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Director, People & Organization - Business Partner

Culver City, CA, USA | Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.

  • Industry:
    Media / Entertainment
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Human Resources
  • Experience:
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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The Director, People & Organization (P&O) will serve as a key Human Resources thought partner for Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE). This role will help execute the human capital strategy for the Sony Pictures Television Group based on the business and organizational needs.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;


7-10 + years of global human resources generalist, ideally as an HR Business Partner leader for a multi-functional, multi-line-of-business organization;

Strong knowledge and experience partnering with P&O Business Partners (generalist), Talent Acquisition/Management, Benefits, Compensation, Leadership and Organizational Development, Employee Relations, and Diversity & Inclusion functions;

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;

Bachelor’s degree

Master’s Degree preferred;

Key competencies needed to be successful in this role:

Exceptional business insight

Instills trust

Situational Adaptability

Communicates effectively

Manages complexity

Customer focus


Interpersonal savvy

Decision quality


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