Director, Organizational Development

Activision Santa Monica , CA 90405

Posted 1 week ago

Job Title: Director, Organizational Development

Reporting To: VP, Global Talent & OD

Department: HR

Location: Santa Monica, California

Your Mission

The Director, Organizational Development will be a strategic thought partner in the Global T&OD team, focused on creating and delivering high impact people solutions across the Activision Blizzard enterprise. You will be called on to help think through some of our leaders' most difficult and strategic talent challenges. Your advice will be south on how to assess, strengthen and reward teams. You will leverage human capital data to deliver innovative yet practical talent solutions that help drive performance in our dynamic. Rapidly changing business environments.

The Director, Organizational Development will create and execute an OD Roadmap and be an influential leader that partners across the enterprise to identify and implement internal and external best practices that service the strategic needs of our businesses. This role includes but is not limited to the following tasks/duties*:

Talent Management

  • Facilities and improve key processes related to goal setting, talent planning, performance management, etc. and drive outcomes from these processes to deliver on organizational objectives

  • Design solutions that both preserve the unique operating company cultures, working closely with the business to improve feedback and an increase focus on development

  • Direct the execution of all talent processes in partnership with HR Business Partners and Generalists

Culture & Engagement

  • Partner with the HR Generalist, Internal Communications & HR Analytics to lead the employee engagement strategy and survey processes

  • Leverage survey insights to identify strategies that support employee engagement and partner with HRG's to drive meaningful actions via a robust continuous improvement planning process

  • Clarify and strengthen operating unit and enterprise-wide culture

Change Management & Org Design

  • Actively partner with HRG's and provide expertise on change management and or design processes associated with Organization changes and interventions

  • Consult with HRG's and business unit leaders on large scale change planning and execution

  • Develop & implement change management and org design toolkits

Team Leadership

  • Provide day-to-day management and direction to the OD team

  • Manage the professional development of team members through skill development, formal and informal coaching, growth assignments, and performance feedback

  • Cultivate strong collaboration and teamwork across the OD team

  • Provide guidance and support to ensure the team develops and manages effective cross-functional relationships in a multi-stakeholder environment

  • Work collaboratively with the Director, Talent & Leadership Development, Academy team, and regional partners

Player Profile

  • BA or BS required, advanced degree in related field preferred

  • 10+ years relevant professional experience (targeting commercially-oriented OD experience or human capital consulting experience)

  • Proven track record within a reputable multinational organization

  • Ability to lead a team and be a strong people leader

  • Strong client orientation combined with a proven record of excellent program/project management and stakeholder management

  • Consultative and analytical mindset, with the ability to navigate a vast divers and complex landscape

  • Strong background in Talent Planning across a complex and global organization

  • Desire to embrace both quantitative and qualitative data/analysis to drive decision-making

  • Strong comfort with technology and proven ability to implement modern HR technologies and solutions

  • Ability to influence leaders and achieve results, including in areas without direct responsibility

  • Ability to oversee and deliver across multiple tasks and deadlines

  • Proficient in MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and MS Word

  • Familiarity with Workday a plus

Your Platform

We're 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.

Our World

Activision Blizzard, Inc. is the world's largest interactive entertainment company, with operations across North America, Europe, and Asia. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty, Destiny, Skylanders, 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!

We're proud to be recognized as one of FORTUNE's "100 Best Companies To Work For" for four consecutive years and have earned a spot on FORTUNE's "Most Admired Companies," and "Future 50" lists. Our 10,000+ global employees are some of the best and brightest talents across entertainment, media, and technology.

The video game 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.

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