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As an HR Business Partner, Blizzard Technology, Battle.net & Online Products, you will be a strategic business partner, culture carrier, and trusted advisor for our technology and Battle.net & online products (B&OP) organizations. Our technology and Battle.net organizations deliver a unified technology vision and strategy in support all Blizzard games, products and services. This HR position requires an experienced, collaborative, and influential leader who understands technical organizations, roles, talent and careers. They will partner closely with executives across Blizzard to advance people strategies and solutions that are aligned with short and long-term organization and operational goals. This role is a fantastic opportunity to transform an organization and drive innovation across Blizzard.

COVID-19 Hiring Update

This role is anticipated to be assigned as a hybrid work model position, with some work on-site at an Activision Blizzard office and some work remote.

You’re Excited About This Opportunity Because You Will

  • Grow the Blizzard Chief Technology Officer organization as it expands its influence and impact

  • Significantly improve the organization structure and operating model across several technical teams to improve Blizzard and game team outcomes

  • Successfully lead and implement day to day HR workflow operations in a distributed environment, providing both in person and virtual support

  • Lead well-planned and implemented organizational change efforts, ensuring employee impact is at the forefront of organizational decisions

  • Increase employee engagement and decrease voluntary turnover by identifying levers and implementing effective strategies in partnership with leadership

  • Be accountable for the approach and outcome on employment matters; improving intended performance and reduce people-related risks

  • Leverage the resources of the global human resources organization, providing full-scope HR support to leaders including executive coaching, employee relations, compensation, structure and leveling, employee engagement and culture development, organizational design, change management, employee communications, and people development

  • Drive integrity and accountability for execution of HR employee lifecycle processes throughout assigned organizations, including goal setting, performance management, talent planning and annual merit (compensation)

  • Lead and participate in other cross-functional projects as needed to improve HR processes, policies, and systems

  • Work with leaders and employees to identify, establish, and maintain a positive work environment and authentic culture which encourages diversity, equity, and inclusion

Player Profile

This successful leader must possess unquestionable character and the highest level of integrity. They will be a respected leader with a blend of strategic, operational and leadership skills continuously applied to improve the company’s culture. Additionally, they should possess exceptional attention to detail, strong initiative and critical thinking skills while serving as a hands-on leader and collaborator.

Specific requirements include:

  • 10+ years of dynamic experience in all aspects of Human Resources

  • Confirmed experience and results leading full lifecycle HR primarily for technical/engineering talent

  • Highest level of integrity with a confirmed ability to gain trust from all levels of the organization

  • Experience supporting and influencing senior leaders to make better people decisions that achieve business results

  • Experience and passion for using facts, data and analytics to build people-centric business cases and solutions

  • Organization design and development experience, including strong change management

  • Creativity and out-of-the-box thinking; high IQ, high EQ, passion, and strong critical thinking skills with a willingness to take reasonable risks

  • Demonstrated initiative in a fast-moving environment; proactive problem solver, roll-up-one’s-sleeves attitude with courage of conviction, a strong work ethic and steadfast integrity

  • Outstanding project and process management skills with a demonstrated track record of delivering high-quality results in a complex, dynamic business environment

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree in human resources, business, or related field 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

Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to our employees. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work / life balance. We’ve worked hard to champion an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything. Our core values are real, and our mission has never changed. 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, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences...ever. Join us!

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