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P&C Business Partner

Discovery hires the very best and brightest talent who are enthusiastic and passionate to fulfill the company's mission of empowering people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity.

In exchange for their talent and drive, employees are provided with an engaging, diverse workplace and the resources they need to learn, thrive and grow in their careers.

Job Summary

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 Digital teams. 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 Bellevue with some travel.


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


* 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

* Experience working in media or digital

* 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

* Experience working in digital production and digital talent a plus

* HR certification a plus

* Experience with an HR information system, preferably SAP

* Project management and process improvement experience a plus

* Must have the legal right to work in the United States

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.

We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including but not limited to all local Fair Chance Ordinances.

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If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation during the application process, please send an email request to [email protected]

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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