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People Director

V4P FEB19 111


HR & Business Support

Job Description:

Job Title: People Director

Location: Stockholm

Are you a passionate People Professional who gets a kick out of creating great teams and workplaces? If so, get in touch as we are looking for someone special to drive the people agenda for our Shared Tech Kingsters.

Your role within our Kingdom

In this role, you will be partnering with, and leading HR delivery for, some of our most senior business leaders as well as collaborating across our broader people team to ensure high impact, purpose driven people outcomes. The People Director works for the Shared Tech teams globally. Your population will span across Stockholm and Barcelona and potentially other locations such as London. This role reports into the VP HR based in London.

You will:
•    Be working with the VP HR to lead the creation and implementation of a clearly articulated Strategic “People Plan” aligned with the business goals.

Day to day you will:

•    Be accountable for creating and driving the people strategy for your area of responsibility.
•    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
•    Deliver the agreed people plans for their business areas
•    Be a key influencer on all important people related decisions, ensuring that the business maintains alignment with the people strategy.
•    Support your client groups at a strategic level regarding performance management, talent identification, org design, employee engagement, workforce and budget planning.
•    Act as lead partner for activities such as re- organizations and other corporate change initiatives
•    Partner with your Talent Acquisition lead to develop a robust talent acquisition strategy for your business area, ensuring the continuous evolution of talent acquisition capabilities and initiatives to attract the best talent.
•    Drive talent management and succession plan strategies and ensure that we are providing challenging opportunities or stretch assignments to our key talent.
•    Ensure that the Business Partners that support you have the information they need to carry out the operational requirements of the People strategy.

And to help us continue to evolve as a function we will ask you to:
•    Embed a continuous improvement approach into your business areas. 
•    Contribute towards the success of the People leadership team by owning projects or initiatives outside of your business areas that are designed to impact the wider People team.
•    Mentor the Business Partners within your business areas, ensuring they are developed and supported, contributing towards their goals, feedback and coaching. 
•    Ensure robust HR analytics and people management data are used to gain insights for talent decisions, workforce planning and shaping the people strategy.

“Skills” to create thrills!

Above all we are looking for someone who is passionate about supporting their client groups, getting to know the business and providing pragmatic solutions to their everyday challenges and future plans.

You will be able to demonstrate your…
•    Ability to be a Change agent - the skills and desire to change the status quo for the better
•    Executive presence, courage of conviction, high IQ and EQ
•    Proven ability to attract and develop talent both within HR and assigned client groups
•    Commercial approach to HR partnering. We believe that’s what makes us true partners to the business and not just a service which acts on what they tell us to do
•    Experience of working as a business partner in a well- organized and structured company alongside centres of excellence, e.g Reward, Talent Acquisition, L&OD, People Ops
•    Enthusiasm for a challenge and the ability to quickly establish credibility and respect with your team and client group
•    Successful track record in a fast paced, intellectually challenging environment of building a solid connection with your clients and providing valuable HR support
•    Experience administering HR strategic planning cycles and implementing the local people plan
•    Experience in instilling high performance practices and building leader ”people” capabilities
•    Experience creating a great workplace through initiatives and cultural activities
•    Business fluent written and verbal English
•    Experience using data to inform and drive decision- making

A great saga needs all sorts of heroes.
Making games is fun. Especially when you do it with people that share the same idea of what makes a good workplace great. No matter where you’re from, it’s all about what we can achieve together when creating truly magical moments for all our players. That’s why we hire all sorts of talent – because a great saga needs all sorts of heroes.

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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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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