Manager, Human Resources - Retail

The HR Manager for Retail will manages elements of the HR business relationship for assigned client groups in the North America Retail organization in the areas of employee relations, performance management, talent programs, health and safety and recruitment.  Partners with the retail HR team to build and execute on strategies that enhance and support the LOB.  Partners closely with assigned district managers and employees to ensure Global and regional HR programs are implemented and supported thoughtfully and in accordance with adidas policy. This position can be located in Portland, OR or Los Angeles, CA.



•    Establish HR as a trusted business partner and ensure HR initiatives, programs, and policies are fully understood and implemented thoughtfully within the LOB.
•    Address employee relations issues as both a management coach and employee advocate.  Apply effective mediation and problem-resolution with a solid understanding of company policy and practice.  Manages especially high-level or sensitive employee relations matters, such as terminations and investigations.  
•    Partners closely with management in developing their respective teams to maximize performance and employee engagement. Determine training needs of the organization and identify the most appropriate available tool to meet business needs.  
•    Coach and consult with assigned managers on talent and succession management and how to best motivate and challenge all members of their teams, (from high performers to under performers) to ensure employee performance, engagement and accountability.  
•    Leads multi-disciplinary projects that utilize various parts of the HR organization including Global HR, Recruiting, Compensation, Benefits, Development and Training to achieve the project’s objectives.
•    Identifies potential areas for improvement in processes and creates/implements solutions.



•    US Retail Team
•    Rewards and US HR Services Teams
•    Talent Acquisition
•    Other cross functional NAM HR team members and partners
•    Employees and managers within assigned client group



•    Ability to objectively navigate complex employee relations issues
•    Ability to establish a strong rapport and professional credibility with individuals in order to influence at all levels of the organization.
•    Must possess strong analytical skills to assess data, facts, and figures used to develop strategies designed to improve the business and see hidden problems.
•    Ability to work independently and prioritize work
•    Ability to learn and understand database concepts, how adidas tracks, maintains data
•    Advanced MS Office Skills
•    Ability to communicate effectively in English, both written and oral
•    Ability to use exercise sound judgment and effectively use decision making skills


•    Four-year college or university degree, preferably with emphasis in Human Resource Management or Psychology.
•    Minimum 5 years related experience and/or training.
•    Previous HR (or equivalent) experience working in a larger, corporate structure, matrixed company environment.
•    Equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be substituted for degree. 

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:  Manager, Human Resources - Retail

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Portland
TEAM:  Human Resources
State:  OR
Country/Region:  US
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  312936
Date:  Apr 3, 2021