Sr. Manager, Business Partner - Publishing (EA SPORTS)



Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Thursday, January 18, 2024

Sr. Manager, Business Partner – Publishing (EA SPORTS)

Multiple Locations: Vancouver, BC, Canada • Marina Del Rey, CA 90292, USA • Redwood City, CA, USA


Requisition Number:181692
Can this position be remote?: No

We are a global team of creators, storytellers, technologists, experience originators, innovators and so much more. We believe amazing games and experiences start with teams as diverse as the players and communities we serve. At Electronic Arts, the only limit is your imagination.

Sr Manager, PE Business Partner – Publishing

Electronic Arts

EA SPORTS Role: Vancouver, CAN (Preferred); Redwood Shores, CA; Los Angeles, CA – Hybrid

People Experience

Most companies call it HR. But at Electronic Arts, we made the deliberate decision to brand our organization People Experience (PE). PE is not just a play on words: it’s a team of cultural stewards who carefully create programs and talent strategies that directly impact our teams’ experience. For the better. We enable our People to achieve the most meaningful work of their careers. We’re responsible for recruiting the best and most diverse talent on the planet. But it doesn’t stop there. We also support their growth through learning programs, internal mobility, affinity group participation, and leadership development. We listen to our employees and dive into analytics to anchor our recommendations and decisions to keep engagement high. Last but not least, we’re responsible for a total rewards strategy that incentivizes equitably, provides outstanding benefits, and ensures a safe and inspiring workplace for our teams.

The Challenge Ahead:

As the People Experience Sr Manager HR Business Partner, you will cultivate the talent strategy and HR roadmap working with senior leadership within the Global Finance and People Experience organizations; all are global organizations that work as trusted partners and experts to achieve EA's strategy. You will partner with, coach and advise Corporate Functions' leaders to build their leadership capability to support our strategy, developing our talent and achieving important outcomes. The Sr. Manager, Business Partnership is also expected to take leadership roles on EA-wide HR programs and related project teams. You will report to the Sr. Director, HR Business Partner.

Our People Experience Sr. Manager Business Partner will cultivate the talent strategy and the roadmap working with senior leadership within the Publishing team. In this role, you will coach, advise and partner with senior leaders to build their leadership capability, achieve business strategy and develop our talent globally. You will also be expected to contribute to EA-wide People Experience programs and related project teams. This role reports to the Vice President, People Experience Business Partner for EA Experiences and partners closely with the Business Partner team.

What the Sr. Manager Business Partner does at EA:

  • Designs a comprehensive talent strategy with executives to ensure successful execution of goals, aligned with Company Talent strategy.
  • You will partner with HR Centers of Excellence (COE's) that comprise our Talent Acquisition, Total Rewards, Talent Development and Organizational Effectiveness teams to develop and facilitate strategic talent solutions from hiring through career progression.
  • Change Management: Coaches executives and leaders to plan for change management, optimizing for the employee experience, and working through organizational design to create role clarity at the individual and team level.
  • You implement complex change programs for client group(s). Educate management and key stakeholders on best practices in change management. Orchestrate full circle review of change impact to ensure change acceptance.
  • Talent and Workforce Planning solutions: You lead efforts to identify potential successors for important roles and leadership positions. Promote attraction, retention, and development of talent.
  • Culture and Employee Experience: Help establish and foster EA culture, improving programs, diagnostics, and related training/coaching engagements, to develop EAs overall capability to foster a healthy, cohesive, collaborative, fun and equitable workplace. Is accountable for all ER-related issues in assigned client group(s). Work with managers, employees and appropriate others to respond to all employee relations issues in ways that foster a cohesive and enjoyable workplace.
  • You help create insightful approaches to employee recognition and rewards; can assess market data to guide compensation decisions, and is creative about ways outside of compensation to provide meaningful reward and recognition. Is accountable for the successful implementation of the life cycle of the performance and compensation process across all assigned client group(s). Understand concepts of unvested equity and vesting timelines as it relates to compensation.
  • Organizational Effectiveness: Identifies gaps hindering achievement of outcomes and ensures business is focused on solving root cause issues. You work across COEs (as applicable) to develop recommended solutions. Coach, train and fosters management capability
  • Workforce Analytics and Technology: Identifies important metrics to assess and diagnose the health of the organization. You apply knowledge of HR metrics and uses data from several tools (e.g. Workday, etc.) to assess and influence decisions.

The next great Sr Manager Business Partner at EA also needs to have:

  • Bachelor or Masters Degree in a relevant field plus 8 or more years of progressive success as a senior strategic HR business partner/manager. Implemented large-scale HR programs across a department.
  • Developed HRBP individuals/teams.
  • Knowledge leader, with demonstrated mastery in organizational development, change leadership, and overall talent management.
  • A business leader, who is equally a builder of HR solutions based on HR best practices, as well as, an astute business member who employs solutions that affect performance.
  • Excellent change management skills - systemic thinker, able to organize work into plans, and achieve commitments.
  • Can balance compassion and toughness in coaching others.
  • Navigated across the HR organization - with peers, upwards, and with center of expertise partners.
  • Have a passion for creating healthy organizations, driving transformation and helping culture be a competitive advantage.


The base salary ranges listed below are for the defined geographic market pay zones in these locations. If you reside outside of these locations, a recruiter will advise on the range and benefits for your specific location.

EA has listed the base salary ranges it in good faith expects to pay applicants for this role in the locations listed, as of the time of this posting. Pay offered will be determined based on numerous relevant business and candidate factors including, for example, education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, and business or organizational needs.


• California (depending on location e.g. Los Angeles vs. Sacramento):
º $131,600 - $213,300 USD Annually
• British Columbia (depending on location e.g. Vancouver vs. Victoria):
º $114,050 - $171,750 CAN Annually

Base salary is just one part of the overall compensation at EA. In the US, we offer a package of benefits including paid time off (3 weeks per year to start), 80 hours per year of sick time, 16 paid company holidays per year, 10 weeks paid time off to bond with baby, medical/dental/vision insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, and 401(k) to regular full-time employees. Certain roles may also be eligible for bonus and equity. For British Columbia, we offer a package of benefits including vacation (3 weeks per year to start), 10 days per year of sick time, paid top-up to EI/QPIP benefits up to 100% of base salary when you welcome a new child (12 weeks for maternity, and 4 weeks for parental/adoption leave), extended health/dental/vision coverage, life insurance, disability insurance, retirement plan to regular full-time employees. Certain roles may also be eligible for bonus and equity.

About Electronic Arts

Everything we do is designed to inspire the world to play. Through our cutting-edge games, innovative services, and powerful technologies, we bring worlds with infinite possibilities to millions of players and fans around the globe.

We’re looking for collaborative and inclusive people with diverse perspectives who will enrich our culture and challenge us. We take a holistic approach with our benefits program, focusing on physical, emotional, financial, career, and community wellness to support our people through every chapter of life. We provide comprehensive benefit packages and support for a balanced life with paid time off and new parent leave, plus free games and so much more. Our goal is to provide a safe and respectful workplace that empowers you to thrive in both work and life.

Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will also consider employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law. EA also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.