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Sr. Director, Human Resources at Activision Publishing Inc

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Santa Monica, California

Job Description:

Our World


Activision Blizzard, Inc. is the world’s largest interactive entertainment company, with operations across North America, Europe, and Asia. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, Destiny, Skylanders®, World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Diablo®, Candy Crush™, and Bubble Witch™. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!

Our 10,000+ global employees are some of the best and brightest talents across entertainment, media, and technology.


Your Mission

The Senior HR Director & HR Business Partner for the Corporate Functions of Activision Blizzard will partner closely with senior executives and their teams to advance people strategies and solutions aligned with short and long-term goals. The Senior Director will directly support the Activision Blizzard Chief Financial Officer, Chief People Officer, Chief Legal Officer and their respective leadership teams, which include the Chief Strategy Officer, Chief Information Officer, and other corporate function Senior Vice Presidents and Vice Presidents. This Senior HR Business Partner will work effectively across and through a highly matrixed environment, engaging and aligning with business leaders, employees, HR generalists, and HR Centers of Excellence to develop and deliver relevant solutions while managing the employee lifecycle.


The responsibilities of this role are highly diverse and include, but are not limited to:


·         Advise and coach senior leaders to help them own their organization’s talent priorities; provide full scope HR support to corporate leaders including: executive coaching, employee relations, compensation, structure and leveling, employee engagement and culture development, organizational design, change management, employee communications, and people development.

·         Work with business leaders across the enterprise to understand and manage their organization in a heavily matrixed company that includes an increasing number of dual reporting relationships.

·         Collaborate across senior leadership (including HR leadership) to design more effective organizations that will improve business results aligned with our business strategy, including strong change management and execution plans. Act as a catalyst for change, help set direction, provide appropriate resources and manage execution of approved changes.

·         Drive accountability for execution of HR employee lifecycle processes throughout assigned organizations, including goal setting, performance management, talent planning and annual merit (compensation).

·         Collaborate across HR (e.g., with Talent Acquisition, Talent Development, Employee Relations, Compensation, Benefits, etc.) to design and deliver solutions, delegating when appropriate but maintaining accountability for overall HR delivery within assigned organizations.

·         Develop, align and execute impactful people strategies that increase employee engagement while decreasing regrettable attrition; identify engagement drivers and work with leaders, managers and employees to own and drive their action plans.

·         Partner with HR Centers of Excellence to build organizational capability through development and/or facilitation of leadership teams (i.e., team effectiveness, goal development and alignment, manager capability, etc.).

·         Lead and participate in cross-functional projects as needed to improve HR processes, policies and systems.


Player Profile

This position requires high energy and a strong work ethic, outstanding communications and interpersonal skills and a deep knowledge of business and finance.

·         Bachelors degree in Business, Human Resources, Psychology or a related discipline required.

·         10+ years of progressive experience in all aspects of Human Resources, or other highly relevant experience.

·         Experience supporting multiple functions with strong consultative style. Proven experience supporting senior executives with the ability to influence them and demonstrate executive presence.

·         Thorough working knowledge of contemporary HR practices, including (but not limited to): compensation, talent acquisition, talent management and development, organization design and change management.

·         Experience participating and helping to drive the evolution of the HR Business Partner function, contributing to its positioning as a strategic function while identifying opportunities to transfer work to other HR departments.

·         Exceptional project and team management, efficiently driving execution across a highly diverse set of responsibilities in a fast-paced, complex, dynamic business environment.

·         Proactive problem solving orientation.

·         Proven ability to develop compelling, data-driven business cases and influence senior leaders to act.

·         Proven customer-centric focus; ability to influence culture and create alignment between business goals, behaviors, and systems that drive performance.


Your Platform

We’re 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 unrivalled rigor to create the biggest and best entertainment experiences in the world.


The video game industry and therefore our business is 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.