Activision Blizzard plays a centralized role in the creation of epic entertainment by supporting our interactive gaming brands and studios with a diverse range of career opportunities across corporate functions such as Marketing, Communications, Legal, Human Resources, Finance and Supply Chain. We encompass equal parts agility, creativity and tenacity to enhance the employee and player experience.
Our office is based in the cultural heart of London’s West End with a vast array of classic record shop and leading film companies, media offices and restaurants. Regent’s Park is close enough for a lunchtime run, as are the delights of Piccadilly Circus and the shopping mecca of Oxford Street. It is conveniently walking distance from a number of London tube stations and mainline train stations. We have a free on-site gym and well-stocked kitchen.
We are on a mission to sustain an equitable and inclusive culture that respects and leverages diversity throughout the Company, the industry and the communities we serve. It’s reflected in our leadership and throughout our workforce, ultimately becoming the force multiplier behind the company achieving its aspirational mission of connecting the world through epic entertainment.
As the Director, of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), you’ll lead our International Center of Excellence (COE) to build localized strategies that allow us to achieve our DEI goals within specific countries across EMEA, APAC and North America. You’ll partner with leaders and executives across the company to implement a ground-breaking strategy and vision. This position reports to the VP of EMEA HR, leads a central team of experts and program managers. Your role will include, but is not limited to, the following accountabilities
Develop and launch the International COE to enable regional and country specific activations that enable the achievement of the company’s DEI goals.
Define and implement roles and responsibilities of the EMEA and APAC regional leads in alignment with the go forward strategy and objectives.
Own the EMEA and APAC annual planning process for DEI and work with People Officers, Executives and Leaders to establish and confirm clear and measurable outcomes that cascade into individual and team accountabilities.
Track and measure progress, as well as build rich analytical models correlating key drivers and predicting outcomes.
Evolve our employee network groups to become a strategic driver and catalyst for change.
Align with regional HR business partner teams to translate global programs into local action and change.
Collaborate with HR business partners, total rewards, and the talent center of expertise to ensure applicable DEI strategies are incorporated into all programs and activities in the talent lifecycle
Partner with the Communications team to build and implement ongoing partner management and communication plans to engage team members effectively and share the right messages at the right time
This position presents the opportunity, for the qualified candidate, to positively impact a Fortune 500 company at the enterprise level globally. As a result, we’re seeking someone with “commercial grade” leadership and program management skills and capabilities. With the ability to act strategically and operationally, to think globally and act locally, to partner with executives as well as enabling individuals across the organization. We are looking for a leader who is passionate and committed to upholding Activision Blizzard as a workplace where everyone belongs and together creates the next generation of entertainment.
Extensive experience successfully building and leading a modern enterprise level global DEI strategy and translating it into impactful initiatives and outcomes (preferably in entertainment, technology or gaming industry).
Proven success developing and implementing DEI strategies across multiple regions and/or countries
Proven success in using data/insights to develop and evolve DEI strategies and programs
Track record of exceeding diversity, equity, and inclusion related commitments, goals and objectives at a global organization with exceptional ability to make inclusive and commercial decisions
Ability to influence and drive action at all levels of the organization
Ability to collaborate across business units with diplomacy and build strong relationships with key stakeholders throughout the organization to ensure initiatives are aligned
Strong communication skills - able to tell stories, deliver compelling messages, and clearly articulate a vision
Exemplary program and project management skills with ability to supervise and deliver across multiple tasks and deadlines
BA or BSc from an accredited institution required
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 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! At Activision Blizzard, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.
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.
Activision is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.