Nike Assistant General Counsel ECM IMP in Portland, Oregon

Become a Part of the NIKE, Inc. Team

NIKE, Inc. does more than outfit the world's best athletes. It is a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At Nike, it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

NIKE’s rapid pace of innovation demands a Legal team that is always on the offense. And they’re always on their game – with the mission to advance and guide NIKE’s business through innovative, offense-minded counsel. NIKE attorneys, paralegals and other specialists in law provide inventive approaches and superior counsel to NIKE’s global business. As NIKE changes the future of sport, the NIKE Legal team drives competition, ingenuity and integrity in the marketplace.

Description

As Assistant General Counsel in the Integrated Marketplace Center of Excellence, you will drive and implement Nike Inc. Legal strategy regarding Nike Enterprise Contract Management (ECM) and Legal’s support of Global Procurement. This will include, without limitation:

  • Lead and coordinate, in partnership with the ECM Ops Team and Nike Global Contracting Office (GCO), ECM implementation and strategy (drive process, monitor progress, coordinate global efforts of ECM working groups, ensure enterprise-wide adoption, etc.)

  • Lead efforts re streamlining of processes, policies, contractual standards and procedures, in partnership with Finance, Controlling, the GCO and Legal stakeholders

  • Coordinate and streamline Nike Geo lawyers activities re ECM and procurement

  • Represent Legal at the Procurement Leadership Table

  • Drive efficiency based initiatives, ensuring that Legal serves Procurement and the Business at the speed of the Triple Double, while effectively managing enterprise risks

  • Lead and coordinate Legal’s support of Nike Frictionless Procurement strategy

Further, you will be involved, from time to time, in contractual matters including, but not limited to:

  • Structuring, drafting, reviewing, negotiating and advising on a wide range of commercial agreements;

  • Preparing and delivering training programs to enhance compliance and avoid litigation;

  • Selecting, retaining and managing outside legal counsel to ensure high-value, cost-effective representation

  • Working closely with the GCO to develop templates, playbooks and processes to endure the efficient delivery of legal services in support of ECM and Procurement;

  • Supporting other department needs as necessary.

Qualifications

  • JD degree or equivalent in other jurisdictions

  • A minimum of 8 years’ experience in the practice of general business law including information technology and intellectual property

  • Proven, robust international experience in the above described areas is required

  • Excellent English (written and spoken) language skills. Additional language skills strongly preferred.

  • Law firm and in-house experience in the above areas is preferred

  • Creative and decisive, process focused problem-solver. Gets results on tight deadlines.

  • Strong team player with proven record in leading cross functional projects, building consensus, driving change and mentoring others

  • Strong tolerance for ambiguity and risk

  • Ability to recognize and elevate complex and/or controversial issues to senior management in a timely and effective manner, and business acumen

  • Ability to manage confrontation in a sensitive manner and develop strong working relationships across multiple function areas internally and externally

Qualifications

  • JD degree or equivalent in other jurisdictions

  • A minimum of 8 years’ experience in the practice of general business law including information technology and intellectual property

  • Proven, robust international experience in the above described areas is required

  • Excellent English (written and spoken) language skills. Additional language skills strongly preferred.

  • Law firm and in-house experience in the above areas is preferred

  • Creative and decisive, process focused problem-solver. Gets results on tight deadlines.

  • Strong team player with proven record in leading cross functional projects, building consensus, driving change and mentoring others

  • Strong tolerance for ambiguity and risk

  • Ability to recognize and elevate complex and/or controversial issues to senior management in a timely and effective manner, and business acumen

  • Ability to manage confrontation in a sensitive manner and develop strong working relationships across multiple function areas internally and externally

NIKE, Inc. is a growth company that looks for team members to grow with it. Nike offers a generous total rewards package, casual work environment, a diverse and inclusive culture, and an electric atmosphere for professional development. No matter the location, or the role, every Nike employee shares one galvanizing mission: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world.

NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.

Job ID: 00392819

Location: United States-Oregon-Portland

Job Category: Legal, Corporate Services