Legal Counsel



Purpose & Function Description:


Provide comprehensive strategic legal, business, and negotiation advice across multiple touch points in the organization, with a focus on Human Resources and Procurement, through the following: 


•            Act as a strategic business partner and advisor to the organization on employment law matters and commercial agreements with third parties

•            Provide timely, accurate, and comprehensive advice on employment law issues

•            Manage employment litigation and agency claims

•            Negotiate commercial agreements to ensure best terms and most valuable rights

•            At all times ensure a consistent and high standard for all internal standards and principles globally and within the local markets


Key Responsibilities:

•            Provide employment law advice to Human Resources primarily focused on Retail and Distribution Center locations.  Draft related policies and procedures. Conduct training on employment laws and best practices.

•            Manage employment litigation and agency charges.  

•            Negotiate and draft a wide variety of commercial contracts – including non-trade procurement agreements

•            Provide expert legal guidance and advice on a wide variety of commercial relationships.   


Key Relationships:


•            Human Resources

•            Procurement

•            Wider GL&C Team

•            External partners and law firms



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


•            Strategic thinking and acting

•            Deep knowledge of employment laws

•            Extensive experience negotiating and drafting legal agreements

•            Ability to manage and prioritize substantial and diverse workload

•            Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and under pressure

•            Cooperative, team-oriented approach with ability to excel within a highly collaborative team and able to build effective relationships within and outside of adidas

•            Professional, approachable with extensive cross-functional and intercultural experience

•            Strong verbal and written communication skills

•            Ability to demonstrate our values for living an inclusive and respectful culture of belonging


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:


•            University degree and Juris Doctor degree;

•            3-5 years of professional working experience in a law firm or in-house legal department with employment law background



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:  Legal Counsel

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Portland
TEAM:  Legal / SEA
State:  OR
Country/Region:  US
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  273609
Date:  Nov 2, 2020