Chief of Staff, Blizzard
The Chief of Staff to the Head of Blizzard Entertainment will be a trusted advisor to the Head of Blizzard Entertainment and will play a critical role in bringing the Executive Leadership team of stakeholders together across various functions, to help accelerate progress, and to ensure the Executive Leadership team runs a rigorous and disciplined business. In this role, you will enable the Executive Leadership team to focus on the largest strategic initiatives by assuming the day-to-day responsibilities for the organizational and operational effectiveness of the team.
As the Chief of Staff, you will own the rhythm of business and will partner with the Head of Blizzard Entertainment and the Executive Leadership team to influence our culture, define our people's investments, and help define strategic initiatives. You will have an amazing opportunity to help create clarity and define what success looks like for the organization.
You’re Excited About This Opportunity Because You Will
Serve as a sounding board to the Head of Blizzard Entertainment to provide an objective, independent perspective on ideas and issuesDevelop, manage, and optimize the Executive Leadership team rhythm of business by developing ideal operating cadence to maximize organizational communication, planning, and decision-makingDraft and distributes Head of Blizzard Entertainment presentations, documents, and communications, as appropriatePartner with HR to address overall organizational approach and design, staffing needs, issues, or planning within the organizationAttend meetings, provide direction, and address inquiries or issues on behalf of the Head of Blizzard Entertainment as his proxyManage the responsibilities and day-to-day activities of the Executive Assistant of the Head of Blizzard Entertainment, and provide coaching and mentoring as needed
Drive Strategic Initiatives
Successfully lead and execute key initiatives end-to-end including discovery, design, delivery, and adoptionSupport the Executive Leadership team in developing the Long-Range Plan, including the overall strategic roadmap and business performance objectivesPartner with the HR, DE&I (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion), Head of Culture, and Communications teams to help build our organizational cultureDevelop and maintain strong relationships with executives, senior leaders, and stakeholders to achieve project objectives and deliverables
Support Executive Leadership Team Decision-making and Meetings
Plan and develop agendas and presentation materials for key meetingsDocument and communicate decisions and action items from meetingsEnsure follow-up and closure of action itemsShare information and learnings across teams
Year 1 Success
Establish a leadership and business unit rhythm of businessExecute on a decision-making framework for leadershipPut in place a motivating 5-year vision for the business unitServe as an ambassador for our employees, connecting with 4000+ people across many teams to understand our opportunitiesEstablish great relationships with leadership across the BU and become a problem solver for teams
This leader must possess unquestionable character and absolute integrity. S/he will be a proven leader with a blend of superior strategic, operational, program/project management, and leadership skills. Additionally, s/he should possess exceptional attention to detail, strong initiative, an influencer who has excelled in matrix and/or consulting environments, and critical thinking skills.
Specific Requirements Include
Minimum of 10 years of proven experience leading large-scale, cross-organizational, complex enterprise programs or projects utilizing internal and vendor resourcesExperience in effectively interacting with executives and senior leadersExperience of building effective business processes for diverse teamsExceptional verbal, written, and interpersonal communications skillsComfortable presenting and communicating to large groups and across all levels of the organization in an effective, situationally appropriate, clear, and high-quality mannerCapable of strong individual contribution and influence across non-direct reporting teamsAbility to work collaboratively with stakeholders throughout the organizationAbility and emotional maturity to work in a productive and cooperative way with a variety of people ranging from CVPs to individual contributors and support staffAbility to translate ideas into clear, high impact communicationsAbility to maintain good judgment in fast-paced, high-stress environmentsAbility to excel in an ambiguous environment, orchestrating strategic and complex business activityAbility to work independently and deliver results with little supervision; ability to prioritize tasks across multiple projectsDetail-oriented; Results-oriented; Problem solverAbility to travel to support the Head of Blizzard Entertainment, as neededBachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance, or a related discipline or prior work experience in one or more of these disciplines
Prior experience reporting directly to a C-level executiveBig 4 management consulting experienceMaster’s Degree in Business Administration or a related disciplineHands-on, entrepreneurial style with a strong bias for action and results; thrives in unstructured environments with a focus on innovation; collaborative and without ego
Activision Blizzard is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
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