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Talent Partner (HRBP)

Apply NowApply Later Job ID R-02885 Location Emeryville, California, United States Business Pixar Animation Studios Date posted Apr. 24, 2021

Job Summary:


  • Work with cross-functional teams (People Operations, Recruiting, Inclusion Strategies, Leadership Development, Benefits and Wellness) to increase organizational, team, and individual performance and improve the business’ capabilities to deliver against its goals
  • Serve as a coach and consultant to leaders and employees and provide subject-matter expertise on key organizational and management issues, including talent planning, employee engagement, development and career progression, and performance management and feedback with the goal of building client capability and achieving business results
  • Actively diagnose issues, dive deep to understand the root cause and contributing factors and develop recommendations. Actively partner with client leaders and functional partners to implement solutions
  • Proactively assess client groups’ organizational performance, identify talent gaps, propose HR solutions that support the business
  • Partner closely with client leadership and Inclusion Strategies to understand and integrate diversity and inclusion strategies into plans, programs, and practices to ensure an inclusive approach in the workplace
  • Act as a change agent to drive cultural change in line with Studio values and goals. Develops and drives people engagement strategies that feed a culture where all employees are respected and valued
  • Develop and execute a lifecycle approach to talent management focused on workforce planning, on-boarding, development, performance management, succession planning, talent movement and retention using people analytics and insights
  • Lead the implementation and execution of ongoing talent, succession, and development plans for client groups
  • Plan and lead organization design and change management projects to streamline and implement new structures, roles, and/or processes that create efficiency and support shifting business demands
  • Translate short and long-term business goals into HR project and program recommendations. Manage projects and assignments to completion by collaborating with key stakeholders and functional partners to ensure appropriate solutions are delivered to support business strategies and goals
  • Facilitates the consistent applications, implementation, and improvement of Talent practices and programs (e.g. merit and promotion, workforce planning, performance management, career development, etc.) across assigned client groups maximizing all available HR functional partners (People Operations, Recruiting, Talent Programs, Inclusion Strategies, Leadership Development, Benefits and Wellness, Disney Employee Relations)
  • Use employee data to gain insights and make recommendations regarding culture, employee experience, and programs
  • Collaborate with client leadership in evaluating performance of individual team members and provides guidance regarding development. Ensures people have the needed skills, tools, and talents to perform their roles

This could be the perfect job for you, if:

  • You are a strategic thinker. You take a comprehensive approach toward your work, with a keen understanding of the big picture. You are often able to see things ahead of others. You seek to recognize the root cause of a situation and question assumptions to understand the why. You enjoy solving problems and developing solutions that have a broad impact
  • You believe in an equitable approach. You develop solutions that balance the needs of the business and the employees and your work is concentrated in the intersection of the two. You enjoy diagnosing areas of imbalance and actively develop interventions and long-term strategies to correct
  • You lead with curiosity and are observant. You ask questions and strive to learn and understand. You look below the surface and connect the dots
  • You are a relationship-builder and are open and approachable. You demonstrate a genuine interest in people and in seeing their perspective. You work hard to establish trust and have a gift for connecting with and relating to others
  • You are an excellent listener and communicator. You listen intently ensuring others feel listened to. You communicate thoughtfully, directly, and clearly
  • You are objective. You are able to consider different points of view. You consider all sides and possible solutions of a situation. You strive to find the appropriate solution to complex problems.
  • You take ownership. You drive projects and tasks to completion. You take responsibility for your work and your actions. You own your mistakes and learn from them. You hold yourself accountable
  • You are resourceful. You are comfortable navigating ambiguity. You develop creative solutions to unique problems and view obstacles as opportunities
  • You are a great teammate who believes in the power of “we”. You are encouraging to peers and colleagues and enjoy engaging with others to spark ideas and creativity. You share your point of view, and know how to navigate differences of opinion in a respectful, kind, and professional manner


  • Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of 7 years of forward-thinking experience in Human Resources, 5+ years in a HR business partner role
  • You demonstrate the ability to build effective and trust-based relationships with a wide variety of individuals across diverse client groups
  • You have strong business insight, you fundamentally understand key drivers and goals of business
  • Demonstrated advising and coaching skills with both leaders and individual contributors
  • Proven ability to influence and partner within a diverse organization to help drive business results
  • Viewed as a credible, proactive, and trusted partner
  • Solid ability to effectively manage conflict and resolve sensitive situations
  • Excellent facilitation skills; able to effectively lead and facilitate meetings, classes, and discussions
  • Demonstrated ability to stay objective and exercise sound judgment in complex situations
  • Respectful; considerate and thoughtful in interactions with others
  • Extensive working knowledge of HR standard methodologies, programs and policies
  • Excellent working knowledge of federal and state employment laws and regulations
  • Prior HR experience in a creative, artistic and/or high-tech industry preferred

About Pixar Animation Studios:

Pixar Animation Studios, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is an Academy Award®-winning film studio with world-renowned technical, creative and production capabilities in the art of computer animation. The Northern California studio has created some of the most successful and beloved animated films of all time, including “Toy Story,” “Monsters, Inc.,” “Cars,” “The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille,” “WALL•E,” “Up,” “Toy Story 3,” “Brave,” “Inside Out,” and “Coco.” Its movies have won 35 Academy Awards® and have grossed more than $13 billion at the worldwide box office to date.

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 Pixar Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Pixar Animation Studios.

Pixar 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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