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Director, New Initiatives Mobile Partnerships

Blizzard Entertainment
Santa Monica California 90405 United States of America
5 months ago

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Position: Director, New Initiatives Mobile Partnerships Location: Remote, San Francisco Bay Area or Los Angeles, CA Company Description Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI) is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and sits at the intersection of media, technology, and entertainment.

Activision Blizzard is a member of the S&P 500 and is recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For." Activision Blizzard has operations throughout the world; has approximately 10,000 employees; and its games are played in 196 countries. Activision Blizzard develops and publishes games based on some of the most beloved entertainment franchises, including Call of Duty®, Crash Bandicoot, Spyro, World of Warcraft®, StarCraft®, Diablo®, Hearthstone, Overwatch, Candy Crush, and many others. We're composed of three operating segments: Activision Publishing, Blizzard Entertainment, and King Digital Entertainment and some of the most talented development studios on the planet, including Treyarch, Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer Games, and Toys for Bob. We are well-positioned for growth across all gaming platforms, audiences, genres, and business models. Activision Blizzard believes in developing talent across the organization and at all levels through a variety of development opportunities, including job development, mentor relationships and formal training. The company is a big believer that the most meaningful professional growth often happens through stretch assignments and special projects, but they also offer some great employee development experiences. Additionally, they view themselves as a community of people who love to have fun together, and employee camaraderie is fueled by the passion for their products, their industry and future opportunities for the company and its people. More information about Activision Blizzard and its products can be found on the company's website, Job Description The Mobile Partnerships Team at Activision Blizzard King drives partner collaboration that fuels growth across our leading portfolio of mobile games. We are looking for an experienced, motivated, highly organized and execution-oriented individual to lead initiatives with the largest mobile distribution platforms. You’ll play an instrumental role in ABK’s partnerships with the largest mobile distribution platforms, setting strategic priorities and roadmap, executing on growth initiatives, and communicating cross functionally. You will work alongside various internal teams and have a proven ability to foster strong partnerships with internal stakeholders at all levels of the organization.

Responsibilities ● Collaborate with internal stakeholders and mobile platforms (e.g. Apple, Google) to drive company objectives. ● Act as a primary point of contact for the platforms within Mobile Partnerships team. ● Evaluate, evangelize, resource, and support new growth initiatives and technologies offered by platform partners (e.g. new distribution channels/features, monetization features, hardware, core tech, or marketing initiatives) ● Support new games from pre-launch strategy through to launch and beyond, by working closely with platforms and game teams throughout all stages ● Share regular performance updates with executive management, platform partners and game teams to support growth and drive execution of joint strategic initiatives ● Manage team’s day-to-day product and technical requests, operations, and issues between internal teams and platform partners. Skills to Create Thrills ● BA/BS degree with strong academic record, MBA nice to have ● Five to ten years of strategy, consulting or related partner management or business operations experience in a gaming, media, entertainment or consumer web/mobile services company. ● Excellent leadership and relationship building skills.

● Strong attention to detail and ability to analyze complex problems, leading to developing and communicating recommendations and action plans to senior management. ● Analytical, with experience driving analyses and recommendations with data-driven framework.

● Proficient in MS Excel/Google Sheets and MS PowerPoint/Google Slides ● Excellent project management skills in managing external and internal stakeholders to execute recommendations and action plans.

● Ability to work well in a cross-functional and cross-cultural team environment.

● Excellent oral and communications skills to express complex and analytical concepts with clarity. ● Strong influencing skills

● Ability to take ownership of an issue and see it through resolution.

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