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Nike Head of People Research & Data Science, People Analytics in Beaverton, Oregon


  • Advanced degree (MS or PhD) in an analytical field.

  • 10+ years of relevant experience, ideally at a technology company or in a consulting environment.

  • 2 additional years of experience required in lieu of a degree.

  • Experience in survey design and programs.

  • Experience with programming packages (e.g., Python, R, SAS, SPSS).

  • Experience with database querying (i.e., SQL).

  • Strong grasp of advanced research methods and statistical techniques.

  • Strong problem solving, communication and presentation skills.


At Nike, we recognize that our people are what makes our organization outstanding! To that end, we place great importance on really understanding our workforce and our workforce data. We understand that great data and insights are crucial both in terms of providing employees the very best environment to excel and helping Nike plan and strategize the workforce of the future. We are seeking an experienced research and science practitioner to join our People Analytics team as the Head of People Research & Data Science.


As our leader of People Research, you will build our integrated employee survey strategy and own insights from our employee listening channels, while leading the design of research projects to uncover trends and opportunities at a macro/enterprise level and at the individual business unit level. You'll also develop testable hypotheses about our workforce and conduct statistical analyses. For both internal and external partners, you'll connect data from a variety of tools and systems. In addition, you'll help develop a better understanding of the key predictors of employee experience and performance. Above all else, you will contribute to the continual evolution of our HR function by building partnerships, identifying challenge areas, optimally communicating findings, and ultimately influencing executive decision-making.

You will analyze, model, test, and build solutions that provide insights and recommendations that solve business challenges such as (but not limited to):

  • Identifying what factors drive and improve collaboration across the organization;

  • Predicting which employees are at risk of leaving the organization before they leave;

  • Predicting which of our 1,000,000 + applicants each year would make great hires; and

  • Identifying what characteristics make a superlative engineer or creative designer, etc.


In this position, you will partner closely with the VP of People Analytics while directly engaging with HR and business leaders to scope human and data related questions. You'll form relationships with leaders across key HR functions and key partners outside HR to define an impactful research agenda and roadmap. Within your own team, you'll build and lead a team of People Researchers and Data Scientists responsible for critical initiatives, research and experimentation.

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, protected veteran status, or disability. NIKE is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please call +1 503-671-4156 and let us know the nature of your request, your location and your contact information.