Senior Manager, People & Culture at Complex Media
New York City, NY, US
Complex Networks has an unparalleled reach to Millennials and Gen Z, offering a portfolio of video first brands positioned to serve diverse audiences. We have two large corporate owners (Hearst and Verizon), but we still look, think and act like a small fast growing company. The company is headquartered in Midtown NY with offices in LA, Burbank, San Francisco, Nashville, Chicago, and Detroit.

The People & Culture team seeks an experienced and motivated Senior Manager who can help set the best culture and environment for employee success. You will touch all aspects of the People function - employee relations, culture, performance management, leadership training, employee communication, benefits and even some payroll/HRIS.

We need a dynamic, energetic and self-motivated leader who thrives interacting with all personalities and is able to listen to employees/managers and then build creative action plans to solve employee & organizational issues. This is a great opportunity to be a leader on the People & Culture team, interacting with all levels of the organization. The role will report into the VP of People & Culture.

Responsibilities and Duties
Work with management and employees to make our culture and environment the best possible - communications, events, cross team interactions, culture, of excellence.
Be an employee and management advocate; which can be a tough line to balance but it is vital.
Propose and design programs/processes to enable people development. This can include a leadership training, mentorship program, learning from new hire/exit interviews; installing and drawing insights from employee surveys.
Provide expertise and leadership in areas such as career coaching and development, performance management, benefits compensation, rewards and recognition and employee relations.
Be a thought leader for managers on organizational and people related matters.
Partner with VP of People & Culture in benefits - broker management, annual plans selections, vendor relations and open enrollment process.
Handle employee complaints and investigations.
Ensure compliance with all laws and regulations, and proactively handle any compliance issues for upcoming legal changes.

Qualifications and Skills
Bachelor's degree required
5+ years of growing experience in HR/People roles
Demonstrated success solving problems under stress and within quick timelines
Ability to deal effectively and discretely with people, all who bring diverse backgrounds and personalities to each situation
Creative and confident in your ideas and potential
Not afraid to say no, and able to say it in a way where employees and/or managers understand
Strong project management, organizational and prioritization skills
HRIS and payroll knowledge, both systems and process
A sense of humor is a must

Benefits and Perks
Great benefits including medical with a $5 a month HDHP employee only option, 401K match, awesome time off package, and company provided disability/life insurance
You will actually help shape the events we offer, which currently consist of in house happy hours and 3 times a year company outings.