General information

Agency: Mediabrands

Job Function: Human Resources

Location: New York, United States

Job Ref#: 10728

Description & Requirements

Position Summary

UM seeks an experienced HR Business Partner to join our team as Manager, HRBP, UM. This role will provide the full spectrum of business partner responsibilities in the Human Resources areas of Diversity, Equity, and Belonging, Talent Development, Learning & Development, Compensation, Employee Relations, and HR administration. The strategic alignment of these areas is achieved through orchestration and close collaboration and partnership with the Centers of Excellence in each talent area. This position is responsible for partnering with all employees across your respective client groups to proactively develop and execute initiatives related to the attraction, retention, and development of talent as well as collaborate with the wider Talent team to develop and implement projects across the NY Region.

Key Responsibilities

·       Key relationships with employee groups across the NY region

·       Facilitate learning activities for management and employees in conjunction with the L&D team

·       Assist in various annual activities in the Talent team including Talent calibration, Compensation Planning and Talent Planning for the units

·       Provide coaching, counseling, and guidance to all employees as well as the broader employee population

·       Facilitate HR processes including new hires and transfers in partnership with the Talent Operations team and Centers of Excellence

·       Responsible for Employee Relations in partnership with Mediabrands Employee Relations group

·       Provide guidance on performance management, talent development, practices, and HR tools

·       Provide guidance on Talent statistics for employee surveys; develop action plans in response accordingly

·       Oversee activities including the performance management and internship programs

·       Play key role in strategic diversity initiatives including research, planning, promoting, and execution of events

·       Maintain awareness and understanding of employment law, industry trends, current practices and new developments

Desired Skills & Experience

·       5 years of related Human Resources experience (experience working in a matrixed organization a plus)

·       Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills

·       Proven ability to build collaborative relationships at all levels with strong customer service orientation

·       Proven ability to handle multiple priorities and tasks

·       Microsoft Office skills including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Employment Transparency

It is the policy of Mediabrands, division of the Interpublic group, to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, veteran status, disability, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law. 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990. The job description will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity. Essential and other job functions are subject to modification. Reasonable accommodations may be provided to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

For applicants to jobs in the United States: In compliance with the current Americans with Disabilities Act and state and local laws, if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position with Mediabrands, please email

About Us

IPG Mediabrands is the media and marketing solutions division of Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). Mediabrands manages approximately $40 billion in marketing investment globally on behalf of its clients and provides strategic services and solutions across its award-winning, full-service agency networks UM and Initiative and through its innovative marketing specialist companies Reprise, Magna, Orion, Rapport, Healix, Mediabrands Content Studio and the IPG Media Lab. Mediabrands clients include many of the world’s most recognizable and iconic brands from a broad portfolio of industry sectors. The company employs more than 13,000 marketing experts in more than 130 countries representing the full diversity of humanity. For more information, please visit our website:

All U.S. Mediabrands employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved accommodation.