Who We Are

Founded in 2005, 2K Games is a global video game company, publishing titles developed by some of the most influential game development studios in the world. Our studios responsible for developing 2K’s portfolio of world-class games across multiple platforms, include Visual Concepts, Firaxis, Hangar 13, CatDaddy, Cloud Chamber, and HB Studios. Our portfolio of titles is expanding due to our global strategic plan, building and acquiring exciting studios whose content continues to inspire all of us! 2K publishes titles in today’s most popular gaming genres, including sports, shooters, action, role-playing, strategy, casual, and family entertainment.

Our team of engineers, marketers, artists, writers, data scientists, producers, thinkers and doers, are the professional publishing stewards of our growing library of critically-acclaimed franchises such as NBA 2K, Battleborn, BioShock, Borderlands, The Darkness, Mafia, Sid Meier’s Civilization, WWE 2K, and XCOM.

At 2K, we pride ourselves on creating an inclusive work environment, which means encouraging our teams to Come as You Are and do your best work! We are dedicated to diversity and inclusion, and want our community of candidates to reflect this commitment. We encourage all qualified applicants to explore our global positions.

2K is headquartered in Novato, California and is a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).

What We Need

We are looking for an experienced Graduate Programme Manager who is very organised, creative, a strong communicator with an interest and ability in mentoring, to work in a lively, creative and constantly evolving environment.

2k Dublin’s graduate programme is a 21-month programme with up to 40 graduates on 3 month rotations, including international rotations (UK and US). You will lead the full cycle of the programme including overseeing high volume recruitment, sophisticated rotation management, experience and performance feedback. You will collaborate with senior leadership in programme management and identify permanent career paths for our graduates.

This role reports to the Vice President, Demand Generation and works closely with our talent acquisition team, HR, senior leadership and many other internal partners.

This is a full-time position from 10.00 – 18.30 Monday to Friday. Hybrid working arrangements are available but full time onsite may be required during some periods (such as graduate orientation weeks). Some international travel (incl. US and UK) will be required.

What You Will Do

  • Develop and update program plans, budgets and resource plans ensuring alignment with program requirements.
  • Manage and proactively report on plan, budgets, inclusive sourcing, recruitment progress, graduate performance, rotation experience and conversion tracking and progress. Maintain and present metrics to senior leadership.
  • Develop and implement creative recruitment strategies to recruit the best candidates and enhance our diversity.
  • Lead and influence conversations with senior leaders and management to identify rotation requirements and program planning, providing updates to ensure alignment and progress.
  • Manage sophisticated rotation schedules ensuring operational needs and optimal graduate experience is attained
  • Own international rotation processes, collaborating with international and external partners.
  • Mentor graduates by providing timely and effective feedback on performance and early career guidance.
  • Coordinate and support engaging, high quality, innovative, and timely development opportunities (training, special projects, communications, speakers, events, workshops)
  • Collaborate on projects and support recruitment and event programming, as needed.
  • Regularly challenge our current practices and policies identifying new and innovative ways to achieve our goals.
  • Help out with any other projects or duties as assigned.

Who We Think Will Be A Great Fit

  • Project management experience ideally supporting programs developing early career talent
  • Proven ability to lead, develop & drive projects from scope to delivery with ability to exercise independent judgement and discretion
  • Ability to collaborate, influence and deal effectively with a diverse group of team members at all organisational levels
  • Resourceful, flexible in a fast-paced environment maintaining a calm demeanour under pressure. Effective time management, ability to multitask and prioritise
  • Enthusiastic, high energy, productive, positive with a can-do attitude and excellent attention to detail. Values diversity, accessibility and inclusivity
  • Experience with graduate program management platforms and direct experience in a creative industry is an asset
  • Excellent communications skills and fluency in English, both verbal and written
  • Strong skills in MS Office 365 Applications, Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and web-based applications
  • Technically not a "skill", but you are comfortable with working hours 10am-6:30pm enabling greater connection with our US HQ

As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to ensuring that qualified individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform their essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us if you need reasonable accommodation.

Please note that 2K Games and its studios never uses instant messaging apps or personal email accounts to contact prospective employees or conduct interviews and when emailing, only use 2K.com accounts.

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