Full Time Job

Studio Talent and Operations Director

Electronic Arts

Guildford, United Kingdom 07-03-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description
Criterion Studio Talent and Operations Director

Hybrid Role

We are Criterion. We love games.
Over the last twenty years we've entertained millions of players around the world with our award-winning and massively entertaining games. We are a team of talented people who craft games with joy, passion, and commitment to quality.

At Criterion, we place enormous value on creative collaboration, fresh ideas, and unique perspective. Our studio is a healthy mix of industry veterans and newcomers working together to inspire, support, and educate one another.

Studio Talent and Operations Director.

Working in partnership with Studio leadership, partner studios and other EA stakeholders the Studio Ops and talent Director plays a key role in operational excellence at Criterion. Bringing together teams and processes to drive operational effectiveness.

RMO Support
• Ensure that Criterion details are accurate in our Airtable and partner with EU and North Americas teams on movement between teams and projects
• Partner with our finance organisation to maintain accurate data between our Airtable and Anaplan systems and that data li loaded correctly
• Partner with our Talent Acquisition teams to help facilitate strong recruitment activities, remove roadblocks and help hiring teams work effectively
• Liaise with Studio Head of Ops over any issues coming from the above items

Studio/Project Talent and Staffing
• Facilitate Wellbeing surveys - liaising with HR, ensure these go out and results discussed & analysed, leading to actions that are shared effectively
• Conduct Team Health Checks - ensure we keep regular and recording checks on team heath
• Maintain accuracy of work model allocations in Workday in partnership with HR including correct working models
• Work with Criterion FP&A to ensure that the Studio budget (for travel/entertainment/training/hardware etc) is being managed correctly and on track
• Facilitate craft planning and development for all crafts
• Work with HR and Studio GM on Training budget and finding/setting up training
• Work closely with Criterion North to ensure the studio is well attended and that staff generally are included in Criterion activities

General/Studio Operations
• Line Management of Criterion Operations Coordinators in both locations - Guildford and Manchester
• Connect with Guildford Governance over ERG and Outreach activities
• Work with Studio GM to raise the profile of Criterion Studio in the local Guildford community and wider UK Gaming industry
• Drive the planning and execution of team building and Criterion annual celebrations, swag, and culture initiatives
• Facilitate Studio AMA and All Hands meetings
• Oversee any building site operation requests from Workplace Experience across our Guildford and Criterion North sites

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g37bnq-44-200-194-255-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts Inc. is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. EA develops and delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, mobile devices and personal computers.