People and Talent Manager

  • Operations team
  • Auckland, New Zealand

People and Talent Manager

Job description

We are looking for an People & Talent Manager to grow one of Auckland's most exciting creative tech companies: RocketWerkz's new Auckland studio.

Our studio is a unique blend of creativity and technology where highly motivated teams work in a dynamic, problem-solving and collaborative environment. You will be a part of developing an world-leading video games studio in downtown Auckland. 

Our goal is for RocketWerkz to be one of the most admired employers in New Zealand's interactive games industry and to attract talent from around the world to join us here in Aotearoa. We plan to double our Auckland team from 30 to 60 people and already have 50 employees in our Dunedin office. We will be investing in new offices and people processes too.

This is a role where you can have an impact every single day. If successful you will need to hit the ground running - managing all aspects of People and Talent. We are looking for someone who will drive culture and engagement, ensuring all staff have the best coaching and HR advice to enable them to be successful. You can help them unleash their inner geek and it can't hurt if you have one too.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage the recruitment, selection process and onboarding
  • Partner with team leads to help teams grow in skill and in size
  • Manage the candidate experience end to end
  • Provide coaching and advice on all employment related matters
  • Ensure best practice solutions for health and safety, employment relations and immigration whilst adhering to legislation
  • Support current and future business needs through development, engagement, motivation and training
  • Develop and monitor overall HR strategies, systems and procedures across the studio
  • Manage diversity initiatives and our relationships with tertiary education providers
  • Provide services to staff in Auckland and Dunedin with some travel

Job requirements

  • Proven experience as HR manager or HR Consultant
  • Experience in recruitment
  • People oriented and results driven
  • Knowledge of HR systems and databases
  • Excellent active listening, negotiation and presentation skills
  • In-depth knowledge of New Zealand employment law and HR best practice

Applications for this position close on WEDNESDAY 18 DECEMBER.

The position is full time, permanent and onsite in Auckland. Assistance is provided for relocation & support for obtaining a visa. We highly value diversity. Regardless of disability, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or any other aspects of your culture or identity you have an important role to play in our team.