Sr. Manager, Corporate & Executive Compensation
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.
As a Senior Manager, Corporate & Executive Compensation, you will partner with the compensation team on supporting the corporate functions across Activision Blizzard as well as all elements of executive compensation. 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
- Utilize data from market compensation surveys to conduct competitive market analyses and pay program assessments
- Provide analytical support to assist in the development, evaluation, and administration of executive compensation programs and policies
- Assist with analysis related to executive compensation and in preparation of materials for Compensation Committee meetings
- Develop disclosure around executive compensation for the proxy statement
- Help drive planning process for annual equity grants, as well as prepare materials and analysis for quarterly equity governance reviews and share usage projections
- Administer the AB corporate 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 manage 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
- 7+ years of relevant experience in Compensation and 2+ years of relevant experience in Executive Compensation
- Bachelor’s Degree – preferred focus in Business Administration, Economics, Finance, or other quantitative field
- Highly organized with a demonstrated track record of delivering high-quality results in a fast-paced, complex, dynamic business environment
- Proactive, self-directed/motivated, and results-oriented individual with a high commitment to quality and driving results while managing 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 aptitude for translating data or complex findings to senior leaders
- Team player who is eager to learn, contribute, and drive forward initiatives – showing a strong work ethic proven by accountability and the ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality at all times
- Resilient in the face of change with the ability to pivot, adapt, and perform in a rapidly changing environment
- Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and proficiency with Microsoft PowerPoint required
- Functional knowledge of statistics, as applied to a business environment preferred
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.