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Director, People Experience Business Partner (HRBP)

Multiple Locations: Redwood City, California, United States • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Requisition Number: 168382

Position Title: Director, HR Business Partnership

External Description:

Director, People Experience Business Partner (HRBP)

We Are People Experience

Most companies call it HR. At Electronic Arts we made the deliberate decision to brand our organization People Experience (PE). It is not just a play on words, PE is a team of cultural stewards who carefully create programs and talent strategies that directly impacts our teams' experience and enables our People to achieve the most meaningful work of their careers.

We're responsible for recruiting the best diverse talent on the planet and supporting their growth through learning programs, internal mobility, affinity group participation, and leadership development. We listen to our employees and dive into analytics to anchor our recommendations and decisions to keep engagement high. Last but not least, we're responsible for a total rewards strategy that incentivizes equitably, provides outstanding benefits, and ensures a safe and inspiring workplace for our teams.

Our Talent Acquisition team recruits upwards of 5k people a year across the globe and to achieve this feat, we have the backing of an agile and creative Programs and Operations team.

 

The Challenge Ahead:

Our Director, PEBP manages the business partner relationship to create the talent strategy, workforce plan and people experience roadmap working with senior management with three important strategic organizations within EA. This includes our Competitive Gaming Entertainment team which focuses on building EA's e-sports business, and EAX organization that focuses on exploring new business models in the digital space, transforming the player experience, and connecting players with each other and with games they love through our subscription service business (Origin / EA Play). You will partner with our Positive Play organization, who are looking to help EA create player-inspired, positive experiences for our gaming community.

You will partner with, coach and advise Global Finance and Operations VPs and Sr. Leaders to build their leadership capability to support our strategy, developing our talent and achieving important outcomes. The Sr. Manager, Business Partnership is also expected to take leadership roles on EA-wide HR programs and related project teams. You will report to the Sr. Director, HR Business Partner.

What you will do at EA:

  • Talent Strategy: You will design a comprehensive talent strategy with executive management to ensure successful execution of our goals. Work in partnership with People Practices teams providing geographic, daily HR support of the business, and the Centers of Excellence (COE's) that comprise our Talent Acquisition, Total Rewards, Talent Management and PE Business Solutions teams to develop strategic talent solutions from hiring through career progression.
  • Change Management: You will coach executives and management on planning and communications related to change management programs, and working through organizational design to promote role clarity at the individual and team level. Determine and guide/organize complex change plans for client group(s). Educates management and important partners on best practices in change management. Orchestrate full circle review of change impact to ensure change acceptance. Communicate changes and potential impact to wider group of members outside of client group.
  • Talent and Workforce Planning solutions: You will Lead effort to identify potential successors for important roles and leadership positions. Drive plans and work with COE partners across the employee lifecycle. Establish clarity about important roles and develop strategies to address retention risks and skill gaps, ensuring depth of bench strength for important roles across client group. Involved in selection of our talent. Provide direct mentoring of several high potentials.
  • Culture and Employee Experience: You will help establish and foster EA culture, improving programs, diagnostics, and related training engagements, to develop EAs overall capability to foster a healthy, cohesive, collaborative, fun and fair workplace. Oversee all ER-related issues in assigned client group(s). Work with the People Relations team, managers, employees and appropriate others to respond to all employee relations issues in ways that foster a cohesive and enjoyable workplace. Work with the management team and HR team that support these groups to ensure employees' clarity about our vision and helps to build a culture of passion for that greater mission.
  • Performance and Rewards: You will create insightful approaches to employee rewards; assess market data to guide compensation decisions, and be creative about ways outside of compensation to provide meaningful reward and recognition. You will oversee the successful implementation of the life cycle of the performance and compensation process across all assigned client group(s), this includes being knowledgeable of team budgets and able to use funds during annual cycle. Navigate when to advocate out-of-guideline recommendations. Demonstrated ability, with compensation partner, to develop recommendations on executive compensation. Understand concepts of unvested equity and vesting timelines as it relates to compensation.
  • Organizational Effectiveness: You will identify gaps hindering achievement of outcomes and ensure business is focused on solving issues. Guide increasingly complex plans to improve organization effectiveness. Work across Centers of Excellence (as applicable) to develop recommended solutions. Coach, train and foster management capability.
  • Workforce Analytics and Technology: You will identify important metrics to assess and diagnose the health of the organization. Educate management on headcount planning and related metrics (e.g. span-of-control). Apply knowledge of HR metrics and use data from multiple tools (e.g. Team Health, Workday) to assess and influence / guide our decisions. Consult with management on workforce planning and headcount management for client group.
  • You will guide important EA-wide People programs within your assigned client group(s) in partnership with the worldwide People Experience team and the Centers of Excellence (Talent Acquisition, Total Rewards, Employee Relations, HR Operations, and Learning, Engagement & Performance)

 

Experience Requirements:

  • You have a Bachelor or Masters Degree in a relevant field plus 12 or more years of progressive success as a senior strategic HR Business Partner. You have overseen large-scale HR programs across.
  • Knowledge leader, with demonstrated mastery in organizational development, change leadership, and overall talent management.
  • A business leader, who is equally a builder of PE solutions based on PE best practices, as well as, an astute business member who employs solutions that affect business performances
  • Excellent change management skills - able to methodically work through complex problems, set priorities and build commitments.
  • Experience developing HRBP individuals/teams.
  • Knowledge leader, with demonstrated mastery in organizational development, change leadership, and overall talent management.
  • A business leader, who is equally a builder of HR solutions based on HR best practices, as well as, an astute business member who employs solutions that affect performance.
  • Excellent change management skills - systemic thinker, able to organize work into plans, and achieve commitments.
  • Can balance compassion and toughness in coaching others.
  • Experience navigating across the HR organization - with peers, upwards, and with center of expertise partners.
  • Experience with local employment law, coupled with the ability to gain a high level understanding of territorial employment customs and practices working with EA's worldwide HR team.
  • Have a passion for creating healthy organizations, driving transformation and helping culture be a competitive advantage.

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Company Profile:

Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets.

EEOText: About EA At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers. We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life. We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and new parent leave, plus free video games and so much more! Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

Date Opened: 2021-09-16 00:11:20.707

EEO Employer Verbiage:

About EA

We exist to inspire the world to play. Through innovative technology and immersive storytelling, we deliver new ways of experiencing worlds of interactive entertainment for our millions of players worldwide. Our strength lies in the diversity of our people, combining creativity, innovation and passion. We fully champion inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for growing, learning, and leading that allows for the most impactful and rewarding work of our teams’ careers. 

We put our people first, and we make sure they’re taken care of both in and out of the office. As we reflect on our learnings and successes from remote work, we aim to provide dynamic, collaborative and flexible work environments for our teams. Our employees connect through our Employee Resource Groups, which are actively involved in driving business decisions every step of the way. But our support doesn’t end at the workplace—we also encourage a balanced lifestyle with paid time off and new parent leave, free video games, fitness reimbursement and more. 

Our goal is to provide a safe, respectful and inspiring workplace for all of our employees. Through our diversity, equity, inclusion and social responsibility programs, we’re doing the work to give everyone the space to be their full selves while giving back to our community. We’re looking for problem-solvers, game-changers, innovators, dreamers, doers—people that are ready to move the needle and build on our success. As our industry accelerates, we aren’t just keeping up—we’re staying ahead of the game.

Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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