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Job Title: Senior Recruiter
Reporting To: Director, Talent Acquisition
Department: Human Resources
Location: Santa Monica, CA


Your Mission

The recruiting team at Activision is on a journey to become strategic talent advisors and we are focused on developing a direct sourcing model and deep understanding of the talent market of our clients. We also pride ourselves on delivering the very best candidate experience and hiring manager satisfaction and continue to raise the talent bar with the great talent we bring in to the business.
This rare and exciting opportunity, based out of our HQ, requires a naturally fast-paced, proactive, organised, customer centric and passionate recruiter to manage full lifecycle recruitment. 

This role includes but is not limited to the following tasks/duties*:
  • Manage the full end to end lifecycle recruitment process providing exceptional, first-class recruiting support for internal client groups.
  • Proactively identify, map and engage with top talent in line with our current and future requirements.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with internal stakeholders, HR team members and Talent Acquisition team to create a partnership that yields success, predictable results and credibility. 
  • Source candidates who believe in our vision and culture. Our goal is not to solely fill requisitions, but rather identify the best talent who want to take the next step in their careers and will continue to drive our incredibly successful business.
  • Act as an ambassador of the Company to provide complete, accurate, and inspiring information to candidates about the company and position. 
  • Work closely with hiring managers to understand job requirements, profile of successful candidates and hiring processes. 
  • Coordinate development of job descriptions, screening guides and recruiting strategies. 
  • Administer the company's applicant tracking system and associated policies and processes. 
  • Market Activision across and proactively source candidates from, numerous online mediums, social networking sites, job boards, universities etc. leveraging the most relevant and creative tools to source and recruit the very best talent.
  • Pre-screen resumes and conduct initial phone/video interviews. 
  • Organise, lead and document post-interview debrief/feedback and post-mortems with interview teams and candidates. 
  • Manage logistics of all interviews between candidates and hiring managers. 
  • Finalise positions including offer packages, reference, background checks through to onboarding.
  • Develop networking strategies including cold calling passive candidates and leveraging networking sites (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter) 
  • Actively promote and market our Employee Referral Programme
  • Develop an effective pipeline of key talent potentially available for immediate hire as succession planning needs dictate. 
  • Other ad-hoc Talent Acquisition tasks and projects as required

Player Profile
  • 6 years + recruiting experience
  • Combination of agency and internal recruiting experience preferred
  • Deep knowledge and experience in candidate sourcing, selection and assessment
  • Ability to develop a large, diverse and technically qualified applicant pool from multiple sources including direct sourcing, competitive information, cold-calling, web sites, referrals, advertising, networking, etc. 
  • Strong Internet search and research skills. (Previous use of Linkedin Recruiter highly desirable)
  • Extensive experience with advanced Boolean search strings 
  • Self-motivation with a history of exceeding high performance standards 
  • Able to build productive relationships 
  • Ability to influence, sell and negotiate  
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Analytical and methodical in approach 
  • Ability to work at a fast pace whilst maintaining strong organisational and multi-tasking skills 
  • Corporate recruiting experience ideally in the Entertainment, hi-tech or Consumer Goods space.
  • Experience working with applicant tracking systems (preferably Taleo) 
  • Strong sense of urgency and attention to detail. 
  • High customer service/client service skills and ability to partner across multiple teams.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately. 
  • Full commitment to the position
  • Adherence to deadlines
  • ‘Have done, Can do, will do’ approach
  • Pragmatic thinker, not afraid to work outside the box

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 

Great Games Start with Great People!  This is an exciting time to join us!

Ask anyone who works at Activision, or with Activision, their favorite thing about it, and they’ll tell you, it’s the people. We have world class brands, infrastructure and resources, but our success doesn’t come from assembly lines producing widgets. Our success comes from people producing greatness together. We are nothing without our employee’s brilliance. So if you’re interested in our biggest priority, it’s the people. 

Activision is more than just the leading developer and publisher of video games; we are the creators of some of the world’s biggest, most ground-breaking titles in the industry. Our portfolio includes Call of Duty® and Crash Bandicoot™.

Activision is a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), headquartered in Santa Monica, California with locations across the globe. Activision Blizzard is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology, and entertainment. A member of the S&P 500 and recognized on the 2018 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list, Activision Blizzard has operations throughout the world with approximately 10,000 employees and players in 196 countries.

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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