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Sr. Manager, Employee Relations

San Mateo, United States

Recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services. PlayStation has delivered innovation to the market since the launch of the original PlayStation in Japan in 1994. The PlayStation family of products and services include PlayStation®4, PlayStation®VR, PlayStation®Vita, PlayStation®3, PlayStation®Store, PlayStation®Plus, PlayStation™Video, PlayStation™Music, PlayStation™Now, PlayStation™Vue, PlayStation®Original and acclaimed PlayStation software titles from SIE Worldwide Studios. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, SIE is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation and has global functions and regional headquarters in California, London and Tokyo. 

Sr. Manager, Employee Relations

San Mateo, CA

Join a growing and thriving business of PlayStation Network within Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE); the premier provider of digital entertainment, offering the latest and highest quality music, video and game content.  SIE delivers a unified cross-platform experience to customers.  The business focus is to enhance existing hardware, applications, service and contents to drive new customers to Sony through network services offerings.

We are looking for a Senior Employee Relations Manager in our San Mateo office headquarters.  Our environment is fast paced and requires engaging with employees and leaders at all levels. The role will support business functions and executives across SIE, and support HR Business Partners by providing guidance on complex employee relations issues. 

In addition, the Senior Employee Relations Manager will work closely with our HR COEs (center of excellence) and cross functional partners including IT, Facilities, Finance and Security to co-create solutions for employees and identify opportunities that streamline and improve policy and process.  

  • Possess a mindset to own the successful outcome – identifying all needed requirements, being resourceful, aligning the required resources, driving progress and seeing an initiative through to the desired end state.
  • Tremendous track record navigating complex employee relations situations, assisting employees and managers to resolve issues.
  • Expertise providing guidance on straight-forward to complex employee relations matters ensuring compliance with employment policies, procedures, local, state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Demonstrated track-record of managing highly complex ER issues while conducting well-constructed, defensible investigations
  • Work with HR business partners to improve retention by utilizing feedback received in exit interviews or other survey tools, and quarterly turnover reports.
  • Ability to recognize, analyze and communicate strategies for issue resolution and risk analysis.
  • Experience as a witness on behalf of the company at mediation, deposition or trial a plus
  • Minimum requirements of 12 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 8 years and a Master’s degree.  A JD is a plus.
  • Has a strong understanding of how to construct an investigation, separation agreements, and demonstrates a clear understanding of legal documents and concepts.
  • Must collaborate well with others in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple priorities and demands.

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, legally protected physical or mental disability, covered veteran status, status in the U.S. uniformed services, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information or membership in any other legally protected category. 

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond. 

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