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Job Title: Associate, Executive Recruiting
Reporting to: Sr. Manager, Executive Recruiting
Department: Talent Acquisition
Location: Santa Monica, CA


Your Mission

As a Researcher at Activision, you will be responsible for supporting our Director of Executive Recruiting with search administration, organization, support, and communication to candidates regarding Director level and above roles, in addition to ad hoc administrative/coordination tasks.

What you’ll do:

  • Utilize knowledge of multiple recruiting sources and advanced sourcing techniques to identify candidates
  • Source passive candidates through referrals, networking, internet searches, etc
  • Maintain accurate and thorough documentation within the company's candidate database
  • Attending, organizing and working recruiting events both on and off site
  • Maintain an organized list of data and contacts

Player Profile

  • Extensive research experience, including creative approaches to data gathering and analysis
  • Demonstrated ability in screening for highly creative positions and identifying strengths and areas of development
  • Ability to conduct lead and executive level hires with tact and tenacity
  • An eye for detail and strong intuition for culture fit while screening candidates
  • Results-oriented mindset, not scared by stretch goals
  • Must be highly articulate
  • Team player, highly collaborative, partnering with the Recruiting Coordinator to provide a positive and seamless client and candidate experience
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Client interaction, including working with Hiring Managers and HR partners, taking new requirements, reviewing candidate profiles and updating candidate pipeline progress

What you’ll bring:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Strong research capabilities
  • Exceptional organizational skills with the ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • A proactive, service-focused attitude
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and interface with individuals at all levels, both inside and outside the organization

What you’ve done:

  • Shown strong initiative. Self-driven and able to deliver results with minimal supervision
  • Proven experience designing and implementing new processes; a passion for process and achieving efficiencies
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, make decisions, and change course of action quickly
  • Anticipate needs of employers to stay one step ahead of the game and provide the best support possible
  • Team player mentality with high degree of comfort being interchangeable with other members of the team, regardless of title or role
  • Perform proficient knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel

Preferred Qualifications

  • Interest in pursuing a career in HR/Recruitment
  • Knowledge of Taleo ATS
  • Passion for video games

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®, 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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