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Manager, Executive Recruiting

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

Your Mission

We are looking for a dynamic Executive Recruiter to partner with internal stakeholders and staff, serving as a contributing member to the Talent Acquisition team and be a strategic partner to business leadership. This position reports to the Senior Director, Executive Recruiting.


  • Partner with Senior Management to develop sourcing strategy for current and future needs
  • Conduct regular business partners' meetings to educate on recruiting best practices, market data, including execution of recruiting processes and tools
  • Responsible for holding hiring managers accountable for recruiting processes
  • Responsible for conducting business in a consultative manner through communicating persuasively, influencing others, and sharing a point of view by using a creative approach to drive results
  • Review and evaluate resumes
  • Determine qualifications of candidates based on job description criteria and select qualified candidates to present to hiring manager
  • Coordinate interviews at all phases of recruiting process which include setting up phone interviews for all candidates.
  • Recruit director and above level positions
  • Manage offer process, including reference checks, salary recommendations, offer letter generation, and offer acceptance/turn downs
  • Negotiate offers by partnering with hiring manager, senior management, benefits, relocation, immigration and compensation departments, including HR Generalists of functional areas as needed
  • Evaluate skill level and provide guidance to internal/external candidates throughout the interview process
  • Provide skill-based feedback and recommendations to applicant and hiring manager, if applicable, regarding strengths and developmental needs of internal/external applicants
  • Gather detailed interview feedback from hiring managers in order to identify, determine, and select most qualified candidates
  • Source candidates through cold calling, networking, career fairs, Internet postings and employee referrals
  • Provide guidance and direction to recruiting coordinators during the creation of interview schedules, logistics and travel arrangements
  • Ability to manage relationships with outside agencies and research firms
  • Review reports for openings, hires, and key metrics and interpret findings for hiring managers when appropriate
  • Collaborate across teams to support process improvements and the sharing of best practices

Player Profile

  • Minimum 10 years of strong recruiting experience in a corporate/agency environment recruiting for executive level positions
  • Must have deep experience with full life cycle recruiting including demonstrated expertise in advanced internet searching, candidate research, cold calling and direct sourcing
  • Must demonstrate ability to handle confidential information with discretion and maturity
  • Ability to maintain professionalism and focus in an ambiguous environment through demonstrated, proven leadership
  • Strong problem solving by proactively driving results and being solution oriented
  • Ability to continuously drive for process improvement coupled with excellent written and communication skills
  • Ability to manage customer relationships, provide strong customer service skills, work independently and in a team environment
  • Demonstrated confidence in all settings when advising/partnering with business leaders/partners
  • Proven organization skills ability to prioritize effectively and manage multiple tasks in an environment with competing demands
  • Strong computer skills - MS Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

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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