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Vice President, Industrial Relations


Los Angeles, CA, US, 90038

Los Angeles

Founded in 1912,  Paramount Pictures works with talented filmmakers to produce and distribute entertainment around the world. The iconic Paramount logo has opened some of the most successful and beloved films in cinematic history,  including timeless classics such as Sunset Boulevard,  The Godfather,  Forrest Gump and Ferris Bueller's Day Off,  and blockbuster franchises such as Star Trek,  Transformers,  and Mission Impossible. Recent innovative break-out films such as Interstellar,  Arrival and A Quiet Place have added to Paramount's film legacy. Paramount Pictures Television's 13 Reasons Why,  The Alienist and Jack Reacher have also been thrilling audiences. With a beautiful 65-acre lot in the heart of Hollywood,  a worldwide network of offices and a culture of engagement,  Paramount's passionate employees ensure the studio continues to deliver creativity and innovation to a dynamic industry. Paramount is a subsidiary of ViacomCBS,  which reaches 700 million global subscribers through MTV,  Nickelodeon,  Comedy Central,  BET and other media networks.


We are seeking a Vice President, Industrial Relations to join our team!  This position is responsible for assisting in developing and executing the Industrial Relations strategy and providing effective day-to-day administration and interpretation of Paramount’s collective bargaining agreements as required by Paramount Management.


Responsibilities to include, but not limited to:

  • Provides for the cost effective production of all Paramount physical production and Studio back-lot operations through the accurate administration and interpretation of all collective bargaining agreements
  • Manages the labor grievance process by coordinating the investigating of all circumstances surrounding a grievance, evaluating the contractual positions, determining the validity and monetary impact on Paramount and negotiating the liability and/or financial settlement with the union representative
  • Handles or oversees arbitrations that are not resolved in the grievance process
  • Represents Paramount’s interests as chief negotiator or supports the EVP in the negotiation of various collective bargaining agreements
  •  Identifies both short and long term issues in existing contracts and provides strategic solutions
  •  Negotiates with unions and outside agencies in securing interpretations, waivers or agreements that are favorable to Paramount
  • Oversees investigations and advises Paramount management on disciplinary and personnel matters involving union employees and assists in developing and implementing a performance improvement plan, as requested
  • Develops training for union personnel including supervisory personnel to ensure compliance with contractual obligations as well as any state or federal training requirements
  • Represents Paramount’s interests on various industry committees and/or as a Trustee on Pension & Health Funds
  • Provides oversight of outside counsel relating to civil litigation
  • Handles or oversees administrative charges from the EEOC, DFEH, Labor Commissioner and NLRB
  • Oversees a team of industrial relations executives


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required, (Industrial Relations, Business Management or a related field preferred)
  • 10+years entertainment experience preferably in motion picture production and studio operations
  • Extensive knowledge of labor law and entertainment union contracts
  • Proven Experience in managing all types of investigations and their resolutions
  • Good oral/written communication and interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with senior management and union representatives
  •  Supervisory experience and a demonstrated ability to effectively lead a team


ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet. 


At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status. 


If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access. https://www.viacomcbs.com/careers as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by calling 212.846.5500 or by sending an email to viacomaccommodations@viacom.com. Only messages left for this purpose will be returned. 

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles