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HR Business Partner - Portfolio Games

V4P FEB19 111


HR & Business Support

Job Description:

HR Business Partner

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 for Portfolio Games, we are looking for an experienced HRBP to actively partner with London, Malmo and Berlin based teams within our Kingdom.

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 help to cocreate, and execute business strategies across the end to end employee life cycle. These will have particular focus on talent management, organisational effectiveness and employee engagement, partnering & coaching your stakeholders to integrate our culture & values into our employee experience.


  • Establishing a true strategic partnership with a diverse set of managers you will be accountable for creating and driving elements of the people strategy for your area of responsibility.

  • Continuously work with managers across the business to support and drive all people related processes, topics and priorities. This will include: performance management, talent identification, org design, employee engagement & communications, workforce planning

  • Use your energy, HR expertise and business acumen to establish a trusted partnership with a diverse set of business leaders, coaching, advising and supporting them with their people plans, talent needs and employee relations support

  • You will have accountability for completing talent planning, succession, assessments and similar processes that drive the people strategy with high quality and integrity; including execution upon agreed to and approved plans

  • Drive organisational development, re- design, change & engagement in your areas. Including project management & employee communications.

  • Partner with leaders to develop our leadership capability and skills needed for our future success.

  • You will have strong initiative, creativity and facilitation skills, supporting leaders and teams with workshops, career and development sessions, engagement and high performing team initiatives

  • Work closely with HR Centres of Expertise (CoE) to resolve complex and challenging problems through innovative and agile thinking

  • Manage bonus and merit process, ensuring recognition and reward attracts and retains the best

  • Actively drive our D&I strategy looking at how this can be improved for your business units across all touch points of the Employee lifecycle. Support King initiatives and actively contribute to embed D&I nudges across out processes

  • Champion our values and culture, being a role model for these and supporting the continual embedding of them in everything we do.

  • You will have a growth mindset, prioritise your own growth and development and be curious about understanding and driving external benchmarks across both functional and HR areas.

  • Project Management of elements of either the functional or HR strategy


  • Knowledge of Swedish employment legislation is a must

  • Live all our values in everything you do.

  • Thrive in a fast paced, diverse and creative environment

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

  • Change agent - the skills and desire to change the status quo for the better. These should include the ability to manage all elements of organisational transformation, facilitation and training.

  • Executive presence, courage of conviction, high IQ and EQ

  • A proven ability to attract and develop talent both within assigned client groups

  • Holds firm knowledge of labour law and remains up to date on new legislation being introduced. 

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

  • Has mediation skills, understands and assesses risks for the business and guides senior management in support of conflict resolution. Able to represent the company at court.

  • King is a very data driven organisation so this role will best suit an individual with at least a moderate proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint. You should be able to use data to inform decisions and visualize it to influence others through storytelling

  • Organisational Analysis and diagnosis techniques.

  • Be able to draw on best practice, external models, knowledge and network to continually drive improvements

  • Excellent service delivery and project skills – Own and manage cyclical people processes

  • Communication – Use simple, engaging and appropriate ways to influence and communicate. Understand your strengths and style and know how to flex this in order to influence and have the right business impact

  • Demonstrated experience of international strategic and operational HRBP partnership at a senior level

  • Fluent in business English (written and spoken) essential.


  • Extensive HRBP or HR experience preferably within a global Blue chip organisation

  • Bachelors or Level 5 CIPD qualified, ideally higher (King will consider experience as an alternative)

  • Experience from Digital, Entertainment or Technology companies

  • Experience partnering multiple business functions across technology platforms and studio creative teams.

Location: Malmo or London

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!

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V4P FEB19 111

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