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Business Partner

V4P FEB19 111


HR & Business Support

Job Description:

Candy Crush Saga Soda (Soda) is looking for a Business Partner

You will actively partner with Sodas leaders, getting under the skin of the organisation to truly understand our players, people and business goals.

Drive our People & Talent strategy through our leaders and organization to reach our goals whilst living our values.

You will be partnering with our people and managers to establish and implement our talent strategy. You will be accountable for people priorities and processes across the organization and closely partnering with stakeholders to influence and drive interesting and relevant projects across Soda.

The People Business Partner will help to create and sustain a collaborative environment across all teams, managers and locations.

The primary purpose of the People Business Partner is to enable high- impact, purpose- driven results for the Managers, the players, the teams, and the business.

This role reports to the the People Director in Soda.

Your role within the Kingdom

  • Be part of creating a world- class workplace, actively work with improving our employee experience, values and culture.

  • Establishing a true strategic partnership with all managers. 

  • Continuously work with managers across the business to support and drive all people related processes, topics and priorities.

  • Strong passion and knowledge within the DE&I, area to constantly striving and working toward higher ambitions and goals.

  • Improving capabilities to drive the Talent strategy across your business.

  • Anticipate talent needs and capabilities across the whole employee lifecycle.

  • Identify improvements areas to be created or improved to reach higher standards in our organization.

  • Using external models, best practice, knowledge and network to continually drive improvements in business performance, organisational design and talent processes.

  • Identify and develop future leaders to ensure sustainability and growth. 

  • Strong passion and knowledge within the DE&I, area to constantly striving and working toward higher ambitions and goals.

  • Execute and lead flawless people processes

  • Continuously work on driving enablement, productivity and engagement in your business areas and teams

  • Partnering with our Talent & Acquisition friends to proactively provide a clear understanding of the business needs to attract awesome talents

Skills to create thrills

In summary; if you’re a great communicator, super- smart, people savvy, with a commercial mindset, you achieve a lot with speed, high quality, efficiency and grace – you’re the one we’re looking for!   



  • Lives all our values in everything you do.

  • Have a clear and strong Business impact. Results orientated combined with commercial acumen who makes great things happen in a high pace environment.

  • Use powerful insights, commercial acumen and strategic understanding to influence others and drive the People Strategy and Business Performance.

  • Great Judgement and making complex decisions using robust information.  

  • Excellent multi project prioritisation, using data, analytics, insight and good judgement to make good and quick decisions and follow through to execution

  • Organisational Development, own and lead change, re- design and engagement in the business

  • Consult and coach leaders regarding HR processes. Support the business and organizational needs by working close with the managers.

  • Resourcing, Identify critical talent requirements, anticipate churn and succession, and facilitate planning in partnership with our Talent and Acquisition friends

  • Service Delivery, own and manage cyclical people and business processes.  

  • Talent Management, create talent and succession plans to take account of immediate and long- term needs and actions

  • Employee Relations, Use knowledge to coach and advise managers and drive necessary actions

  • Communication, uses simple, engaging and appropriate ways to influence and communicate 

  • Precise, good at analyzing data and visualize it to influence others through story telling

Qualification and Experience

  • Ideally minimum BA, ideally higher or equivalent experience

  • Demonstrated experience of international strategic and operational business partnership roles at a senior business unit level (+7 years)

  • Ideally worked both in and out of Sweden in a Business Partner role

  • Ideally experience from the Gaming and/ or Tech industry 

  • Fluent in business English (written and spoken) essential

  • Preferably/optional, labor law experience from Sweden and/or Spain

Location: Stockholm or Barcelona

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

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!

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