Production People & Organisation Director
Sony PicturesLondon, UK
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Production People & Organisation Director
Please note that this role is based in the United Kingdom. In order to enable us to meet statutory and regulatory obligations of the United Kingdom immigration system you must have the appropriate immigration permission needed to work and reside in the United Kingdom
Reporting to the Senior Vice President, People & Organization, International, this position is a key member of the People & Organisation team, providing HR generalist support to SPE's Production businesses in EMEA, including the TV Production Operating Companies, Film and TV production management and Production staff (together, the ''Production Businesses'').
The position requires an HR professional with excellent client-focus to support a broad range of services and programme including onboarding, recruitment, employee relations, learning & development, diversity and inclusion, performance management, employee reward and compensation, compliance and HR generalist guidance to Production Managers and the Production Businesses.
The position will also require involvement with global People & Organisation initiatives, through coordination with the SVP, People & Organisation International and Sony Pictures Entertainment People & Organisation teams in London & Los Angeles.
• Provide subject matter expertise on all HR matters within the Production Businesses, including but not limited to recruitment, performance management, compensation, rewards and recognition, employee relations, learning and development and diversity and inclusion.
• Develop, implement and advise Production Businesses across EMEA, on company policies and processes consistent with local laws and regulations and best practice in Production.
• Provide active support and guidance on coaching, disciplinary matters, performance management and investigating grievances to ensure internal consistency and that the approach balances commercial needs and adherence to local legislation and best practice.
• Take an active lead in local employee consultation processes, where required, including redundancies, TUPE, and other legal processes.
• Partner with the compensation and benefits teams on any enquiries regarding employee reward and compensation such as benchmarking requests, advice and guidance on payroll and benefits etc.
• Liaise with the Learning and Development team to help develop source and/or deliver ongoing HR and policy-related training.
• Work with the Diversity and Inclusion team to ensure best practice in terms of diversity and inclusivity is embedded in our Production Businesses.
• Provide generalist HR support for, and in relation to, wider Production staff including self-employed loan outs, freelancers, agency staff etc.
• Partner with others on the People & Organization, Compliance, Data Privacy and Labor Law teams as needed to assist with implementation of HR Compliance and data privacy initiatives.
• Be available to visit the Production Businesses on a regular basis.
• Other reasonable duties and ad hoc projects as may typically arise.
• University Degree or equivalent in education and experience.
• Advanced degree in Human Resources (CIPD) or related field highly beneficial.
• Typically, at least 8 years of progressive responsibilities in Human Resources positions, particularly in employee relations, labor relations and performance management areas.
• Proven experience providing Human Resources and Employee Relations support to film and/or television productions in EMEA.
• In depth understanding of EMEA employment law, Human Resources and Production best practice.
• Ability to think strategically and translate concepts into actionable items.
• Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
• Must possess consultative style and approach with proven ability to develop credible relationships while maintaining appropriate confidentiality.
• Comfortable working in ambiguous business situations and advising accordingly – developing creative solutions.
• Proven ability to influence decision making; courage to make tough decisions and deliver difficult messages.
• Excellent presentation skills
• Excellent follow-through skills and the ability to anticipate and address business needs proactively.
• Ability to balance the needs of the business and commercial requirements with the need to follow local legislation and best practice.
• Possess a strong work ethic; self-motivated with a desire to take initiative and look for ways to improve processes and create efficiencies.
• Excellent organisational skills and time management to meet deadlines
• Ability to travel as required
Sony Pictures Entertainment is committed to equal opportunity in all its employment practices, policies and procedures. No worker or potential worker will therefore receive less favourable treatment due to his or her race, age, creed, sexual orientation, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, disability, religion, gender, marital status or Trade Union membership (if applicable)
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