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AVP/VP Human Resources Director

Sotheby's Inc

New York, New York 10021
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Full Time
  • Administrative
  • Employee Relations
  • Training/Development
  • Organizational Development
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Job Details

As part of a collaborative HR team, this HR Director position provides HR expertise, knowledge and coaching to support and improve business strategies and initiatives, ensuring consistency in employment practices and the employee experience throughout the Company.



  • Serve as a trusted HR business partner to assigned constituency groups across the organization
  • Coach and support managers and staff on feedback, performance management, talent development and employee relations
  • In partnership with management, assess organizational structure and employee capabilities, and initiate action plans to meet operational and strategic objectives
  • Support all aspects of the annual compensation includes salary, bonus, and equity incentives
  • Support and drive the performance management process including goal setting, mid-year reviews, performance appraisals, and promotions
  • Work with constituency groups on talent review and succession planning to ensure development and retention of key talent and adequate succession for critical roles
  • Collaborate with Talent Acquisition and hiring managers to meet staffing needs, including defining roles and participating in interview process, as needed
  • Partner with Learning Development (L&D) and to develop and administer a L&D agenda tailored to the needs of the business and the individual constituencies; identify learning opportunities throughout the organization
  • Drive and support efforts to increase employee engagement through the use of surveys and the use of feedback from exit surveys etc., and formulate action plans in conjunction with the management
  • Administer HR policies and programs; assist in the development and interpretation of policies and procedures
  • Participate in developing Human Resources department goals and objectives to meet changing business needs; recommend new approaches, policies, and programs to support continuous improvement


  • 7-10 years relevant experience, preferably as a HR Business Partner or Generalist
  • Well versed in HR practices, employee relations along with employment laws
  • Experience managing full cycle recruitment
  • Strong personal credibility with ability to build trusted relationships with senior business leaders
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to thrive and be flexible in a fast paced environment and effectively, plan and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously
  • Highly organized with strong administrative skills and attention to detail
  • Problem solving skills.  Able to analyze problems, find creative solutions and make recommendations to effectively resolve problems or issues
  • Ability to negotiate conflict and maintain constructive working relationships with people at all levels of an organization (both inside and outside the company)
  • Strong teamwork; awareness of how decisions affect the department and the wider organization
  • Highly discrete and strong work ethic


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