Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Project Manager
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Job Title: Diversity Equity & Inclusion (DE&I), Project Manager
Reporting To: Diversity Equity & Inclusion (DE&I), Director
Department: President Office / HR
Location: King Office (London), Wardour St, Soho, UK
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 Project Manager to help shape and drive the DE&I agenda for King in alignment with Activision Blizzard’s 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, will be to project manage the embedding of 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 DE&I Director, you will partner with senior leaders, HR experts and employee network groups across King and Activision Blizzard. You will support the design and lead on the implementation of 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.
Create and track against a roadmap of DE&I projects and initiatives - ensure one holistic view of all D&I activity across King
Support with the design and led on the implementation of DE&I projects and initiatives
Ensure relevant teams and stakeholders are engaged in DE&I projects and initiatives
Set up a rhythm within King to ensure we are monitoring progress against and reporting on the success of our DE&I projects and initiatives - agree DE&I metrics and status reporting mechanisms
Support the development of King employee networks, managing relationships with network leaders and facilitating collaboration between networks
Manage the DE&I Forum - bringing together DE&I Champions across the business - providing updates, challenges and providing opportunity for feedback and input into programmes.
Manage and develop the relationships with key external partnerships, incl. UKie, Ada College and Hello World
Maintain existing and build new channels to engage and share information with Kingsters on DE&I i.e. Kingluence, slack channels
Manage relationships with third party vendors, including contracts and invoicing
Support the DE&I Director in meetings, preparing materials and capturing minutes and next steps
Partner with PR & Comms to regularly communicate internal and external DE&I initiatives, events, and progress
Develop a cadence of meetings and reporting with Talent Acquisition
Partner with Employer Brand to build a strong internal and external reputation as a great place to work and ensure DE&I efforts are being shared externally
Support external communication and benchmarking including the submission of DE&I surveys, benchmarks, key awards and reporting
Experience professional experience within employee experience, culture, diversity, equity & inclusion or similar
Experience of successfully developing and implementing diversity and inclusion or culture programmes
Excellent project management skills together with the ability to work autonomously and proactively in a fast- paced, matrix and complex, agile environment
Experience working with individual contributors, technical specialists, managers, and executives across a global organisation
Strong EQ, with a passion for people and the power of diversity, equity, and inclusion to drive change
Ability to influence and partner across the business to successfully drive initiatives, to gain commitment and support
Shifts quickly into action and provides regular communication and updates on progress against objectives
Experience managing and coordinating projects with a demonstrated ability to use project tools for analysis, tracking, reporting, and communicating across project managers, business stakeholders, and executive sponsors
Ability to deliver high quality work while working on multiple tasks simultaneously
Team oriented and highly collaborative and able to engage and update stakeholders
Excellent relationship building and interpersonal skills
Self- starter, able to work well on your own and good at solving problems
Strong sense of urgency and results- orientation; ability to take ownership of tasks and see them through to completion
Ability to focus on critical issues to balance and respond to competing priorities
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong Microsoft Office (excel, word, powerpoint etc.) and Google Drive skills
Strong data analysis skills with the ability to present / visualise data and explain the narrative in presentations for senior management
Ability to handle confidential data
Interest in the gaming sector and technology
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!
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