HR Director

VML   •  

New York, NY

Industry: Media


8 - 10 years

Posted 35 days ago


VMLY&R is all about putting everything you are into everything you do. We're a full-service advertising agency that thrives on moving brands forward by inspiring a human connection.

VMLY&R is looking for a savvy, dynamic HR Director to join our team. As an integral member of VMLY&R, your day-to-day activities will look something like this:

  • Provide a full spectrum of HR business partner responsibilities across multiple operating groups.
  • Partner closely with COO, Executive Director, Human Resources and agency leadership in growing a dynamic performance culture.
  • Help create and drive strategies and atmosphere that support VMLY&R's ability to deliver a "best places to work" culture.
  • Design, develop and implement ways of retaining and motivating employees.
  • Act as an advisor to office and agency leadership.
  • Potential to oversee a group of HR professionals in the VMLY&R New York office.

As part of the WPP Group, VMLY&R offers one of the best overall compensation packages in the business.

Required Skills

  • Able to balance entrepreneurial and creative culture and a larger, established company.
  • Able to multitask and go with the flow—flexibility and adaptability is key.
  • Organized, proactive, detail-oriented with exceptional follow through skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to interact with a wide variety of personalities under varied circumstances.
  • Positive attitude combined with a strong work ethic and bias for action.
  • Ability to perform well within a larger, dispersed team.
  • Ability to bring creative solutions to employee issues.
  • Proven track record within multiple HR disciplines: employee relations, training and development, performance management, benefits and recruiting.
  • High comfort level with Microsoft Office (Excel must be your friend).
  • SAP HRIS experience a plus.

Required Experience

  • Seven to 10 years of progressively responsible HR experience, with at least three at the senior manager/director level. Strong generalist background, including benefits knowledge. Bachelor's degree in business, HR or a related field or the equivalent combination of experience and education is required. HR certification and/or master's degree in HR or related field a plus.
  • Experience working in an advertising agency, new media, high-tech or professional services field is preferred; experience and high comfort level with a fast-paced, high- volume work environment is a must.
  • Solid understanding of employment law
  • Deep knowledge of best practices from past employers, professional networks and continuing education. Strong preference for past experience with a best-in-class employer with strong, innovative HR practices and vibrant culture.