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Director, People & Organization - Technology

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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People & Organization (HR) is undergoing a significant effort to enhance our technology capabilities. This position, under the guidance of SVP - Rewards Technology & Operations, will play a key role in driving this effort to ensure its success.The position is accountable for managing P&O technology initiatives' end-to-end from ideation through end-state delivery to ensure business-driven results and transformative outcomes are achieved. In addition, S/he is responsible for ensuring that all assigned programs, projects and initiatives are well defined, planned, tracked and communicated in a consistent manner to senior leadership.

Key responsibilities include:

Manage overall P&O Technology Roadmap and the various initiatives already in-flight and planned to ensure the achievement of Roadmap objectives.

Oversee financial, operational and administrative aspects of program/project performance (i.e. contractual, administrative, deliverables, metrics and finances).

Understand P&O business strategies, challenges and priorities while collaborating with P&O leaders to identify and plan initiatives related to technology.

Provide strategic review, process and direction for the acquisition of new products and vendors in concert with Procurement, IT and sponsors.

Manage vendor relationships and performance.

Set up and manage processes for technology audits, process changes, configuration changes, and other maintenance.

Help to define and facilitate the P&O Technology governance process

Provide updates and report on various P&O Technology initiatives to the P&O Senior Team

Knowledge of:

Knowledge of various project management principles and PMO practices

Familiarity with HR technology solutions including Workday and Cornerstone

Knowledge of/Experience in HR case management technology, knowledge base and ticketing systems preferred

Microsoft suite of tools (Office, Sharepoint, Teams, etc.)


Change leader by mentoring and coaching executives, stakeholders, vendors and team members through change initiatives

Analyze current operational status and determine appropriate course of action

Willing and able to adjust to multiple demands, shifting priorities, ambiguity and rapid change

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Strong problem-solving skills

Achieve and maintain optimal operational efficiency via innovation and technical knowledge

Ability to:

Speak clearly and expresses self well in groups and in one-to-one conversations, and through formal and informal written documents; listens to others; delivers effective presentations

Step forward to address difficult issues

Mobilize people to take action

Build effective teams committed to organizational goals

Show understanding of issues relevant to the broad organization and business

Keep pace with increasing amount of new and updated information relating to professional objectives, industry, and competition

Develop strong business relationships focusing on communication and customer service

Learn from experience, actively pursues learning and self-development; modifies behavior in light of feedback

Develop short-range and long-range plans that are appropriately comprehensive, realistic, and effective in meeting goals

Work effectively as part of a team

Work with all levels of management

Demonstrate effectiveness operating in complex organizational environments


7-10 years of experience in HR Technology, project/program management or related discipline

Bachelors degree

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