Senior Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Remote (United States)

At Sonos we want to create the ultimate listening experience for our customers and know that it starts by listening to each other. As part of the Sonos team, you’ll collaborate with people of all styles, skill sets, and backgrounds to realize our vision while fostering a community where everyone feels included and empowered to do the best work of their lives.

At Sonos we want to create the ultimate listening experience for our customers and know that it starts by listening to each other. As part of the Sonos team, you’ll collaborate with people of all styles, skill sets, and backgrounds to realize our vision while fostering a community where everyone feels included and empowered to do the best work of their lives.

This role can be done from home

Building the world’s leading sound experience starts with the experience we provide for our people. That’s why we’ve been distributed from the start: initially between offices in Boston & Santa Barbara, and now with additional offices in Seattle and San Francisco. This role can be done from anywhere in the United States - any of our offices, or remotely from home. It’s about impact, not location.

Sonos has long advocated for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and has amplified its efforts to ensure that every employee experiences a sense of inclusion and belonging. To help realize our strategy, Sonos is hiring a Senior Director Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. 

What You’ll Do

Reporting to the Chief People Officer and Chief Diversity Equity and Inclusion Officer,  the Senior Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is responsible for helping to shape and lead the implementation of our global DEI strategy, programs, and initiatives, driving execution against all prioritized work as we weave DEI into all aspects of our business. In this role, you will partner with leadership at all levels across the company to drive progress against DEI goals, serve as a culture coach and leader, and enable the operational and strategic excellence of the DEI team. Working with Executive Leadership, the People Team, Employment Counsel, and Employee Resource Groups and business teams, you will build tailored strategies, programs and experiences that enhance belonging equity and inclusion for Sonos Employees and enable us to create more inclusive products for customers. 

Impact in this role will ultimately be measured by your ability to help Sonos build a culture of belonging for employees and enable the business to reach a more diverse customer base. 

Diversity Equity and Inclusion Tools and Strategy Development

  • In partnership with the Chief People Officer, develop and execute on Sonos wide DEI vision and strategic direction. 
  • Create and lead the first Sonos DEI council to ensure business integration and cohesive DEI efforts, establish initiatives and partnerships
  • Support the societal moment response strategy in partnership with our Social Impact teams
  • Establish and manage trusted credible partnerships with internal and external stakeholders

ERG Leadership and Employee Experience

  • Serve as the senior leader overseeing all Employee Resource groups; focusing on driving engagement and interaction between ERGs to ensure operation in support of employee experience. 
  • Help build additional structure and stability to ERG’s balanced with investment and career development for ERG leaders. 
  • Establish strategies to support the psychological safety and well-being of ERGs at Sonos. 
  • Advocate for the cultural impact that  ERGs have on our company and champion efforts to adequately recognize their contributions. 
  • In partnership with People analytics, regularly review and interpret employee data to ensure we are driving belonging for all employees. Utilize this feedback to define and deploy action plans to address feedback trends partnering with leadership and the people team to execute.
  • Evaluate existing policies and practices and have a clear understanding of how they support or unintentionally hinder DEI efforts; provide recommendations and partner support to drive improvements as needed

Event and Experience Management 

  • Create and deploy an annualized calendar of events, training, and engagement mechanisms to support DEI work across the organization.
  • Partner with the talent team to drive DEI learning experiences across all internal audience segments (Senior Leaders, managers, and employees)
  • Support the development of managers across Sonos on inclusive leadership behaviors through direct training experiences and coaching. 


  • Build a high performing DEI team to execute against our 4 strategic DEI pillars
  • Coach, grow, and empower DEI team members to thrive in their roles
  • Serve as the subject matter expert on the People Team to ensure that a DEI lens is integrated into all aspects of the employee experience including Talent Acquisition, Total Rewards, Talent Management, Internal Communications, Workplace Experience and our People Partner team. 
  • Partner closely with the talent team to ensure that a DEI lens is integrated into all talent and  development practices.  
  • Support the DEI and People Partner team in collaborating to effectively support the business in shaping DEI outcomes, employee experiences, and team culture at the functional level.

What You’ll Need

Research shows that candidates from underrepresented backgrounds often don't apply for roles if they don't meet all the criteria. If you don’t have 100% of the skills listed, we strongly encourage you to apply if interested.

Basic Qualifications

  • Deep subject matter expertise in diversity, equity and inclusion topics including but not limited to: equity, belonging, anti-racism, global inclusion, cultural humility, structural inequality, and social justice. 
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience with direct exposure to diversity, equity and inclusion in either talent management, training and development, employee relations, and culture OR product inclusion and/or marketing, 
  • Demonstrated experience partnering with organizations to propose innovative solutions and drive outcomes in the areas of representation, belonging and inclusion, and/or reaching a more diverse customer base 
  • Ability to travel to Sonos US offices (Santa Barbara, Boston and Seattle) at least once per quarter.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Skilled communicator with deep sense of empathy and strong interpersonal skills; the ability to facilitate, present, coach, influence, and lead others 
  • Strong analytical and complex problem solving skills with the ability to identify potential issues, translate data into business needs, and recommend solutions
  • Experience leading teams and achieving results through others
  • Excellent project management skills, successful execution through collaboration, and proven results within a matrixed organization
  • A truly global lens and mindset with the understanding that Sonos is a global team and not simply a US company with international operations.
  • Discretion and the ability to deal with ambiguity; seek input and make decisions when there is no “right” answer or the best option is not immediately obvious. Ability to handle sensitive or highly charged moments (employee relations, social crisis, leader coaching) with empathy, courage, good judgment, and clear, effective communication

We consider a wide range of factors when determining compensation, which may cause compensation to vary depending on your skills, experience and qualifications.  This job is also eligible for discretionary bonuses as well as an opportunity to become a Sonos shareholder because all full time employees are eligible for stock grants.  The minimum base pay may be modified in the future based on changing market conditions.

The starting minimum base pay for this role is: 

$233,000We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including open time off, medical/dental/vision insurance, 401(k), and other benefits subject to eligibility requirements. 

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.

Your profile will be reviewed and you'll hear from us once we have an update. At Sonos we take the time to hire right and appreciate your patience.

Notice to U.S. Job Applicants: Sonos is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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