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Business Partner - People & Culture

Discovery Communications
Sterling, VA 20164
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    113753489
Discovery Communications


Business Partner - People & Culture

US-VA-Sterling

Job ID: 24358
Type: Company Employee Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Human Resources
US-VA-Sterling

Overview

Our Team
Discovery’s People & Culture team provides leading edge solutions to support the growth, development and engagement across the organization. Our team partners closely with the business to anticipate and deliver programs, products and solutions to keep our talent engaged and our company competitive. We operate as one team and are a team of doers. We are agile, whether we’re helping structure an organization, fill a key role, develop new capabilities across the team or grow talent across all levels of the organization. We do the right thing, even when it’s hard. As People Partners, we are trusted advisors to the business and collaborate with our People Specialists to deliver programs and results across the organization.

The Role
The People & Culture Business Partner is a key position within Discovery’s People and Culture team, providing direct client support to Discovery’s Global Technology & Operations Team. The position will partner with leadership in providing solutions to employee-related matters, maintaining a balance between being a strategic business partner and employee champion. This position will continuously review, challenge the status quo and develop initiatives that ensure Discovery remains an employer of choice. This position is located in Sterling, VA at the Discovery Television & Technology Center (DTTC) with some travel.



Responsibilities

1. Partner with the People & Culture team and clients to execute against the people strategy in line with the business goals. Understand the business and the top priorities to execute against the people strategy in line with the business goals.
2. Actively contribute to the business strategy; provide People & Culture expertise and challenge to the management team
3. Proactively provide creative and engaging solutions to motivate employees at different career points (ie: early career, management track)
4. Serve as People & Culture advisor, coach and partner to the management team
5. Maintain a positive work environment through effective employee relations practices
6. Coach managers to pro-actively manage employees (e.g. performance and attendance) and provide advice to resolve grievance and disciplinary issues
7. Support managers and employees in matters related to career development, staffing initiatives, employee relations, workplace ethics and performance management.
8. Influence and shape the change agenda, including organization and structural changes; identify obstacles and develop strategies to overcome them
9. Develop strong working relationships and work closely with all People & Culture specialist functions to provide ‘seamless’ support and guidance to the business including: Staffing, Learning & Development, HRIS, Compensation & Benefits
10. Partner with Discovery’s LifeWorks team to implement and develop programs and opportunities that enhance the reputation of Discovery as an employer of choice
11. Identify skills gaps through effective resource planning and provide up-skilling processes to bridge these gaps
12. Lead and develop People & Culture projects across the business
13. Contribute as a team member on broader People & Culture projects across the business
14. Proactively review on an ongoing basis all People & Culture policies and processes; with a view to improve efficiency and effectiveness within legal framework
15. Continually strive to provide ‘best practice’ HR advice and support, through information sharing internally and external benchmarking



Qualifications

* A Bachelor's degree in Business, Human Resources or related field, or equivalent experience
* 5 years’ experience of progressive, professional HR experience
* Ability to proactive create and implement programs to drive employee engagement
* Proven experience in conflict resolution and organizational management practices within a sophisticated, matrixed environment
* A track record of establishing good alliances with all levels of management while retaining independence of thought
* Proven record in forging strong relationships with the ability to persuade, negotiate and communicate effectively
* Working knowledge of compensation and benefits practices
* Experience in working with a culturally diverse workforce
* Knowledge of national, state and local Employee and Labor Relations practices, laws and regulations
* HR certification a plus
* Experience with an HR information system, preferably SAP
* Must have the legal right to work in the United States

Sterling, Virginia, VA

Discovery Communications, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information.

EEO is the Law

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation during the application process, please send an email request to HR@discovery.com.

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<b>Discovery Communications</b><br/><br/><br/><b>Business Partner - People & Culture</b><br/><br/>US-VA-Sterling<br/><br/><b>Job ID:</b> 24358<br/><b>Type:</b> Company Employee Full-Time<br/><b># of Openings:</b> 1<br/><b>Category:</b> Human Resources<br/>US-VA-Sterling<br/><br/><b>Overview</b><br/><br/><p style="margin: 0px;"><strong>Our Team</strong><br />Discoverys People & Culture team provides leading edge solutions to support the growth, development and engagement across the organization. Our team partners closely with the business to anticipate and deliver programs, products and solutions to keep our talent engaged and our company competitive. We operate as one team and are a team of doers. We are agile, whether were helping structure an organization, fill a key role, develop new capabilities across the team or grow talent across all levels of the organization. We do the right thing, even when its hard. As People Partners, we are trusted advisors to the business and collaborate with our People Specialists to deliver programs and results across the organization.</p><p style="margin: 0px;"> </p><p style="margin: 0px;"><strong>The Role</strong> <br />The People & Culture Business Partner is a key position within Discoverys People and Culture team, providing direct client support to Discoverys Global Technology & Operations Team. The position will partner with leadership in providing solutions to employee-related matters, maintaining a balance between being a strategic business partner and employee champion. This position will continuously review, challenge the status quo and develop initiatives that ensure Discovery remains an employer of choice. This position is located in Sterling, VA at the Discovery Television & Technology Center (DTTC) with some travel.</p><br/><br/><b>Responsibilities</b><br/><br/><p style="margin: 0px;">1. Partner with the People & Culture team and clients to execute against the people strategy in line with the business goals. Understand the business and the top priorities to execute against the people strategy in line with the business goals. <br />2. Actively contribute to the business strategy; provide People & Culture expertise and challenge to the management team<br />3. Proactively provide creative and engaging solutions to motivate employees at different career points (ie: early career, management track)<br />4. Serve as People & Culture advisor, coach and partner to the management team <br />5. Maintain a positive work environment through effective employee relations practices<br />6. Coach managers to pro-actively manage employees (e.g. performance and attendance) and provide advice to resolve grievance and disciplinary issues<br />7. Support managers and employees in matters related to career development, staffing initiatives, employee relations, workplace ethics and performance management.<br />8. Influence and shape the change agenda, including organization and structural changes; identify obstacles and develop strategies to overcome them<br />9. Develop strong working relationships and work closely with all People & Culture specialist functions to provide seamless support and guidance to the business including: Staffing, Learning & Development, HRIS, Compensation & Benefits<br />10. Partner with Discoverys LifeWorks team to implement and develop programs and opportunities that enhance the reputation of Discovery as an employer of choice<br />11. Identify skills gaps through effective resource planning and provide up-skilling processes to bridge these gaps <br />12. Lead and develop People & Culture projects across the business<br />13. Contribute as a team member on broader People & Culture projects across the business<br />14. Proactively review on an ongoing basis all People & Culture policies and processes; with a view to improve efficiency and effectiveness within legal framework<br />15. Continually strive to provide best practice HR advice and support, through information sharing internally and external benchmarking</p><br/><br/><b>Qualifications</b><br/><br/><p style="margin: 0px;">* A Bachelor's degree in Business, Human Resources or related field, or equivalent experience<br />* 5 years experience of progressive, professional HR experience<br />* Ability to proactive create and implement programs to drive employee engagement<br />* Proven experience in conflict resolution and organizational management practices within a sophisticated, matrixed environment<br />* A track record of establishing good alliances with all levels of management while retaining independence of thought<br />* Proven record in forging strong relationships with the ability to persuade, negotiate and communicate effectively<br />* Working knowledge of compensation and benefits practices<br />* Experience in working with a culturally diverse workforce<br />* Knowledge of national, state and local Employee and Labor Relations practices, laws and regulations<br />* HR certification a plus<br />* Experience with an HR information system, preferably SAP<br />* Must have the legal right to work in the United States</p><p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #ffffff;">Sterling, Virginia, VA</span></p>Discovery Communications, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information. <br><br> <a href="https://discovery.icims.com/icims2/servlet/icims2?module=AppInert&action=download&id=581131&hashed=1619517695">EEO is the Law</a> <br><br> <a href="https://discovery.icims.com/icims2/servlet/icims2?module=AppInert&action=download&id=588767&hashed=2014725565">Pay Transparency Policy Statement</a><br><br> If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation during the application process, please send an email request to HR@discovery.com. <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/aQOqPETjxWzYH1QphXxoJ"> <p>PI113753489</p>
Posted: 2019-09-17 Expires: 2019-10-19

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