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The Walt Disney Company

HR Business Partner

Job Summary:

  • Work with HR, employees and leaders to create a place where employees and crew want to work and can be successful as their authentic selves
  • Partner with the HRBP community and leadership to drive strategic initiatives of the assigned client group at The Walt Disney Studios
  • Develop, maintain, and demonstrate working knowledge of the business and take a consultative approach with clients, anticipating, assessing, and providing creative HR solutions to business priorities.
  • 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 monitor 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
  • Advise on effective headcount/resource management and partner with talent acquisition to ensure a fair and effective recruitment process
  • Work with leaders on organizational design, change management, and culture.
  • Influence clients to take a near and long-term view on engaging in key talent processes including talent review, succession planning, leadership development, and talent assessment.
  • 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 relationships 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.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 4+ year’s human resources generalist or HR functional experience in progressively responsible roles supporting a diversity of functional groups including executive level employees.
  • Strong business acumen with a keen aptitude to quickly assimilate new information.
  • Proven ability to effectively interact with all organizational levels in a multicultural environment and build strong, trusted relationships.
  • Excellent consulting and conflict management skills.
  • Experience working with senior executives in an “influence-without-authority” role.
  • Experience, exposure, and comfort with a variety of HR facets including organization development, employee relations, talent acquisition, learning & development, and/or compensation.
  • Ability to function independently, with minimal supervision, and thrive within a fast-paced and sometimes ambiguous environment.
  • Demonstrated experience working as a trusted advisor.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • 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 manage multiple conflicting priorities with grace and efficiency.
  • Strong team player and ability to function in a matrixed co-leadership environment.
  • Working knowledge and application of federal and state employment laws.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience directly supporting clients in an HRBP capacity.
  • Experience supporting Media or Production environments.
  • SAP or Workday experience.
  • Project management experience.
  • Experience working in a large, corporate, matrixed environment.


Required Education

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

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