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Senior Director, HR - Commercial


Act as Strategic Business Partner and Coach to the organization in all relevant HR management issues and lead the HR team in Portland and various locations across NAM, ensuring that we are providing the best HR strategies and services to attract, develop, motivate and retain the best people.


Key Responsibilities

  • Be a key contributor to the design of the HR Support Area Strategic Business Plan (SBP) and manage the execution and control of the plan for the respective support areas in the Region and coordinate this with global partners where needed. Ensure harmonized implementation in all relevant locations of functional area.
  • Maintain a high level of communication with Commercial leadership 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.
  • Work closely with all relevant HRM partners in the region to ensure a close alignment across the region and with respect to the global guidelines for all relevant HR processes (ensure global/local alignment).
  • Ensure that all aspects of staffing, employee relations, employee development, compensation & benefits for all employees of the Global Operations, IT, Finance, HR and other Corporate Service departments of the adidas group are delivered timely and in accordance with relevant labor and commercial legislation, in line with corporate guidelines and modern HR Management practice.
  • Drive initiatives and efficient processes, in close co-ordination with Talent and in close alignment with global HR partners, in the areas of Learning/ Training, Leadership, Performance + Succession, Talent Acquisition/ Recruiting as well as Organizational development efforts.
  • Ensure smooth processes for recruitment and transfer activities in support functions in close cooperation with global Talent and Rewards and lead the recruitment for 1st and 2nd Line Management for support area.
  • Work closely with the Rewards team to promote and develop overall compensation & benefit programs and ensure proper implementation.  Ensure framework for local compensation programs based upon Global Salary Management System and local benefits programs in line with corporate guidelines
  • Lead personnel planning, annual salary rounds and promotions/salary adjustments for defined areas in accordance with GSMS-process and local legislation
  • Ensure a global HR Reporting for respective functional area in close cooperation with Controlling and global partners.
  • Lead the HR teams for DTC (Retail Back Office, Retail Field and eCommerce), Sales and Key Cities and give functional direction to all HRMs relevant to your business partners according to the global as well as regional strategies and concepts ensuring a harmonized approach to all relevant HR processes (one voice to the customer).
  • Ensure high employee engagement at every level through effective motivation, coaching, training, and development of personnel in the team.


Key Relationships

  • Commercial Leadership
  • Sr Director of NAM Rewards
  • NAM Talent Leadership
  • Finance
  • Legal Counsel


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • MS-Office skills, SAP experience is a plus
  • Experience in managing complex mid to large size projects within HR
  • Demonstrated presentation and facilitation skills to all employees including senior management
  • High degree of understanding of retail and wholesale sales drivers, financial reports and retail/wholesale business acumen


Minimum Qualifications

  1. Four-year college or university degree with emphasis in Business Administration, Human Resources Management, Personnel Administration or related field.
  2. At least 10 years of progressive experience in Human Resources Management of multinational company with experience in HR Management, Rewards and Development.
  3. Proven strategic HR business partner, who supported business partners AND contributed to the further development of standard/global HR tools and programs.
  4. Experience handling complicated employee relations issues including union drives/organizing attempts, discrimination claims, sexual harassment investigations and downsizing.
  5. Experience leading a virtual team.
  6. Experience leading HR team on acquisition/divestiture and integration of a new organization is a plus.
Location:  Portland
Country:  United States
Team:  Human Resources
Brand:  adidas
Position Type:  Full time
Number:  184086
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