Discovery Communications

Director - Human Resources

3 weeks ago
Requisition ID
US-CA-Los Angeles
Career Category
Human Resources
Company Employee Full-Time

Position Summary

Our Team
Discovery’s Human Resources team provides leading edge solutions to support the growth, development and overall health of our organization. Our group partners closely with the business to anticipate and deliver programs, products and solutions to keep our talent engaged and our company competitive.

The Role
The Director, Human Resources leads all employment and engagement related initiatives for a portfolio of clients including Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and Science Channel. This role is a key strategic member of the team, driving the development and implementation of all people strategies including workforce and resource planning, succession planning, employee engagement in alignment with business objectives. This role will also ensure talent management; organizational development, compensation, benefits and learning initiatives are rolled out and aligned with Discovery’s overarching philosophies supporting a high performance, creative and inclusive environment.


1. Develop and drive a proactive, business human resource strategy
2. Coach leaders in developing organizational and leadership capabilities
3. Lead the development and ongoing management of a culture that supports high performance in order to position the business appropriately to deliver on long-term goals
4. Drive and sustain culture changes
5. Lead the analysis of talent resource plan to ensure alignment and positioning for growth
6. Take the lead on resolving complex employee relations issues
7. Lead talent review and succession planning initiatives, taking a wide look at both internal and external talent
8. Partner with specialist groups to develop and deliver industry leading programs


* At least 10 years HR business partner experience in a fast-paced matrix environment
* Strong influencer with ability to coach and counsel employees and senior executives
* Confident, effective leader with a track record of success that is approachable and capable of working with people at all levels
* Able to create a strategy and motivate others to achieve necessary deliverables
* Proven experience in problem-solving and organizational management practices within a sophisticated, complex work environment
* Strong interpersonal skills, sensitivity and understanding of cross-cultural complexities, adept at influencing and achieving collaboration
* Demonstrated ability to think strategically and creatively
* Extensive experience in organizational design and change management


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