Director, Diversity Equity & Inclusion
Craft:HR & Business Support
Director, Diversity Equity & Inclusion
Location: London OR Stockholm
King is a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world, with people all around the world playing our games such as Candy Crush, Farm Heroes, Bubble Witch, and our latest new hit Crash Bandicoot: On the Run!
The games we make bring moments of magic to our players. Our aim - Making the World Playful – it’s what inspires us to create new experiences and raise the bar. 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. 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.
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Diversity Equity & Inclusion Director to lead the way in shaping and driving the DE&I agenda for King in alignment with Activision Blizzard DE&I strategy.
Our mission - enable our people to create an inclusive space so that everyone can thrive and succeed in our environment. Your goal - as a change agent and driver of cultural evolution, to lead on embedding DE&I initiatives across all aspects of the employee lifecycle, strengthening the sense of community, belonging, and ultimately leading the way in making positive and impactful change at scale.
Reporting into the Head of HR, you will partner with senior leaders, HR experts and employee network groups across King. You will design and implement strategic DE&I initiatives that enable our workforce to perform their best work while positioning King as the best in class in all aspects of DE&I.
Your role in the Kingdom
Create a strategy that builds and engages diverse teams, while cultivating an inclusive environment that will advance the thought leaders and innovators of tomorrow
Design and champion initiatives to define King’s DE&I approach and culture while ensuring our values feature in all people touch points both internally and externally
Lead on operational activities to effectively attract, develop, engage, and retain a diverse workforce and increase King’s ability to support an inclusive environment
Tracks and reports on DE&I metrics to measure progress on priorities to drive culture development
Partner with leaders at King to implement and deliver DE&I initiatives and enable them to create an inclusive environment that allows our people to grow and thrive
Proactively represent King externally and partner with PR & Comms to regularly communicate internal and external DE&I initiatives, events, and progress
Stay up to date on DE&I current issues, be the subject matter expert and proactively facilitate the development and application of DE&I best practices in our processes
Collaborate with HR and Talent Acquisition to integrate and embed DE&I in people and talent programs and practices
Partner with external experts to drive DE&I programs and resources to make King a more inclusive culture and workforce
Manage mentorship programs and facilitate workshops, leadership forums linked inclusive behaviours, enabling different voices and perspectives etc.
Partner with Employer Brand to build a strong internal and external reputation as a great place to work
Lead on external communication and benchmarking including the submission of DE&I surveys, benchmarks, key awards and reporting
Skills to create thrills:
Credible and established experience gained in a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion role
Successful track record in developing DE&I programs from designing through to implementation reflecting a creative results- oriented approach
Experience of driving impactful DE&I initiatives and change at an organisational level in a fast- paced environment
Strong analytical skills with the ability to use data to translate key insights and trends into actionable plans to achieve positive and long- term results
Excellent program and project management skills, with a clear focus on delivery and ability to manage multiple projects
Experience in collaborating and building consensus with senior leaders in matrix organisation
Demonstrable experience in driving initiatives linked to talent attraction, development, retention, and fostering an inclusive culture
Strong networking skills with the ability to build and maintain relationships internally and externally
Ability to influence and partner with individuals across the business, including senior executives, HR peers and employees to deliver DE&I initiatives
Outstanding interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills with the ability to engage audiences at all levels using different platforms
Discretion, sound judgment, tact, and diplomacy with the ability to effectively address tricky situations
Proven leadership capabilities, with the ability to foster a positive, safe, and inclusive experience
Knowledge in diversity, equity and inclusion legislation and policies with an understanding of traditions and cultural norms
Understanding of GDPR in relation to gathering data and reporting demographic data
Experience gained in the technology industry
Knowledge and experience of cultural transformation
Understanding of UK and EU employment law
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.
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