Director, Blizzard HR Strategy & Business Operations | Irvine, CA (Hybrid)

Blizzard Entertainment
Irvine California 92618 United States of America
1 month ago

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Director, Blizzard HR Strategy & Business Operations | Irvine, CA (Hybrid)

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Job Title: Director, Blizzard HR Strategy & Business Operations

Reports To: Blizzard Chief People Officer

Location: Irvine, CA (Hybrid)

Your Mission

This role is anticipated to be assigned as a hybrid work model position, with some work on-site at an Activision Blizzard office and some work remote As Blizzard Entertainment’s Head of HR Strategy & Business Operations, you will serve as the Business Lead (i.e., Chief of Staff) for the Blizzard Chief People Officer. This is a highly visible role working with the Blizzard President, Blizzard HR Leadership Team, and the Activision Blizzard (ABK) HR Leadership Team to achieve Blizzard’s business objectives through planning, change management and operational excellence. They also improve HR organization effectiveness by leading the “rhythm of the business,” managing key HR metrics/KPIs, and driving a critical portfolio of cross-functional pivotal initiatives.

The Blizzard Chief People Officer served as Chief of Staff/Business Lead to four Chief Human Resources Officers prior to becoming Blizzard Chief People Officer. He believes strongly in the potential for this role to have highly visible impact and lead to other senior HR leadership roles. This role is anticipated to be a hybrid work position, with some work on-site and some work-from-home. The potential home studio for this role is Irvine, CA.

Priorities can often change in a fast-paced environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities – all in very close partnership with the Blizzard Chief People Officer:

Player Profile

The successful candidate is a strategic leader with proven results leading large programs/projects and helping senior executives facilitate change. They must possess unquestionable character and absolute integrity. They will also possess exceptional attention to detail, strong initiative and critical thinking skills while serving as a hands-on leader and collaborator. The successful candidate is just as comfortable collaborating with others as they are with “figuring things out” in a fast-paced, highly complex and ambiguous environment.

Essential criteria


Undergraduate degree required. Relevant graduate degree preferred.

We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.

Accommodation Request: We are committed to working with and providing reasonable assistance to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you are a disabled individual requiring an accommodation to apply for an open position, please email your request to General employment questions cannot be accepted or processed here. Thank you for your interest.

Our World

At Blizzard Entertainment, we pour our hearts and souls into everything we create. Best known for iconic video game universes including Warcraft, Overwatch, Diablo, and StarCraft, we’ve been creating genre-defining games for millions of players around the world for more than 30 years. We’re on a quest: bring our dreams to life and craft the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Hard work, iteration and polish go into the Blizzard “secret recipe,” but the most important ingredients come from talented people who share our vision. If that sounds like you, join us.

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.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status, among other characteristics.


We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered! Subject to eligibility requirements, the Company offers comprehensive benefits including:

Eligibility to participate in these benefits may vary for part time and temporary full-time employees and interns with the Company. You can learn more by visiting .

In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $134,000.00 - $247,900.00 Annual. This base pay range is for the U.S. and is not applicable to locations outside of the U.S. Actual amounts will vary depending on experience, performance and location. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed. Create Your Profile — Game companies can contact you with their relevant job openings.

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