Full Time Job

Sr. Manager, Human Resources


Chicago, IL 01-28-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description


This role will provide Human Resources support to the Universal Studio Group to facilitate growth in a fun and dynamic working environment. This role is primarily responsible for managers, employees and Production crews to resolve Human Resources and ER issues for television productions based in the western US and Canada. This position reports to the VP, Human Resources.

• Provide daily HR support to Studio Productions (e.g. Run-of-Show, episodic, pilots, Late Night programming) including heavy employee relations, investigations, compensation, staffing and recruitment, performance management, ad hoc reporting and compliance with HR policies and procedures for represented and non-represented staff.
• Provide coaching to employees, production crews & managers, offering feedback and advice on issues in a proactive and compassionate manner
• Manage performance in collaboration with Legal and Labor Relations
• Provide support with managing and delivering key HR initiatives: Compensation, and Performance Feedback.
• Strong knowledge of state (California/New York/ Illinois) and Federal employment practices, policies, legal & EEOC guidelines, as well as compensation, wage and hour, benefits administration
• Work with management to develop and implement training strategies to meet employee needs, including supervisory training, and skill development. Work with NBCU Talent Development and/or select consultants as necessary to provide programs and facilitation.
• Responsible for employee relations activities such as special events, employee advocacy, monitoring and reporting for Production departments, and conflict resolution
• Continually monitors and maintains company policies and procedures, and manages the overall company and corporate communication plans; stays abreast of legal issues relating to employment and employees
• Responsible for implementing training curriculum for new managers and top-performers including on Studio productions
• Conduct exit interviews; develop retention strategies and monitor attrition for assigned departments
• Build expert knowledge of SAP, and Business Warehouse reporting
• Assist in identifying and strategically analyzing organizational development opportunities to ensure departments are set up to operate efficiently and effectively

• Bachelor's Degree
• 7+ years relevant HR experience, or equivalent in relevant field preferably as a manager or employee relations specialist

Eligibility Requirements:
• Must be willing to work in Chicago, Il
• Must be willing to travel for work related business as necessary
• Must have unrestricted ability to travel internationally

Desired Characteristics
• Creative problem solver with a passion for Employee Relations
• Strong interpersonal, organizational, and critical thinking skills required
• Strong understanding of applicable State and Federal employment laws and general business practices required
• Previous experience with labor unions strongly preferred
• Excellent leadership, problem solving, project management, and presentation skills required
• Ability to interface effectively with all levels of employees, managers and executives
• Strong persuasion and conflict resolution skills required
• Must be detail-oriented and organized, with excellent follow-through and analytical skills
• Must have ability to execute both strategic and tactical priorities
• Solid written and verbal communication skills a must, including the ability to interface with others inside and outside of the company in a positive and professional manner
• Must be able to work independently with the ability to juggle priorities and manage time to effectively meet deadlines
• Media/Broadcast/Cable/Production experience preferred
• Experience with Excel, Microsoft Office Suite, SAP HRIS preferred
• Ability to and comfortable working in both a corporate environment and a production environment
• Sense of humor appreciated, quick thinking and approachable nature needed
• Ability to work in a diverse, and fast paced environment