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Human Resources Business Partner

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 10069183 Location Papenburg, Germany Business Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Date posted Feb. 06, 2024

Job Summary:

Imagineering is the master planning, creative development, design, engineering, production, project management, and research and development arm of Disney’s Parks and Resorts business segment. Representing more than 150 disciplines, its talented teams of Imagineers are responsible for the creation - from concept initiation through installation and commissioning - of all Disney Resorts, theme parks and attractions, cruise ships, real estate developments, regional entertainment venues, and new media projects.

Disney Imagineers are uniquely talented individuals that bring together the best aspects of creativity, innovation, and passion.

This role is based in Papenburg, Germany and it will require you to be onsite 5 days a week.

What You Will Do

  • Work with Human Resources (HR), employees and leaders to build a place where employees want to work and can be successful as their authentic selves

  • Partner with the Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) community and leadership to drive pivotal initiatives of the assigned client group at Walt Disney Imagineering - Germany.

  • Develop, maintain, and demonstrate solid understanding of the business and take a consultative approach with clients, anticipating, assessing, and providing creative HR solutions to business priorities.

  • Advise on effective headcount/resource management and partner with talent acquisition to ensure a fair and effective recruitment process.

  • Preparation of monthly Payroll including continuously optimization of interacting processes between Payroll and HR. Provide analysis of problems and creative solutions to ensure employees payroll is processed accurately and within compliance.

  • Consult with clients on moderately complex HR processes, procedures, precedents, and initiatives engaging appropriate centers of excellence (COE) partners as required.

  • Provide day-to-day performance management guidance to leaders (coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions) and engage with Employee Relations as needed.

  • Partner with HR and Leaders to implement and assess the success of key Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives.

  • Analyze data and present in a compelling way that influences audience to take action on recommendations.

  • Work with leaders on organizational design, change management, and culture.

  • Works closely with HR Leaders, department leaders and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.

  • Support the integrated salary planning process by effectively working with management and Compensation to ensure timely and accurate planning and execution.

  • Partner with Learning Development team to co-facilitate key learning opportunities, as needed.

  • Participate as an active member of the HR community, building rapport across the HR team and supporting other HR initiatives and projects as required.

  • Assists with employee communications (both through design and providing input), as required.

  • Participate in special projects at both the HRBP team and client level.

Required Qualifications & Skills

  • 4+ year’s human resources generalist or HR functional experience in progressively responsible roles supporting a diversity of functional groups including executive level employees.

  • Excellent working knowledge and application of German federal and state employment laws as well as social security law.

  • Experience, exposure, and comfort with a variety of HR facets especially employee relations and working with a global workforce, talent acquisition, compensation and payroll.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in German and English (written and verbal).

  • Strong business acumen with a keen attitude to quickly assimilate new information.

  • Ability to function independently, with minimal direction, and thrive within a fast-paced and sometimes ambiguous environment.

  • Proven experience working as a trusted advisor.

  • Strong use of independent judgment to identify and anticipate client needs and make recommendations for implementation.

  • Advanced level skills using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio.

  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to quickly interpret data, identify trends, and recommend multiple solutions.

  • Strong organizational, motivational, and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to lead multiple conflicting priorities with patience and efficiency.

  • Strong team player and ability to function in a matrixed co-leadership environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience directly supporting clients in an HRBP capacity.

  • SAP or Workday experience.

  • Project management experience.

  • Experience working in a large, corporate, matrixed environment.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field or combination equivalent work experience.


About Disney Parks, Experiences and Products:

The Disney Parks, Experiences and Products segment includes Disney’s iconic travel and leisure businesses, which include six resort destinations in the United States, Europe and Asia, a top-rated cruise line, a popular vacation ownership program, and an award-winning guided family adventure business. Disney’s global consumer products operations include the world’s leading licensing business across toys, apparel, home goods, digital games and apps; the world’s largest children’s publisher; Disney store locations around the world; and the shopDisney e-commerce platform.

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: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. 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 Walt Disney Imagineering (Germany) GmbH, which is part of a business we call Disney Parks, Experiences and Products.

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