HR Specialist

Website ESPN

About the Role & Team

At Disney, we are storytellers! We make the impossible, possible. We can do this through using and developing ground breaking technology and opening up the boundaries to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our team in delivering unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world!

The HR Specialist for the Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology team works with functional subject matter experts, team members, and leaders to complete tasks/projects and maintain HRIS data integrity in support of the people objectives of the business. They provide support to HRBPs, employees, and leaders on the appropriate interpretation and application of HR policies, processes, and practices. They are also the main point of service contact for client related questions and business issues including but not limited to HR policies, processes, leaves of absence, corrective actions, and staffing needs involving hiring approvals and position management. The person in this role has the ability to take ambiguous situations and provide clarity. This role is expected to assess, prioritize, and act on client requests as needed and communicate needs that require additional support to the appropriate source (e.g. Employee Relations, Compensation, Organization Management, Talent Acquisition, Global HR Operations).

What You Will Do

  • Assist in advising/providing guidance in the administration of HR related policies and procedures, to include: – Position management – in partnership with Global HR Operations (GHRO) and the segment org management team. – Organizational chart management for client areas (where applicable). –Administration of local recognition programs and employee development offerings such as lunch & learns, partnership on townhalls, new hire welcome lunches, speaker series, etc. – Providing information to leaders and HRBPs in the development of talent solutions, resources for career development, client specific learning opportunities, and/or job descriptions for recruitment. – Proactively documenting, maintaining, and organizing area practices and protocols related to HR policy administration and standards
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships across the client group and cross-functional HR partners.
  • Ongoing reporting, analysis, and auditing of employee data to ensure accuracy across areas such as open/filled roles, job families, job levels, position and worker locations, PTO, cost centers, variable labor, turnover, and hires.
  • Create reports and/or presentations that discuss the findings of a research effort or project – be able to present information and show key findings to a variety of leaders, peers, clients, and partners.
  • In partnership with GHRO, support onboarding related activities with a focus on coaching managers with the onboarding plans and strategy for integration (e.g., new manager assimilation needs, key talent information).
  • In partnership with GHRO and leadership, coordinate offboarding related activities – to include HR partnership on sensitive separations, etc.
  • Support and participate in HR projects

Required Qualifications & Skills

  • Minimum 1 year experience in an HR client facing professional role
  • Strong service orientation with a demonstrated ability to effectively partner both internally and externally
  • Demonstrates business orientation and acumen – understands the dynamics of the business and supports/drives HR practices
  • Experience with or working knowledge of HR systems, policies, and processes
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Strong follow through and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness and ability to effectively manage project work while balancing priorities
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with an ability to communicate at all levels within the organization
  • Team player who quickly builds trust with business leaders as well as other HR partners
  • Approachable style – able to connect with employees and establish rapport
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, highly ambiguous environment while being flexible, adaptable, and demonstrating an ability to problem solve
  • Proactive and action-oriented mindset
  • Intellectually curious, quick learner interested in learning the business – asks questions to better understand the business and proactively seek innovative solutions to improve processes or solve problems
  • Proven ability to work with confidential information while exercising sound judgment and decision making
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced skills with Excel and/or PowerPoint
  • Experience with Workday and/or SAP
  • Experience with Smartsheet, Airtable
  • Experience working with technology teams

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, advanced degree a plus or equivalent work experience.

Disability accommodation for employment applications

The Walt Disney Company and its Affiliated Companies are Equal Employment Opportunity employers and welcome all job seekers including individuals with disabilities and veterans with disabilities. If you have a disability and believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or apply for a position, email Candidate.Accommodations@Disney.com with your request. This email address is not for general employment inquiries or correspondence. We will only respond to those requests that are related to the accessibility of the online application system due to a disability.

The Walt Disney Company is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

The hiring range for this position in Glendale, CA is $57,900.00 – $77,500.00 per year. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

About ESPN:

Working at ESPN is unlike anything else. That’s because we’re always finding new ways to interact with fans – however and wherever they connect with sports. Every day we’re doing things that no one has done, all in a dynamic culture where we defy odds and continuously outdo ourselves. When you have the latest technology, game-changing ideas and world-class talent on your team, every day is extraordinary.

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 Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & Intl, which is part of a business we call ESPN.

Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & Intl is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

DISABILITY ACCOMMODATION FOR EMPLOYMENT APPLICATIONS

The Walt Disney Company and its Affiliated Companies are Equal Employment Opportunity employers and welcome all job seekers including individuals with disabilities and veterans with disabilities. If you have a disability and believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or apply for a position, email Candidate.Accommodations@Disney.com with your request. This email address is not for general employment inquiries or correspondence. We will only respond to those requests that are related to the accessibility of the online application system due to a disability.

To apply for this job please visit www.disneycareers.com.