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Director, Brand Management

Riot Games

Los Angeles, CA 04-22-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Executive (10+ years) Experience
Job Description
Director, Brand Management - Unpublished R&D Project

The Director, Brand Management, will be responsible for the holistic brand narrative and overall go to market strategy for a new game within Riot's games portfolio. Using your knowledge of brand building; your expertise in building go-to-market strategies; your facility with audience data; and your eye for culture, trends and great creative; you will lead go-to-market planning, launch marketing, and live service marketing for a new game and game community. Through leaders hip of these unified disciplines, this Marketing leader is responsible for the breadth of experiences that millions of people have with our games. Working side by side with development partners, entertainment and global marketing partners, s/he will be the hub of the wheel to set the direction of the overall go to market and live service campaign for an unreleased new title and evolving set of player facing objectives. Marketing leadership at Riot Games uses insights and experience with brand strategy and management to establish and inspire others with a clear vision for products/experiences, while guiding teams towards a unified vision and objective. This person will be responsible for mentoring and providing growth opportunities to the team, and collaboratively bringing together leadership across departments and disciplines.

• You will collaboratively develop the brand strategy, global go-to-market launch plan and the live service marketing plans for an unannounced title.
• You will recruit and manage a small brand team; and lead a larger, matrixed team of several marketing specialists
• You will be a player-coach; equal parts inspiring great performance in others as getting your hands dirty
• You will contribute audience and marketing perspectives to the development process
• You will ensure excellent execution of marketing strategy across a global team
• You will provide marketing insight and guidance to Product teams, advocating for the results of publishing activity and contributing positively to team culture.
• You will ensure that all marketing programs are aligned with goals, target audience, and core brand strategy for the game and aligned to the vision of the portfolio.
• You will guide successful execution of campaign and initiative development within the team - ensuring outstanding creative experiences that improve standards for marketing across the industry.
• You will set top-level OKRs for game marketing efforts, work with partner teams to develop measurement plans, guide marketing research, and enhance the team's collective knowledge of our future audience and landscape.
• You will be the liaison between the product teams and Riot's regional publishing organization - promoting successful outcomes through close collaboration and partnership.
• You will build relationships and create understanding between senior leaders of partner marketing teams and Global Marketing leadership to contribute to agreement on product priorities, discipline standards, and career growth

Required Qualifications
• 10+ years of experience leading successful brand teams in the video game, technology, or entertainment industry, throughout all stages of the production lifecycle of a product or experience.
• 5+ years of experience working across departments and working with executive management.
• Intimate knowledge of marketing disciplines and build cohesive campaign strategy and planning.
• Experience building teams and marketing leaders.
• Global mindset and awareness of regional/cultural landscape differences and similarities.
• Culturally present and invested in other industries, cultures, and communities.
• Experience in consumer internet, software, video games, or entertainment industries.
• Must be excited about getting into deep engagements with our players and being able to both set expectations with them and respond in empathetic ways to the changing demands of those that spend hours of their time with their friends.

Desired Qualifications
• Experience working directly with creative, community, and channel focused leaders
• Experience working with new developers
• Experience launching new products

For this role, you'll find success through craft expertise, a collaborative spirit, and decision-making that prioritizes the delight of players. We will be looking at your past studies, experience, and your personal relationship with games. If you embody player empathy and care about the experiences of players, this could be the role for you!
Our Perks:

Riot has a focus on work/life balance, shown by our open paid time off policy, in addition to other perks such as flexible work schedules. We offer medical, dental, and life insurance, parental leave for you, your spouse/domestic partner and children, and a 401k with company match. Check out our benefits pages for more information.

Riot Games fosters a player and workplace experience that values teamwork embodied by the Summoner's Code and Community Code. Our culture embraces differences as a strength, and our values are the guiding principles for how we approach work. We are committed to putting diversity and inclusion (D&I) at the center of everything we do, and promoting a fair and collaborative culture where Rioters treat one another with dignity and respect. We encourage you to read more about our value of thriving together and our ongoing work to build the most inclusive company in Gaming. It's our policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and members of Riot Games, Inc. Riot Games makes reasonable accommodations for handicapped and disabled Rioters and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, handicap, veteran status, marital status, criminal history, or any other category protected by applicable federal and state law, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance relating to an applicant's criminal history.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rbez06-3-238-72-122-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Riot Games

Riot Games was founded in 2006 to develop, publish, and support the most player-focused games in the world. In 2009, we released our debut title, League of Legends, to worldwide acclaim. League has gone on to be the most-played PC game in the world and a key driver of the explosive growth of esports.