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Lead People and Culture Business Partner

Company: GumGum
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Description:

GumGum is a contextual-first global advertising technology company that captures people's attention, without the use of personal data. We believe that a digital advertising ecosystem based on understanding a consumer's active frame of mind rather than behavior builds a more equitable and safer future for consumers, publishers and advertisers alike. Founded in 2008, GumGum is headquartered in Santa Monica, California and operates in 19 markets worldwide. For more information, visit
GumGum's People team is a trusted business partner who empowers GumGummers' growth and success, fosters strong employee engagement and exemplifies our company values. Our Goal is to create the best possible work experience for all GumGummers.
At the highest level, GumGum's People & Business Culture Partnership (PCBP) team has responsibility to support the business talent agenda and program initiatives; career management, talent retention, performance management plans, diversity and inclusion, and compensation planning. This role will be a senior member of the team, helping to set the team priorities, develop our global people strategies, plan and develop scalable processes and mentor other Business Partners on the team. This role is also a dedicated support for an assigned division/s and provides high quality coaching and advisory support to senior leaders in order to optimize the employee experience and commercial outcomes for GumGum. -
In addition, the Lead PCBP will facilitate the Leadership processes and support leaders on strategic and tactical people matters
Note: GumGum currently operates in a 'work from home' virtual environment with sporadic opportunities for in-person business and morale events (health guidelines permitting). There will not be any requirement to go into the office on a daily basis moving forward. GumGum is only open to hiring remote candidates who are residents in the following states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, MI, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, and MN.

  • People Strategy -

    • Contribute to the development and implementation of localized people strategies for assigned client groups while maintaining alignment to GumGum's overall strategic direction
    • Influence and contribute to GumGum's overall people strategy and any policy development and be responsible for implementation within client groups
    • Develop specific people plans to support any localized people matters and be able to measure the commercial impact over time

    • Talent Management

      • Analyze trends and metrics in partnership with the HR group to develop solutions, programs and policies
      • Provide guidance and input on organizational design, workforce planning, talent management and succession planning
      • Leverage metrics and insights to inform recommendations on people practices
      • Deliver insights and reports to leadership as needed
      • Work with leaders to edit job descriptions, advise on compensation, and collaborate with talent acquisition and hiring managers on interviewing and advising on selection

      • Employee Relations

        • Manage and resolve complex employee relations issues
        • Conduct effective, thorough and objective investigations when needed
        • Counsel employees and proactively facilitate conflict resolution between employees, escalating issues as appropriate
        • Maintain in-depth knowledge of employment law matters related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance
        • Consult with external employment law attorneys as needed/required
        • Provide HR policy guidance and interpretation

        • Employee Engagement, Development & Retention

          • Work closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention
          • Design and manage change management and communications plans
          • Identify training needs for business units and individual executive coaching needs; may deliver training programs as needed

          • Coaching & Consulting

            • Conduct regular, pro-active meetings with employees, managers and leaders to develop, assess, and anticipate HR related needs
            • Provide consultative guidance and support to the business as they evolve HR and people practices
            • Provide day-to-day performance management guidance to management (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, performance improvement)
            • Help manage the performance management and compensation planning

            • Project Lead

              • Lead and support the alignment of business initiatives with employees and management for key strategic People Projects as assigned. This may include support on business M&A transactions and associated integration streams of work

              • HR Expertise

                • Establish leadership presence, credibility and trustworthiness across GumGum
                • Partner with GumGum People Ops team across benefits, HRIS, training, compliance and communications to deliver HR solutions and to coach and mentor more junior team members
                • Maintain strict confidentiality and adhere to a high standard of professional conduct
                • Keep pulse on HR and industry trends

                  Minimum Qualifications

                  • Degree qualified in Commerce (HR Management), Psychology or similar
                  • At least 6 to 8 years' relevant HR and employee relations experience
                  • Hands-on experience and working knowledge across multiple human resource disciplines, including compensation practices, organizational design, employee relations, diversity, performance management, and federal and state respective employment laws
                  • Significant experience resolving complex employee relations issues
                  • Experience leading teams either within HR or within a business a plus
                  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
                  • Seasoned consulting skills and advanced negotiator with all levels of the organization
                  • Ability to link best in class people solutions to commercial outcomes
                  • Ability to influence outcomes
                  • Experienced workshop facilitator and intermediate Learning and Development planning
                  • Change Management and communication expert
                  • Detailed understanding of organizational design and workforce planning
                  • Ability to develop thorough talent planning and management solutions
                  • Advanced understanding of employee engagement and retention strategies
                  • Interest and acumen in understanding business concepts and models
                  • Can exercising a high degree of professionalism and diplomacy in interactions with all levels of the organization
                  • Excellent judgment and self awareness

                    Benefits & Perks

                    • Medical Coverage including 100% premium coverage for employee + spouse/family -
                    • Vision Coverage including 100% premium coverage for employee + spouse/family
                    • Dental Coverage including 100% premium coverage for employee + spouse/family
                    • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
                    • Employer-Matched 401(k) Retirement Plan
                    • Life Insurance and AD&D
                    • Business Travel Accident Insurance
                    • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability -
                    • Stock Incentive Program (role dependent)
                    • Paid Parental Leave - Birth parents can receive up to 16-18 weeks for birth recovery and baby bonding. Non-birth parents can receive up to 10 weeks for baby bonding
                    • Transitional Return-to-Work Schedule -
                    • Modern Family Support: Cleo App
                    • Employee Assistance Program
                    • Legal and Identity Theft Protection
                    • Student Loan Repayment Assistance
                    • WFH Stipend -
                    • Wellness Reimbursement -
                    • Flexible Time Off -
                    • Veterinary Discounts
                    • WeWork Monthly Pass
                    • Pet friendly organization - We love our fur babies! Check us out on Instagram @dogsofgumgum
                    • Incredible work/life balance with a collaborative and friendly work space
                    • A team that has transitioned to remote work impressively, and remains highly collaborative and connected
                    • GumGum Gives Back volunteering opportunities
                    • Virtual company events and (optional) in-person celebrations
                    • Virtual monthly team bonding events
                    • Anniversary recognition and awards

                      Career & Development Focus

                      • Ongoing learning and development for education opportunities such as webinars, books, classes, relevant conferences and events
                      • Opportunities to pursue business related side projects and yearly Hackathon
                      • Highly encouraged to contribute to open source software, including our own open source software
                      • Environment of learning from peers, including meetups, presentations and blog posts
                      • Opportunity to work with cutting edge technology
                      • Life Skills sessions - geared towards the whole life/ health / person
                      • Leadership Bites Dinner Series - connecting current and future GumGum leaders over great food and meaningful conversation -
                      • The VOICE Coalition - through our council committee, The VOICE Coalition's mission is to build an equitable, supportive, and inclusive culture where all voices are heard and all differences are celebrated through thoughtful, engaging, and authentic programming and community involvement. We've created awareness and appreciation for our employees through Hispanic Heritage month, Women of GumGum, Asian Pacific American, GG Pride, etc.

                        Follow us on our socials...Our Instagram: @gumgum & @dogsofgumgumFollow us on LinkedIn: gumgumTweet us: @gumgumStay connected on Facebook: gumgum

Keywords: GumGum, Santa Monica , Lead People and Culture Business Partner, Other , Santa Monica, California

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