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Lead, Global Risk Management



Beaverton, OR, USA
Posted on Friday, September 22, 2023

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

Today, the opportunities for growth across NIKE, Inc.’s business portfolio offer more potential than ever. Nike Finance employees play a key role in that progress by identifying and capitalizing on opportunities to drive value for every Nike shareholder. They manage accounting and reporting for Nike’s multi-billion-dollar global investment portfolio, debt and equity instruments, and other Treasury activities. They strategize, forecast, audit, analyze, budget, research and lead important decisions. Across Nike’s diverse geographies and businesses, Finance employees deliver far more than just the numbers.



Our Global Risk Management (GRM) team partners with management across the enterprise to enhance and protect Nike’s value and brand through world-class risk management capabilities. As a Lead on our team, we are looking for a collaborative project leader with a wide variety of experience in project management across the breadth of risk services including audit, advisory and strategic risk. A successful candidate will thrive working in an environment where the pace of change is high and integrative thinking is required to “connect the dots” across the company. A love of collaboration, innovation and continuous learning will help you creatively solve problems and challenge the status quo.


Primary responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to:

  • Strategic thinking, understanding the business priorities and key objectives to plan, develop, manage and execute high impact audit, advisory and strategic risk work plans

  • Ensuring quality project planning, effective delivery, and timely reporting for the full suite of risk projects

  • Performance of end-to-end process risk assessments to diagnose risk and develop scope, objectives and approach for risk services

  • Identification of key risks and opportunities followed by root cause analysis to develop proposed recommendations for risk optimization

  • Development of high quality executive-level reports and presentations 

  • Communicating complex ideas or controversial / difficult information in a manner that influences others to adopt a different point of view

  • Providing coaching and mentorship of team members to drive their professional growth

  • Championing continuous improvement within GRM processes and deliverables

  • Coordinating and leading work across multiple projects

  • Strengthening relationships with key partners to conduct risk assessment activities and drive risk optimization improvements in coordination with other teams across GRM

Your work will be highly visible to NIKE, Inc. executive management and the Audit and Finance Committee of the Board of Directors.


You’ll report directly to the Global Risk Management Director within the Global Risk Management team.

You’ll be part of a group of Leads who operate as project leads, coaches and partners with the broader GRM leadership team to sustain a strong and collaborative team culture. Regular partnership with leaders across Nike’s enterprise is a key responsibility of the Lead to drive proactive risk consultation, relationship management and project delivery of audit, advisory and strategic risk services.  



  • Bachelor's degree

  • 6+ years professional, relevant work experience in audit and risk services including internal or external audit, risk advisory services or enterprise risk management

  • Possess advanced knowledge and application of audit and risk craft

  • Excellent executive verbal and written communication skill

  • Proven ability to identify and assess business risks and controls, perform root cause analysis and work with business partners to develop practical recommendations to optimize risks

  • Understanding/knowledge of Nike’s business and operating model

  • Demonstrated project management experience including project team leadership

  • Ability to travel up to 20% (domestic and international)


  • Professional risk certifications including but not limited to CPA, CIA, CISA, CRMA, CFE

  • Strong understanding of dynamic risk assessment inclusive of risk sensing and monitoring concepts

  • Demonstrated data analytics capabilities in service of risk assessments and projects across the suite of risk services

  • Technical aptitude and understanding of Information Technology General Control and risk concepts

  • Subject matter expertise in any of the following: Consumer Products, Brand and Sports Marketing, Retail and Wholesale Strategy and Operations, Supply Chain, Finance and Accounting, Human Resources, Fraud, Legal, Technical Operations and Cybersecurity


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.