Manager, Human Resources

Blizzard Entertainment games don’t just begin with game ideas, or end once those games are released. A lot more goes into the creation of a Blizzard product than the work of developers—and we support our games for years after they’re in the hands of gamers world-wide.  

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for an experienced and innovative human resources manager to join our human resources team in Irvine, CA.  This role will be part of the Worldwide Regional Operations Team and will be responsible for assisting in all functional areas of human resources.  The position will provide direct support to several global leaders and work closely with our International HQ in the Netherlands.  This position will report to the Human Resource Director supporting the global business organization.

 

Responsibilities

  • Serve as a dedicated resource to the regional teams by helping to create a supportive and innovative HR programs to suit the team’s initiatives
  • Assess, deliver, and facilitate human resources programs, employee communications, management/leadership development, performance management/talent planning, employee relations, compensation and benefits. 
  • Provide coaching to management and employees to resolve conflicts, enhance team effectiveness, and ensure support of organization changes and business plans.
  • Implement human resources policies and ensure compliance with legal regulations.
  • Coordinate performance reviews, merit increases, performance and bonus plans.
  • Help to maintain and grow the presence and effectiveness of human resources.
  • Help drive succession planning and individual development plans with team leaders.
  • Responsible for supporting the team’s employee opinion survey efforts by helping create and drive the action plans.
  • As needed, complete administrative tasks for the team you support.

 

 Requirements

  • A minimum of 8 years’ progressive experience in human resource generalist roles
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or equivalent
  • Working knowledge of employee attraction, engagement, and retention strategies and how to practically apply to varied employee segments
  • Experience supporting business leaders and teams located outside of HQ
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and decision-making skills
  • Excellent prioritization and time management skills
  • Creative problem solving / process improvement mindset – contribute ideas for making things more efficient and / or higher quality
  • Talent for diplomatic, unbiased communication, both written and verbal
  • Demonstrated business-based mindset through delivery of human resources services
  • Comfortable and experienced in presenting to executives
  • Ability to influence and guide leaders towards the best course of action
  • Able to excel in an ever-changing environment using an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel, Visio and PowerPoint

 

Pluses

  • Multi-national experience
  • PHR or SPHR certification for California preferred

 

Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work / life balance. We’ve worked hard to foster an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything. Our core values are real, and our mission has never changed. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Join us!


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