HR Business Partner – 18 month contract

People & Recruiting (London-UK)

Contract Length: 18 months

Start Date: November/December 2023

Our mission at Zynga is to connect the world through games by building games around core social experiences to deliver deep player engagement, organic acquisition and long term retention. Our portfolio of games include – CSR Racing 2, FarmVille, Hit it Rich! Slots, Words With Friends and Zynga Poker.

NaturalMotion Games, a Zynga studio, is hiring for a HR Business Partner to support our teams based in the UK and Ireland.  At NaturalMotion, we make games that wow people. We innovate to create experiences that previously were impossible and that would not exist without us. We take pride in making titles that reach a large audience and in creating communities that last. For the past five years, NaturalMotion Studios have been named one of the Best Places to Work in the UK games industry by

Job Purpose

We are seeking a HR Business Partner on a fixed term contract, to cover maternity leave. Within this role you will support teams based in the UK and Ireland, including coaching and advising our team working on our upcoming game, Star Wars: Hunters™.  

You will work with our People Operations teams across NaturalMotion, Zynga and our parent company, Take-Two.  To effectively deliver HR initiatives within your business areas including Total Rewards, Learning & Development, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

Develop and drive people plans across the employee lifecycle, to meet changing business needs, whilst supporting the achievement of our overall business objectives.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

  • Build a thorough understanding of our teams and overall business operations, as well as HR strategies and initiatives, to develop people plans that support the overall business goals

  • Partner with creative and technical teams on HR strategies and initiatives to enhance performance and organisational effectiveness

  • Drive consistent talent and compensation review within your business areas, to maintain talent health and accelerate development

  • Work with our L&D COE to address the training needs of the business. Ensure employee records and data are updated in Workday

  • Run reports from Workday as needed to aid in business decisions

  • Drive consistent talent and compensation review routines within your business areas

  • Partner with the Employee Relations team on employee issues

  • Partner with local and global HRBPs on strategic projects and programs

  • Proactively work with client groups and HR leadership to propose and drive new HR initiatives that align with business needs

  • Resolve and anticipate complex issues that impact multiple teams across related HR areas, employee relations or other employee issues

Required Skills & Experience

  • Experience working as a HRBP, supporting employees in the UK and Ireland. Working with and supporting business teams with demonstrated results

  • Able to own and drive HR work, translating global initiatives into local projects

  • Strong client partner, with business acumen

  • Operated in a matrixed, fast-paced, global and rapidly-changing business environment

  • Deep experience of partnering with dynamic and creative teams and business leaders, able to demonstrate results though people projects

  • A strong solutions focus, ability to quickly identify problems and drive appropriate solutions

  • Able to assess the needs of a team and provide relevant solutions

  • Great communication skills. An excellent connector, who collaborates and always keeps the broader team in mind

  • Ability to work effectively in an environment with a high level of ambiguity

Desirable Skills & Experience

  • Previous experience working as a HRBP in the games or entertainment industry

  • Experience working for a public company

  • CIPD qualified or relevant HR qualification


What do we offer?

  • Competitive salary
  • Create next-gen games that will be played and loved by millions of players around the world
  • Work in a family-oriented, collaborative team that invests in your development and growth on-the-job
  • A diverse team of friendly, fun and supportive co-workers
  • Flexible working hours & crunch-free working culture
  • Communal music and laid-back atmosphere
  • Summer/Christmas parties and Happy Hour in the studio each Friday
  • Paid holiday
  • Pension plan with a double matching employer contribution (capped at 8%)
  • Private medical insurance, dental insurance and healthcare cash plan
  • Life insurance, accident insurance and long-term disability insurance
  • Fitness Reimbursement plan worth £600 per annum
  • Charitable Giving Platform to which the Company contributes a 2:1

We are an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to building a diverse and talented workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, colour, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, disability, or any other class or characteristic protected by applicable law. We welcome job-seekers, players, employees, and partners from all backgrounds to join us!

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