Full Time Job

Geo Expansion & Growth Program Manager

Playstation

San Diego, CA 05-10-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

Why PlayStation?

About our team:

Within PlayStation's Global Sales and Business Operations Group, the Direct to Consumer team brings together diverse talent from around the world, with a passion for engaging PlayStation gamers with relevant and entertaining content and products. This area of PlayStation has seen significant growth in recent years to become a key revenue contributor and continues to evolve rapidly towards new business models alongside dynamic changes in the Games industry. In September 2019, PlayStation launched PlayStation Direct, our first direct to consumer hardware and peripherals business. We are currently in the US with a European launch planned.

Reporting to our Director of Geo Expansion and Growth Programs and geo expansion, the Geo Expansion and Growth Programs Manager will partner closely with the channel sales teams to fill gaps in markets, uncover opportunities and drive overall PlayStation growth globally through geo expansion as well as other growth initiatives. The ideal candidate will flex easily from strategy to detailed execution, will be a self starter and will collaborate effectively across the organization.

What you'll be doing:

Geo expansion and new initiatives strategy and planning:

Contribute to market prioritization and entry strategy with strong analytics. Acquire an in-depth understanding of market potential and complexity and the key drivers of success in each market and work across PlayStation to prioritize and sequence new digital markets. Research local customer requirements, markets, competitors, and environments. You will influence product development roadmap to ensure unique capabilities needed in each new market. In addition, you may work on developing growth programs within new or existing markets.

Cross Functional Leadership:

Act as key business lead throughout requirements definition, development, user acceptance testing and launch. Coordinate cross-departmentally with Program Management, Conversion and Experience teams, Finance, Operations, Marketing and Customer Support to ensure organized launches, well-managed relationships, and successful tracking of revenue performance for each new territory. Generate and manage relationships with critical local partners.
Operational Excellence:

Develop a playbook for market selection, launch, and post launch management for country launches, to ensure a consistent and repeatable process. Align critical partners, and communicate clear expectations. Identify and resolve any resource gaps for a successful launch and ongoing business operations. Establish goals, plans, and metrics. Forecast and monitor outcomes for reporting to leadership.

What we are looking for:
• 5+ years of eCommerce experience, preferably in consumer electronics or related categories
• General management, program management, business development, or management consulting experience a plus
• Experience with geographic/product expansion
• Demonstrated program and project management skills, having managed and successfully delivered multiple, complex projects
• Strong quantitative analysis, problem-solving, and conceptual skills.
• Able to develop relationships and collaborate at all levels
• Strong written and verbal communication skills, able to present effectively to senior management
• Self-directed and able to effectively manage ambiguity
• Ability to motivate change and lead through influence in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
• Skilled in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
• Flexibility in working hours to support global business operations
• Ability to travel domestically and internationally required

Benefits:
• Discretionary bonus opportunity
• Private Medical Insurance
• Dental Scheme
• London Allowance (if applicable)
• 25 days holiday per year
• On Site Gym
• Subsidised Café
• Free soft drinks
• On site bar
• Access to cycle garage and showers

Equal Opportunity Statement:

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

Equal Opportunity Statement:

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d8zv2x-44-200-74-241-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Playstation

Recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services.