Senior Manager, Human Resources Business Partner

Zynga - San Francisco, CA (30+ days ago)3.8


Zynga is looking for an experienced people leader to fill out our HR Business Partner Team. This person will support our Publishing (Marketing/Sales) and G&A organization. This person will combine business leadership and acumen as well as people, organizational, development and performance chops.

The new leader will help to drive business performance, create a compelling future, inspire and develop talent while shaping the culture at Zynga. At the heart of our company, we ask “what will our players thank us for?” As we mature, our culture embodies some dynamics of a startup - focusing on creativity and fun with lots of opportunity to leave your mark.

Who You Are

You have been successful supporting sr. executives and their teams and balancing leadership styles to influence results.
You are not a transactional HR leader or a YES Man or Woman. You impact people decisions with facts. You have a point of view, can influence credibly based on experience, depth of insight into individual talent and teams, data orientation and analytic capabilities.
You love to “do the right thing” for the employee experience and the business. You know when you have influence and when you have authority to take action.
No HR Police allowed. Yes we have guidelines, policies, structure, process and… you will still need to problem solve, be creative and get to the right answer if the guideline, past practice, doesn’t support certain business needs.
You are a Talent and Organization focused leader who understands that great business results depend not just on having great talent, but great talent working effectively together to deliver exceptional results.
You have phenomenal business acumen, and if new to the games industry, a deep intellectual, commercial, design curiosity of what makes our industry so dynamic.
You have a deep understanding of business structure, work and goals to evolve People Operations function as critical to business success.
You understand what it takes to inform and shape an evolving company culture – build an operating practice that reflects our values and fosters effectiveness.
You have the ability to bring people along when solving problems and crafting solutions
You have a sense of humor and don’t take yourself too seriously.
What You’ll Do

You will work collaboratively as a partner with team members in recruiting, operations, compensation and benefits, workforce planning and analytics, compensation, recruiting and in other business partner roles. While you are on the front line and use much of their tools, strategy, programs…you are partners and not a client/service model.
You will leverage deep understanding of business needs and programs to partner with People Team peers (Finance, Legal, WPS, IT..etc) to deliver cohesive partner team support across…onboarding, M&A, compliance, workforce planning
You will lead organizational design efforts for business, ensuring the organization is able to take advantage of a streamlined operating model, and accelerate its strategic agenda
You’ll Initiate and leads change management activities, develop and sustain the organization’s capacity for change and support workforce transformation efforts
You’ll research best practices and provides strategic recommendations based on data analysis and incorporation of metrics to measure outcomes.
Ensure the consistent application of HR policies, processes and systems within the groups they support.
Define and orchestrate an effective and strong organization by helping organizations focus on their key capabilities.
Drive talent review processes and succession planning as key strategic lever for meeting the business’ priorities.