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Talent Acquisition Manager

V4P FEB19 111


HR & Business Support

Job Description:

Job Title:            Talent Acquisition Manager

Department:      HR/TA

Reporting into: TA Director EMEA

Location:           Stockholm

Your Mission

The EMEA Talent Acquisition team is currently on the lookout for a seasoned Talent Acquisition Manager to be based ideally in Stockholm (could possibly start in London or Barcelona with future relocation to Stockholm).

Experience in the Games industry will be a clear advantage in this role which ultimately will not only manage a lovely small team based in Stockholm and London but also be the lead and point of contact for the Candy business leads and Shared Tech teams working closely with them and the HRBPs on people and talent plan deliverables.

In addition, we have some amazing Talent Acquisition related project work to get involved in which has potential to span across Activision Blizzard as well as King. Reporting into the TA Director EMEA based in UK.

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

  • Team Management whilst responsible for a handful of senior live positions - full end to end lifecycle recruitment process across EMEA locations beneficial.

  • 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 business unit structure, future pipeline requirements, team deliverables and provide a regular touch point.

  • Ensure your team administer and remain “data accurate” with our ATS (WDR) and CRM tool (EightFold).

  • Finalise positions including offer packages, reference, background checks through to onboarding.

  • Be point of contact to the business for our key franchises providing regular status updates, process improvements, escalation resolution.

  • 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.

  • Own global mobility candidate offer requests for King.

Player Profile

  • Management experience in a Studio or gaming industry role.

  • Extensive In- house 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

About King

King is a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world, with people all around the world playing one or more of our games, including franchises such as Candy Crush, Farm Heroes, Pet Rescue and Bubble Witch.
We have 249 million monthly active users as of fourth quarter 2019 across web, social and mobile platforms. King was acquired by Activision Blizzard Inc. (Nasdaq ATVI) in February 2016 and operates as an independent unit of the

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