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VP HR Operations -Technicolor Creative Studios- London Job at Technicolor – in London

Job Description

Company Description


Technicolor, formerly known as Thomson or Thomson Multimedia, is a French company specializing in the design and manufacture of video and digital image systems intended for media professionals, such as film producers and television channels, but also operators. networks and other content distributors.

Technicolor offers award-winning Visual Effects (“VFX”), Animation and Post Production services for feature films, episodic series, advertising, video games and other audiovisual content. The Group’s VFX studios offer pre-visualization, asset creation, texturing, animation, rigging, rotoscoping, lighting, match move and compositing.

Technicolor’s Animation businesses offer solutions for the creation of high-quality Computer Generated Imagery (“CGI” or “CG”) Animation. Through its Post Production Services activities, Technicolor supports its clients from camera capture on the production set through creation of final distribution masters, including on-set services, color correction, and VFX integration.

Technicolor is segmented in three businesses:

  • Production Services, Technicolor has worldwide leadership in visual effects for films and episodic work and is the n°1 provider to Hollywood studios and streamers.
  • Connected Home, Technicolor is a global leader in Broadband and Android TV, and a trusted partner to the leaders of the industry, such as Comcast and Charter.
  • DVD Services, Technicolor is by far the largest player, with around 70% market share worldwide and 90% in North America.
  • There is also a division covering the licensing activities.

The Group employs 17,000 people globally and generated over €3 billion in revenues in 2020 (from €3,8 billion pre-Covid).

Technicolor is listed on the Euronext exchange in Paris under TCH and is traded in the USA on the OTCQX marketplace under TCLRY.

In 2020 Technicolor had to face the challenges of addressing the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, and to adapt quickly to ensure the continuity of its operations. The rapid and efficient implementation of remote working, especially in Production Services, was key to achieving this result.

The Group simultaneously delivered a major transformation programme, which significantly reduced operating expenses and preserved cashflow. In addition, they successfully executed a comprehensive financial restructuring plan, providing a much stronger platform for the long-term sustainability of the Group

Job Description

Role Description

This is newly created role which includes establishing, improving, and embedding people processes and policies across all business areas and territories consistently. As the face of People Operations to our employees and new starters, this role is pivotal in creating an engaging experience from candidate offer through the entire employee lifecycle. This role is accountable for building slick, effective, processes and programs that scale and will also act as the Product Owner for our HR tech stack (Workday +?). Role works closely across the HR team and across the business to ensure key priorities and opportunities are proactively identified, captured and prioritised to ensure TCS HR is always improving how we work.

We are seeking a highly skilled operator who has had experience scaling teams for a fast growing, extremely successful, global business. M&A integration experience is desirable.

Primary Responsibilities

Operate as a both a strategic thought partner to the HR leadership team and an advocate and resource for TCS employees.

The main point of contact and expert for all People policies and processes from onboarding to exit (from employment contracts, onboarding, probation, promotions and internal moves, organisational changes, time off).

Conduct an end-to-end review of all policies and benefits to ensure they are modernised, compliant and champion an inclusive work environment and provide a great employee and manager experience.

Lead change management initiatives including hiring best practices, employee experience, including onboarding, contracts, and offboarding

Act as the Product Owner for the HR Teck stack (Workday +?) ensuring it provides the best enabling support for our people strategy. Manage changes to HR data and HRIS to ensure timely, accurate records. Apply best practise tools and techniques to delivery of key people related activities such as Employee recognition and wellbeing programmes.

Shape the people operations strategy for critical business initiatives such as HR service desk and support infrastructure, self-service, automation and international expansion. Work closely with the Business Partnering team and the wider People team to establish a service catalogue (creating and maintenance of team’s remit) with the ambition to create defined SLA’s and a clear remit.

Play a critical role in any Company wide (or country wide) People Operations initiatives, such as integrations (M&A), harmonisations, process simplifications etc.

Lead employee data and insights team to ensure we get appropriate reports out of the system to report on key employee data and people initiatives (e.g. DE&I). Help to strengthen TCS reporting measures through dashboards, visualisations and defining key analytics measures and craft narratives behind people data that can be shared across the business.

Manage all TCS family friendly and flexibility programs including parental leave, maternity, paternity, shared parental leave requests, flexible working requests and associated processes and documentation

Working with the HR Business Partners and Global Reward to ensure all TCS overseas colleagues are contracted in an effective way; and manage visas, immigration and relocation smoothly and compliantly. Collaborating with Legal to ensure TCS is compliant with all international and local labour regulations (wage regulations, equal employment opportunity laws, etc.)

Oversee TCS payroll process / partner ensuring a smooth and reliable process

Maintain TCS benefits program ensuring we continue to be competitive and run a clear and effective program for employees that creates real value

Ensure full compliance and risk management across all People Operations taking UK and relevant global legislation into account. Support the delivery and adoption of IR35, GDPR, Right to Work and all global mobility, across the business. Regularly conduct compliance audits. Ensure all people data is compliant with data protection and GDPR legislation.

Support the development and delivery of group-wide people projects including large scale group restructures when needed

Keep current with industry trends and leverage vendors appropriately to ensure all HR operations are keeping pace with the market and external benchmarks

Lead all aspects of HR operations investments and budgets to ensure efficiency and effectiveness

Ensure the overall resource management of your team from headcount to tools is thoughtful and strategic


Minimum of 10 years experience of working in fast paced, international environment in an organization experiencing transition and change.

HR data, systems and process expertise, including Operations, Total Rewards, L&D, Recruiting and HR Business Partnership, within a company serving 10,000+ employees, fielding and resolving escalated, high stakes questions from team members and employees.

Previous experience of HRIS implementation (ideally Workday). Tech-savvy, data and insights-driven in both your thinking, decision making and communication

Comprehensive understanding of employee lifecycle management globally, including foundational data models, business process, self service, and system capabilities

Proven ability to design, develop and implement innovative solutions to real People problems

Proven experience of undertaking customer journey and process mapping

Strong analytical and project management skills, proven ability to design clear processes, and a very detail-oriented yet flexible approach to problem solving

Proven ability to effectively communicate and engage the wider business in newly-developed ways of working

Team orientated, fun and committed to delivering a first class People service. Enjoy working collaboratively with colleagues but equally able to work on your own initiative

Approachable with excellent verbal and written communication skills–balancing professionalism and friendliness

Possess a growth mindset and truly flexible. Able to shift tasks and priorities when circumstances change

Proven ability to influence across diverse groups and levels

Experience leading and inspiring team members to maintain focus and execute with excellence

Strong internal and external customer service focus

Ability to develop strong working relations at all levels

Talent to manage multiple priorities simultaneously; orientated on results – while retaining all relevant information

Bias for action, strong work ethic, and desire to achieve excellence

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Company Location:  London

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