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Warner Bros. Discovery

Sr Manager, DEI Business Partner, APAC

Hyderabad, India

Welcome to Warner Bros. Discovery... the stuff dreams are made of.

Who We Are...

When we say, "the stuff dreams are made of," we're not just referring to the world of wizards, dragons and superheroes, or even to the wonders of Planet Earth. Behind WBD's vast portfolio of iconic content and beloved brands, are the storytellers bringing our characters to life, the creators bringing them to your living rooms and the dreamers creating what's next...

From brilliant creatives, to technology trailblazers, across the globe, WBD offers career defining opportunities, thoughtfully curated benefits, and the tools to explore and grow into your best selves. Here you are supported, here you are celebrated, here you can thrive.

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Your New Role:

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Senior Manager is responsible operationalizing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) workforce and advancing strategic efforts for employees across multiple business areas and offices in the APAC region.

Based in Hyderabad and working closely with members of the APAC & International DEI team, this role will engage with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders, to design and deliver programs that champion specific diversity activities and goals. With a predominate focus on the India business, this role will also provide project support other APAC countries and focus on DEI for recruitment, retention, progression, performance management, leadership development and employee engagement.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Regional DEI leader to implement the local DEI approach for India in accordance with global and APAC strategy.
  • Develop strong working relationships to partner and collaborate with local leadership and across all India offices.
  • Support the development and act as a strategic advisor to the India chapters of the WBD Business Resource Groups (BRG) to enable them to operate successfully in alignment with the DEI strategy.
  • Provide end to end project management support on the activation of international and APAC regional DEI programmatic efforts.
  • Partner with Learning & Development to identify business needs, schedule and facilitate DEI initiatives to build leadership capability and advance talent. As required, work with local vendors and external facilitators.
  • Develop, oversee and support the rollout of activity for the APAC Diversity Calendar including the planning and execution of DEI activity across multiple offices in India.
  • Collaborate and partner closely with the People and Culture and the Talent Acquisitions team to ensure effective DEI practices are embedded into every phase of the talent and development lifecycles to advance belonging and inclusion for APAC employees.
  • Conduct regular DEI analysis of internal activity and prepare regular impact updates and ROI summary of budget spend.
  • Identify and establish key metrics to assess and measure results and progress of DEI initiatives as well as progress against key objectives and the broader DEI strategy.
  • Stay up to date with local regulatory requirements to ensure informed and localized plans.
  • Provide ongoing support to the wider APAC DEI team on ad hoc projects as required.

Experience required:

  • 10 + years professional work experience.
  • Have experience in navigating a cross border/cross cultural organization.
  • Experience and confidence in facilitating in-person and virtual training sessions.
  • Experience working with a variety of stakeholders at different seniority levels.
  • Experience managing projects from end to end.

Competencies we are looking for:

  • Proven track record of success developing, facilitating and scaling DEI learning solutions with a localized and results oriented approach.
  • Strong collaborator with the ability to strategic lens and execution capabilities.
  • Highly self-motivated with the ability to work independently and partner proactively with cross-functional teams to achieve desired business results.
  • Strong and inclusive communication skills with the ability to build trust and engage with different audiences, both internally and externally.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage and execute multiple projects with varying deadlines.
  • A strong team player who contributes to an environment that embraces change and innovation.

How We Get Things Done...

This last bit is probably the most important! Here at WBD, our guiding principles are the core values by which we operate and are central to how we get things done. You can find them at along with some insights from the team on what they mean and how they show up in their day to day. We hope they resonate with you and look forward to discussing them during your interview.

Championing Inclusion at WBD
Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, disability or any other category protected by law.

If you're a qualified candidate and you require adjustments or accommodations to search for a job opening or apply for a position, please contact us at

Client-provided location(s): Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA With Employer Contribution
    • HSA
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • Fitness Subsidies
    • On-Site Gym
    • FSA
    • Mental Health Benefits
    • Virtual Fitness Classes
  • Parental Benefits

    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
    • Adoption Leave
    • Fertility Benefits
    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Casual Dress
    • Happy Hours
    • Company Outings
    • Snacks
    • On-Site Cafeteria
    • Holiday Events
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Leave of Absence
    • Unlimited Paid Time Off
    • Sabbatical
    • Volunteer Time Off
    • Summer Fridays
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Company Equity
    • Stock Purchase Program
    • Performance Bonus
    • Relocation Assistance
    • Financial Counseling
  • Professional Development

    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Promote From Within
    • Mentor Program
    • Shadowing Opportunities
    • Lunch and Learns
    • Internship Program
    • Work Visa Sponsorship
    • Leadership Training Program
    • Associate or Rotational Training Program
    • Learning and Development Stipend
    • Access to Online Courses
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)