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Manager, EMEA/APAC Early Careers Recruiting & Programs

V4P FEB19 111


HR & Business Support

Job Description:

Job Title: Manager, EMEA/APAC Early Careers Recruiting & Programs

Department: HR Talent Acquisition; reports to the Sr. Director, Global Early Careers

Location: Office based (Soho, London) & hybrid work from home

Your Mission

Activision, Blizzard, and King’s Global Early Careers program was established to engage, educate, hire, and develop a hard- working and diverse pipeline of students to become the future of our company.


  • Partner with senior leaders, HRBPs, and hiring managers to assess and identify emerging talent needs within our EMEA and APAC business teams.
  • Lead the EMEA/APAC regional early careers team in the strategy, planning, and execution of early careers recruiting and programs to achieve our annual team goals.
  • Drive the conversion of successful interns to full- time hires to contribute to hiring needs of the company's overall talent pipeline.
  • Complete a limited amount of recruiting and programming, as needed.
  • Make sound cases supported by data and evidence to improve and evolve our programs.
  • Partner effectively with talent acquisition peers and cross- functional partners (sourcing, compensation, HR, systems and operations teams, etc.)
  • Lead a regional team of recruiters and associates, focusing on support, growth, and development.
  • Be a trusted advisor for the businesses you support by understanding their emerging talent recruitment needs.
  • Responsible for the data collection, analysis, and reporting on program progress, needs, and wins.
  • Work across the team to ensure consistent global program content and delivery.
  • Partner with the DE&I and Employee Network Groups on regional initiatives.
  • Act as a leader and ambassador of our team’s vision and goals.

Player Profile

  • 8+ years of previous experience in corporate university relations or campus recruiting in Europe
  • Experience leading and developing team
  • Strong program management, presentation, and organizational skills
  • Strong collaborator; this position will involve substantial coordination and collaboration with many different departments, teammates, and partners at multiple levels
  • Excellent communication; clear, concise verbal and written skills which result in effective communication with all levels of employees.
  • Results oriented, with bias to action
  • Applies data to drive recommendations and decisions
  • Event planning; experience coordinating events from 30 to 500 attendees
  • Uses technology for efficiency
  • Ethical, fair, exhibits sound thought- process and good judgment
  • Encourages People, Culture, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion agendas
  • Able to work autonomously and with discretion
  • Able to lead and communicate effectively through ambiguity, shifting between priorities and projects seamlessly
  • Proficient in business- level English reading, writing, speaking; European languages are a plus

Player Bonuses

  • Desire to build and innovate
  • Affinity for the video game or entertainment industry
  • Experience with using HRIS platforms
  • Intermediate- level Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint skills

Your Platform

We are headquartered in Santa Monica, California, housing multiple teams across many disciplines of Marketing, PR, Sales, Supply Chain and other corporate functions such as HR, IT, Legal, Facilities and Finance. Santa Monica is the nerve center of our company, where the best ideas combine with unrivalled rigor to create the biggest and best entertainment experiences in the world.

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology, and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Diablo®, Candy Crush™ and Bubble Witch™. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!

Our ability to build immersive and innovate worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment. We aspire to have a culture where everyone can thrive in order to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional, and financial well- being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered!

The videogame industry and therefore our business is fast- paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

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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