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HR Manager at Activision Publishing Inc

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Santa Monica, California

Job Description:

Job Title: HR
Manager - Corporate


Reporting to: VP,
HR & Talent

Location: Santa
Monica, California

Our World

Activision Blizzard has
been writing video game history since 1979. Our portfolio, developed by our
incredibly talented teams, includes some of the strongest franchises in all of
entertainment (including Call of Duty, Destiny, Overwatch, World of Warcraft,
Hearthstone and Candy Crush). Our entertainment network has more than 500
million monthly active users in over 195 countries, and we’re continuing to
expand our capabilities across new platforms, genres, audiences and

Through our key operating
units; Activision Publishing, Blizzard Entertainment, King Digital
Entertainment, Activision Blizzard Studios, Media Networks and Consumer
Products, Activision Blizzard is combining video games on console, PC and
mobile, together with eSports and TV & film, as we continue to be one of
the most influential and successful interactive entertainment companies in the

Your Mission

Provide Human Resources
business partnership to the AP Finance organization.  Work with business leaders in all aspects of
the people strategy, including the development and execution of HR initiatives.

This role includes but
is not limited to the following tasks/duties*:

  • Work
    with leaders to understand their organization and people needs, build
    effective HR strategies to support those needs and execute on plans with
    actions that tie back to the team’s goals and HR objectives

  • Own
    the talent agenda; provide full scope HR partnership to leaders including:
    executive coaching, employee relations, incentive and compensation actions,
    structure and leveling, employee engagement and culture development,
    organizational design, change management, employee communications,
    performance management and people development

  • Influence
    leadership to make decisions that achieve their objectives while acting in
    the best interest of the company

  • Partner
    closely with HR corporate centers of excellence to design and deliver
    best-in-class solutions

  • Create
    workforce plans that support the function’s strategy and empower the
    talent acquisition team to deliver on recruiting plans and needs

  • Develop
    talent and succession plans; investigate trends from talent assessments
    and leadership input to address capability/succession gaps; ensure talent
    plans are referenced and used throughout the year

  • Identify
    levers to drive employee engagement across assigned corporate groups,
    coaching managers and employees to own their engagement

  • Provide
    analysis and recommendations for organizational change, help set direction
    and provide appropriate resources

  • Build
    relationships with leaders to ensure proactivity in engaging and
    retaining talent

  • Assess/Identify
    HR strategy/policy/process improvements as needed and work with the HR
    team to implement

  • Proactively
    identify future team needs and develop long-term plans to support business

  • Develop
    the overall HR function, ensuring appropriate representation of assigned
    functions while creating new HR processes, systems and approaches that
    progress the company as a whole

  • Manage
    other special projects on an as needed basis

Player Profile

  • Degree

  • 4+
    years in progressively responsible HR roles, preferably in a corporate
    environment supporting corporate functions at a high-tech, CPG or creative

  • Deep
    familiarity and understanding of all areas of the Human Resources function

  • Experience
    working with and influencing senior executives

  • Demonstrated
    success operating as a strategic HR business partner

  • Ability
    to build relationships, credibility and trust with employees and

  • Business-oriented
    communication with strong executive presence, including a demonstrated
    history of developing/delivering senior-level presentations and supporting
    senior leaders

  • Able
    to tailor messages to a variety of audiences, craft complex communications
    for all levels within client groups and convey updates and training
    presentations to small or large groups

  • Ability
    to translate business objectives/priorities into a corresponding people

  • Highly
    collaborative team player with other HR team members, employees, and

  • Ability
    to work independently in ambiguous and uncertain environments

  • Proactive
    problem-solving orientation

  • Ability
    to conceptualize, plan, and implement new projects and programs


Your Platform

Activision Blizzard is headquartered in Santa Monica,
California, housing multiple teams across many disciplines of Marketing, PR,
Sales, Supply Chain and other corporate functions such as HR, IT, Legal,
Facilities and Finance. Santa Monica is the nerve center of our company, where
the best ideas combine with unrivaled rigor to create the biggest and best
entertainment experiences in the world.

* The video game industry
and therefore our business are fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such,
the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the
Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with
industry partners.