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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. Located in our global headquarters in Santa Monica, we encompass equal parts agility, creativity and rigor to enhance the employee and player experience.

Your Mission

As a Manager, Compensation, you will partner with the compensation team on supporting the corporate functions across Activision Blizzard. You will work closely with HR centers of excellence including HR Operations, Talent, and HR Business Partners to service compensation requests for their client groups and incoming talent, including base pay, short and long-term incentives, and employment agreements.

Priorities can often change in a fast-paced environment like ours. Your day-to-day responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Evaluate market and economic trends to recommend adjustments to salary ranges, geographic differentials, merit and promotion budgets, in addition to maintaining compensation infrastructure

  • Apply data from market compensation surveys to conduct driven market analyses and pay program assessments

  • Provide analytical support to assist in the development, evaluation, and administration of executive compensation programs and policies

  • Coordinate the annual merit planning, bonus, and equity processes in partnership with Compensation team colleagues (i.e. preparation of compensation-related communication to employees or compensation statements/letters)

  • Audit internal compensation programs across Operating Companies for talent in similar roles/functions, levels, and impact to ensure compensation infrastructure is consistent and fair

  • Help drive and handle the corporate annual incentive planning process, including system preparation, training, ratings submission, payout calculations and alignment/calibration

  • Develop training materials for use by HR Business Partners and Talent Professionals

  • Analyze compensation program development and establish evaluation criteria in partnership with HR Business Partners

  • Research compensation topics and issues, proposing programmatic changes and providing analysis as necessary

Player Profile

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of confirmed experience in Compensation

  • Bachelor’s Degree – preferred focus in Business Administration, Economics, Finance, or other quantitative fields

  • Highly organized with a consistent track record of delivering high-quality results in a fast-paced, sophisticated, dynamic business environment

  • Proactive, self-directed/motivated, and results-oriented individual with a high dedication to quality and driving results while handling multiple, and at times, competing priorities

  • Excellent communication/interpersonal skills (written and verbal) with the ability to build relationships and partner effectively – fueling collaboration and providing service-oriented support

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with an eye for detail and recognizing trends, and interest in translating data or complex findings to senior leaders

  • Standout colleague who is eager to learn, contribute, and drive forward initiatives – showing a strong work ethic validated by accountability and the ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality at all times

  • Resilient in the face of change with the ability to adjust, adapt, and perform in a constantly evolving environment

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and proficiency with Microsoft PowerPoint required

  • Functional knowledge of statistics, as applied to a business environment preferred

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! We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.

We are 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. Thank you for your interest

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 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.

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