Group Head of Talent Acquisition

Jul 02, 2024
London, United Kingdom
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work


Position at SEGA European Head Office

Job Title: Group Head of Talent Acquisition
Department: HR
Location: SEGA HQ Brentford
Working Model: Hybrid
External: No recruitment agencies
Why Us:
SEGA employees are passionate about entertaining the world with creative, innovative experiences while being part of a vibrant gaming community. We are a global company with the resources to match, coupled with a place where everyone knows each other on a first-name basis, working together to create innovative experiences, one community at a time.
As Group Head of Talent Acquisition, you will lead SEGA’s best-in-class Group Talent Acquisition function, based in the UK and Bulgaria, and our talent acquisition activities across our European Studios and Publishing business. Working closely with the VP of HR and Studio Leadership, the role will develop and implement our group-level talent acquisition strategy and will drive the optimisation of our talent acquisition systems/tools, sourcing and talent attraction strategies, employer branding, recruitment processes and early talent programmes.
We believe that delivering the best games relies on having the best people, so we are constantly investing in our people through our benefits package, flexible working, and our community-focused, people-centric culture. Our industry-leading compensation and benefits include competitive salary and bonus schemes, private medical insurance, private dental insurance, health screening, electric car scheme, home technology scheme, and much more!
Why You:
You have significant experience in building and leading a talent acquisition function within the video games or entertainment industry and have expert knowledge of the landscape of the video games industry and its niche talent requirements. You have acted as a strategic talent acquisition business partner, and excel in influencing senior stakeholders, and delivering talent acquisition and optimisation strategy.
  • Works closely with the VP of HR to define, plan, and execute our group-level talent acquisition strategy across our European Studios and Publishing business.
  • Partners with HR Leadership and Studio heads across our European Studios and Publishing business to understand hiring requirements, support with talent mapping and educate them on market trends and talent strategies to proactively address talent requirements.
  • Advocates talent acquisition best practices and makes recommendations to HR leadership and senior management for investment in headcount, systems/tools, and other process improvements to develop the group function.
  • Works closely with the HR leadership team to develop a change transformation strategy for group-level talent acquisition systems/tools, sourcing and talent attraction strategies, employer branding, recruitment processes and early talent programmes, ensuring continuous improvements and sustainability.
  • Leads on internal and external communications for SEGA’s Talent Acquisition function, including presenting and speaking at internal shout-outs, external events, and other engagement activities.
  • Management and day-to-day mentoring of the talent acquisition team to foster their professional development, ensuring that SEGA’s European talent acquisition strategy is clearly communicated and that they are provided with support with senior stakeholders and any required resources.
  • Provides regular reporting and insights to HR Leadership and our Senior Management Team to demonstrate the impact of talent acquisition activities in supporting SEGA’s business goals.
  • Defines and plans SEGA’s group-level outreach and engagement strategy with talent acquisition events and partnerships.
  • Develops and maintains a preferred supplier list of recruitment agencies. 
  • Manages all executive recruitment activity, processes and relationships with external executive recruitment agencies.
Required Knowledge, Skills & Experience: 
  • Significant experience in talent acquisition and business partnering with senior stakeholders, having led an internal talent acquisition function.
  • Direct experience within the video games or entertainment industries.
  • Possesses expert knowledge of the video games industry, its trends and its unique talent requirements.
  • Excels at building effective working relationships with senior stakeholders and influencing decision-making at a group level.
  • Proven track record of building, executing and leading talent acquisition strategy at a group level, including demonstrable improvements in systems/tools, sourcing and talent attraction strategies, employer branding and recruitment processes.
  • Proficient in applicant tracking systems (ATS), HRIS, and other relevant recruitment tools with the ability to make recommendations for continuous improvements.
  • Excellent presentation skills, and capable of influencing senior stakeholders and clearly communicating talent acquisition strategy and company EVP internally and externally.
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to leverage data and metrics to drive strategic recruitment decisions and measure success.
Interview Process:
  • 30-minute MS teams interview – Recruiter (SEGA Europe)
  • 60-minute MS teams interview – VP HR (SEGA Europe), HR Director (SEGA Europe)
  • 30-minute MS teams interview – Director, Head of Central HR Units (Rovio)
  • 60-minute MS teams interview – Chief Operating Officer (Sports Interactive)
Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging:
At SEGA, we celebrate diversity and believe in a diverse, inclusive, and equitable world in which everyone feels valued and respected regardless of what they look like or where they come from. Whether you’re a prospective employee or a full-time member of staff, we want you to feel involved and supported in all aspects of our work and to have amazing opportunities during your time with us regardless of your background. We welcome people regardless of age, race, ethnicity, disability, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, neurotype, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave.
SEGA is a place where staff have a voice which is integral to our success as a business. Our inclusive, passionate people are empowered to educate, inform, and build awareness through our inclusion and wellbeing staff-led values groups which include DEN (Disability Employee Network), RISE ​(Reinforcing Inclusion through Solidarity and​ Equality), Women at SEGA, PRIDE, SEGA Minds (group supporting mental health), Momiji (group that celebrates our Japanese heritage, language, and culture) and VIBE (our social and engagement committee).
If you require any reasonable adjustments in order to apply or to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at [email protected].
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