Activision Blizzard, Inc., a member of the S&P 500, is the world's most successful standalone interactive entertainment company. We delight nearly 400 million monthly active users around the world through franchises including Activision's Call of Duty®, and Skylanders®, Blizzard Entertainment's World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Hearthstone®: Heroes of Warcraft™, StarCraft®, and Heroes of the Storm®, and King's Candy Crush™, Pet Rescue™ and Farm Heroes™. The company is one of the Fortune "100 Best Companies To Work For®." Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Blizzard has operations throughout the world, and its games are played in 196 countries. More information about Activision Blizzard and its products can be found on the company's website, www.activisionblizzard.com.
Everything we do starts with our talent, their inspired creativity, and our commitment to excellence. We’re passionate about building big, immersive, story-filled worlds our audiences love to spend time in. Employees describe Activision Blizzard as an “epic” environment that’s “100% nerd without any restraint,” but we think our CEO, Bobby Kotick, says it best: “Our purpose is to make every day more fun. If you can’t be a great place to work when your mission is that, who can?” More information about Activision Blizzard and its products and services can be found on the company’s website, www.activisionblizzard.com
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!
We are seeking an individual to lead the EMEA/APAC Workplace Operations reporting to Global Head of Workplace. This is a critical role in the realization of the workplace of the future concepts and the effective and efficient operations of Activision’s global portfolio. The Workplace Operations lead will combine a hospitality mentality with flawless execution of Workplace services to enhance the employee experience. This is a key senior role in the Workplace group and a critical element in the delivery of the future workplace for King and Activision Blizzard. The individual will be responsible for the delivery of new building designs and ongoing operations. They will be a key liaison with the franchise business leads to understand their business needs and translate them into executable programs. The successful individual will combine strategic thinking, program management and construction best practices.
The global portfolio is growing and currently consists of 3.0MM square feet of office, game development and studio spaces.
The candidate will be responsible for execution and delivery of Activision’s workplace operations for its EMEA/APAC portfolio.
This role will be responsible for developing the standards regarding our operations to be tailored for our different portfolio types and uses – This will need to be done in coordination with the Americas operations lead to optimize our economics globally.
This person will be responsible for the management of a team of campus leads across our regional geographies
Determine the optimal procurement strategy for regional supplies and services to support our campus operation
Manage a team which includes specialist in:
Keep up to date with emerging trends and insights with regards to workplace strategy and operations best practices
Manage ongoing moves, adds and changes to keep our space agile
Manage a team, of outsourced and outsourced employees
Create a culture of innovation and continuous improvement
Develop team of experts for site evaluation criteria and process for global adoption
Manage relationships and negotiate service agreements with multiple strategic outsourced providers - This will need to be done in coordination with the Americas operations lead to optimize our economics globally.
Work with procurement and Americas lead to develop request for proposals for outside FM and specialized contractor services
Partner with key stakeholders to enhance business operations
Budget forecasting and management - for individual projects and regional annual operations
Incorporate sustainability strategy and best practices into processes
Oversee Building operations - knowledge of building systems
Knowledge of Health and safety practices in a built environment
Supply Chain management for operations
Creation of a metrics driven culture
Other duties may be assigned
Critical thinker with an understanding of program and project management processes
Team player who works collaboratively with the breadth of stakeholders required to deliver large projects
Excellent organizational and communication skills, as well as strong attention to detail.
Experienced in working with senior leaders of an organization
Good conflict resolution skills
Technical expertise in industry standard project management tools
Experience in vendor management and knowledge of best practices across geographies
10+ min years of experience in similar large-scale diverse portfolios and FM management for either directly in a large corporate environment or as an outsourced provider.
Educational background in operations, engineering or management
Experience in managing mission critical environments
Demonstrated ability to manage outsourced staff
Prior responsibility for optimizing supply chain for common elements and expense minimization
Network of global FM partners and specialist subcontractors
Comfortable in a fast-paced, open, collaborative environment
High degree of flexibility and the ability to collaborate, problem solve and multi-task.
Ability to adapt to change when necessary.
EMEA is the nerve center for King and home to both Activision Blizzard and Activision entities. In this region, we bring together the multiple disciplines that drive our success including Marketing, PR, Sales, Supply Chain, and corporate functions such as HR, IT, Legal, Facilities, and Finance. At Activision, Blizzard and King the best ideas combine with unrivalled rigor to create the biggest and best entertainment franchises 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.