Assistant Manager HR - Retail (6 month LTD)


Provides professional level HR support to the Sr HR Manager and the broader Retail HR Manager team, and work on assigned HR projects.  Areas of support include employee engagement, employee relations, performance management and maintenance of personnel records, systems, and projects.  Contributes to the HR team by assisting with the implementation of retail HR strategies that will help elevate HR / Operational effectiveness. The Sr HR Manager will work with the Assistant HR Manager to support the creation and maintenance of efficient work processes and systems on behalf of the Retail organization. 



•    Partners closely with Retail HR team to ensure HR programs are implemented and supported thoughtfully and in accordance with adidas policy. 
•    Partners with the Store Managers, District Managers and Sr HR Manager to review and optimize store team performance through Performance Management, Employee Development, recruitment of non-management store talent and Diversity and Inclusion initiatives. 
•    In partnership with Sr HRM and business leaders, support the implementation of organization design initiatives for identified stores through the review and redesign of Job Descriptions, org structure alignment throughout the fleet, employee communication and change management.
•    Provide general administrative HR support to the Sr. HR Manager/Retail HR Managers including, but not limited to: performance review process/review tool support, job posting, Short-Term Assignment process, offer letters, ER/investigation support, ER case entry, data expertise and ad hoc reporting.
•    Coordinate and support the retail fleet ADA, LOA and Workers Comp cases, in partnership with Retail HR Managers, HR Services and Rewards. 
•    Provides support to the Retail HR Managers and legal partners in response to and/or resolution of EEOC, DOL, OSHA and other labor and employment claims. 
•    Solve routine problems in HR in partnership with the Sr. HR Manager and/or HRM team: take initiative to propose modifications in process, policies, and systems as appropriate. 
•    Handles sensitive matters with a solid understanding of company policy and practice, ensuring actions limit potential liability.



•    US Retail HR team
•    US HR Services team
•    Rewards/Benefits
•    Talent Acquisition
•    Legal/Employee Relations
•    Other cross functional NAM HR team members and partners
•    Employees and managers within assigned client group



•    Strong team player with the ability to work with diverse groups; partner to gain insight and alignment.  
•    Ability to communicate effectively in English, both written and verbal.
•    Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information in a professional manner.
•    Must possess strong conflict resolution skills and be capable of navigating sensitive and/or emotional situations.
•    Knowledge and familiarity of local, state and federal employment law.
•    Ability to exercise good judgment and decision-making skills.
•    Ability to offer solutions, provide advice and drive resolution on people related matters.
•    Service oriented, approachable with strong interpersonal skills.
•    Must possess strong analytical skills to assess data, facts, and figures used to improve the business and see hidden problems.
•    Advanced MS Office skills, including Excel and PowerPoint, and ability to learn and understand database concepts (SAP); experience with Smartsheets a plus.
•    Prior project management experience a plus: ability to juggle conflicting deadlines and ensure on time, quality completion of goals/projects.



•    Four-year college or university degree
•    Minimum of 3 years HR generalist/specialist or related experience.
•    Prior experience working with Retail; relevant industry experience highly preferred.
•    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:  Assistant Manager HR - Retail (6 month LTD)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Portland
TEAM:  Human Resources
State:  OR
Country/Region:  US
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  501171
Date:  Sep 7, 2023