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Manager, HR Business Partner

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10030875 Location Burbank, California, United States Business Disney General Entertainment Content Date posted Oct. 27, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid

- This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely.

Job Summary:

Disney General Entertainment seeks a Manager, HR Business Partner to join the Human Resources team. This team is a highly visible department that plays an integral part in key organization and talent decisions across the division. 

The Manager, HR Business Partner, will support Disney Branded Television in collaborating with business leaders, executives, and the Sr. Manager, HRBP, to guide the development of HR strategies that attract, develop, and retain talent. The ideal candidate will have a combination of strong business acumen, Human Resources (HR), Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DE&I), and consulting skills.  

As a forward-looking business partner, the Manager will proactively assess business performance to identify gaps and initiate partnerships to develop solutions that promote organizational and employee effectiveness. The Manager will also serve as an advisor to business leaders regarding HR policies and processes (e.g., onboarding, merit and promotion planning, performance management, and talent planning) and an employee advocate to optimize the employee experience and productivity.  


  • Establish and maintain an intimate understanding of Disney Branded Television, building effective and productive working relationships with internal stakeholders and clients at all levels of the organization.

  • Develop thoughtful approaches to promote diversity and inclusion in talent attraction, development, and retention.

  • Drive engagement strategies that foster an inclusive environment where all employees are respected, feel valued and appreciated.

  • Elevate the employee experience

  • Be available to all employees as a coach, counselor, and mentor.

  • Facilitate the consistent application, implementation, and improvement of HR policies, processes, and programs (e.g., merit and promotion planning, performance management, employee relations, career development, headcount planning, etc.) 

  • Drive the implementation of HR strategies and initiatives that align with the business priorities and goals of Disney Branded Television and Disney TV Animation

  • Assess organizational performance, identify talent gaps, and propose HR solutions that support the business 

  • Partner with Center of Excellence (COE) Support functions (employee relations, talent acquisition, de&I compensation, learning & development, etc.) to leverage functional expertise

  • Build compelling presentations leveraging workforce analytics and insights to focus leaders on relevant business issues and assess potential solutions 

  • Translate near and long-term operating goals into HR processes, projects, and assignments and integrates and initiates the work with key stakeholders and functional partners to ensure appropriate solutions are delivered to support business strategies.

  • Guide leaders in performance goal setting, optimizing productivity and navigating conflict

Work Experience and Qualifications 

  • 5+ years experience in HR, DE&I, OD, or related talent planning field

  • Understands how to influence change within dynamic environments

  • Demonstrated success in synthesizing complex business data and developing innovative and holistic solutions

  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects that cut across multiple business units, teams, and HR partners from inception through completion

  • Ability to maintain a broad view of the business and deliver solutions that balance individual client and overall Studio needs

  • Ability to focus on critical issues to balance and respond to competing priorities

  • Strong consulting and influencing skills; ability to think strategically

  • Strong facilitation skills applicable across formal and informal (e.g., coaching, mentoring) approaches.

  • Strong diagnostic, problem solving, and analytical skills

  • Strong interpersonal and developed presentation skills with a proven ability to communicate and manage well at all levels of the organization

  • Exceptional collaboration skills and ability to effectively work across functions and organization

  • Embraces working and operating in a highly collaborative and communicative environment

  • Ability to manage and thrive within ambiguity

  • Innovative and creative in approach to accomplish work


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

About Disney General Entertainment Content:

The Disney 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 we call Disney 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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