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Associate Director, People Experience

Sony Music

Remote / Virtual 02-14-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Associate Director, People Experience (PX)

About Sony Music Entertainment

At Sony Music Entertainment, we fuel the creative journey. We've played a pioneering role in music history, from the first-ever music label to the invention of the flat disc record. We've nurtured some of music's most iconic artists and produced some of the most influential recordings of all time.

Today, we work in more than 70 countries, supporting a diverse roster of international superstars, developing and independent artists, and visionary creators. From our position at the intersection of music, entertainment, and technology, we bring imagination and expertise to the newest products and platforms, embrace new business models, employ breakthrough tools, and provide powerful insights that help our artists push creative boundaries and reach new audiences. In everything we do, we're committed to artistic integrity, transparency, and entrepreneurship.

Sony Music Entertainment is a member of the Sony family of global companies.

Sony Music Entertainment (SME) is looking for an experienced strategic Associate Director, PX Business Partner to join the People eXperience Team (PXT), formerly known as Human Resources. The PXT creates and executes on a people strategy that drives business success. This people strategy guides how we attract, on-board, develop, motivate, excite, challenge, reward and retain employees.

The ideal candidate will contribute at both hands-on and strategic levels to cultivate an innovative, progressive, and diverse culture practices across the employee lifecycle. You will have experience with integrating and working with creative environments and influencing senior leadership. You will bring thought leadership and creative solutions, as well as exceptional relationship building skills and the ability to adapt, lead and drive change.

This role will be a Flex First role (in-office and working remotely).

What you'll do:

Get ready to roll up your sleeves to execute a full range of PX duties from high level strategy to program design to problem solving. This can only be accomplished if you are a trusted advisor to employees, managers, and individual contributors, helping to build engaged, diverse, inclusive, and high-performing teams.
• Understand the business need and provide a point of view, position, and thoughtful solutions to business and people challenges and opportunities.
• Coach and consult on topics such as people management, performance improvement, career development, company policies/practices, diversity, equity and inclusion, and compensation policy/practice.
• Protect and promote a diverse, healthy, thriving culture by understanding local, national and corporate requirements or regulations and harmonizing with internal and external cultural dynamics. Recognize and embrace differences in divisional cultures and cultural connectors and adapt approach as necessary.
• Drive adoption and understanding of the PX(HR) programs and policies and be an ambassador for diversity, equity, inclusion, and the future of a more flexible, human workplace
• Build a practice of using data to guide decision making and optimize organizational health
• Provide transformational advice on areas including change management initiatives, organizational, departmental restructures, and job role design, to improve efficiency, clarify accountabilities and support delivery of an exceptional employee experience.
• Have an acute focus on how individuals enter, move up, across or out of the organization working with policies, practices and structure that shape how the organization works. This means true collaboration with PX colleagues including Talent Acquisition, Total Rewards, and Learning and Development.
• Lead the annual compensation process for business unit, serving as key PX resource for business leaders
• Manage day-to-day and more complicated employee relations issues in consultation with PX People Relations and in-house legal counsel.
• Communicate regularly with employees, advising routinely on employee policies, performance improvement, and career development.
• Partner with business leadership on the identification of top talent and support creation of effective and high impact development and succession plans to engage and retain talent.
• Partner with Talent Acquisition team to create first class recruiting experiences for future SME talent in both early and experienced career journeys
• Work closely with management and employees to develop a progressive, healthy culture, engagement and working environment in which all folks can thrive.
• Gain and maintain knowledge of industry, cultural trends and competitive landscape to provide holistic perspective and consultation.
• Have a general understanding of how the business works. Stay current on industry challenges, changes and practices to provide timely and relevant support, guidance, and solutions to your assigned business unit(s).
• Actively participate in, and at times, take the lead on various Sony Music PX initiatives and special projects contributing to the People Experience for the entire SME organization.

Who you are:
• Broad knowledge of human resources best practices (including talent management, compensation practices, organizational design, employee relations, and performance management) typically gained through 7+ years of experience in an operational or business partner human resources role
• Fluency in Spanish is a must
• Experience in a large, complex/matrixed organization; ideally in a creative industry (music, television, entertainment, etc.)
• Intellectually curious; with a strong general business and HR acumen
• Agile thinker with the ability to be highly creative, innovative, and future oriented as it relates to People solutions.
• Demonstrates empathy and experience to drive and amplify diversity, equity & inclusion strategies into accountable action.
• Expertise with federal and state employment laws, as well as HR Systems and reporting tools.
• Proven success in a role that required outstanding communication skills with ability to document, support, communicate, and present recommendation and conclusions.
• Proven experience in a role that required strict confidentiality, outstanding organizational skills, and ability to maintain composure and effectiveness in stressful situations.
• Highly impactful at connecting, engaging, influencing and partnering with senior leadership, employees, internal and external partners at all levels.
• Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Communications, Psychology, or related field preferred
• Strong experience with Microsoft Office suite
• Passionate about all things music; Latin music enthusiast a plus
• Ability to be flexible, maintain a positive outlook, and have a sense of humor!
• Excitement about working in a fast-paced, client-focused environment is important
• Ability to work OT at times for music showcases and needs of your client is required

What we give you:
• You join an inclusive, collaborative and global community where you have the opportunity to fuel the creative journey
• A modern office environment designed to foster productivity, creativity, and teamwork
• Our Hybrid with Flexibility approach combines the flexibility of remote working with the benefits of in-person collaboration whenever we need to come together to do our best work. Managers will partner with


Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gmp726-44-201-97-224-42 in your application.