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Senior Director Compensation

V4P FEB19 111


HR & Business Support

Job Description:

Job Title:             Senior Director, Compensation

Reporting To:     Head of Total Rewards

Department:      Total Rewards – Compensation

Location:             London, Barcelona or Stockholm

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Activision Blizzard King plays a centralized role in the creation of epic entertainment by supporting our interactive gaming brands and studios, we encompass equal parts agility, creativity and rigor to enhance the employee and player experience.

As a Senior Director, Compensation, you will work closely with the US Compensation team, the Head of Total Rewards and the Benefits team to help design and deliver compensation and reward programmes to the international market.

You will own Compensation outside of the Americas and will act as a local business partner and regional subject matter expert to the King business globally, and to our Activision and Blizzard businesses in EMEA and APAC supported by a directly managed team of 3 (currently two reports in London and one in Shanghai).

Additional areas of responsibility will be to:

  • Help budget, plan and deliver the annual salary review, bonus plans and annual equity cycle globally.

  • Partner and communicate with the regional leadership teams to ensure they are briefed on Compensation programs and key initiatives.

  • Be an expert in local market compliance and governance (E.g. equal pay requirements and reporting, regulatory reporting). A basic tax knowledge of the UK, Spain and Sweden is a plus.

  • Have a good working knowledge of US equity plans and Restricted Share Units and be able to translate technical language in layman’s terms to employees.

  • Own the King Profit Share Plan (PSP) from modelling projections with King finance, through quarterly meeting with Activision finance, to planning and payment with the local King business.

  • Evaluate market and economic trends to recommend adjustments to salary ranges, geographic differentials, salary increase and promotion budgets, in addition to maintaining compensation infrastructure

  • Assemble and submit regional materials to the quarterly Activision Compensation Committee.

Player Profile  requirements:

  • Extensive relevant experience in Compensation, experience working with an International, US headquartered business would be a plus.

  • Highly organized with a demonstrated track record of delivering high- quality results in a fast- paced, complex, dynamic business environment.

  • Proactive and results- oriented individual with a high commitment to quality and driving results while managing multiple, and at times, competing priorities.

  • Excellent communication/interpersonal skills (written and verbal) with the ability to build relationships and partner effectively. Stakeholder management is essential.

  • Experience in Executive management, negotiation and executive compensation is a plus.

  • A strong commercial, financial and business knowledge of the Company and industry.

  • Resilient in the face of change with the ability to pivot, adapt, and perform in a rapidly changing environment

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and proficiency with Microsoft PowerPoint required. Knowledge of Workday is a bonus.

  • Business English

Activision Blizzard King is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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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