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Director, People & Organization Business Partner

Sony Pictures

Culver City, CA 09-16-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Executive (10+ years) Experience
Job Description
Director, People & Organization Business Partner (Worldwide Distribution & Networks Group)

Director, People & Organization Business Partner (Worldwide Distribution & Networks Group)


The Director, People & Organization (P&O) will serve as a key Human Resources thought partner for Sony Pictures Entertainment's (SPE) Worldwide Distribution & Networks Group.

The Worldwide Distribution & Networks Group is responsible for the distribution of the studio's feature films and television series product, both current and library across all platforms in the Home Entertainment and Television windows. They are also responsible for management and oversight of the International Networks. Given the ongoing evolution in entertainment, this role is an exciting opportunity for someone with a growth mindset who is interested in supporting business leaders in navigating organization change as the Worldwide Distribution & Networks team evolves with the industry.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a combination of strong business acumen and significant Human Resources functional knowledge to execute the development of strategies that will attract, develop and retain the breadth of talent required to drive business success. This position requires an individual who can act as a strategic consultant to the business and build and execute a strong integrated human resources strategy.

• Align HR strategy to organizational strategy:
• Participate in organization design conversations to streamline and implement new departmental structures, roles and/or processes that create speed and efficiency and support rapidly shifting business demands (i.e. – role re-purposing, restructures, joint venture integrations, etc.)
• Leverage metrics and analytics to inform P&O strategies, measure progress against organizational goals
• Execute change management strategies to support critical evolution of the business and achieve desired business results that are sustainable over time
• Keep business leaders and employee population informed; develop messaging, determine mechanisms for communication; promote organizational culture in employee communications
• Development of next generation of leaders:
• Execute a lifecycle approach to talent planning & management focused on forecasting, partnering with talent acquisition, on-boarding, development, performance management, career / succession
• Possess a solid understanding of SPE's capabilities, critical roles, and key competencies
• Partner with Talent Planning colleagues to identify key talent segments and pivotal roles
• Develop employees through individual coaching and regular feedback
• Relationship & Operations Management:
• Act as a strategic and tactical partner to business leaders as it relates to key P&O initiatives (i.e. – salary planning, contract negotiation process, coaching, etc.)
• Facilitate roll-out and implementation of changes & updates to P&O initiatives
• Coach business leaders on diversity & inclusion, employee communication, development and performance management strategies and tactics to promote engagement and a culture of continuous growth and development
• Track trends in employee behaviors to assess employee attitudes & develop solutions to improve workplace environment
• Develop close partnerships with P&O functional teams (i.e. – Benefits, Compensation, Learning & OD, Talent Acquisition, Diversity & Inclusion, P&O Technology) to deliver integrated solutions to P&O related needs
• Provide performance management guidance to line management (counseling, career development, disciplinary actions, etc.) to employee population
• Find innovative ways for leaders and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, increase productivity and efficiency

• 10 + years of global human resources generalist, ideally as an HR Business Partner leader for a multi-functional, multi-line-of-business organization
• Entertainment experience preferred
• Strong knowledge and experience partnering with P&O Business Partners and key HR centers of excellence, including Talent Acquisition/Management, Benefits, Compensation, Leadership and Organizational Development, Employee Relations, and Diversity & Inclusion
• Exceptional client relationship management skills and demonstrated experience in developing consultative relationships with top executive leaders, including the ability to influence decision makers to think strategically and critically
• Broad business and financial understanding and the ability to apply to human capital implications
• Knowledge of employment and labor law required
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
• Exceptional organizational skills with the ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously
• Strong project management skills
• Positive attitude and the ability to be proactive, resourceful, and flexible
• Detail oriented and excellent follow-through skills
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
• Strong ethics and integrity, including the ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality and handle sensitive information and materials
• High comfort level in a fast-paced, creative work environment
• Bachelor's degree

* Sony Pictures - CA - Culver City Area & Studios

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rez9w5-3-80-3-192-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Sony Pictures

Sony Pictures' global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies.