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Sr. Manager, HR Business Partner

14 days ago by GumGum

  Santa Monica (California), USA

Level: Senior

Contract: Full Time (Paid)

Sector: Human Resources

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Summary

GumGum is nothing without its people. Our People Operations team partners with leaders, managers and employees to develop strategies that enhance our innovative culture and employee experience. From hiring outstanding talent to ensuring that GumGummers find their work motivating, engaging and fulfilling, the People Operations department strives to create a high-performance, creative and inclusive environment across our global offices.

The Sr. Manager, HR Business Partner (HRBP) position is responsible for aligning business objectives with employees and management for departments and teams across U.S. GumGum locations (Santa Monica, New York and Chicago). The position serves as a consultant to management on human resource-related issues. The successful Sr. Manager, HRBP acts as an employee champion and change agent with an eye on culture. The role assesses and anticipates HR-related needs. Communicating needs proactively with our HR department and business management, this person seeks to develop integrated solutions. The position formulates partnerships across the HR function to deliver value-added service to management and employees that reflects the needs and culture of the organization. Additionally, this person maintains an effective level of business knowledge, its financial measures, culture and competition. This role reports to the VP (Head of), People Operations (HR).

Responsibilities

Business Alignment & Partnership:

Lead and support the alignment of business initiatives with employees and management

Coaching & Consulting:

  • Conduct regular, pro-active meetings with employees, managers and leaders to develop, assess, and anticipate HR related needs
  • Provide consultative guidance and support to the business as they evolve HR and people practices
  • Consult with management, providing HR guidance on a variety of issues and topics
  • Provide day-to-day performance management guidance to management (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, performance improvement)
  • Help manage the annual performance management and compensation planning, as well as quarterly goals process
  • Org Design, Talent Management & Planning:
  • Analyze trends and metrics in partnership with the HR group to develop solutions, programs and policies
  • Provide guidance and input on organizational design, workforce planning, talent management and succession planning
  • Leverage metrics and insights to inform recommendations on people practices
  • Deliver insights and reports to leadership as needed
  • Draft and edit job descriptions, advise on compensation, and collaborate with talent acquisition and hiring managers on interviewing and advising on selection

Employee Relations:

  • Manage and resolve complex employee relations issues
  • Conduct effective, thorough and objective investigations when needed
  • Counsel employees and proactively facilitate conflict resolution between employees, escalating issues as appropriate
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of employment law matters related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance
  • Consult with external employment law attorneys as needed/required
  • Provide HR policy guidance and interpretation
  • Employee Engagement, Development & Retention:
  • Work closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention
  • Design and manage change management and communications plans
  • Identify training needs for business units and individual executive coaching needs; may deliver training programs as needed
  • Facilitate effective on-boarding and exit processes; provide tools to managers for effective onboarding

HR Expertise:

  • Establish leadership presence, credibility and trustworthiness across U.S. offices
  • Partner with GumGum HR professionals across benefits, HRIS, training, compliance and communications to deliver HR solutions
  • Maintain strict confidentiality and adhere to a high standard of professional conduct
  • Keep pulse on HR and industry trends
  • Minimum Qualifications
  • At least 7 to 10 years' relevant HR and employee relations experience
  • Hands-on experience and working knowledge across multiple human resource disciplines, including compensation practices, organizational design, employee relations, diversity, performance management, and federal and state respective employment laws
  • Experience proactively consulting with employees and leaders on a variety of HR and organizational topics at all levels of the organization
  • Significant experience resolving complex employee relations issues
  • Interest and acumen in understanding business concepts and models
  • Experience designing and management change management / communication plans
  • Experience with organizational design and planning
  • Experience with talent planning and talent management
  • Experience identifying and implementing employee engagement & retention strategies
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated experience exercising a high degree of professionalism and diplomacy in interactions with all levels of the organization
  • Excellent follow through skills and the ability to anticipate and address business needs proactively
  • Possess strong work ethic; self-motivated with a desire to take initiative and focus on continuous improvement or practices and programs
  • Possess consultative style and approach with proven ability to develop credible relationships
  • Comfortable working in ambiguous business situations
  • Strong problem-solving and project management skills
  • Highly adaptable to a fluid and ever-changing work environment
  • Possess a sense of urgency to the creation and completion of projects and solutions
  • Brings an enthusiastic, positive and energetic approach to delivering client solutions
  • HR experience within technology, advertising technology, and/or media industries
  • Bachelor's degree in HR or organizational design or relevant industry experience

Preferred Qualification

HR certificate and/or advanced degree is a plus

Benefits & Perks

  • Competitive health, vision and dental benefits
  • Healthcare and dependent care FSA
  • Employer-matched 401(k) plan
  • Stock incentive program
  • Paid parental leave
  • Fitness reimbursement and wellness workshops
  • Discounted Pet Health Program
  • Flexible time off and work schedule
  • Commuter perks
  • Stocked kitchen & Everytable Smartfridge
  • Dog-friendly HQ office - we love our fur babies!
  • Incredible work/life balance with a collaborative and friendly work space
  • GumGum Gives Back volunteering opportunities
  • Team building lunches and events, and monthly company celebrations
  • Located in hotbed of tech startups, just blocks from the beach

Career & Personal Development Focus

  • Ongoing learning and development for education opportunities such as webinars, books, classes, relevant conferences and events
  • Opportunities to pursue business related side projects and yearly Hackathon
  • Highly encouraged to contribute to open source software, including our own open source software
  • Environment of learning from peers, including meetups, presentations and blog posts
  • Opportunity to work with cutting edge technology
  • Life Skills sessions - geared towards the whole life/health/person
  • Leadership Bites Dinner Series - connecting current and future GumGum leaders over great food and meaningful conversation

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