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Vice President, People & Organization / Business Partner

Culver City, CA, USA | Leading Media / Entertainment Company

  • Industry:
    Media / Entertainment
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Human Resources
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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The VP, People & Organization (P&O) will serve as a strategic Human Resources leader for Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE).This role will help determine the Human Resources strategy for Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group’s Marketing, Distribution and Animation businesses based on the business and organizational needs.The ideal candidate will demonstrate a combination of strong business acumen and global Human Resources functional knowledge to guide the development of strategies that will attract, develop and retain the talent required to drive business success.This position requires an individual who can act as a senior consultant to the business and build and execute a strong integrated human resources strategy. 

As part of the P&O leadership team, this role requires an experienced perspective based on business and organizational transformation, active collaboration, agility, technical excellence and the ability to successfully partner with and advise senior business leaders and functional P&O partners. 


· Align HR strategy to organizational strategy:

o Assess long-term global needs of our theatrical marketing, distribution and animation businesses, grasp internal and external macro trends and develop a P&O implementation plan

o Lead organization design activities to streamline and implement new organization structures, roles and/or processes that create speed and efficiency and support rapidly shifting business demands

o Leverage metrics and analytics to inform P&O strategies, measure progress against organizational goals and ultimately tell a compelling story with data insights to business leaders

o Develop and implement change management strategies to support critical evolution of the business and achieve desired business results that are sustainable over time

o Create and execute talent planning focused on forecasting, talent acquisition, on-boarding, development, performance management, career / succession

· Relationship Management / Leadership:

o 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, new leader assimilation, etc.)

o 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

o Develop 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

o Effectively lead a team of P&O Business Partner professionals


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

· The ideal candidate would have worked closely with marketing, distribution and / or animation business leaders

· Demonstrated ability to independently develop, drive and contribute to overall strategy and business plans in a rapidly developing/changing environment

· 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 global business and financial understanding

· Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

Key competencies needed to be successful in this role:

o Exceptional business insight

o Ability to instill trust

o Strategic mindset

o Situational adaptability

o Ability to build networks

o Communicates effectively

o Courage

o Manages complexity

o Global perspective

o Develops talent

o Organizational savvy

o Drives vision and purpose

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