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Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist

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🇪🇸 Barcelona

Location: UK – London or Stockholm or Barcelona

The EMEA Talent Acquisition team is currently on the lookout for a Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist

Whilst experience in the Games industry recruitment will be a clear advantage, this role will cover multiple franchises and role levels as well as varying International locations primarily focused on Marketing and Creative and Data Analytics. And in addition, we have some amazing Talent Acquisition related project work to get involved in within a great Europe based recruitment team.

Not for the faint hearted you will likely carry a req count of up to 20 at any one time but all done with the support of an amazing (yes i'm biased) EMEA based TA team.

To be successful in this role you will need experience in the following:

  • Management of a full end to end lifecycle recruitment process across EMEA locations.
  • Able to demonstrate a proactive ability to identify, map and engage with top talent to meet the demands of the business and to effectively develop a pipeline of key future talent.
  • Stake holder management is key. You must have the ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships at all levels not only in International but with the Global teams also.
  • Work closely with hiring managers to understand job requirements, provide SME data relevant to their roles, profile and screen successful candidates and move them through the hiring process
  • Administer and remain “data accurate” with our ATS (WDR) and CRM tool (EightFold).
  • Finalise positions including offer packages, reference, background checks through to onboarding.
  • Actively promote and market our Employee Referral Programme amongst International based employees after all - Great Talent Knows Great Talent!
  • An eagerness to step- up to a challenge and provide cover support when there are gaps in the wider recruiting team.
  • Experience in Talent Acquisition projects from rolling out Interview training to remote onboarding guidance programmes.

Player Profile

  • Recruiting experience in the following an advantage: Product management, marketing, HR recruitment
  • Extensive In- house recruitment experience or a mix of Inhouse/Agency is essential - ideally across EMEA regions.
  • Deep knowledge and experience in a full 360 recruitment lifecycle to include candidate sourcing, interviewing and evaluation and offer creation.
  • Ability to develop a large, diverse and technically qualified applicant pool from multiple sources including direct sourcing, competitive information, web sites, referrals, advertising, networking, etc.
  • Self- motivation with a history of exceeding high- performance standards
  • Able to build productive relationships by using your excellent communication skills and stakeholder management experience.
  • Direct sourcing and logistical recruitment process management across various geographies Internationally.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately.
  • Should be able to handle various pressure situations and workload through proper work balance, prioritisation and delegation.
  • Absolutely must be willing to do your own administration.

Ideally you will thrive on a can- do attitude, not afraid to get completely involved and in return you will be working in an environment that empower you to create new ideas, encourages you to think outside the box and all with a great sense of humour and some great company benefits.

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.

About King

King is the game developer behind the world- famous Candy Crush franchise, as well as mobile game hits including Farm Heroes, Bubble Witch and Pet Rescue. Candy Crush is the top- grossing franchise in US app stores, a position it has held for the last two years, and King’s games are being played by 255 million monthly active users as of Q2 2021. King, which is part of the Activision Blizzard group since its acquisition in 2016, employs nearly 2,000 people in game studios in Stockholm, Malmö, London, Barcelona and Berlin, and offices in San Francisco, New York, and Malta.

A Great Saga Needs All Sorts of Heroes

Making games is fun. Especially when you do it with people who share the same idea of what makes a good workplace great. We design games for everyone, no matter where they are or who they are, and we employ all sorts of people from all kinds of backgrounds to bring them to life. Truth is, we simply cannot expect diversity in our players and originality in our games without first nurturing it in our people. A great saga needs all sorts of heroes.

Making the World Playful

Making the World Playful is what inspires us to create new experiences and raise the bar. It’s what makes King a place where we can all dream bigger, continue to add innovation to our games, broadening the portfolio and exploring new territories in mid- core and casual. We take the art and science of gaming to the next level through our curiosity for the unexplored, passion for games, respect for each other and love for our players – and we’re not afraid to have fun along the way. In fact, together with our parent company Activision Blizzard and experts around the world, we believe having fun is good for you. There has never been a better time to join us. We're dreaming bigger and see a world of possibilities ahead. If you share our passion, our values, and our hunger to shape the future, join us in Making the World Playful!

Applications needs to be in English.