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Director, People Business Partner

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Date: Apr 22, 2021

Location: San Francisco, US

Company: Dolby Laboratories, Inc.

Join the leader in entertainment innovation and help us design the future. At Dolby, science meets art, and high tech means more than computer code. As a member of the Dolby team, you’ll see and hear the results of your work everywhere, from movie theaters to smartphones. We continue to revolutionize how people create, deliver, and enjoy entertainment worldwide. To do that, we need the absolute best talent. We’re big enough to give you all the resources you need, and small enough so you can make a real difference and earn recognition for your work. We offer a collegial culture, challenging projects, and excellent compensation and benefits.



Job Description:  

This position provides strategic HR consulting with the Advanced Technology Group team. 

This includes partnering with leaders to implement people related strategies that align with business strategies contributing to Dolby’s next phases of growth. The ideal candidate builds trusting relationships with people across the organization. Core goals of the position include helping provide strategic business leadership, leading efforts to enable people to make an impact and grow while driving experiences where people can do their best work.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Strategic HR Planning: Translate business strategies, objectives and challenges into the appropriate HR actions and initiatives
  • Performance Architecture: Ensure organizations are structured for optimal performance and agility. Advise leaders around people management, career development, performance coaching
  • Trend Forecasting: Leverage workforce analytics and strategic planning to help develop talent strategies that identify and solve business issues, help leaders to see around corners to address future trends and changes to the talent landscape
  • Change Leadership: Serve as an advisor to business leaders on how to effectively manage change
  • Talent and Community Building: Build talent and relationships with formal and informal talent networks to cultivate growth in the organization. Act as champion for an optimal employee experience
  • HR Services Brokering: Manage implementation of Dolby’s approach to performance and development, oversee annual rewards planning. Work in partnership with centers of excellence to deliver HR services across client areas. Ensure proper implementation and execution of HR programs and initiatives


Qualifications and Skills

  • 5+ years’ experience or equivalent in HR business partnering role Business consulting and/or strategic planning experience a plus
  • Excellent oral/written communication; presentation skills; strong listening and coaching skills
  • Strategic thinker: Connect information, processes and events to provide unique insights into how Dolby HR can be strategically utilized by the client base. Understand and diagnose organizational issues
  • Influencer:  Build credible relationships with people throughout the organization
  • Change leader: Anticipate the need for change, consult with clients on effective approaches to change, architect change plans and assist clients with leadership and execution
  • Data Driven: Use data to drive decision making



  • BA/BS Required
  • MBA or MA in Human Resources or Organization Development/Psychology or equivalent preferred




Dolby will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of San Francisco Police Code, Article 49, and Administrative Code, Article 12


Equal Employment Opportunity:
Dolby is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Our success depends on the combined skills and talents of all our employees. We are committed to making employment decisions without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, marital status, family status, medical condition, disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland