Associate Director, Human Resources
Human Resources Irvine, California

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 worldwide. Operations teams support, evangelize, and improve our games. As part of Blizzard operations, human resources (HR) supports our employees and business units on a global scale. Our culture embraces creativity, rewards excellence and encourages expression because every voice matters. 

We're seeking an experienced and creative Associate Director, Human Resources to join our team in Irvine, CA. The Associate Director will be a close partner, strategic advisor, and human capital expert supporting the Chief Operating Officer (COO) leadership team regarding key talent strategies and HR initiatives. This is a wide ranging and dynamic set of teams designed to impact our business, games and fans on a global scale.

Reporting to the VP, Global Human Resources, this role will be a member of the business's leadership team with key responsibility for HR initiatives that optimize our business for the future. 

Responsibilities
  • Serves as a strategic advisor, senior human capital expert and thought partner to the COO leadership team regarding key talent strategies, HR initiatives and issues
  • Establish and implement HR plans that effectively communicate and support the company’s core values, vision, and overall business objectives while paying particular attention to the impact on employees
  • Will be a member of the business’s leadership team
  • Lead, facilitate, and optimize the delivery of consistently excellent HR services in the areas of on-boarding, employee communications, organizational development, training, performance management, employee relations, benefits, compensation, talent acquisition, compliance, and mentoring
  • Assess the organization’s culture to ensure alignment with our core values
  • Enthusiastically identifies problem areas and proposes solutions, both within the team you are supporting and within HR as a whole
  • Support the team's employee opinion survey efforts by helping craft, and drive action plans
  • Provide mentoring to management and employees to resolve conflicts, improve team effectiveness, and ensure support of organizational changes and business plans
  • Implement human resources policies and guarantee adherence with legal regulations
  • Participate in strategy sessions with the HR team on policy, and HR practices
  • Ensure HR transactional needs are met for the teams you support
Requirements
  • A minimum of 8 years’ dynamic HR business partner / talent partner experience
  • A minimum of 4 years’ leadership experience as a senior HR leader managing an developing a team
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Demonstrable track record leading, and delivering high quality HR services across all disciplines to all levels of employees (senior management, first level managers, and line level employees)
  • Validated teammate who builds reciprocal relationships with HR specialist teams (talent acquisition, learning and organizational development, compensation, HR systems, etc.) and business partners
  • Shown success utilizing employee attraction, engagement, and retention strategies
  • Superior interpersonal, and communications skills (both written and verbal)
  • High degree of business insight; results oriented with an ability to work independently
  • Able to excel in an ever-changing environment using an ambitious mindset
  • Self-starter, highly motivated, and achievement oriented
  • Able to maintain a strict code of confidentiality, and discretion
Pluses
  • Advanced degree (Masters, etc.) in related fields
  • Human resources experience in an entertainment, publishing, or gaming company
  • SPHR certification for California
  • Workday experience, validated competency in Excel and PowerPoint
  • Validated background in California employment law
  • Experience working in a HR department for entertainment or technology companies
Required Application Materials
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter which should include:
  • Why you are interested in working at Blizzard

**Only Resumes with Cover Letters will be considered.

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.

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

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