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Contract People + Culture Business Partner

Sirius XM

Sirius XM

People & HR
Santa Monica, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, February 9, 2024
Who We Are

SiriusXM and its brands (Pandora, SXM Media, AdsWizz, Simplecast, and SiriusXM Connected Vehicle Services) are leading a new era of audio entertainment and services by delivering the most compelling subscription and ad-supported audio entertainment experience for listeners -- in the car, at home, and anywhere on the go with connected devices. Our vision is to shape the future of audio, where everyone can be effortlessly connected to the voices, stories and music they love wherever they are.

This is the place where a diverse group of emerging talent and legends alike come to share authentic and purposeful songs, stories, sounds and insights through some of the best programming and technology in the world. Our critically-acclaimed, industry-leading audio entertainment encompasses music, sports, comedy, news, talk, live events, and podcasting. No matter their individual role, each of our employees plays a vital part in bringing SiriusXM’s vision to life every day.

SiriusXM is the leading audio entertainment company in North America, and the premier programmer and platform for subscription and digital advertising-supported audio products. SiriusXM’s platforms collectively reach approximately 150 million listeners, the largest digital audio audience across paid and free tiers in North America, and deliver music, sports, talk, news, comedy, entertainment and podcasts. Pandora, a subsidiary of SiriusXM, is the largest ad-supported audio entertainment streaming service in the U.S. SiriusXM's subsidiaries Simplecast and AdsWizz make it a leader in podcast hosting, production, distribution, analytics and monetization. The Company’s advertising sales organization, which operates as SXM Media, leverages its scale, cross-platform sales organization and ad tech capabilities to deliver results for audio creators and advertisers. SiriusXM, through Sirius XM Canada Holdings, Inc., also offers satellite radio and audio entertainment in Canada. In addition to its audio entertainment businesses, SiriusXM offers connected vehicle services to automakers.

How You’ll Make An Impact

The People + Culture Business Partner (PCBP) will be responsible for providing high level business partner support and leadership to key business units. The individual will partner and collaborate with all areas of the People & Culture department and assigned business units to develop and implement organizational development initiatives and programs. This is a 6 month contract role.

The successful candidate will thrive in a fast-paced, ever evolving environment and will be comfortable with ambiguity. It is important that there is a passion for partnering, delivering and being impactful. Building strong relationships and trusting partnerships that allow for influence is critical in this role. Having a healthy balance of thought leadership, strategy, empathy, drive and can-do attitude is a huge plus.

What You’ll Do

  • Partner with PCBP team and designated business unit, providing HR counsel, guidance and expertise in the areas of:
  • Coaching and counseling managers and employees on all areas of performance management, work productivity and organization structure.
  • Partnering with talent acquisition, compensation and hiring managers on all full-time, part-time, temporary or contingent needs.
  • Headcount/workforce analysis and management, to include focus on Diversity & Inclusion and workforce re-entry.
  • Facilitate annual compensation, performance evaluation and other People and Culture processes for assigned business units.
  • Manage assigned programs or projects on deadline and within budget as applicable.
  • Data and analytics: reviewing/analyzing monthly and/or quarterly HR reporting relative to assigned groups; identify trends or concerns as needed; review for data integrity
  • Facilitating, communicating, enforcing, and educating on HR processes and policies and ensure compliance and operational excellence; recommend process improvement as applicable
  • Monitoring overall employee engagement, well-being and productivity for assigned business units.
  • Managing employee related matters in compliance with federal and state employment laws; partnering with internal employment counsel and employee relations team as applicable.
  • Maintaining and establishing full awareness and understanding of regulations, industry trends, current practices, new developments and applicable state and federal employment laws
  • Conducting exit interviews and analysis.
  • Managing partnerships with People & Culture COEs (talent acquisition, compensation, DE&I, L&D, People & Culture Ops)
  • Collaborate with the People and Culture team to develop, recommend and implement corporate-wide People and Culture programs, policies and processes as applicable.
  • Provide guidance and feedback on People and Culture solutions and programs and assess impact to assigned business units.
  • Promote a culture of feedback and open communication, reinforcing SXM Values and Missions
  • Actively engage in various leadership forums to brainstorm and solve talent and organization related issues that arise.
  • Be a trusted advisor to client groups and operate with a strong business mindset and understanding of business needs.
  • Other duties as assigned

What You’ll Need

  • 8+ years of experience in People & Culture (HR) roles with at least 3 years as a business partner supporting multiple client groups in multiple locations; must have well-rounded and demonstrated People & Culture (HR) generalist skills including but not limited to the areas of employee experience and employee relations, compensation, learning and development, workforce planning; ability to coach, counsel and influence all levels of management and appropriately balance management and employee needs.
  • BS/BA or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • Prior experience working in a media or technology environment is preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; able to effectively present data and analyses to a designated audience.
  • Proactive, solution oriented; independently takes initiative and recommends plans for improvement or new ways of thinking.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and navigate within a fast-paced, rapidly changing business environment; comfortable dealing with ambiguity.
  • Effective project and process management skills; able to effectively manage and/or administer a project from start to finish.
  • Strong practical knowledge of the Human Resources field including best practices, industry standards and benchmarking.
  • Detail oriented with strong Excel and analytical skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of MS-Office Suite and Google suites
  • Well-rounded business acumen
  • Ability to effectively maintain and manage confidential information
  • Ability to work across US time zones as applicable. Prior experience supporting client groups in multiple locations as a PCBP is preferred.
  • Must have legal right to work in the U.S.

Our goal at SiriusXM is to provide and maintain a work environment that fosters mutual respect, professionalism and cooperation. SiriusXM is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, gender identity, marital status, familial status, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

The requirements and duties described above may be modified or waived by the Company in its sole discretion without notice.