Director, Human Resources Business Partner

Seattle /
Human Resources – HR Business Partner - AMER /
Who We Are:
For over 25 years, Getty Images has embraced disruption and change; riding the digital wave to evolve from a fragmented, analog stock photo business into a multi-billion dollar, global e-commerce industry leader and trusted brand. The breadth and quality of our content has always allowed our customers and partners to tell their stories with greater creativity and accuracy, eliciting more emotion and enabling more action.
Help us move the world with images!
Getty Images is the most trusted and esteemed source of visual content in the world available through its industry-leading sites and The Getty Images website serves creative, business and media customers in almost 200 countries and is the first-place people turn to discover, purchase and share powerful content from the world's best photographers and videographers.
Getty Images works with over 360,000 contributors and image partners to provide comprehensive coverage of more than 160,000 news, sport and entertainment events, impactful creative imagery to communicate any commercial concept and the world's deepest digital archive of historic photography. With over 435 million assets, of which over 310 million are digitized, encompassing the latest global news, sports, celebrity, music and fashion coverage; exclusive conceptual creative images; and the world’s largest commercial archive. New content is added daily, with 8-10 million new assets added each quarter.
Getty Images offers the most exclusive and unique creative and editorial visual content globally. The breadth and quality of our content allows our customers and partners to tell their stories with greater creativity and accuracy, thereby eliciting more emotion and enabling more action. Getty Images moves the world —whether the goal is commercial or philanthropic, revenue-generating or society-changing, market-disrupting or headline-driving. Getty Images offers the highest quality and most diverse visual content, based on industry-leading expertise and innovation.

Who You Are:

You are a hardworking, highly driven, empathetic, commercially minded, experienced and forward-thinking HR partner. You actively model our Leadership Principles, bringing them to the forefront of your work and interactions. You are pragmatic and innovative in your approach and not afraid to challenge the established norms, acting as a true partner to an evolving, fast-paced business. You have broad experience with a comprehensive grasp of US and Canadian employment law, while able to support a global team and understand the nuances.  Also, the ability to manager employee relations, and build positive relationships across our HR verticals (Rewards, Culture, Development, HRIS, Benefits, Recruiting teams). Additionally, you are able to get work done.
Success is when you can see your partnership with the business is helping them make better decisions for themselves vs. solving their problems. You are proficient in and excel at leading change, able to build strong, trust-based relationships, relationship driven, and a proven communicator. You are enthusiastic to help build Human Resources process and have the ability to continue our own evolution and growth by leading project-based initiatives.

Your Next Challenge:

Partner with our global Technology, Product, Finance, and Legal functions, helping ensure people plans, strategies, and programs are aligned with business goals and global objectives
Focus on areas such as employee engagement, retention, performance, talent pipelining, and talent management, partnering with in-house Recruiting, Culture & Development and Rewards teams to successfully support the business
Demonstrate HR experience as a strategic, senior leadership partner, across multiple subject areas
Focus on functional leadership team effectiveness and coaching – identifying, enabling, and implementing key capabilities and processes to support leadership development and growth
Act as a change agent and proactively recommend practice changes and innovative ways to address management and strategic objectives.
Proactively analyze relevant HR data and drive informed decision-making, identify root cause, and develop effective solutions
Collaborate & drive with the Global HR team in rolling out both functional and HR projects and initiatives, ensuring that they are locally relevant (i.e., Annual Reward Cycle, Engagement Survey, Leadership Development, Mentoring, Onboarding initiatives, etc.)
Consistently support our employees across the functions to champion and promote Getty Images’ culture, living our Leadership Principles in all you do
Creating talent plans and leading initiatives with your business partners, at all levels within the organization
Leading a team of two HR Business Partners, inspire and coach broader HRBP, HR and business team.

What You'll Need:

Minimum 10 years of proven HR business partner experience gained in a fast paced, commercial environment, preferably supporting Technology and/or Product organizations.
Strong business knowledge with genuine interest in how the business operates, the needs of the business to recommend value driven HR solutions
Experience working as part of a matrix organization, ideally within a technology and/or media industry
Analytical thinking and strategic problem-solving skills, able to cut through complexity and turn high-level business requirements and opportunities into specific initiatives
Demonstrated commitment to principles of diversity and inclusion with direct experience influencing and building culture
Proven track record of developing strong relationships, leading with empathy, across all levels of the organization and with diverse client groups, while remaining objective
Ability to develop the trust of your functional business executives and maintain confidential information.
Demonstrated ability to drive major initiatives and influence partners across levels
Self-motivated and able to demonstrate initiative and be proactive with a ‘can do’ demeanor
Project management ability, thinking big picture and driving the solution on the continual improvement of our systems and processes
Energy, enthusiasm, and eagerness to chip in and influence at all levels
Strong, clear written and verbal communication skills, capable of adapting to various audiences at all levels of the organization.
Must be accurate with excellent attention to detail.
Strong MS Office skills together with sound knowledge of Workday (HRIS system) would be advantageous
Professional HR qualifications are preferred, with a BA/BS in Human Resources Management or related field or equivalent combined education and experience; PHR certification preferred
We celebrate our inclusive work environment and welcome members of all backgrounds and perspectives. Women, gender-nonbinary, people of color, LGBTQIA+ people and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

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