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Senior Manager Human Resources (m/f/d)

Job ID 10093254 Location Munich, Germany Business The Walt Disney Company (EMEA) Date posted Jul. 08, 2024
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Job Summary:

About the Role & Team 

In this role you'll be part of the GSA HR team and will offer senior HR business partnering and HR leadership support to various lines of businesses, driving and enabling the delivery of our people strategy and helping the departments to deliver against their strategic objectives. Acting as an HR Generalist, you'll be working hands-on, following through strategic and operational projects and initiatives as and when needed.  

Critical to the success of the position is managing a professional, effective and proactive relationship with the business by understanding their key business drivers and priorities and providing an effective collaboration with regional Centers of Excellence to help the achievement of these. 

This role will require you to be onsite 4 days a week in our Munich office. 

What You Will Do 

  • Lead, empower and deliver our local people strategy working in collaboration with your HR colleagues, Center of Excellence teams within EMEA and your business teams/client groups. 

  • Be an active member of your business function's leadership team, proactively driving the HR agenda and provide support on business initiatives 

  • A key focus of the role is to have a sound understanding of how the business operates, the key business challenges, drivers, financials as well as staying current on industry trends and technology developments 

  • Using your affinity for commercial thinking, contribute to the local strategy and the Annual Operating Planning process planning 

  • Handle expectations and ensure the client (internal and external) receives an outstanding service in an appropriate, timely and proactive manner.  

  • Proactively engage with the Centers of Excellence to acquire specialist advice and facilitate quality adding solutions to the business functions.  

  • Pro-actively manage annual HR processes with the business and Centers of Excellence, for example annual compensation planning, talent and succession planning, performance management, organisational change management, learning and development. 

  • Manage headcount together with the Finance team and partner with the Talent Acquisition team  

Required Qualifications & Skills  

  • Proven track record of managing client relationships with significant experience operating at HR Business Partner level and managing clients at Director level and above 

  • Demonstrable multi-discipline Human Resources experience, both operational and strategic 

  • Confident in change management/ organisational development experience including restructure, redundancy, TUPE, settlement agreements and redeployment 

  • Profound background in compensation & benefits (salary planning, comp analysis, bonus planning, benefits management) 

  • Sound understanding of German labour law and best practices 

 

  • Evident experience of multi-national, fast-paced, progressive corporate matrixed organisations 

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and people leadership skills, you'll be a fast and effective relationship builder across all levels 

  • Demonstrable experience of grasping issues quickly and delivering effective and efficient solutions 

  • Ability to adopt a consultant style approach to the role and HR business partnering 

  • Well-organised and a real self-starter, you'll need to manage multiple projects/relationships simultaneously and autonomously 

  • Familiar with relevant HR tools and computer literate (Experience of SAP is desirable, MS Office Suite required) 

  • Fluency in German and English, both verbal and written 

 

 

The Walt Disney Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to be a diverse workforce that is representative of our audiences, and where all can thrive and belong. Disney is committed to forming a team that includes and respects a variety of voices, identities, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. 

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About The Walt Disney Company (EMEA):

Disney EMEA aims to drive growth, innovation and brand affinity across an extremely diverse collection of countries with a team of over 6,000 employees operating in 59 markets with offices in 29 countries.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise that includes three core business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, and Disney Experiences. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with The Walt Disney Company Germany GmbH, which is part of a business we call The Walt Disney Company (EMEA).

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