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Leadership Communications Director, Global Employee Communications

Leadership Communications Director, Global Employee Communications

Beaverton | Oregon | United States

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.

Communications, Marketing & Communications

Nike, Inc.'s storytellers, Marketing and Communication sets the brand tone. A creative force of specialists tell Nike's stories of innovation and sport through advertising, brand strategy, digital engagement and product presentation. Using channels ranging from retail stores to social media, Marketing & Communication teams connect the science and art of Nike innovations to the hearts and minds of athletes around the world.

The Nike, Inc. Communications team develops, establishes and strengthens authentic connections with diverse audiences through the lens of innovation and sport. The team creates premium and innovative brand stories, builds and enhances corporate reputation and brand equity, and engages audiences such as consumers, media, athletes, investors, non-governmental organizations and Nike's own employees. The team focuses on information, inspiration and connection to accelerate the growth of Nike, Inc. Communications employees ignite conversations, envision the possibilities, and influence and deliver new levels of creative and strategic thinking to advance the brand around the world.
Description

As our Director of Leadership Communications for our Global Employee Communications, you will help oversee communications for Nike executives to our more than 73,000 employees globally. You'll be responsible for building strategies to engage Nike's global employee base, working with a global team of communications professionals, using traditional, digital and social media platforms. The role will also support executive communications for NIKE, Inc. key business functions, consulting on employee communications strategy for key initiatives. This role will also help shape positioning of NIKE, Inc.'s strategic direction to employees.

This role will be part of a team of employee communications professionals to drive Nike global corporate business messages across an employee audience and create strategic, integrated communications plans.

Responsibilities to include:
  • Developing highly innovative and targeted communications strategies, messages and tactics that engage NIKE, Inc. employees, position Nike as a leading innovation brand and help showcase Nike's leaders.
  • Support senior level executives and their communications strategies to engage with employees.
  • Develop and support key communications strategies and content for business functions as needed with a particular focus as part of the scope of the role on communications as it relates to compliance and specifically helping to support some of the work of Nike's CAO and Legal teams.
  • Lead a small team to create engaging employee programs to support NIKE, Inc.'s business goals.
  • Support global corporate communications events where appropriate.
Support organizational announcements and strategy rollouts to employees.
Create plans, track timelines and manage a budget. Manage internal and external approval processes where appropriate.


Qualifications
Required:
  • Bachelor's degree in Journalism, PR, English, Communications or related discipline
  • 12+ years professional experience in high profile corporate communications or corporate communications and/ or public relations roles supporting globally branded organizations
    • Two additional years of experience required in lieu of a degree
  • Management skills include high-profile communications, strategic planning, budgeting and creative solutions with experience in developing proactive, creative communications and extensive communications strategies
  • Demonstrated and extensive experience writing and editing for print, multi-media formats and digital social formats
  • Experience communicating to and working with senior executives to provide strategic counsel, clearly articulate ideas, successfully manage differing points of view and strengthen relationships and rapport
  • Extensive writing experience required and senior level executive support

  • Proven ability to communicate plans across a complex matrix on a corporate, regional and functional basis, including presenting before audiences of various sizes and cultures
  • Ability to Travel, 10-15%
Preferred:
  • Knowledge of footwear or apparel industry
  • Experience working on high-profile consumer brands
  • Successful experience in working effectively at senior-level brand management and a proven ability to provide guidance and direction


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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