Human Resources Business Partner

Location: US-WA-Seattle Job Number 1719620 Brand CMG Corporate Services

Description

Job Summary:
The HR Business Partner serves as an influential people partner, advising clients in one or more key departments or functions. It plays a key role in developing and implementing the HR strategy and programs in support of short-term and long-term business goals with the overall goal of attracting, retaining, and developing the best talent.
This position is located in Seattle, WA and reports to the Group VP - HR.

Your Role:
• Act as a strategic partner, advising business leaders on the development of the business group(s) plans and programs, particularly from the perspective of the impact on people. Analyze business unit data to identify trends and recommend solutions to improve performance, retention/engagement, and employee experience. Lead implementation of workforce planning, succession planning, career and performance management to support the assigned group(s) growth plans
• Partner with HR shared services (e.g., Recruiting, Compensation & Benefits, Talent Management, etc.) to ensure the business groups receive the necessary services, support, and communications from these centralized HR functions
• Provide management coaching to build leadership capabilities to address and resolve employee issues.
• Advise leaders on organizational structures, compensation structures, and performance strategies to strengthen performance of business group.
• Implement/administer/interpret policies/programs/procedures; manage compliance across the business, including policy creation, release, and adoption. Provide ongoing support to the leadership team on HR-related matters, policies, and procedures.
• Manage complex employee relations issues and investigations as needed to resolve potential conflicts, violations of policy, or workplace issues.
• Identify HR trends across the business groups and proactively design programs to address these trends; continually assess the competitiveness and effectiveness of programs and practices against relevant comparable companies, industries, and markets.
• Serve as a change advocate for strategic initiatives and programs that influence lasting change in assigned areas
• Participate in special projects and other duties as required


Qualifications

• 5+ years of experience in HR areas of expertise and/or business experience, displaying increasing levels of expertise and complexity
• Bachelor’s degree in HR, Business Administration, Organizational Psychology or related area preferred
• Solid understanding of compliance within the HR field and its application and impact on the business
• Proven ability to influence and partner with leadership and individual contributor levels of the organization to achieve results
• Strong HR and business acumen, including strong problem-solving skills, critical thinking, and self-initiative
• Must have the ability to diagnose problems and identify and drive appropriate solutions
• Demonstrated experience and/or knowledge in organizational development, change management, employee relations, and leadership development
• Demonstrated ability to drive human resource strategies and programs in a complex, fast growing, and dynamic environment.
• Ability to work in a geographically disbursed and matrix organization.
• Media industry experience a plus.
• Flexibility to travel approximately 10%
• Experience working with labor unions preferred 

Cox Media Group (CMG) is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company that also includes the National Advertising Platform businesses of CoxReps - the country’s biggest television rep firm - Gamut, and Videa. The company’s operations currently include 14 broadcast television stations; more than 60 radio stations; six daily newspapers, more than a dozen non-daily publications; and more than 100 digital sites and services, like Rare.us, Clark.com, Dawg Nation, SEC Country, Hookem.com, and All22. CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including more than 31 million TV viewers, more than 3.5 million newspaper readers, and nearly 15 million radio listeners. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.

Cox Media Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer; Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.



Organization: Cox Media Group

Primary Location: US-WA-Seattle-2807 3rd Ave

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Shift: Day Job

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing