VP, Human Resources, News Group
Human Resources - Englewood Cliffs, NJ

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Role Purpose
The Vice President, Human Resources has overall responsibility for the design, development and delivery of effective HR strategies and plans in the areas of workforce and resource planning, talent acquisition and retention, succession planning, and compensation programs. This position will report to the President CNBC with a dotted line to the SVP, HR, NBCUniversal News Group.

Responsibilities
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Provide strategic human resources leadership and operate as a business partner to the executive management team in support of business goals and objectives.
    Lead and leverage HR processes and drive key HR initiatives across departments, including staffing, performance management, compensation planning, succession planning, training and development, rewards & recognition, organizational effectiveness and employee communication.
  • Create and execute a comprehensive employee relations strategy
  • Partner and collaborate with various business leaders on growth strategies and cost challenges; provide HR guidance and input on decisions and execute in order to enable these strategies
  • Work with managers to build a career path for employees, identifying opportunities for training, new skill acquisition, and advancement.
  • Work closely with Labor Relations on collective bargaining issues, resolving grievances, and furthering NBCU’s relationships with its unions
  • Help to drive change within the organization, to include adoption of new technologies, workflows, staffing models, and organization structures
  • Identify, select, develop and retain world-class talent and ensure a dynamic pipeline
  • Provide executive coaching to department leaders, offering feedback and advice on employee and organizational issues
  • Uncover, assess and propose opportunities for HR process improvements
  • Provide interpretation of HR policies, practices and procedures to employees and managers.
  • Work with leaders and employees to establish and maintain a positive work environment, which encourages the full use of diverse talents and abilities; act as an employee advocate; help drive various corporate and division business initiatives


  • Qualifications/Requirements
    Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field
  • Minimum of 10 years of professional HR experience
  • Previous Employee Relations/Labor Relations experience required

    Eligibility Requirements
  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered (note job #: 8713BR)
  • Must be willing to work in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
  • Must be willing to submit to a background investigation
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States


  • Desired Characteristics
  • Strong business partnership skills: able to establish credibility and rapport with operating leaders
  • Strong business acumen, facilitation, conflict resolution and communication skills
  • Knowledge and practical application of HR disciplines including employment and labor laws, employee relations, management & leadership development, performance management, organizational design and compensation philosophies and knowledge of OSHA and workplace safety
  • Project and process management skills, demonstrated track record of delivering results
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, strong client-support orientation, and the ability to work effectively with all levels of the organization and with a wide range of clients, individually and in groups
  • Strong employee-relations skill set; can earn trust and credibility with employees in assigned groups
  • Previous experience with a represented workforce is a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to influence, coach and counsel both employees and management
  • Basic knowledge of Labor Relations
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and lead change
  • Takes ownership; able to establish self as the ‘go-to’ HR resource for client organizations
  • Prior media/television industry experience preferred
  • MBA or Master's degree preferred; HR certification desired


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