Senior Organizational Development Specialist
Talent & Organizational Development Irvine

Blizzard Entertainment games don’t just begin with game ideas, or end once those games are released. A lot more goes into the creation of a Blizzard product than the work of developers—and we support our games for years after they’re in the hands of gamers world-wide. Operations teams support, evangelize, and improve our games.  Blizzard’s Human Resources (HR) team is staffed with the most talented and creative people, all dedicated to fostering the best work experience possible for our fellow employees.

Our team is currently looking for a talented and passionate Senior Organizational Development Specialist with a proven track record for leading, creating, implementing, and measuring enterprise-wide OD initiatives. This person will have served global business and HR partners, bring knowledge for advancing people and organizational capabilities, and have an insatiable thirst for learning and trying new things.

Located in Irvine, Ca., this position will report to the Manager, Organizational Development. Success in this role will be heavily dependent on understanding our unique company culture and tailoring solutions to meet our employees and organization where they are at. This position primarily works with the Global Talent & Organizational Development team, HR Partners, and the business to develop and implement programs that will create a pipeline of talented leaders across the enterprise.

Responsibilities

  • Global Program Management: lead and support global organizational development initiatives, including but not limited to performance management, talent planning, competencies, organizational design, and change management.
  • Organizational Design: develop and implement an organizational design approach to aid HR partners and the business in determining structures that will support the strategy of the organization and employee engagement and productivity. Provide support where needed.
  • Change Management: develop and deliver an enterprise-wide change management approach to aid HR partners and the business to manage change effectively, considering communication aspects, implementation, and long term sustainability. Provide support where needed.
  • Internal Consulting: act as an internal consultative partner for business units in supporting managers / leaders, special projects, and team development and effectiveness. Some examples include:
    • Diagnosis with the client
    • Intervention design and analysis
    • Process facilitation
    • Performance consulting
    • Coaching
    • 360-degree feedback
    • Training
    • Evaluation
  • Needs Assessment:
    • Support cross-functional business units with assessing talent needs and developing talent management systems and / or programs.
    • Work with T&OD leadership, HR, and business leaders to collect data, analyze findings, and recommend improvements, changes, and / or organizational effectiveness programs to implement.
  • Program Support: assist on other enterprise-wide OD programs with local and regional management and HR partners.
  • Metrics: determine and drive appropriate evaluation methods for intervention and program effectiveness that measures change in capabilities and behavior.
  • Instructional Design & Facilitation: Design and facilitate leadership development and OD-related training materials.

Requirements

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in leading or implementing organizational development processes and programs within an organization
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Demonstrated knowledge of organizational development methodologies and philosophies
  • Excellence in consulting, coaching, influencing, facilitation, communication, process development, project management, change management, analysis, evaluation, and problem solving
  • Ability to navigate and establish priorities in a dynamic environment
  • Unquestionable business, personal integrity, and values congruent with those of Blizzard
  • Strong service orientation, social interaction skills, and self-confidence
  • Advanced individual contributor - ability to work independently with little direction

Pluses

  • Advanced degree in organizational development, organizational psychology, industrial organizational psychology, or related field
  • Familiarity with systems thinking and/or design thinking
  • A passion for games

Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work / life balance. We’ve worked hard to foster 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 dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Join us!

Blizzard Entertainment 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.

Note to Recruiters and Placement Agencies: We do not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward unsolicited agency resumes to our website or to any of our employees. We will not pay fees to any third party agency, outside recruiter or firm without a mutually agreed-upon contract and will not be responsible for any agency fees associated with unsolicited resumes. Unsolicited resumes received will be considered our property and will be processed accordingly.