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Manager, HR Business Partner

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 764866BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business Media Networks Date posted Aug. 28, 2020

Job Summary:

At Walt Disney Television, you’ll help us tell stories that touch millions of people around the globe and provide new ways for us to connect with the world. Now is your opportunity to unleash your skills.

We are looking for the next Manager, HR Business Partner to support select shared services teams within Walt Disney Television. In this role, you will partner with key leaders and management to create organization and talent strategies that align with the business goals and further strengthen the culture. You will also partner with the business and broader HR team in identifying opportunities to enhance overall employee experience and engagement.

The ideal candidate will possess a combination of strong business acumen, Human Resources and Organization Development skills, along with exceptional consulting and partnership skills.


  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the client organization, key business strategies and team.
  • Build effective and productive partnerships with the leadership, key stakeholders and employees at all levels of the organization. Be a trusted resource as a coach and advisor.
  • Develop business leader capability by providing ongoing coaching on organizational and management opportunities. Help design and implement new structures, roles and/or processes that create speed and efficiency and support rapidly shifting business demands.
  • Support business leaders on HR policies and processes, including talent planning, learning and development, and performance management to promote engagement and a culture of continuous growth and development.
  • Partner with all Centers of Excellence (COE) to leverage functional expertise in assessing client needs and driving strategic solutions (Learning & Development, Employee Relations, and Talent Acquisition).
  • Collaborate with HR Director and key stakeholders to manage various organizational and talent projects from inception to completion along with comprehensive change management and communication plans.
  • Leverage existing data, metrics and insights to support recommendations to help leaders make informed talent and organization decisions.
  • Help develop thoughtful, integrated approaches to promote diversity and inclusion in talent attraction, development and retention; help operationalize diversity and inclusion strategies to build cultural competence and business success.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of progressively responsible experience as an HR Business Partner in a dynamic environment, with experience in strategy development, organizational design and talent management.
  • Strong consultative skills and experience working with leaders in an “influence-without-authority” role.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to balance business partnering skills with employee advocacy.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in and manage ambiguity – dealing with issues that do not always have a process or a system in place.
  • Ability to position self as a credible, proactive, and trusted thought partner by building relationships and delivering results.
  • Ability to think critically to evaluate issues, incorporate business context, and identify solutions.
  • Knowledge and experience leveraging and integrating the work of HR functional experts such as Talent Acquisition, Learning and Development, Employee Relations, Organizational Development, Change Management, and Diversity & Inclusion to provide comprehensive HR solutions.
  • Demonstrated curiosity, business acumen and understanding of the ‘big picture’.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Relevant industry experience in the media space and/or a strong understanding of the entertainment industry.

Required Education

  • BA/BS degree in Human Resources, Organizational Development, Business or equivalent experience.

Preferred Education

  • Master’s Degree in a related field or MBA.

About Media Networks:

The Media Networks segment includes cable and broadcast television networks, television production and distribution operations, publishing, domestic television stations, digital businesses and radio networks and stations.

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 Media Networks.

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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