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Innovation Manager - Games

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Job Description

As an Innovation Manager, you will be at the pulsing heart of the King R&D department - creating, managing and implementing disruptive innovations for our game franchises, which are played by millions of people all around the world.

King R&D is a multidisciplinary organization of gaming professionals (designers, developers, researchers, data scientists, artists, producers, business managers) who work together to push the boundaries of product and process innovation in the casual gaming industry.

Your Role Within our Kingdom

Working with amazing producers, game designers, data scientists and business managers, your focus will be to coordinate and execute the innovation process at King. You will liaise with top management and other key stakeholders of the Company to facilitate this process and you will act as an innovation ambassador of R&D at King.

You will:

  • Become one of the main points of contact for King key stakeholders, working with them to facilitate the innovation process and to build solid bridges between leadership, product teams and R&D

  • Support the R&D leads to develop the innovation strategy and to manage the R&D portfolio according to plans and budget

  • Coordinate the internal innovation processes and rituals of R&D, helping the teams to work together effectively and making sure that we, as a group, deliver on expectations

  • Contribute to the ideation process of our experimentation unit, helping King to innovate in products / processes / business models

  • Develop a thorough understanding of the casual gaming market and the innovative game mechanics that can drive engagement and monetization in our games, sharing your insights and product recommendations with the whole Company

  • Support live game teams to shape their product roadmap based on the outcomes and insights of experimentation

  • Be the #1 person in the company in understanding Candy Crush Saga and Candy Crush Soda - you are mastering game KPIs and game design for our biggest titles

Skills to Create Thrills

As an Innovation Manager you will have a real passion for innovation and for casual games. We are looking for ambidextrous brains who can combine managerial skills and creative thinking to help King innovate in the industry. You have a talent for building strong professional relationships, and your influencing and interpersonal skills should stand out from the crowd.

  • 2- 3 years experience in a top tier strategy or management consulting Company

  • Prior experience delivering innovative products or services with agile and / or design thinking methodologies

  • Strategic and creative thinking combined. We look for analytical people who can think strategically…But we also look for people who have an inventive brain and who are comfortable when exploring the unknown

  • We don’t compromise on our values: we look for humble but assertive people with an open and friendly attitude

Making the World Playful

Officially, we are a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world. Unofficially, we’re a serious business that takes pride in having fun. Every single day at King, we mix intuition with logic, art with science and magic with mathematics to craft the games the world loves to play. Together with our parent company, Activision Blizzard, our mission is to bring moments of magic to everyday life. If you think this is something you can help us achieve, then we’d love to talk with you.

A Great Saga Needs Diverse Heroes

Making games is fun. Especially when you do it with people who share the same idea of what makes a good workplace, great. We craft games for everyone, no matter where they are or who they are, and we employ all kinds of people from all types of backgrounds to bring them to life. We believe we simply can’t expect diversity in our players and new ideas in our games without first nurturing it in our people. A great saga needs all sort of heroes. That’s why we provide equal opportunities and hire all sorts of talent.

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Want to join our Kingdom? You’ll find all you need to apply, plus more information on our culture, values and benefits, including relocation packages at All applications should be made in English.

King in Barcelona

“Even if you came to Spain to try and become the next Messi, there may still be a job in Barcelona for you.”

Barcelona is energetic, avant-garde and has the self-confident swagger of an ever-growing city. Our Barcelona Kingdom fills 6 floors in the heart of the 22@ district – a district that’s at the centre of innovation in the city.

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Relocation Guide

Here at King, we know moving to another country is a life changing decision.

That’s why we’ve gathered everything essential in this easy-to-read-guide. This way you can enjoy your time fully when you get here – like rolling down the Ramblas, taking a siesta or finding your seat (out of 99.786) at Camp Nou.

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