Project Manager, HR Strategic Projects

Feb 02, 2023
Santa Monica, United States
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

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Project Manager, HR Strategic Projects

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Job Description:

Job Title:             Project Manager, HR Strategic Projects

Reporting To:     Associate Director, HR Strategic Projects

Department:      Organisation Effectiveness

Location:             Santa Monica,  CA

Your Platform

Activision Blizzard plays a centralized role in the creation of epic entertainment by supporting our interactive gaming brands and studios with a diverse range of career opportunities across corporate functions such as Marketing, Communications, Legal, Human Resources, Finance and Supply Chain., we encompass equal parts agility, creativity and rigor to enhance the employee and player experience. To learn more, check us out at or on Twitter at @ATVI_AB.

Your Mission

As Project Manager, HR Strategic Projects, your role will be focused on the successful management and delivery of individual and integrated projects.  This role will report to the Associate Director, HR Strategic Projects and will lead high-profile projects that reduce complexity across operating units, deliver new business capabilities, and fundamentally improve employee experience. Current projects include acquisition integrations, organization redesign, and process improvement.

Priorities can often change in a fast-paced environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:

  • Scope, plan, mobilise, and deliver top priority projects on time and within budget. Manage projects from inception to delivery, ensuring clear project requirements are developed and delivered with appropriate documentation, gating and sign offs.
  • Be a leader of project teams by providing oversight, guidance and direction. Identify and manage different partner groups for each project.
  • Implement right governance and reporting structure for projects, ensuring there is a clear RACI and accurate reporting is provided to partners.
  • Create, maintain, and disseminate project information to project team members and partners, including meeting agendas and minutes, in a concise and accurate manner.
  • Active RAID management to ensure successful project delivery and timely escalations. Identify corrective measures to the project plan when required, evaluate and make trade-offs to keep delivery on track.
  • Jump in and roll sleeves up when needed to assist in project task completion.
  • Adhere to project compliance standards (e.g. confidentiality, privacy)
  • Manage relationship with 3rd party vendors as required, ensuring appropriate commercial contracts are in place (Master Service Agreements, Statements of Work) and that payment schedules are agreed in line with project scope and delivery expectations.
  • Working with Change Director, ensure change management strategy is developed and completed as needed in each project.
  • Efficient use of data to inform project decisions and accurate reporting to partners3.
  • Own project change control processes, ensuring changes are scoped accurately before sign off.

Player Profile

Minimum Requirements:

  • Degree level qualification.
  • +5 years of consultancy/programme management experience.
  • Comfort moving between different delivery frameworks (Agile/Waterfall) as required.
  • International/Global experience, working within matrix organisations.
  • Demonstrated success in international project delivery with the ability to motivate and guide a virtual distributed team in different timezones to achieve results.

Extra points

  • Minimum of one year in HR; leading HR projects and/or an HR professional.
  • PMI certification and/or training in project management.

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.

COVID-19 Hiring Update

This role is anticipated to be assigned to work on-site at an Activision Blizzard office. However, we understand each person’s circumstances may be unique and will work with you to explore possible interim options.

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

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, 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!

Our ability to build immersive and innovate worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment. We aspire to have a culture where everyone can thrive in order to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered!

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:

  • Medical, dental, vision, health savings account or health reimbursement account, healthcare spending accounts, dependent care spending accounts, life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance;
  • 401(k) with Company match, tuition reimbursement, charitable donation matching;
  • Paid holidays and vacation, paid sick time, floating holidays, compassion and bereavement leaves, parental leave;
  • Mental health & wellbeing programs, fitness programs, free and discounted games, and a variety of other voluntary benefit programs like supplemental life & disability, legal service, ID protection, rental insurance, and others;
  • If the Company requires that you move geographic locations for the job, then you may also be eligible for relocation assistance.

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 $111,960.00 - $207,270.00 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.
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