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Director, HR Business Partner

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 889468BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business General Entertainment Content Date posted Nov. 29, 2021

Job Summary:

Disney General Entertainment Content is the iconic collection of The Walt Disney Company’s (NYSE: DIS) entertainment and news properties creating award-winning content across an impressive portfolio of television brands and businesses, including ABC Entertainment, ABC Signature, ABC News, the ABC Owned Television Stations Group, Freeform, Twentieth Television, FX Networks and FX Productions, the Disney Channel Networks and National Geographic Partners. A home to dynamic storytellers and talented creators, Disney General Entertainment Content develops, produces and programs exceptional content of unparalleled scale and reach with more than 250 programs each year reaching upward of 227 million households a month across multimedia platforms.

The Director, HR Business Partner contributes to defining and implementing a Human Resource strategy which aligns and integrates with the client’s business strategy. The Director will oversee the key HR functions of our Freeform, 20th Television, Corporate Communications, Music Business Affairs, and Labor Relations Clients; manage a team of 3 direct reports; and develops and implements a comprehensive and integrated Human Capital Plan that proactively address all major HR areas: talent acquisition, organization development, performance management, talent planning and career development, leadership development, compensation and rewards, learning, and diversity.


  • Catalyst to developing others in the group
  • Helps establish a functional level of OD capabilities
  • Build strong Client relationships to resolve complex business issues
  • Ability to translate data to analytics to insights
  • Conduit to OD on complex organizational changes and Enterprise Projects
  • Shares best practices with other Business Partner teams across DGE and TWDC
  • Participates in annual operating plan discussions for assigned business operations and develops appropriate Human Resources plans in support of key business needs
  • Provides expert advice and counsel to leaders on all organization and human resources issues
  • Develops and implements appropriate change management plans as required by the business
  • Monitors and analyzes trends in workforce demographics for the assigned organization and develops appropriate plans to meet the needs of a changing business environment and workforce
  • Provides ongoing performance coaching and feedback to the assigned organization’s leaders regarding issues of managerial style, communications, and employee interactions
  • Identifies key human resource needs, develops appropriate solutions and as appropriate brokers with other internal human resource Centers of Excellence (COE) for human resources services to be offered to the assigned organization
  • Active participant in the leadership team of assigned organization and attends staff meetings of key leadership team members
  • Acts as point person and “one stop shop” for HR client needs
  • Responds in a timely fashion to escalated issues from the assigned COEs
  • Implements and monitors adherence to all Enterprise-wide or assigned organization specific Human Resources related policies and procedures
  • Advises the assigned organization’s management in the administration of Enterprise-wide or business operations specific Human Resources related policies and procedures
  • Regularly solicits feedback on Human Resources services from the assigned organization’s management and continually seeks to address issues and concerns
  • Leads the implementation of ongoing succession and development planning for the organization
  • Leads the development of the training/development strategies to close skill “gaps” between current and future skill sets and competencies
  • Conducts ongoing reviews of the assigned organization’s organizational design and proposes changes to enhance operations
  • Develops and administers employee performance management programs, plans and advises the assigned organization’s management in the carrying out of performance management and employee development plans
  • Consults with the assigned organization’s management in aligning performance management and reward recommendations

Basic Qualifications:

  • Experience in organizational development and change management processes
  • Possesses both strategic thinking capability and “hands on” HR plan implementation experience
  • Strong influence and interpersonal skills demonstrated
  • Ability to influence mid-level and senior management
  • Strong influence, interpersonal skills and overall leadership capability
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills, People management, Strong working knowledge of applicable Federal, State and local laws pertaining to the employment relationship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Track record of influencing executives mid-level and senior management
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • Strong adaptability to changing priorities

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Human Resources Management or 10-12 years in increasingly responsible Human Resources generalist roles including direct involvement with senior business executives

Preferred Education

  • MBA/MS OD or relevant graduate degree preferred

About General Entertainment Content:

The General Entertainment Content group creates original entertainment and news content for the Company’s streaming platforms and its cable and broadcast networks.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with ABC, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call General Entertainment Content.

ABC, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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