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Senior HR Business Partner/HR Manager

V4P FEB19 111


HR & Business Support

Job Description:

Are you a competent HR individual who gets a kick out of creating great workplaces? Do you thrive on the diversity of providing a complete HR service, from establishing a trusted partnership with business leaders to managing cyclical people processes?

Reporting into the People Director, Marketing, Ads and  Corporate Functions, King are seeking an experienced HR professional to actively partner with our Advertising and Sales organisation.

We’re looking for someone who is passionate about all things “people”. You will love supporting your client groups, getting to know the business and providing pragmatic solutions to their everyday challenges.

As an integral part of the HR team, you will execute business strategies focused on talent management, organizational effectiveness and employee engagement, partnering & coaching your stakeholders to integrate our culture & values into the employee experience.


  • Establishing a true strategic partnership with a diverse set of leaders you will be accountable for creating and driving elements of the people strategy for your area of responsibility ensuring it drives both the organisational and people objectives.

  • You will execute and lead flawless people processes. This will include continuously working with managers across the business to support and drive all people related processes, topics and priorities. This will include performance management, culture, engagement, organisational design, resourcing, talent and succession planning, workforce planning, career & development, coaching, communications and high performing team facilitation.

  • Building strong rapport, trust and credibility with your leaders and key talents you will provide coaching, guidance and feedback to ensure they have the right impact and growth within the organisation.

  • You will be responsible for talent practices in your area. Co- owning the functional succession plan you will identify and develop future leaders to ensure sustainability and growth

  • Using external models, best practice, knowledge and network to you will proactively look to drive improvements in business performance, organisational design, talent and other HR processes across the whole employee lifecycle.

  • Partnering with our Talent & Acquisition friends to proactively provide a clear understanding of the business needs to attract awesome talents which further both our skills and potential bench strength.

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

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

  • Leading HR projects for your areas or across the wider Kingdom


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!     


  • Live all our values in everything you do.

  • Have a clear and strong Business impact. Results orientated combined with commercial acumen, making 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

  • 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. Builds strong trust and rapport with leaders and able to flex style appropriately

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

Qualification and Experience

  • Ideally minimum BA, ideally higher 

  • Demonstrated extensive and relevant experience of international strategic and operational business partnership roles at a senior business unit level

  • Ideally worked both in and out of North America 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 US, UK, and/or Sweden

Location: San Francisco

About King

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 245 million monthly active users as of Q3 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 need to be in English.
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It’s a small team here on the West Coast, but it’s one that is growing, both for our studio world and also our Advertising business. With its mild climate, stunning scenery and cosmopolitan character, San Francisco is one of North America's most beautiful and exciting cities. You’ll find our studio within striking distance of the AT&T stadium and only a short tram ride away from the heart of the city.

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HR & Business Support @ King

V4P FEB19 111

HR & Business Support

Creating a workplace where people feel like they belong and can do their best work takes focus, determination, and an open mind.

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