Human Resources Director, Ads

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Human Resources Director, Ads

Are you a passionate People Professional who gets a kick out of creating great teams and workplaces? If so, get in touch as we are looking for someone special to drive the people agenda for our Advertising business.

Your role within our Kingdom

King (a part of Activision-Blizzard) is building a new team to introduce innovative, impactful, and rewarding advertising experiences to our huge audience of highly-engaged players and to create powerful marketing solutions embraced by the world's biggest marketers.

We are hiring a Human Resources Director in San Francisco to support the growing advertising business.

In this role, you will be partnering with, and leading HR delivery for, some of our most senior business leaders as well as collaborating across our broader people team to ensure high impact, purpose driven people outcomes. Your population will span several of our King locations across the globe. This role reports into and works closely with the Senior HR Director for Ads.

Core Responsibilities:

* Work with the Senior HRD create and implement a clearly articulated Strategic People Plan\" aligned with the business goals.
* Be a key influencer on all important people related decisions, ensuring that the business maintains alignment with the people strategy.
* Deliver the agreed people plans for their business areas
* Support your client groups at a strategic level regarding performance management, talent identification, org design, employee engagement, workforce and budget planning.
* Act as lead partner for activities such as building org structures, re-organizations and other corporate change initiatives that help optimize our resources and drive through high performance and engagement across the Ads business
* Partner with your Talent Acquisition lead to develop a robust talent acquisition strategy for your business area, ensuring the continuous evolution of talent acquisition capabilities and initiatives to attract the best talent.
* Drive talent management and succession plan strategies and ensure that we are providing challenging opportunities or stretch assignments to our key talent.
* Work with supporting HR Centers of Excellence to drive through the right strategies for compensation, learning and development to support business goals.
* Ensure that the Business Partners that support you have the information they need to carry out the operational requirements to support the People strategy for Ads.

And to help us continue to evolve as a function we will ask you to:

* Embed a continuous improvement approach into your business areas.
* Contribute towards the success of the People leadership team by owning projects or initiatives outside of your business areas that are designed to impact the wider People team.
* Mentor the Business Partners and Advisors within your business areas, ensuring they are developed and supported, contributing towards their goals, feedback and coaching.
* Ensure robust HR analytics and people management data are used to gain insights for talent decisions, workforce planning and shaping the people strategy."
Skills to create thrills

Above all we are looking for someone who is passionate about supporting their client groups, understands the Ads business and is curious to understand the games business as a whole, providing pragmatic solutions to your clients everyday challenges and future plans.

You will be able to demonstrate your...

* Commercial approach to HR partnering. We believe that's what makes us true partners to the business, enabling them to reach their business goals by providing sound HR expertise and support.
* Experience of working as a business partner in a well-organized and structured company alongside centres of excellence, e.g Reward, Talent Acquisition, L&OD, People Ops
* Enthusiasm for a challenge and the ability to quickly establish credibility and respect with your team and client group
* Successful track record in a fast paced, intellectually challenging environment of building a solid connection with your clients and providing valuable HR support
* Experience administering HR strategic planning cycles and implementing the local people plan
* Experience in instilling high performance practices and building leader people\" capabilities
* Experience creating a great workplace through initiatives and cultural activities
* Business fluent written and verbal English
* Experience using data to inform and drive decision-making"
Bonus points

Prior Start Up Experience

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 can't 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. And that's it.

We're Seriously Playful

Officially, we're a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world. Unofficially, we're a serious business that's not afraid to have fun. Every day at King, we mix intuition with logic, art with science and magic with mathematics to create the games the world loves to play. Together with our parent company Activision Blizzard, our mission is to bring moments of magic to everyday life. If you think this is something you can help us achieve, let's talk.

Apply now!

Want to join our Kingdom? You'll find all you need to apply, plus more information on our culture, values and benefits, including relocation packages at All applications should be made in English.

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Contact: The Recruitment Team

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