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 worldwide.
Operations teams support, evangelize, and improve our games. As part of Blizzard operations, human resources (HR) supports our employees and business units on a global scale.
We provide guidance on the usual variety of HR topics, but also our group extends to include internal communications, talent & organizational development, internal mobility, global rewards, wellness, talent acquisition, philanthropy, and of course some of the most talented and creative HR business partners around, all dedicated to fostering the best work experience possible for our fellow employees.
Blizzard Entertainment Europe is looking for an experienced, business-oriented Human Resources Director at our European headquarters near Paris, France.
The ideal candidate is a dynamic, engaging HR leader who possesses high personal, professional, and ethical standards. This candidate must be an accomplished strategic thinker, proven people leader, and have successfully worked in an international, multicultural organization.
Participate as a senior member of the European and global human resources leadership teams
Develop and maintain strong, collaborative internal communication channels between our European offices, U.S. headquarters, and other regional offices
Partner closely with European business leaders to interpret and forecast people needs
Manage and facilitate the delivery of exceptional European HR services in the areas of talent acquisition, onboarding, organizational development, performance management, employee relations, HR operations, benefits, compensation, and labor compliance
Manage the work of the European HR team across our two locations in France and Ireland
Make the on-going development of the European HR team a key priority
Manage and supervise negotiations with the French works council and unions
Lead the European planning and implementation of the company’s evolving talent-management and performance management processes, ensuring a continuous pipeline of talent through a viable succession-
plan and leadership-development process
Degree level education in human resources or a related field
8 + years experience in human resources management with a large, multinational company, which 2+ year of supervising or leading an HR team
Highly business and results-oriented with an ability to work collaboratively
Proven record of developing and executing programs that maintain high employee engagement
Experience with human resources practices and policies in Europe
Strong experience in HR process improvement, project management, and HR analytics
Ability to maintain a strict code of confidentiality and use of discretion
Fluent in English
Desire and ability to travel frequently
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; is a team player
Master’s degree in human resources or related field
Fluent in additional European languages (French, German preferred)
Experience in entertainment or software development industries
Experience providing HR support to customer service staff
Passionate about games