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Vice President, Human Resources

Foot Locker

New York, New York
posted January 28, 2020

Who Are You?

Driven, self-motivated, collaborative with an entrepreneurial spirit. Resourceful, culture and capability builder, forward thinking and committed. At Foot Locker, Inc., our team members embrace these qualities. If you want to be a part of something bigger than you can imagine, you’ve come to the right place.

Foot Locker’s roots date back 140 years, as a successor corporation to the F.W. Woolworth Company. It has a proven track record of success as one of the top, longstanding leading retailers in the industry. Our global house of brands inspires and empowers youth culture. Relentlessly committed to fuel a shared passion for self-expression, we create unrivaled experiences at the heart of the sport and sneaker communities through the power of our people. To learn more about the incredible impact we’re making on both our local and global communities, click here!

What's the Opportunity?

Our vice presidents of human resources ensure that HR is a trusted partner that creates value across all divisions by executing the people strategy on behalf of our more than 50,000 team members in more than 27 countries. Our VPs of HR collaborate closely with business leaders to provide strategic planning, direction and support; coaching; and act as a key liaison on all strategic HR initiatives, programs, and processes. This role also leads change, growth, transformation, and focuses on overall organizational effectiveness with strong people skills, business acumen, strategic insight, and in-depth experience in human resources. They will focus on cultivating and promoting our culture internally and externally, as well as helping to shape our vision with our existing and prospective team members. Our vice presidents of human resources need to have a strong executive presence and be comfortable working within a fast-paced transformative environment.

The VPs of HR report to the chief human resources officer, and will play a critical role in the future growth and success of the most influential retailer with a purpose to inspire and empower youth culture. Our global house of brands spans across 27 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia under the brand names Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Footaction, Champs Sports, Eastbay, Runners Point, and Sidestep.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 10-plus years of human resources experience developing and initiating human resources strategies in a generalist capacity
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration/Management or related discipline
  • Proven track record of attracting, leading and retaining high-performing teams
  • Extensive knowledge of state, local and federal laws effecting employment is required
  • Strong problem solving and influencing skills, a hands-on approach in working with management, and the ability to work independently in a dynamic environment
  • Superior interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Must be comfortable effectively communicating at all levels of the organization, from the executive management team to entry-level administrative and hourly staff
  • Must have flexibility to handle multiple tasks, meet deadlines, take direction from multiple people, and handle pressure in a positive manner