Director of HR, VICE News

Vice   •  

Brooklyn, NY

Industry: Media


11 - 15 years

Posted 27 days ago

Position Overview: The incoming Director of HR will report directly to the VP, US HR Business Partners. In this role you will lead and manage the talent management related agenda with their client group. The HRBP will lead change management projects and manage the HR-related internal and external communication. The HRBP is a member of management team of their assigned internal client group. The HRBP actively supports discussions and transfers best practices from different functions in the organization. The partner takes over the leadership in the people management area and acts as the facilitator for the management team.


The successful candidate will bring deep functional, management experience and operational leadership, and will drive to innovate and deliver results. Specifically:

  • Act as a single point of contact for the employees and managers in the client group
  • Consults with line management, providing HR guidance when appropriate
  • Work closely with the VP, Employee Relations and Employment Counsel to manage and resolve complex employee relations issues; Conducts effective, thorough and objective investigations
  • Proactively support the delivery of HR processes at the client's side
  • Manage complex and difficult HR projects cross-functionally
  • Build a strong business relationship with the internal client
  • Actively identifies gaps, proposes and implements changes necessary to cover risks
  • Provides guidance and input on business unit restructures, workforce planning, and succession planning
  • Facilitates the management team to bring best solutions for employees
  • Act as the performance improvement driver and provokes positive changes in talent management
  • Design and maintain data of the performance of the client group from a talent management perspective
  • Analyzes trends and metrics in partnership with the client group to develop solutions, programs, and policies
  • In close partnership with the BP team and Legal, work through delicate union-related matters swiftly and thoroughly
  • Challenges the organizational structure of the client and proposes changes


  • Minimum of 10 years of professional HR experience including at least 5 years in the HRBP function of leadership for globally-respected, brand-name companies or professional associations.
  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Knowledge of employment law as it relates to FMLA, ADA, COBRA.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive large-scale cultural change efforts in well-regarded companies, while partnering with key stakeholders.
  • Positive role model with strong work ethic and the utmost integrity.
  • Excellent consultative, coaching, counseling and conflict resolution skills; ability to influence and articulate a variety of issues to different audiences, tailoring messages
  • Analytical and creative; capable of flexing solutions to changing demands
  • Highly motivated to seek higher levels of performance in self and in others.
  • Commitment to the highest standards of excellence and personal integrity.
  • Able to independently juggle multiple projects and stakeholders simultaneously.
  • Experience with unions preferred.