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Senior Product Manager

London 018


Games Design & Production

Job Description:

The Lab is an independent business unit currently integrated in Candy Crush Saga. We’re a multi- disciplinary team of about 60 people. Our mindset and ways of working can be summarised in the following statements:

  • We fall in love with the problem, not the solution

  • We are player- centric and lean, and we prioritize outcome over output

  • We think big but start small

  • We’re organized around multi- disciplinary and empowered product teams

To accomplish our vision and mission, we’re looking for a Product Manager (PM) that will help us establish the practice and properly define the role. The successful candidate will be able to work well cross functionally with Production, UX Design, Game Design, Data Science, Research, Engineering and Marketing teams to build world class products identifying opportunities for innovation, increased efficiencies, and outsized impact.

The Senior Product Manager will be responsible for unlocking growth opportunities at every stage of the user journey through product experiments, such as testing different onboarding experiences, product launch campaigns or specific in- game events.

Additionally, there is the need to develop a strong product organisation by supporting and mentoring other team members that are willing to grow as PMs and/or want to learn more about product management.

As the PM of one of the Lab you will...

  • Establish and develop a shared vision for the lab across the organisation by building a consensus on main priorities and opportunities.

  • Build, drive and develop the product strategy and lab roadmap working closely with Engineering and other cross- functional colleagues such as Producers, UX Design, Game Design, Data Science, UX Research, Engineering, Marketing, etc.

  • Incorporate player research, data and market analysis to implement a cohesive experimentation strategy that drives impact for the whole organization and for our players.

  • Define, measure and improve key metrics that inform the success of our products and features.

  • Build a great team environment, coordinating and aligning your “cross- functional” colleagues as well as stakeholders around the vision.

  • Create synergies and collaboration initiatives with Marketing and Platform Partnerships.

Skills to Create Thrills

To excel in this role we’re looking for someone with the following skills:

  • Significant product management experience, preferably from top companies in gaming (console, PC, or mobile); entertainment; technology; or consumer products.

  • Capable of conveying a product vision to a range of different audiences.

  • Experienced in operation of live games or products and data- driven environments.

  • Skeptical, curious, and analytical. In a word: scientific.

  • A natural mentor to other junior PMs.

  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.

  • Strong quantitative analysis skills and a history of supporting data informed decisions.

  • Reliable scheduling/time management skills.

  • Proactive attitude, you’re known by your colleagues as an intrapreneur.

  • Working in a humble and open manner, with a willingness to both teach and learn from your colleagues.

  • Staying up to date with industry techniques, standards and workflows, with awareness of current & upcoming game titles & technology.

  • You’re curious to answer questions such as: What makes a casual mobile game work? Why do people like it? How do games encourage players to stick around and want to spend money? What are the core game loops?

We’re open for candidates with experience in any industry. However, knowledge of casual mobile gaming is for sure a plus.

Make Your Mark

We're fueled by a determination to be better tomorrow than we are today. It's an exciting time to join King. As we dream bigger, you'll play an important role in redefining the world of games. Through our creativity and innovation, we'll make the world playful and delight billions of people across the world.

About King

King is the game developer behind the world- famous Candy Crush franchise, as well as mobile game hits including Farm Heroes, Bubble Witch and Pet Rescue. Candy Crush is the top- grossing franchise in US app stores, a position it has held for the last two years, and King’s games are being played by 255 million monthly active users as of Q2 2021. King, which is part of the Activision Blizzard group since its acquisition in 2016, employs nearly 2,000 people in game studios in Stockholm, Malmö, London, Barcelona and Berlin, and offices in San Francisco, New York, and Malta.

A Great Saga Needs All Sorts of 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 design games for everyone, no matter where they are or who they are, and we employ all sorts of people from all kinds of backgrounds to bring them to life. Truth is, we simply cannot expect diversity in our players and originality in our games without first nurturing it in our people. A great saga needs all sorts of heroes.

Making the World Playful

Making the World Playful is what inspires us to create new experiences and raise the bar. It’s what makes King a place where we can all dream bigger, continue to add innovation to our games, broadening the portfolio and exploring new territories in mid- core and casual. We take the art and science of gaming to the next level through our curiosity for the unexplored, passion for games, respect for each other and love for our players – and we’re not afraid to have fun along the way. In fact, together with our parent company Activision Blizzard and experts around the world, we believe having fun is good for you. There has never been a better time to join us. We're dreaming bigger and see a world of possibilities ahead. If you share our passion, our values, and our hunger to shape the future, join us in Making the World Playful!

Applications needs to be in English.
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