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Senior HR Business Partner

Santa Monica, United States


GumGum is a global technology and media company specializing in contextual intelligence. For over a decade, we have applied our proven machine learning expertise to extract value from digital content for the advertising industry. The company’s contextual advertising engine, Verity™, comprehends the meaning of text, images and video online, allowing marketers to safely and precisely place ads where people are most engaged. Combining that contextual targeting and brand safety intelligence with proprietary high-impact ad formats, GumGum’s advertising solutions deliver industry leading efficiency, accuracy and performance.

GumGum’s People team is a trusted business partner who empowers GumGummers’ growth and success, fosters strong employee engagement and exemplifies our company values. Our Goal is to create the best possible work experience for all GumGummers. 

At the highest level, GumGum’s HRBP team has responsibility to support the business talent agenda and program initiatives; career management, talent retention, performance management plans, diversity and inclusion, and compensation planning. This role will also be dedicated support for an assigned division and provide high quality coaching and advisory support to leaders in order to optimize the employee experience and commercial outcomes for GumGum. 

In addition, the Sr. HRBP will facilitate the Leadership processes and support leaders on strategic and tactical people matters.

****Please note we are working from home until September 2021


  • People Strategy: 
    • Contribute to the development and implementation of localized people strategies for assigned client groups while maintaining alignment to GumGum’s overall strategic direction
    • Influence and contribute to GumGum’s overall people strategy and any policy development and be responsible for implementation within client groups
    • Develop specific people plans to support any localized people matters and be able to measure the commercial impact over time
  • Talent Management:
    • Analyze trends and metrics in partnership with the HR group to develop solutions, programs and policies
    • Provide guidance and input on organizational design, workforce planning, talent management and succession planning
    • Leverage metrics and insights to inform recommendations on people practices
    • Deliver insights and reports to leadership as needed
    • Draft and edit job descriptions, advise on compensation, and collaborate with talent acquisition and hiring managers on interviewing and advising on selection
  • Employee Relations:
    • Manage and resolve complex employee relations issues
    • Conduct effective, thorough and objective investigations when needed
    • Counsel employees and proactively facilitate conflict resolution between employees, escalating issues as appropriate
    • Maintain in-depth knowledge of employment law matters related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance
    • Consult with external employment law attorneys as needed/required
    • Provide HR policy guidance and interpretation
  • Employee Engagement, Development & Retention:
    • Work closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention
    • Design and manage change management and communications plans
    • Identify training needs for business units and individual executive coaching needs; may deliver training programs as needed
  • Coaching & Consulting:
    • Conduct regular, pro-active meetings with employees, managers and leaders to develop, assess, and anticipate HR related needs
    • Provide consultative guidance and support to the business as they evolve HR and people practices
    • Provide day-to-day performance management guidance to management (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, performance improvement)
    • Help manage the performance management and compensation planning
  • Project Lead
    • Lead and support the alignment of business initiatives with employees and management for key strategic People Operations Projects as assigned
  • HR Expertise:
    • Establish leadership presence, credibility and trustworthiness across GumGum
    • Partner with GumGum People Ops team across benefits, HRIS, training, compliance and communications to deliver HR solutions and to coach and mentor more junior team members
    • Maintain strict confidentiality and adhere to a high standard of professional conduct
    • Keep pulse on HR and industry trends

Minimum Qualifications

  • Degree qualified in Commerce (HR Management), Psychology or similar
  • At least 5 years' relevant HR and employee relations experience preferably across multiple verticals and includes technology or deeply technical client groups
  • Hands-on experience and working knowledge across multiple human resource disciplines, including compensation practices, organizational design, employee relations, diversity, performance management, and federal and state respective employment laws
  • Significant experience resolving complex employee relations issues
  • Seasoned consulting skills and advanced negotiator with all levels of the organization
  • Uses commercial acumen and ability to link best in class people solutions to commercial outcomes
  • Experienced workshop facilitator and intermediate Learning and Development planning.
  • Change Management and communication expert
  • Detailed understanding of organizational design and workforce planning
  • Ability to develop thorough talent planning and management solutions

Benefits & Perks

  • Competitive health, vision and dental benefits
  • Healthcare including 100% coverage for Employee + Spouse/family 
  • Dependent care FSA
  • Employer-matched 401(k) plan
  • Stock incentive program (role dependent)
  • Paid parental leave
  • Goodly - student loan contribution plan
  • WFH monthly stipend 
  • Anniversary recognition and awards
  • Fitness reimbursement and wellness workshops
  • Discounted Pet Health Program
  • Flexible time off and work schedule
  • Stocked kitchen & Everytable Smartfridge
  • Dog-friendly HQ office - we love our fur babies! Check us out on Instagram @dogsofgumgum
  • Incredible work/life balance with a collaborative and friendly work space
  • GumGum Gives Back volunteering opportunities
  • Team building lunches and events, and monthly company celebrations
  • Virtual monthly team bonding events 

 Career & Development Focus

  • Ongoing learning and development for education opportunities such as webinars, books, classes, relevant conferences and events
  • Opportunities to pursue business related side projects and yearly Hackathon
  • Highly encouraged to contribute to open source software, including our own open source software
  • Environment of learning from peers, including meetups, presentations and blog posts
  • Opportunity to work with cutting edge technology
  • Life Skills sessions - geared towards the whole life/ health / person
  • Leadership Bites Dinner Series - connecting current and future GumGum leaders over great food and meaningful conversation 
  • Stride - our company council committee to share learnings, give updates and provide feedback to the company regarding initiatives and discussions around diversity, inclusion and equity.

Our Values…

Thoughtful…We listen to understand different perspectives, show everyone respect, and relentlessly seek solutions for our clients (internal and external)

Agility…We are quick, nimble, and change direction gracefully, while maintaining control.

Grit…We bring energy and perseverance to everything we do.

Our Culture...

GumGum recently earned LA’s Best Places to Work Award in 2021 by BuiltInLA, and Inc. Magazine’s Best Places to Work in 2020 and it’s no surprise why. With company-sponsored social hours, annual holiday celebrations and on-site gatherings, GumGummers enjoy a fun, creative and collaborative workplace. We provide ourselves on our strong track record of giving employees the autonomy and support they need to succeed. 

Check us out on Instagram: @gumgum 

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