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Head Of North American HR Operations

Sony Electronics
San Diego, California 92127
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Head of North American HR Operations

Sony Electronics has a dynamic career opportunity to join our North American HR team and support our Talent Strategy focused on creating a rich pipeline of ready now successors in a sustainable, inclusive, Best Place to Work environment.

What makes Sony special?

We offer a great work environment, awesome team members, competitive benefits, opportunity to develop and design creative solutions, a casual dress code and a leadership team committed to raising the bar on talent development.

What will you do?

  • Lead and develop a team of Compensation and benefits professionals and administrators in multiple locations/countries and provide subject matter expertise on compensation plan design.
  • Work with the business executives & finance stakeholders on the design and development of compensation and total reward plans aligned to business goals & objectives.
  • Act as an advisor to Human Resources and all levels of management providing both creative and practical recommendations in support of business goals and ensuring market competitiveness.
  • Develop strategies, policies, reward/recognition programs and procedures that optimize employee performance and engagement.
  • Partner with Leaders, Legal and Key Stakeholders to ensure policies and programs are fair and in compliance with all State and Federal Employment laws.
  • Collaborate with HRES, Payroll, Benefits, Compensation, Talent Acquisition, HR Business Partners, other Sony platform teams (both local and global), Business unit leaders and external partners on programs, process and system improvements.
  • Oversee Talent Analytics, Work Force Planning, HR Reporting and Budgeting and Quarterly Talent Investment Reporting and Mergers and Acquisitions activity
  • Partner closely with our regional Service Delivery team on local requirements/administration including processing HR-related transactions, systems, personnel files, and ad hoc team member requests.
  • Understand the Sony North America organizational mission, challenges, business initiatives and operating model in order facilitate the development of aligned organizational priorities and related HR initiatives.
  • Foster a positive partnership with Payroll in US and Canada to ensure payroll-related issues and processes are handled effectively.
  • Serve as lead for HR in supporting and developing efficient, standardized processes and procedures and recommend new approaches to effect continual improvement of operations performed.
  • Ensure mandatory compliance training is delivered in a timely manner such as Harassment Prevention, OSHA Safety requirements, etc.
  • Lead strategic projects including initiation of a Total Rewards Statement, creation of a proposal to introduce Pay Transparency, introduction of critical role and engineering "Premium" structures/rewards, alignment of business unit Sales Incentive programs, and progressive Talent Analytics.


What should you demonstrate?

  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills with the ability to influence others.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills in a multi-cultural global organization.
  • Thorough knowledge of human resource management principles and best practices.
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local laws related to employment.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize work.
  • Strategic problem solving skills, with the ability to understand, interpret and act on information promptly and effectively.
  • Hands-on project and change management experience, with strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to lead a variety of projects from start to finish to including needs identification, gap assessment, modeling analysis, solution design and implementation.
  • Results-driven, detail orientation, able to perform with minimal supervision in a fast paced dynamic team environment.
  • Self-driven, service oriented team player motivated to help
  • Open and receptive to ongoing feedback aimed at improving performance.

What qualifications are required?

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Organizational Development or Business.
  • A minimum of 5 + years directly applicable HR experience in at least 2 HR disciplines
  • Compensation experience designing Sales Incentives, Bonus plans and/or an equivalent advanced training and experience.
  • Advanced skill level in Excel, including use of V-Lookups, macros and pivot tables
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook and PowerPoint.

What we’d prefer you have too:

  • Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) and/or SPHR/PHR/SHRM-CP certification.
  • Experience with Workday.
  • Canadian Payroll experience.

Sony Electronics is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values employees with a broad cross-cultural perspective. We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond. All applicants will receive fair and impartial treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, legally protected physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, status in the U.S. uniformed services, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information or on any other basis which is protected under applicable federal, state or local law.


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