Senior Director, Compensation

Sep 29, 2023
Santa Monica, United States
... Not specified
... Senior
Full time
... Office work

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Senior Director, Compensation

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Job Description:

Job Title:             Sr. Director, Compensation

Reporting To:     Head of Total Rewards

Department:       HR

Location:            Santa Monica, CA or Remote       


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. Located in our global headquarters in Santa Monica, 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.

The Compensation Team serves as trusted advisors to both HR and business leaders by carefully understanding the needs or problem areas and then providing guidance that marries the knowledge of market practices with the unique needs of our organization to create and maintain compelling and competitive compensation programs that attract, engage, reward and retain our epic talent.

We're looking for a Senior Director of Compensation to lead the design, implementation, administration, and evolution of our compensation programs across the globe. If you like to learn new things, enjoy problem-solving, find creative solutions, and can lead through changes, this could be a superb opportunity for you.

Your Mission

  • Lead the development, design, and implementation of Activision Publishing’s global compensation philosophy and strategy.

  • Design, implement, and refine all Activision Publishing incentive programs and provide input to broader Activision Blizzard incentive programs and design.

  • Lead all aspects of the design, iteration, and maintenance of the organization’s salary structure and job mapping processes in order to maintain appropriate internal equity and external competitiveness.

  • Provide strategic input to executives and global function heads to ensure compensation structures and levels are competitive externally and are aligned with Activision Publishing’s global strategic objectives and core values.

  • Develop processes and oversee the communications, roll-out, and project management of the annual compensation planning process for all employees globally (merit increases, promotions, cash and equity incentive planning, etc.).

  • Liaison and point of contact for Activision Publishing with Activision Blizzard’s benefits and compensation leaders.

  • Stay current with market practices and explore creative and alternative ways to reward employees.

Player Profile

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Statistics, or a related field.

  • A minimum of 10 years experience in compensation administration and design at a mid to large-size company.

  • A minimum of 4 years leading a team in a leadership role.

  • Human Capital Management consulting experience preferred.

  • Consistent track record of producing results under tight deadlines while driving engagement from the business.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to translate findings into clear and concise documents and presentations.

  • Knowledge and understanding of laws and regulations relating to compensation (e.g., FLSA).

  • Demonstrated ability to work closely with and influence executives and HR leadership.

  • Advanced proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Strong mathematical proficiency.

  • Strong customer service and leadership skills.

Extra Points:

  • Postgraduate education in HR, MBA, or CCP.

  • Previous experience at a Technology, Media, or Video Game company.

  • Experience with key HR systems: MarketPay & Workday.

  • Resilience and high adaptability in a startup or fast-paced environment.

  • Passion for gaming and/or entertainment.

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 $164,800.00 - $304,800.00 Annual. These values reflect the expected base pay range of new hires across all U.S. locations. Ultimately, your specific range and offer will be based on several factors, including relevant experience, performance, and work location. Your Talent Professional can share this role’s range details for your local geography during the hiring process. 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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