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Warner Bros. Discovery

Sr Manager, DEI Business Partner, North America

Burbank, CA

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 Sr. Manager, DEI Business Partner (Sr. Manager, DEI BP) will oversee the operationalizing of DEI efforts in the North America region. Reporting to the Director, DEI North America, the Sr. Manager, DEI BP will be responsible for partnering with business units across the organization to activate the delivery of the DEI strategy and will partner with the global DEI team to interpret activity at a local level, as needed. The Sr. Manager, DEI BP will work in partnership with business, the broader DEI team, and local People & Culture (P&C) colleagues to embed systems change approach to DEI at WBD with a focus on recruitment, retention, progression, performance management, leadership development, and employee engagement. This role will partner closely with all areas of the business, specifically with the broader DE&I community, P&C Partners, Business Leaders, Business Resource Groups, Communications, and Legal.

Your Role Accountabilities

  • Collaborate on the design and implementation of the DEI vision and strategy for the North America region, and in support of the DEI Commitments that stem from the Business and Creative Councils.
  • Partner with local leaders, P&C, Legal and Comms to manage the change and transformation needs required to implement our DEI approach with a systems lens and evidence-based approach.
  • Collaborate with the P&C team to ensure effective DEI practices are embedded into every phase of the talent and development lifecycles, to support the development of diverse talent.
  • Lead the activation of DEI programmatic efforts to build leadership capability and advance talent within local budget recommendations (i.e. mentoring/coaching/sponsorship programs, inclusive leadership or fellowship programs, etc.)
  • Design and deliver DEI training/learning programs.
  • Build partner team relationships and/or programs to influence systemic change in our practices to support recruitment, retention, and development of underrepresented talent.
  • Drive the thought leadership and create a body of centralized resources for use across our workforce.
  • Partner with L&D and other teams on the successful delivery of DEI-related capability training, as needed.
  • Other projects as assigned by the Director, DEI BP or GVP.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience, preferred in the area of workplace diversity, equity, inclusion, and culture.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience, preferred with managing organizational diversity initiatives.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications along with presentation skills.
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills.
  • Must be self-initiating, exercise good judgment, and be able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness managing diverse stakeholders including but not limited to executives, BRG members, external vendors and consultants.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to translate metrics, research, and trends into strategy.
  • Proven influencing and relationship building skills with internal and external partners and people from various backgrounds and cultures.
  • Passion for DEI and creating a sense of belonging in the workplace.
  • Great communicator who can quickly build trust and strong working relationships with internal and external partners and vendors.
  • Curiosity and willingness to continue learning to ensure understanding of current DEI needs.
  • Desire to drive change; demonstrated ability to be highly organized, and strong strategy and execution capabilities.
  • Able and willing to occasionally travel to events within the local region and other WBD offices within North America.

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 www.wbd.com/guiding-principles/ 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, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status 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 recruitadmin@wbd.com.

In compliance with local law, we are disclosing the compensation, or a range thereof, for roles in locations where legally required. Actual salaries will vary based on several factors, including but not limited to external market data, internal equity, location, skill set, experience, and/or performance. Base pay is just one component of Warner Bros. Discovery's total compensation package for employees. Pay Range: $109,900.00 - $204,100.00 salary per year. Other rewards may include annual bonuses, short- and long-term incentives, and program-specific awards. In addition, Warner Bros. Discovery provides a variety of benefits to employees, including health insurance coverage, an employee wellness program, life and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan, paid holidays and sick time and vacation.

Client-provided location(s): Burbank, CA, USA
Job ID: Discovery-WAMEGLOBALR000079352EXTERNALENGLOBAL
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)