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VP - People & Culture - Technology

Discovery Inc
Los Angeles, CA 90001
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Discovery Inc

Location: Los Angeles, California, United States,
Req ID: 32773


The Team

Warner Bros. Discoverys People & Culture team provides leading edge solutions to support the growth, development and engagement of our employees 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. 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. We are trusted advisors to the business and collaborate with our People & Culture COEs to deliver programs and results across the organization.

The Role

The People & Culture Partner is a key position within Warner Bros. Discoverys People and Culture team. The position will partner with leadership to provide solutions to employee-related matters, maintaining a balance between being a strategic business partner and employee champion. This position will continuously challenge the status quo and develop initiatives that ensure Warner Bros. Discovery remains an employer of choice. This position is located in Los Angeles with some anticipated travel.

A successful candidate will lead a talented People & Culture team that is respected for their competency in HR as well as business acumen. The leader will be a positive self-starter who can think strategically about big picture business goals as well as tactically execute a full range of People & Culture initiatives. In this dynamic culture, the role will serve as the primary partner to the leadership and the liaison with the broader HR community of Warner Bros. Discovery. Candidates for this position should be innovative, solution-oriented, analytical, collaborative, and be able to engage with colleagues across level, location, and discipline. The role must effectively work in a fast-paced creative environment, bringing an energy and enthusiasm to the function, founded in sound strategy.


  • Understand the top business priorities to execute against the people strategy in line with the business goals, refining business objectives through the lens of People & Culture and talent management
  • Ensure the workforce, including current and future leaders, is high performing, motivated and continually improving
  • Oversee complex Employee Relations matters, in partnership with the People Relations team, and the execution of annual People & Culture processes
  • Coach managers to proactively manage employees (e.g., performance and attendance) and provide advice to resolve grievance and disciplinary issues
  • Support managers and employees in matters related to career development, staffing initiatives, employee relations, workplace ethics and performance management
  • 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
  • Coach senior leaders to actively manage change and improve organizational effectiveness through workforce strategy, organizational design, and talent planning
  • Foster a culture of inclusiveness, openness, and honesty within the organization along with championing organizational values and diversity
  • Work with the executive team to establish a sound plan of management succession that corresponds to the objectives of the company.
  • Provide support to department leaders, offering feedback and advice on employee and organizational issues
  • Identify skills gaps through effective resource planning and provide up-skilling processes to bridge these gaps
  • Develop, lead, and shape a wide range of People & Culture projects and initiatives across the business
  • Proactively review on an ongoing basis all People & Culture policies and processes, with a view to improve efficiency and effectiveness within legal framework
  • Continually strive to provide best practice HR advice and support, through information sharing internally and external benchmarking


  • A Bachelor's degree in Business, Human Resources or related field, or equivalent experience
  • 8+ years of progressive, professional HR experience
  • Media, production or entertainment experience highly desirable but ideal candidate will have deep experience and success in leading a dynamic HR team
  • Experience supporting multiple client groups within a business and ability to flex between those different groups
  • Proven experience in conflict resolution and organizational management practices within a sophisticated, matrixed environment
  • An executive committed to constantly refining and improving all areas of the organization
  • Innovative thinker who can respectfully challenge and build on the ideas of peers
  • Kind, compassionate and leads with confidence, honesty and integrity
  • Expert Listener & Communicator: Ability to understand the needs of a variety of constituents and deliver information and insights quickly with appropriate details and correct pitch/tone for the audience
  • High executive presence with the ability to exert influence within the organization by clearly expressing goals and initiatives that garner buy-in and enthusiasm
  • Demonstrated ability to apply HR knowledge to resolve complex business challenges
  • Ability to deliver results, providing day-to-day support in a dynamic environment - role is both strategic and hands on
  • Ability to adapt quickly to a competitive and changing business landscape. Must understand how to focus the organization on planning for tomorrow, not only on executing today
  • Ability to pull from a variety of backgrounds including HRBP, OD, talent strategy, HR COEs, compensation, benefits and the business

Current WBD employees will be given preferential consideration for this opportunity. This position will only be posted for five business days.


Posted: 2022-07-14 Expires: 2022-08-15

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