VP Human Resources

Human Resources Santa Monica, California Req. UMG-3030


Description

We are UMG, the Universal Music Group. We are the world’s leading music company. In everything we do, we are committed to artistry, innovation, and entrepreneurship. We own and operate a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising, and audiovisual content in more than 60 countries. We identify and develop recording artists and songwriters, and we produce, distribute and promote the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful music to delight and entertain fans around the world.

How we LEAD: 

Universal Music Group is currently seeking a Vice President of Human Resources to manage the overall HR function for selected groups.  The VP serves as a strategic business partner to senior management in driving the business as it relates to our people and organizational effectiveness.  The VP, HR manages operational HR activities including consulting and advising on organizational effectiveness, organizational development, compensation, employee relations, staffing, and development, as well as change management.

How you’ll CREATE:

  • Build, develop and maintain strong collaborative working relationships with management and employees across multiple business units to deliver value-added HR services
  • Develop a detailed understanding of the client’s business –departments, jobs, structure, processes, financials
  • Proactively assesses client needs for HR services and develops strategies to meet those needs
  • Addresses employee relations issues and other immediate issues to minimize risk; manage investigations as applicable
  • Ensure alignment between individual, business unit and corporate practices and serve as a credible activist, operational executor, business ally
  • Promote positive employee relations and communication by counseling employees and proactively facilitating conflict resolution between employees
  • Coach employees and managers on career development, goal setting, performance improvement, and people management
  • Partner with Talent Management and Comp & Benefits teams on talent acquisition and assessment, learning and development initiatives, compensation programs and processes; operationalize programs as applicable
  • Represent Universal Music Group and the HR function in a positive light by gaining and maintaining knowledge of industry trends and general business knowledge/acumen

Bring your VIBE:

  • Understanding of, and experience with, core aspects of Human Resource Management (org design; employee relations; compliance; investigations, compensation planning, performance management; leadership development; training)
  • Ability to think strategically and translate concepts into actionable items
  • Must possess consultative style and approach with proven ability to develop credible relationships
  • Comfortable working in ambiguous business situations
  • Proven ability to influence decision making; courage to make tough decisions and deliver difficult messages
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and project management skills
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
  • Exercise a high degree of professionalism and diplomacy in interactions with all levels of the organization
  • Strong experience and demonstrated skills in handling a variety of employee relations matters
  • Excellent follow-through skills and the ability to anticipate and address business needs proactively
  • Possess a strong work ethic; self-motivated with a desire to take initiative and look for ways to improve processes and create efficiencies
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills in managing through multiple priorities with overlapping tasks across multiple businesses
  • Highly adaptable to a fluid and ever-changing work environment
  • Ability to lead and manage people effectively
  • Team-oriented attitude balanced with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Sense of urgency – motivated/energetic/enthusiastic – dedicated and loyal
  • Minimum 10+ years of prior Human Resources Generalist and Organizational Development experience is ideal
  • Experience practicing HR in a fast-paced, unstructured, and/or creative industry (music, fashion, retail, television, advertising, hospitality, etc.) is a plus
  • HRIS experience
  • Strong knowledge in employment laws; multi-state experience preferred
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint). Vision and/or Org Plus experience a plus

Perks Playlist:

  • Competitive Compensation Package including Salary, Benefits and Generous 401k Savings Plan
  • Paid Time Off – Paid Holidays, “Gift Week”, Summer Fridays
  • Student Loan Repayment Assistance
  • Employee Developmental Support
  • Annual Gym Reimbursement Package
  • Pet Insurance, plus much more!
  • Universal Music Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer