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Regional Director Product Compliance EMEA

Regional Director Product Compliance EMEA

Hilversum | North Holland | Netherlands

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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.

At NIKE, Inc. Inc., we understand that it takes a lifetime to build consumer trust and a moment to lose it. We work hard to earn and maintain that trust every single day - by treating our consumers with respect, and by delivering world-class, innovative products and experiences that are useful, intuitive, and exceed their expectations. Nike's Global Privacy Team is critical to building and maintaining that trust. We collaborate with business partners to ensure respect for consumer data and privacy are embedded within every product and experience. We help teams understand the importance of privacy while giving thoughtful, clear, and actionable guidance.

NIKE, Inc. is on a mission to evolve our digital business and our Global Privacy Team. We're looking for world-class talent to join our diverse, passionate, and purpose-driven team. If you're dynamic, action-oriented, collaborative, thoughtful, and have deep technical privacy experience, you'll fit right in with the team that helps Nike earn and deserve consumer trust.

The Regional Director, Product Compliance, EMEA will manage a product compliance program enabling NIKE, Inc. to safeguard its consumers, athletes* and employees, protect its Brand, adhere to environmental protection and meet its regulatory obligations and the essential legal requirements as it strives to grow in regions assigned by the Global Director, Product Compliance.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Ensuring uninterrupted EMEA market access for Nike, Inc. product
  • Issues and inquiries management with regulators, local authorities, regional customer requests, restricted market access in EMEA
  • Advise on the strategy and approach and respond to consumer injury claims in EMEA region
  • Educate, aid and advise on product certifications and product compliance requirements in EMEA region
  • Educate, aid and advise on Nike, Inc.'s RSL Program and chemical safety in EMEA region
  • Help review internal Nike design and product standards via regional lens
  • Monitor emerging and existing legislation in EMEA region and contribute to global tracking framework in partnership with Government & Public Affairs (GPA)
  • Work with GPA and relevant stakeholders to develop Nike positions on, and strategies to influence development of, regional product legislation and regulations; develop supporting technical/legal position papers
  • Contribute regional perspectives on product concepts and designs from a safety and compliance lens
  • Provide advice and consent on internal compliance issues in consultation with the Global Director, Product Compliance
  • Contribute regional perspective in reviews of inline products & giveaways to ensure safety and compliance in order to protect the Brand
  • Research, advise and provide regional perspective on labeling issues, green claims and product benefit claims
  • Coordinate with Global Director, Product Compliance, on regional or global corrective actions (e.g. recalls)
  • Manage product related litigation and outside counsel
  • Develop training materials for brand and marketing teams in region
  • Aid and assist Global Director, Product Compliance, on delivering regional insights to a strategic narrative around sustainability to support Nike's 'Purpose' strategy
  • Contribute regional perspective to strategic plans and budgets.
  • Report on product compliance issues and activities to senior management in EMEA region and to the Global Director, Product Compliance
  • Serve on regional standards committees and industry associations
  • Represent Nike at key professional organizations in region
  • Be an active member of Global/Virtual Team Network: Advise and assist Market Compliance & Packaging Ops Team, GLAM Branding & Packaging Team, Chem COE, SM&S, SB&I on regional issues.


  • Bachelor/Master degree in addition to Juris Doctor, U.K. Legal Practice Course, or equivalent foreign law degree
  • Qualified lawyer in a European jurisdiction
  • At least 5-10 years' experience exclusively in international products law (product liability, product litigation, product/chemical/environmental safety, and product compliance) covering a variety of countries in Europe in corporate and/or private practice setting with emphasis on following specialty areas: dispute resolution, litigation, administrative proceedings, compliance issues, and negotiation of executive level contracts
  • Experience in assisting with developing company product compliance strategies and positions to influence development of regional legislation and regulations
  • Crisis management experience and capability, especially in relation to product recalls and product compliance challenges/inquiries from market surveillance authorities
  • Expertise in product safety, product compliance, product litigation, product liability, basic chemistry
  • Experience using formal product risk assessment tools
  • Experienced and comfortable with in-person presentations/trainings to audiences at all levels
  • Experience and/or training in cross-cultural communications
  • Experience and desire to advise/coordinate a virtual team of product compliance professionals working in disparate areas throughout the organization
  • Informative and persuasive in routine and ad hoc communications
  • Experience in (internal) client management and networking
  • Project management experience, capability
  • Fluent in spoken and written English. Additional languages desirable



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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