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The Walt Disney Company

Manager, HR Business Partner

Job Summary:

Sitting at the intersection of our business and Human Resources, HR Business Partners (HRBP) are in the unique position to help shape the employee experience, ensure the company’s talent grows in meaningful ways and contribute to the long-term success of the Walt Disney Studios (TWDS) business. 

As a forward-looking HR professional supporting this dynamic organization, you will serve as a strategic partner to your clients by developing and delivering integrated and inclusive people strategies such as: Organization Design, Talent & Performance Management, Organization & Employee Effectiveness, Diversity & Inclusion, and Talent Solutions. You will work closely with HR and functional partners to deliver solutions and change management plans that provide sustainable benefits.

The Manager, HRBP is based in Burbank, CA and reports to the Director, HRBP. 


  • Establish and maintain a deep understanding of your client organizations and the Studio business, as well as emerging trends in talent management and organizational dynamics across the industry
  • Build effective and productive working relationships with internal stakeholders and clients, at all levels of the organization
  • Drive people engagement strategies that align with business priorities and foster an environment where all employees are respected and valued 
  • Coach business leaders on HR policies and processes, including talent planning, learning and development, and performance management to promote engagement and a culture of continuous growth and development
  • Translate near and long-term operating goals into HR strategies; initiate and implement the work with key stakeholders and functional partners to ensure appropriate solutions are delivered to address business strategies 
  • Assess talent capabilities and development needs based on business strategy in order to help close gaps between current and future skill sets
  • Integrate diversity and inclusion strategies and priorities into business plans
  • Build compelling presentations leveraging workforce analytics and insights to focus leaders on relevant business issues and assessing potential solutions  
  • Be an effective bridge builder across all functions and levels within the organization
  • Challenge the status quo; pursue different approaches to our work by demonstrating flexibility, nimbleness, transparency, agility and global thinking

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in human resources, organization development, or related talent planning field 
  • You position yourself as credible. You garner respect, act with integrity, and keep commitments.
  • You are proactive. You have a point of view, challenge assumptions, and take initiative.
  • You are a trusted thought-partner. You build relationships and delivers results.
  • You are a proven self-starter. You see the big picture but handle the details with ease.
  • You can manage multiple client groups and prioritize complex projects in a fast-paced and high volume, matrixed environment
  • You are an effective consultant. You build awareness on key organizational issues, as well as consensus for relevant solutions. You guide stakeholders to drive org improvement and change.
  • You maintain a broad view of the business and deliver solutions that balance individual client and overall Studio needs. 
  • You manage and thrive within ambiguity. 

Required Education

  • BA/BS degree in Human Resources, Organizational Development, Business or equivalent experience 

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