Manager, Employment Experience

| Santa Monica

At Edmunds we’re driven to make car buying easier. Ever since we began publishing printed car guides in the 60’s, the company has been in the business of trust, innovating ways to empower and support car shoppers. When Edmunds launched the car industry’s first Internet site in 1994, we established a leadership position online and have never looked back. Now, as one of the most trusted review sites on the Internet, millions of visitors use our research, shopping and buying tools every month to make an easy and informed decision on their next car. For consumers, we bring peace of mind. For dealers, we make tools to help them solve their problems and sell more cars. How do we do it, you ask? The key ingredients are our enthusiastic employees, progressive company culture and cutting-edge technology. Want to join the team? Read on to find out how!

What You’re Applying For:

The Employment Experience (EE) Manager will work independently and in conjunction with the ExecutiveDirector of Employment Experience and the EE team as the business partner to a specific client group,responsible for providing strategic support, partnering on long-term vision and coaching business leaders.The Manager will partner with their client group to identify and address needs within the business in orderto develop action plans. Ultimately, the Manager is responsible for connecting the business and talentstrategies in order to promote engagement and boost the culture of growth and development within thecompany. In addition, in this role the Manager will support the Learning & Organization Development(L&OD) function within the Employment Experience team. The manager will partner in the creation andimplementation of the companywide L&OD strategy focused on driving company goals and supporting thegrowth and development of leaders, teams and individuals.

What You’ll Do:

  • Business Partner:
    • Drives the implementation of talent strategies and initiatives that align with the business priorities.
    • Provides guidance to business leaders and management team members on specific employee interactions (coaching, counseling, career development conversations and disciplinary actions).
    • Manage employee relations issues in conjunction Executive Director of Employment Experience and Legal department.
    • Maintain in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Analyze trends and metrics in partnership with other Employment Experience leaders to develop solutions, programs and policies.
    • Provide guidance and input on department restructures, workforce planning,succession planning
    • Identify training needs and development opportunities for departments, teams and individuals.
    • Assess organizational performance systemically, defining talent gaps and proposing HR solutions that support client business objectives;
    • Lead organization design activities to streamline and implement new organization structures, roles and/or processes that create speed and efficiency and support rapidly shifting business demands in conjunction with Learning & Organization Development Team;
    • Develop and implement change management strategies to support critical evolutionof the business and achieve desired business results that are sustainable over time
  • Learning & Organization Development:
    • Build innovative programs designed to engage employees and elevate development throughout the organization
    • Partner to oversee on-going company-wide development offerings including initial needs analysis, creation of materials and facilitation.
    • Support the on-going evolution and implementation of performance management processes.
    • Lead the onboarding and orientation for employees joining the company.
    • Oversee workforce analytics including the administration and analysis of full employee lifecycle surveys, discovering and sharing meaningful insights to drive business initiatives.
    • Manage the company-wide internal employee communications channels includingorganization of information and creation of material. 

What You Need:

  • 5-7 Years of HR Generalist or related experience, ideally in a multi-functional, multi-line of business organization;
  • Experience and passion for learning, career development, organization development and talent management.
  • Proven ability to proactively translate changing business objectives to effective HR strategies;
  • Relevant experience developing organization design, talent and change strategies to effectively align the organization and talent to deliver on new business objectives;
  • Exceptional client relationship management skills and demonstrated experience in developing consultative relationships with leaders, including the ability to influence decision makers to think strategically and critically;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, monitor and respond to HR and company metrics
  • Models excellent judgment and demonstrates the courage to take smart risks that improve business performance;
  • Team player who quickly builds trust and collaborative working relationships with businessleaders and partners
  • Demonstrated ability to proactively embrace and drive positive, transformational change;
  • Flexible in style and approach with ability to thrive within ambiguity
  • Comfort with public speaking and facilitation
  • Degree with emphasis Human Resource Management, Organization Development or Businesspreferred

 Working @

Employees think it’s a pretty great place to work and some pretty impressive publications think it is too: we have been recognized as one of the best places to work by the Fortune Magazine and Great Places to Work, LA Business Journal (for the last 6 years!), Computerworld, and Built in LA. We've also been identified as one of the best workplaces specifically in Technology and also for Diversity and Asian Americans. In fact, our CEO, Avi Steinlauf, was rated as one of Glassdoor's Highest Rated CEOs! If you’re interested in learning more and joining our mission, we’d love to hear from you!

Edmunds will consider for employment qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of all applicable laws.


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Conveniently located at the Colorado Center, near the intersection of Cloverfield and Colorado.

An Insider's view of Edmunds

What’s the vibe like in the office?

This is not your average corporate office. Everyone is friendly and welcoming. While we're here to get work done, not everything is all business. People here understand the importance of human relationships. Not only are we co-workers, but many of us are also friends, close ones even. To top it off, our office is fun and encouraging to take breaks!


Technical Lead

What does your typical day look like?

Each day I start by building the Edmunds story from the ground up. Using our own unique reporting tools and in collaboration with our product, analytics and marketing team, I can speak to the value of Edmunds. Once this information is complied, I head out to meet with our dealer partners to go over program results, listen, assess their needs.


Account Executive, Major Accounts

What makes someone successful on your team?

I have grown more here than any other company. I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to move between several teams. Each time, it challenged me to pick up new skills. Edmunds has a culture of continuous learning. In my time here, I have participated in study groups to learn: programming language theory, machine learning, and iOS development.


Director, Digital Futures Engineering

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Great ideas are the heartbeat of the Edmunds editorial team and they can come from anywhere. Everyone is encouraged to contribute and we have regular feature meetings where concepts are presented, discussed and evolved. As Editor-in-Chief, I love to be challenged by an idea and it’s hugely rewarding to see them come to fruition.

Alistair Weaver

V.P., Editorial and Editor in Chief

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I joined Edmunds as an IT manager. Now, I manage a team of 100 employees supporting our B2B dealer business. In 18 years, I have grown beyond my own expectations. From the moment I joined the company, each of my professional needs were met. Continued learning, peer support, skills development and opportunities for advancement greet me every day.


V.P., Dealer Operations

What are Edmunds Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
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