Middleton Wisconsin 53562 United States of America
10 days ago
Job Title:Operations Manager
Founded in 1990, Raven Software is the developer of numerous award-winning games including Hexen , Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast , Marvel: Ultimate Alliance and most recently, a major contributor to the blockbuster Call of Duty ® franchise. We’re based in Middleton, Wisconsin, a suburb of Madison, annually ranked on numerous lists as one of the top places to live and work.
We have a unique vision for our industry. One that has and continues to inspire us. We bring no egos. We focus on what is best for the game. We hire stunning peers. We own our own mistakes. We treat each other with respect. After nearly 30 years, Raven Software is still thriving. We developed a team who cares about one another, our games and our players. As we enter the next exciting chapter of our story, we are growing. Our team is creative, highly intelligent, well-led and equipped to face this exciting future. If you want to work with a world-class team, on exciting new projects, then apply today! We look forward to hearing from you.
Raven Software is wholly owned by Activision. To learn more about our studio, please visit us at www.ravensoftware.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ravensoftware, and @RavenSoftware on Twitter.
As an Operations Manager you will be the point person charged with driving and keeping a close eye on our financial effectiveness, expense management, procurement processes, and operational excellence. This role will work closely with business partners within the studio as well as finance, procurement, operation, & IT teams at our Corporate offices.
Your day-to-day priories would be supporting the core studio financial processes (pacing, quarter close, and forecasting) by providing analysis on our financial performance, consolidating metrics, and applying a business perspective to the results. You will develop and track key performance indicators and assess reporting needs to enhance our insight into the business and highlight areas of operational improvement that drive action.
You will also manage and facilitate the contract review process and the setup of new vendors by working with employees, vendors, legal, and vendor management teams. Procurement will be a heavy focus as well with you owning purchase order generation and invoice processing while reconciling against the budget.
Attention to detail is a must – you will be responsible for reports that are distributed to studio leadership and act as a trusted business partner. In partnership with studio leadership and finance teams, assist in the development of the annual budget along with m aintaining and improving our monthly financial forecasting to ensure we are on target.
- Associate degree preferred
- 3+ years experience in operational or financial management roles
- High proficiency with Microsoft Excel is required
- Excellent communication skills to interface with various business partners and leadership
- "Can-do" attitude with a desire to learn
- Organizationally savvy to handle multiple business priorities simultaneously and prioritize and complete work within stringent deadlines
- Ability to travel on an as-needed basis
- Proficiency with Microsoft Power Point is a bonus
- Budget development and oversight experience.
- Previous experience in similar roles in the video game or technology industries preferred
- Passion for or curiosity about video games
Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty ®, World of Warcraft® , Overwatch ®, Diablo ®, Candy Crush ™ and Bubble Witch ™. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!
Our ability to build immersive and innovate worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment. We aspire to have a culture where everyone can thrive in order to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered!
The videogame industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.
Raven Software is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.