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Minimum USD Salary: 120,000
Maximum USD Salary: 130,000


Company: Sony Corporation

Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a group of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and a leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. The company’s ever-growing line-up of shows include: March comes in like a lion, Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga, ERASED, The Asterisk War, OWARIMONOGATARI,KIZUMONOGATARI, GRANBLUE FANTASY, Eromanga Sensei, Katsugeki TOUKEN RANBU, BLEND-S, Slow Start, and Record of Grancrest War. To learn more:

Bilingual Japanese/English Language Skills Required


At Sony Corporation of America (SCA) you can create a meaningful career while developing your skills in our growing companies. SCA is seeking a Bilingual (Japanese/English) Human Resources Business Partner to join our Human Resources team to support Aniplex of America, a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. This group is focused on Japanese Anime content and distribution, located in Santa Monica. The Human Resources Manager will provide expertise in HR management to support leadership and employees while ensuring compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and company policies. The Human Resources Business Partner will report to the Senior Director, Human Resources, and the President, Aniplex of America.

This role will be required to be on-site 3 days per week in the Santa Monica office.


  • Strategic HR business partner in areas such as talent development, employee relations, change management, organizational design, compensation planning, employee engagement, and our annual performance management process
  • Provide objective and strategic input and guidance to employees at all levels related to policy interpretation and implementation, career development, and general management / employee relationship issues.
  • Coach managers on performance management, feedback, employee development and career pathing.
  • Manage the onboarding process for new employees together with the managers, ensuring a smooth introduction to the team and the company.
  • Manages employee relations including conducting investigations and developing solutions that result in timely conflict resolution.
  • Utilizes data to understand the culture of the organization and deploys strategies to increase employee engagement, such as training, coaching and development.
  • Monitors the “pulse” of the company and teams, supporting employees and managers to enact changes to support the overall company culture by searching for and providing appropriate services, and training programs .
  • Builds and maintains positive and collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders, such as senior management, employees, colleagues, and vendors.
  • Conducts or participates in special projects and other HR initiatives as needed to meet overall company and department strategic goals and initiatives.
  • Communicates with employees on office or department protocols, updates, or changes as applicable.
  • Conducts exit interviews, analyzes turnover trends and works with leadership to develop strategies to increase engagement

    Performs other duties as assigned.


Your qualifications and experience should include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or related field preferred
  • Bilingual in Japanese/English required
  • Minimum of 7 years of HR generalist experience to include employee relations
  • HR related certifications a plus
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and leadership skills
  • Strong data management and analysis skills, to include proficiency with MS Excel
  • Ability to work independently requiring minimal supervision and is confident finding solutions for new situations
  • Sound judgment and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to define needs in the organization and equally strong in executing activities accordingly
  • Willing to learn and understand cross-cultural organizational dynamics and practices
  • Must have knowledge of US & California labor laws
  • Experience working with global organizations preferred
  • Proficient with Human Resources Information Systems (Workday a plus)
  • Ability to travel when needed
  • All candidates must be authorized to work in the USA

In addition to competitive pay and benefits, we offer an environment and culture that promotes Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We are committed to creating an inclusive employee experience for you to thrive as part of Sony’s purpose to “fill the world with emotion through the power of creativity and technology”.


SCA offers benefits-eligible employees (generally regular employees scheduled to work 20 or more hours a week) a comprehensive benefits program that offers coverage and support for employees and their family’s physical, emotional, and financial well-being.

What we offer you:

  • Comprehensive medical, prescription drug, dental, and vision coverage with coverage for spouses/domestic partners and child dependents, including access to a Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Employee assistance plan and comprehensive behavioral health benefits
  • Fertility benefits, including surrogacy, and adoption assistance programs
  • Basic and supplemental life insurance for employees as well as supplemental life insurance coverage for their spouses/domestic partners and children
  • Voluntary benefits such as group legal, identity theft protection, accident, and hospital indemnity insurance
  • Short-term & long-term disability plans
  • Paid parental and caregiver leave
  • 401(k) Plan with pre-tax, Roth, and after-tax options and company match with immediate vesting
  • Education assistance and student loan programs

Other Programs:

  • Flexible Work Arrangements, including remote and hybrid work schedules
  • Time off to include vacation, paid holidays, sick leave, Summer Fridays (early release), and a winter break between Christmas and New Year’s Day (based on business needs)
  • Referral bonuses (subject to eligibility)
  • Matching gift program
  • A wide variety of employee business resource groups (EBRGs)
  • Special discounts on Sony products, offered exclusively to Sony employees
  • Employee stock purchase plan (Sony covers commissions and fees for your Sony stock purchases made through after-tax payroll deductions)
  • Annual incentive bonus

The anticipated annual base salary for this position is $120,000 to $130,000. This range does not include any other compensation components or other benefits that an individual may be eligible for. The actual base salary offered depends on a variety of factors, which may include as applicable, the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, specific and unique skills, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job.


Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy), gender, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, military status, status as a veteran or disabled veteran, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or family status, genetic information, medical condition, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local law, ordinance, or regulation.

Disability Accommodation for Applicants to Sony Corporation of America Sony Corporation of America provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures. For reasonable accommodation requests, please contact us by email at or by mail to: Sony Corporation of America, Human Resources Department, 25 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010. Please indicate the position you are applying for.

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While SCA does not require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, there are certain Sony offices that require employees to be vaccinated in order to enter. If you will be located at or travel to those offices, you will be required to be fully vaccinated to enter. The Company will consider requests for reasonable accommodations for documented medical reasons and for sincerely held religious beliefs in accordance with applicable law. Please do not include proof of vaccination status or any indication of a possible request for a vaccination accommodation when submitting your application materials. If applicable, the Company will follow up with you directly to request proof of vaccination and to discuss any potential accommodations.

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