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Head of Talent Operations

  • Stockholm +2 more
  • Stockholm +2 more

As Head of Talent Operations you partake in creating strategies in line with the company’s vision, values and goals for managing and improving on all aspects of the employee life cycle as well as the overall people development culture. You ensure not only a proficient, professional and healthy but also creative, curious and brave workforce. Under your leadership employees will grow to become mature, secure, self-going and self-fulfilling individuals at the company.

Leading the Talent Ops Team, you will ensure the successful implementation of strategies as well as ensuring efficient policies and processes in order to manage the team’s day-to-day activities. As the Head of Talent Operations you will also be responsible for the talent management and development of senior staff.

Head of Talent Ops responsibilities:

  • Partake in creating both short and long term talent management and people development strategies to reach business goals.

  • Responsible for successful implementation of strategies , ensuring alignment with company vision, values and goals as well as clear communication of them.

  • Accountable for compliance with labour laws and regulations as well as company policies

  • Responsible for Talent Ops team leadership, management and development.

Talent Manager (Pirate Manager) Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for defining, implementing and maintaining individual development plans based on company goals, appraisals and personal career aspirations.

  • Responsible for appraisals, promotions and salary adjustments in line with individual development plans and company policy.

  • Responsible for crewing in collaboration with key stakeholders.

  • Responsible for establishing mentorship relationships in collaboration with key stakeholders.

  • Responsible for school relationships and internship programs.

  • Initiate training programs, lectures, inspirational talks in collaboration with key stakeholders.

  • Recruiting, onboarding and offboarding in collaboration with Resourcing and HR coordinators.

  • Responsible for Hiring Administration.

  • Responsible for managing/escalating issues and concerns in line with local law and ILP values and policies.


  • Experience as manager of a team of 10+ with personnel responsibilities

  • Proven experience from the VFX, gaming, technology or media/entertainment sector.

  • Fluent in English (written and spoken).

  • A University degree in a field related to Human Resources Management, organizational psychology, or business management/administration is preferred

  • This position is based in Stockholm but London or Hamburg locations are ok if you are willing to travel regularly

Great Place to Work

  • You get to be a pirate

  • Social and friendly work environment

  • We do world class epic stuff

  • Innovative and fast-paced culture

  • Centrally located kick-ass office

  • Work–life balance perks

About the company

Important Looking Pirates is a multiple VES and Emmy award winning studio and have created animation and visual effects for some of the greatest storytellers. ILP was founded by artists in 2007 with the vision to become one of the top international suppliers of VFX in terms of quality, professionalism and service. With amazing projects such as Lost In Space, Mandalorian, Westworld, Black Sails, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Star Wars: The Last Jedi in our backlog, we can proudly say that we are one of the most successful studios in the world.

During the last 15 years, we have assembled one of the best visual effects teams in the business with talents from all corners of the world. All of our artists, technicians and support personnel are driven by passion for what we do and always strive to push the limits of what can be accomplished.

Our head office is located in the famous Norstedts building in the heart of Stockholm. The office is designed to inspire creativity and to provide the best possible work environment for creating spectacular visual effects. Almost a third of the office consists of social areas where the pirates gather to have lunch and celebratory fikas, get company updates, participate in fussball tournaments, and hang out for Friday beers.

Important Looking Pirates

Stockholm +2 more
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