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Senior Manager of Product & Strategic Finance, Overwatch

Company: Blizzard Entertainment
Location: Irvine
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Team Name:Job Title:Senior Manager of Product & Strategic Finance, OverwatchRequisition ID:R007541Job Description:Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a world class strategic finance leader to join our award-winning video game company in Irvine, California. Blizzard Entertainment is a premier developer and publishing of entertainment software. Its games are consistently in the top of its category, including World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Diablo, Hearthstone, and StarCraft franchises, each of which have received Game of the Year awards.Overwatch (OW) launched in 2016 and is a highly successful franchise with significant room for further growth. Overwatch 2 will build on an award-winning foundation of epic competitive play, and challenges the world's heroes to team up in epic PvE story campaigns.RESPONSIBILITIESSuccessful business leaders at Blizzard need a unique mix of quantitative and qualitative capabilities. The same levels of innovation and craftmanship that our creative teams bring to areas like design and art, we expect from our Finance leaders in strategy, product passion, and financial rigor.The Product & Strategic Finance Sr Manager is expected to help drive sustained revenue and margin growth for the franchise via strategic financial and business initiatives. This requires a unique combination of data-driven thinking to identify strategic opportunities, the creativity and passion to execute in player-centric ways, and the collaboration and influence skills to align with other passionate and invested teams. -This person will have two main dimensions of responsibilities:Financial managementLead strategic and financial analysis to identify opportunities to drive top and bottom line growth for the franchise. Partner with cross-functional teams to execute and report KPIs to execsSupport game franchise's major planning cycles, including Annual Operating Plan and Long Range Plan that focuses on growth and profitabilitySupport Development and Product Management teams to drive long-term monetization decisions, including business model design, new investments in franchise (e.g., new titles)Business strategyBe an expert resource on industry business practices in the genre of the franchise, including business models/performance, live services strategy, and product pipelines.Propose in and out of game initiatives to drive engagement, retention, and monetization; work with analytics to report out on performanceBuild and foster strong cross-functional relationship across the business, from game development, marketing, to product managementIncrease the repeatability of our successes by sharing best practices and lessons learned with other game teams and bring the best of Overwatch to Blizzard.REQUIREMENTSThe successful candidate must have the experience to drive the financial success of a complex, high growth AAA franchise. In addition, they will possess absolute integrity. Aligned with the cultural values and business focus of Blizzard Entertainment and the broader Activision Blizzard family, qualified candidates must demonstrate the following traits:Passion for and in-depth knowledge of Blizzard. Knowledge of the video game industry, especially in shooter category and games with strong live services6+ years of business management experiences, including 3+ -years of experiences in top tier management consulting, investment banking, or product managementExcellent problem-solving skills, written and oral communications, team collaboration, adaptability to change, and analytical capabilitiesExcellent interpersonal skills to manage complex projects with diverse stakeholders all over the world (disciplines, regions, etc.).Deep knowledge in the key performance metrics that drive game performanceProven records of driving innovative initiatives to generate positive revenue growth -MBA or equivalent professional experiencePrior industry experience in gaming, consumer software, or entertainment. Prior functional experience in finance, strategy, or product management====================================================================================Blizzard Entertainment 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 disabilityJob SummaryJob number: R007541Date posted : 2021-06-25Profession: Finance / AccountingEmployment type: Regular

Keywords: Blizzard Entertainment, Irvine , Senior Manager of Product & Strategic Finance, Overwatch, Accounting, Auditing , Irvine, California

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