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People and talent manager

Opportunity in short: Early entry into ambitious Nordic scale-up, well positioned in the booming global esports industry. Highly experienced core team in place, NOK 150 million funding secured, and top-ranking elite teams acquired. Competitive compensation incl. equity.

Esports - a popular revolution

Do you want to work in a hyper-expansive industry with 500 million fans, professional teams battling for millions in prize pools, and annual revenues exceeding $1 billion? How about managing a global sports organization where the athletes, crowds, and stadiums are as real as they get, while the game itself is virtual? Esports has rapidly emerged from the underground and is now hitting the masses. In parallel venture capitalists, private equity, and other investment communities are fighting for the best opportunities, with esports businesses growing at record speeds. Sound interesting?

We are strengthening our team with a performance-oriented People and Talent Manager

As People and Talent Manager in Heroic, you will play a central role in building our organization, developing our people, and further shaping our culture. The candidate taking on this role will be key in attracting, motivating, and developing the most important asset in Heroic’s growth journey: Our current and future colleagues. Today our organization has ~40 employees in total with the admin team counting to ~20. We plan to extend our troops with around 10 new people this year, with additional hires following the pace of our expansion. We are looking for a committed individual with experience from HR roles with true passion for people and a motivation for contributing to a high-performance environment based on ambitious individuals, collaborative ways of working, booming industry dynamics, strong values, and high professionalism. You will primarily be working with the administration team, but there will also be tasks related to our athletes and performance teams e.g. in talent hunting and personnel support. Initially, the role will also involve assisting the management team in planning and coordination of their agenda. Experience from esports or adjacent industries (media, traditional sports etc.) is considered positive, but most importantly we are looking for a strong spark and genuine interest for the gaming and esports industry.

Key responsibilities

  • Develop and implement people and talent strategies supporting the overall Heroic strategy
  • Contribute to building a positive and sustainable working environment and culture
  • Ensure strong link between all employees, by facilitating and maintaining open dialogue
  • Establish best practice HR systems and databases
  • Manage our recruitment, selection, and onboarding process
  • Manage payment plans and develop employee benefit programs
  • Ensure regulatory and legal compliance related to staff and workplace
  • Develop and facilitate relevant people development and training programs
  • Support employees in professional development, and assist in performance management
  • Help promote our staff and culture externally through SoMe and other relevant platforms
  • Assist management in planning and coordination of their agenda
  • Function as office manager, supporting with operational and administrative tasks

Academic and professional background

Required:

  • Higher education degree in Human Resources or related field
  • Min. 2 years of working experience as HR manager or similar role(s)

Preferable:

  • Esports or adjacent industry experience
  • Experience from working in growth environments
  • International working experience and interest

Personal qualifications

  • Strong people skills, social, and likable
  • Performance driven, analytical, and metrics focused
  • Proactive in identifying issues and recommending solutions
  • Excellent listener, with strong integrity
  • Enjoys external communication and exposure
  • Competent in building interpersonal relationships across all levels
  • Creative, energic, and hard working
  • Excellent communicator (oral and written)
  • Fluent in English, and experienced working in international environments
  • Excited about the growth, opportunities, and dynamics of the esports industry

What Heroic offers

  • Early entry, hereunder the ability to impact our long-term direction
  • Secured funding, competitive salary
  • Ambitious and competent colleagues with diverse personal and professional backgrounds (hereunder management consulting)
  • Dynamic and fun work environment, with people and culture as the pinnacle for growth
  • Opportunity to gain unique esports competency from “the inside”
  • International environment; Nordics as our base and the world as our playground
  • Opportunity to position the Nordics at the top of a global competitive arena
  • Big screens, powerful computers, ergonomic gaming chairs, and free flow of energy drinks

How to apply?

  • Submit your application by email to: career@heroic.gg
  • Include your CV and a short cover letter / motivational letter in two separate attachments
  • Include your name and the role you are applying for in the e-mail subject field (Example: Application for Head of Social Media - John Handcock)
  • Our deadline for all applications is EOB Wednesday June 9th

For any questions regarding the application process please contact:

Sunniva Rudi

Email: sunniva@heroic.gg

Phone: +47 917 55 336

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