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Temporary AVP, HR Business Partner



21d ago

  • Job
    Senior Level
  • People, HR & Administration
  • New York City
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AI generated summary

  • You need a Bachelor's degree, 5+ yrs HR experience, consult with senior leadership, know HR programs, employment laws, strong analytical, problem-solving, written and verbal communication skills, and a positive company contributor.
  • You will be a trusted advisor to senior leaders, driving decision-making based on people data, implementing talent processes, and nurturing a culture of diversity and inclusion.


  • Bachelor's degree required
  • 5+ years of relevant HR experience
  • A track record of providing HR consultation to senior leadership
  • Maintain a can-do attitude and approach tasks with enthusiasm and optimism
  • Strong understanding of HR programs and processes including compensation, performance management, and leadership development
  • Knowledge of various employment laws and their impact on HR matters
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with an eye for detail and accuracy
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, presentation skills; analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Demonstrated net positive contributor to company community and culture above and beyond job duties


  • Business Partnership:
  • Act as a trusted advisor and consultant to senior leaders to improve their leadership capability, team effectiveness, strategic insight, and business performance.
  • Partner with leaders to enhance organizational effectiveness, organizational design, develop change management capabilities and drive decision-making based on people data and analytics.
  • Develop people and culture strategies in partnership with the Global VP, as well as the broader Sotheby’s strategy, initiatives, and accountabilities.
  • Lead the global implementation of the people and culture dimensions of each departments’ strategy and plan.
  • Implement the broader Sotheby’s talent processes within departments and tailor to the specific talent profiles within the group.
  • Be an advocate for the talent agenda, building knowledge and networks of talent, integrating talent with other culture and people processes (such as resourcing, succession planning, leadership development, and learning), and nurturing a culture of diversity and inclusion.
  • Partner with Talent Acquisition to develop the strategic workforce plan.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with the broader Sotheby’s team across corporate, product & technology and the other divisions to ensure that we have a consistent, coherent delivery across all stakeholder groups.
  • Provide direct operational support for the senior leaders within the division and serve as an escalation point for issues arising at other levels, partnering with the regional HR teams.


What is the location of the temporary AVP, HR Business Partner role?

The role is based in New York for a one-year term.

What departments will the temporary AVP, HR Business Partner work closely with?

The role will work in partnership with departmental leadership to drive a strategy aligned with the commercial, organizational, and people needs of the business.

What teams will the temporary AVP, HR Business Partner collaborate with?

The role will work closely with the HR Business Partner teams in the Americas, Europe, and Asia, as well as centers of excellence such as Total Rewards, Talent Acquisition, Learning & Development, and Engagement.

What type of environment does the ideal candidate need to thrive in?

The ideal candidate must thrive in fast-paced environments, be able to manage through ambiguity and complexity, and have a clear understanding and experience of HR’s true role at the leadership table.

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Established in 1744, Sotheby’s is the world’s premier destination for art and luxury. Sotheby’s promotes access, connoisseurship and preservation of fine art and rare objects through auctions and buy-now channels including private sales, e-commerce and retail. Our trusted global marketplace is supported by an industry-leading technology platform and a network of specialists spanning 40 countries and 50 categories, which include Contemporary Art, Modern and Impressionist Art, Old Masters, Chinese Works of Art, Jewelry, Watches, Wine and Spirits, and Interiors, among many others.