Employee Relations Specialist

Posted on Jan 16, 2019 by Nike

Portland, OR 97201
Leisure & Sport
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Job Description

Nike, Inc.'s uncompromising focus on human potential extends to its workforce. Nike Human Resources teams help attract, retain, and reward the world's most innovative people by creating programs to help them thrive. They accelerate company growth as stewards of culture, organizational effectiveness, talent and change. The global Human Resources community includes experts in talent planning, talent acquisition, talent development, compensation and benefits, employee relations and more. Together, they develop a motivated, diverse and engaged global team.


As an Employee Relations (ER) Specialist at Nike, you'll investigate, resolve, or escalate complex workplace issues in a fast-paced and dynamic environment in order to ensure consistency, fairness, and legal compliance. You will be focused on supporting Nike's growing North America Nike Direct population (Retail.) You'll advise and consult with management and employees on employee policies, performance management (corrective action), and issue resolution. As a Champion of Nike's culture, you will deliver a premium experience to the employees and managers you support during difficult situations.


  • 3 years' varied/progressive HR experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, HR, Psychology, Sociology, Industrial Relations or a related field
  • 4 years' experience in lieu of a degree
  • Bi-Lingual (Spanish) preferred
  • Fluency and excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Prior retail industry and/or previous HR/ER experience strongly preferred
  • Strong consultancy (negotiation and influencing skills, ability to influence and drive positive change) needed for consensus building
  • Outstanding organizational skills; including the ability to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines, as well as multi-task in a fast paced environment.
  • Strong sense of confidentiality is a must
  • Excellent problem solving, judgment, critical thinking and decision-making skills
  • Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel proficiency
  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification preferred

  • Reference: 615476195