Manager, People Business Partner

People, Inclusion & Culture Los Angeles, California Req. UMG-5261


We are UMG, 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:

Our People, Inclusion & Culture team is growing at UMG! We are currently seeking a Manager, HR Business Partner (also known as our Manager, People Business Partner), to provide generalist support across several business units and labels. The role is critical in executing our people initiatives, assisting with employee-relations inquiries, providing great internal client support, and driving HR functional excellence, compliance, and process improvement for the business.

How You'll CREATE:
  • The Manager, HR Business Partner will work closely with business partners and employee’s in assigned business unit(s) to develop an understanding of the business and provide comprehensive, responsive HR support
  • Work with department leaders, and employees to establish and maintain a positive work environment that encourages the full use of diverse talents and abilities
  • Serve as a trusted advisor on HR matters and programs for VP level and below; Provide guidance to managers and employees on general HR questions, policies and processes; Consult with the business on staffing, compensation, employee relations, performance management, talent development and employee programs
  • Partner with HR Director(s) and VP(s) to execute company-wide and function-specific HR initiatives and programs, including: annual compensation review/bonus process, employee pulse surveys, new employee onboarding, absence and leave administration, team-engagement efforts, etc. This may include facilitating focus groups and other sessions with managers and leaders
  • Create and manage effective onboarding and exit processes
  • Plan and manage program rollouts with Centers of Excellence teams including Learning and Organizational Development; Total Rewards; Talent Acquisition; Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging; People Experience & Culture
  • Analyze employment trends and shares with the broader HR team and management
  • Participates in/contributes to HR projects and special projects
  • Recommends process improvements and highlights opportunities for increased consistency/efficacy across HR and cross-functional colleagues & teams

Bring your VIBE:
  • 5+ years of prior Human Resources experience including some combination of knowledge or experience in HR practices, policies & procedures; employee relations; and state and federal labor law
  • Core working knowledge of the various areas of Human Resource in order to effectively work with those teams and guide practices / roll-out programs in partnership with them: recruiting; employee relations; performance management, compensation, compliance
  • Results-oriented self-starter focused on continuous improvement and a progressive, solution-based approach to HR
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills to effectively interface with individuals at various levels of the organization and experience providing appropriate coaching and feedback as necessary
  • Experience with medium to high risk employee relations matters and relevant investigations (in partnership with Employee Relations team)
  • Ability to analyze, interpret and effectively present data (engagement, compensation and other people-related metrics)
  • Excellent computer skills including experience with Windows, Visio (or other Org Chart program), Word, Excel, PowerPoint and MS Outlook
  • A roll-up-your-sleeves attitude and willingness to work hard to contribute to the successful implementation of our strategic initiatives and programs
  • Highly adaptable to a fluid and ever-changing, fast-paced work environment, ability to flex style based on diverse teams of varying support needs
  • BS/BA in Business or Human Resources Management or related field desirable
  • Comfortable being “visible” (virtually and in-office) to employees across multiple business units and answering general employee/manager questions on a day-to-day basis
  • Ability and desire to work in a Hybrid environment: UMG’s Future of Work is in-office & remote, 2-3 days/week. Must be open to working in our office 2-3 days/week

Perks Playlist:

  • Competitive Compensation Package including Salary, Benefits and Generous 401k Savings Plan
  • Paid Time Off - Paid Holidays, 2 "Gift Weeks", Wellness Fridays
  • Student Loan Repayment Assistance
  • Employee Developmental Support
  • Annual Gym Reimbursement Package
  • Pet Insurance, plus much more!

To learn more about Universal Music Group’s generous benefits offerings, please visit our career site at:

Universal Music Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Disclaimer: This job description only provides an overview of job responsibilities that are subject to change.