Director - HR North America Brands

To lead and enable a people eco system around moments that matter – delivering value at every touchpoint by ensuring the implementation of the People Strategy for the respective function/business area. Act as "Strategic HR Partner” to the organization and our People.


•    Key contact for senior customers and business leaders
•    Trusted advisor on people issues to Senior Leadership Team, coach and mentor Senior Leaders to be empowered around people, engagement and performance topics/decisions
•    Drive and execute the People Strategy for the area of responsibility, focussing on any areas of strategic importance
•    Drive complex organizational design, change and transformation programs, redesigning structures around strategic objectives
•    Identify and build skills and capabilities against strategic initiatives, lead strategic workforce planning process
•    Use data, analysis and dashboards to shape organizational strategy
•    Build a Talent pipeline with robust succession plans for Senior Leadership positions within the area of responsibility
•    Manage consistent execution of core HR Processes in full compliance with adidas Group policy, legal and regulatory boundaries
•    Quickly respond to complaints, questions, needs from senior managers
•    Highlight business priorities to Rewards, Talent and Strategy Office to ensure needs and requirements are embedded in new initiatives, programs and systems
•    Ensure a global HR reporting for respective functional area in close cooperation with controlling and global partners. Anticipating people trends/trend forecasting
•    Maintain a high level of communication with Management and contribute to the decision-making process of structuring and developing the team for the organization Actively support business initiatives and business needs with effective HR measures and promote positive employee relations in the work environment


•    Leadership Team of support organization at Vice President Level
•    HR team members, locally, regionally and globally
•    HR Leads for all relevant locations globally
•    Talent and Rewards Partner
•    Talent Acquisition
•    Finance
•    HR Services


•    HR Capabilities: Strategic Talent Planning & Analysis, Champion of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Organizational Design Consultant, Leadership Program Delivery, Employee Relations, Talent Acquisition and Retention, Rewards Steward. 
•    Business Capabilities: Business acumen, aligning business & HR Strategy, knowledge of the value chain and key processes to use and impact on the people outcome and strategy 
•    Consulting Capabilities: Brokering solutions to meet business needs, ability to customise/sell HR solutions in creative ways. Trusted Advisor, impact & influence, facilitation and coaching, project delivery and leadership development
•    Innovative thinking
•    A team leader with excellent management skills
•    Strong customer orientation, coaching and mediation skills
•    Articulate and clear in written and verbal communication. Engaging presentations to large groups and teams. Provides ideas and thought leadership on people topics. Confident, creative and collaborative and role models this within the team, coaching others across the team
•    Presentation and facilitation skills to all employees including senior management
•    Drives innovation and fosters the development of new ideas, approaches and methods
•    Drives change processes by applying change management methods
•    Shows deep understanding of the overall strategy and derived goals. Translates goals in actionable projects or tasks
•    Strong convincing and influencing skills. Communicates clearly, has a clear opinion and conveys ideas to the point
•    Knowledge of US state and federal employment legislation


•    Four-year college or university degree with emphasis in Business Administration, Human Resources Management, Personnel Administration or other related field (or equivalent work experience)
•    Minimum of 8-10 years of progressive experience in a multinational company ideally with experience in HR Management, Rewards, Talent or business function
•    International experience and mindset
•    Proven strategic HR partner, who supported business partners and contributed to the further development of standard global HR tools and programs
•    Experience in handling complicated employee relations issues (including, but not limited to, discrimination claims and sexual harassment investigations) 

adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title:  Director - HR North America Brands

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Portland
TEAM:  Human Resources
State:  OR
Country/Region:  US
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  362675
Date:  Oct 6, 2021