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Manager, FP&A - Marketing

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Your Platform

Activision Blizzard plays a centralized role in the creation of epic entertainment by supporting our interactive gaming brands and studios with a diverse range of career opportunities across corporate functions such as Marketing, Communications, Legal, Human Resources, Finance and Supply Chain. Located in our global headquarters in Santa Monica, we encompass equal parts agility, creativity and rigor to enhance the employee and player experience. To learn more, check us out at www.activisionblizzard.com or on Twitter at @ATVI_AB.

Your Mission

As the Manager, FP&A - Marketing, you will support all strategic planning and forecasting for marketing investments across the global ABK portfolio. You will act as a business partner to Marketing leaders and other leadership stakeholders in the development of strategic plans for the business as well as support the CMO in the development of new analyses and business insights that drive improved decision making. Your focus will include global marketing expense, budget management, consolidated reporting, strategic financial modeling and technology enhancements. This role plays a central role in the evolution, consolidation and reporting of global marketing spend, as well as helping promote modern thinking and assist in the implementation of technology and efficiency enhancements in collaboration with stakeholders.

Priorities can often change in a fast- paced environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:   

  • Help lead the global tracking and forecasting of key franchise marketing budgets in partnership with commercial and finance leadership
  • Partner with CMO to drive the annual operating plan / budgeting process – facilitating the creation of objectives and key results and ensuring that targets, budgets and plans cascade down to each organization and team within the function
  • Work with CMO and Analysts on regular monthly and quarterly forecasts, and financial practices, processes, and technology usage to ensure proper financial controls and resource utilization are in place
  • Provide financial analysis that evaluates new strategic initiatives for franchises, and provides thoughtful insight into the opportunities to evolve our marketing priorities, investments and organization
  • Help implement processes to enhance marketing investment tracking, visibility and streamlined reporting
  • Work with CMO and marketing organization to evaluate ROI of our on- going marketing initiatives and of building internal capabilities vs external solutions

Player Profile

Minimum Requirements:

  • A minimum of 6 years of experience in finance roles; experience in analytics, strategy or finance in digital marketing, technology or entertainment industries. Fortune 500 company preferred
  • Strong quantitative research, data analysis and Excel modeling capabilities
  • Experience managing budgets and spend for a large marketing organization
  • Strong knowledge and management of marketing KPIs
  • Mastery of evolving financial systems, tools and technologies to meet the ongoing flexible needs of a fast- moving and evolving industry
  • Proven results of maximizing ROI, allocating resources or capital
  • Ability to view the business from a broader perspective, integrating finance and business issues to develop insight and solutions that add value to a senior management team beyond finance
  • Demonstrated competency in consumer market revenue planning, especially subscription and digital streaming models
  • Bachelor’s Degree required. MBA a plus.

Our World

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Diablo®, Candy Crush™ and Bubble Witch™. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!

Our ability to build immersive and innovate worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment.  We aspire to have a culture where everyone can thrive in order to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well- being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered!

The videogame industry and therefore our business is fast- paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

Activision 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 disability.

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 245 million monthly active users as of Q3 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 need to be in English.
Discover King at careers.king.com