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Associate General Counsel, Integrated Marketplace

Associate General Counsel, Integrated Marketplace

Beaverton | Oregon | United States

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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, Inc. it's about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

NIKE, Inc.'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.

Nike Legal is looking for a new teammate to help the company navigate an unprecedented time of commercial disruption and evolution.

As Associate General Counsel in our Integrated Marketplace group, you will help support Nike's North America Sales organization to handle commercial relationships with thousands of retailers that represent our brand to consumers in the marketplace (both brick & mortar and digital). You will work on an elite team of legal professionals at Nike World Headquarters (WHQ) in Beaverton, Oregon serving our North America geography sales team, posted at WHQ and offices across the United States and Canada.

Your work will focus on our efforts to run our retailer account base in the dynamic retail marketplace. You will be a critical player in helping develop, implement, and carry out our Terms and Conditions of Sale as well as distribution policies. You will help the sales team work with our retail partners, to ensure that they support the brand in both how and where they sell Nike products.

This role requires a unique combination of skills and experience; we are seeking a junior attorney with a premier legal education and excellent training, paired with a pragmatic and efficient business acumen. In other words, we need an attorney who brings legal expertise to the field but seamlessly fits in with a team of diverse backgrounds and talents.

The ideal candidate will have substantial experience in drafting and negotiating contracts, handling projects and processes, as well as experience in directly supporting clients with prompt, practical, and prudent advice. Experience negotiating commercial contracts is a major plus. Experience in consumer products industries, in sales, distribution, and/or retail (brick & mortar and digital) is another major plus. Strong communication and drafting skills are critical, in everything from contracts to presentations, from email to texts. Substantive experience in any combination of corporate, commercial transactions, IP transactions, bankruptcy, or antitrust practice areas will be excellent background for this role.

Come help us shape the marketplace of the future.

WHAT YOU BRING TO NIKE
  • 3-5 years of experience in a law firm or corporate legal department, or combination of both
  • JD degree or equivalent
  • Ability to obtain admission to the bar in Oregon (either general admission or house counsel)
  • Strong bias for action and strategic thinking skills
  • Excellent analytical, collaboration and communication skills
  • Strong team player and service-oriented attitude
  • Position based at Nike WHQ, in Beaverton, Oregon
  • Periodic travel may be required


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.

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