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Job Description

As the VP of Teams, you will take the lead on implementing our organizational vision. We are looking for a force multiplier to lead talent strategy and organizational development. We believe that our business problems are solved by people –how we develop those individuals, how we formulate our teams and how we measure that output – makes the critical difference in the quality of the associated solutions. As the VP of Teams, we will look to you to create the right people chemistry that supports that vision.

 SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Evolve the company’s organizational framework to support our values and business growth.
  • Talent Chemist – Build and guide organizational systems of support to identify optimal design, makeup, and construction of our teams with our leaders– as thoughtfully and skillfully as the player strategy on a professional sports team. Facilitate effective team dynamics and act as a trusted advisor.
  • Develop & evolve the Talent Experience that supports a performance-driven employee life cycle. Think deeply and execute expertly in the areas of:
  • Brand our Talent & Culture in the Marketplace
  • Create and Evolve our People & Team Performance Scorecard
  • Talent Acquisition – Evolve the company’s strategy and approach to hiring and retaining top talent, focusing on our brand internally and externally

·   Integration – Educate new hires and teams on organizational playbook, and provide programs that establish understanding of core values

·      Talent Development  & Planning – In partnership with the executive team, align career development and individual growth paths to business goals.

·      Team Dynamics and Performance - Build next-generation talent management systems to identify, anticipate, and build an action plan around organizational strengths and gaps. Create a coaching and mentorship practice to enhance performance

·      Total Rewards – Identify and maintain a compensation and benefits strategy that attracts, motivates and retains top talent

  • Define the company as the top talent destination in games and media through industry PR, events, universities, and partnerships

·   Develop and maintain a reputation in the marketplace that attracts a deep candidate pipeline across all experience levels


·   Hire the right people that are driven by our mission at the right time of our growth cycle

  • Establish key performance elements needed to meet the long-term strategy
  • Put science and metrics behind teamwork
  • Create mechanisms for feedback loops on people & team performance

 

CANDIDATE PROFILE

The key element for this candidate is thinking like a product leader – and the product in this case is the making the sum of the people in the company greater than it's constituent parts. We believe someone with the following capabilities, knowledge and experience will thrive in this role, and as part of our team:

  • Curiosity. The most important element to this role and to be a member of our leadership team
  • Intuitive, and can synthesize ideas
  • Understands business strategy, scenario planning, and how to move the strategic vision into processes and flows that execute
  • 10+ years people focused experience managing and/or coaching large product-driven teams across flat organizations 
  • Can partner, influence and coach at all levels of the organization and is an excellent communicator
  • See disconnects and solve them
  • Is up to date on innovative practices, trends and measurements that drive success in a creative, product driven industry
  • A BA/BS degree is required, Master’s degree or related certifications a plus. Advanced degree in organizational psychology a plus