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We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Talent Acquisition Leader to partner with Activision Blizzard Media (ABM), an embedded business unit of King. ABM delivers innovative, impactful and rewarding advertising experiences to our huge audience of highly- engaged players across Activision, Blizzard and King whilst creating powerful marketing solutions for the world's biggest marketers.

This role will play an integral part in building Talent Acquisition representation and partnership at a local level with key leadership partners in the San Francisco, Bay Area, with an expectation of in person meetings on a regular basis.

Reporting directly to SVP, Talent Acquisition you will be responsible for managing a hard-working talent acquisition team, driving innovative recruitment strategies, and collaborating with cross-functional partners to attract top-tier talent to ABM. Your strong leadership skills and hands-on approach to talent acquisition will be instrumental in ensuring the team delivers the hiring demand and fostering a culture of excellence.

Your role within the Kingdom

Key Responsibilities

  • Create and implement talent acquisition strategies aligned with ABM’s short-term and long-term business goals.

  • Work with senior leadership to understand current and future talent needs and provide innovative solutions to attract top talent.

  • Team Management: Lead a small team of local recruiters, providing leadership and guidance to ensure the delivery of high-quality recruitment solutions across the business unit.

  • Foster a collaborative and inclusive team culture, providing coaching, mentorship, and professional development opportunities to improve their potential and growth.

  • Ensure standard processes are followed in job analysis, candidate sourcing, assessment, selection, and offer negotiation.

  • Continuously work with managers across the business to support and drive all recruitment related processes, topics, and priorities.

  • Work closely with HR Centres of Excellence (CoE) to resolve complex and challenging problems through innovative and agile thinking i.e Sourcing, Candidate Experience teams etc

  • Use data analytics and recruitment metrics to make informed talent acquisition decisions, identify areas for improvement, and measure the effectiveness of recruitment strategies.

  • Embed yourself as an integral part of the extended BU leadership team. Collaborate closely with HR Business Partners and senior leadership to understand their talent needs, align recruitment strategies, and proactively address workforce requirements.

  • Metrics and Reporting: Develop and track key talent acquisition metrics to evaluate the effectiveness of recruitment strategies and make data-driven decisions.

  • Champion diversity and inclusion initiatives within the talent acquisition process to foster an inclusive and diverse workforce. Collaborate with HR and Diversity Leads to ensure diversity goals are met for ABM and ultimately King.

  • Partnering with the Sourcing teams to implement proactive talent pipelining strategies to maintain a steady pool of qualified candidates for critical and future roles, ensuring the organization has access to top talent at all times.

  • Stay up-to-date with labor laws and regulations, ensuring the company's recruitment practices align with local and federal employment laws.

  • Collaborate with the central EB team to enhance ABM’s employer brand through various channels, such as social media, career fairs, networking events, and employer review platforms.

Skills to create thrills

  • Proven experience in full-cycle recruitment within the technology industry, preferably within a matrix organizational structure.

  • Strong project management and organizational skills, with the ability to handle multiple priorities and deadlines simultaneously.

  • Familiarity with applicant tracking systems (ATS) and other HR-related software - ideally WDR.

  • Passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion, with a commitment to fostering an inclusive workplace.

  • Solid understanding of talent acquisition best practices, innovative sourcing techniques, and emerging trends in the recruitment landscape.

  • Demonstrated success in building and leading hard-working recruitment teams.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence and collaborate effectively with partners at all levels.

  • Data-driven attitude, with experience using HR analytics and metrics to drive recruitment decisions.

  • Exceptional problem-solving and decision-making abilities in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, adapting to changing business needs.

  • Critical thinking and the ability to align talent acquisition initiatives for your BU with overall TA and business goals.

  • High proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint

  • Proximity to SF Office for regular in person connects with partners and team.

Our World

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, 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 ability to build immersive and innovate worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment. We aspire to have a culture where everyone can thrive in order to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ – we’ve got our employees covered.

The videogame 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.

We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women, veterans, and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.

We are also committed to working with and providing reasonable assistance to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you are a disabled individual requiring an accommodation to apply for an open position, please email your request to [email protected]. General employment questions cannot be accepted or processed here. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status, among other characteristics.


We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered! Subject to eligibility requirements, the Company offers comprehensive benefits including:

  • Medical, dental, vision, health savings account or health reimbursement account, healthcare spending accounts, dependent care spending accounts, life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance;

  • 401(k) with Company match, tuition reimbursement, charitable donation matching;

  • Paid holidays and vacation, paid sick time, floating holidays, compassion and bereavement leaves, parental leave;

  • Mental health & wellbeing programs, fitness programs, free and discounted games, and a variety of other voluntary benefit programs like supplemental life & disability, legal service, ID protection, rental insurance, and others;

  • If the Company requires that you move geographic locations for the job, then you may also be eligible for relocation assistance.

In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $116,800.00 - $216,000.00 Annual. This base pay range is for the U.S. and is not applicable to locations outside of the U.S. Actual amounts will vary depending on experience, performance and location. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.