employee communication and feedback through such avenues as company meetings, newsletters, employee focus groups and one-on-one meetings.
  11. Monitors the organization's culture so that it supports the attainment of the company's goals and promotes employee satisfaction.
  12. Gather, analyze and correlate data to draw out root cause.
  • General knowledge of employment laws and practices.
  • HR Expertise
  • Relationship Management/Interpersonal Skills
  • Coaching/Counseling/Consultation Skills
  • Effective oral and written communication.
  • Evidence of the practice of a high level of confidentiality.
  • Desire to work as a team with a results driven approach.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Aptitude in problem-solving.
Supervisory Responsibility
This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities but does serve as a coach and mentor for other positions within the distribution center.
Work Environment
This job operates in a professional office environment within a distribution center.
10% travel is expected for this position.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position with work days being Monday through Friday; with schedule flexing as necessary based on business and operational need.
Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

  • A bachelor's degree and three years of HR experience, or a master's degree in HR management and two years of experience in the HR field, or seven years of experience in the HR field, or any similar combination of education and experience.
  • HR experience in a distribution or manufacturing environment
Other Preferred Education/Experience
  • SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) credential.

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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