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Associate Product Manager, Live Services - Call of Duty

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Job Title:             Associate Product Manager, Live Services - Call of Duty

Reporting To:     Product Manager, Live Services - Call of Duty

Department:       Product Management

Location:             Santa Monica, CA

Your Platform

Founded in 1979, Activision has continuously disrupted the world of entertainment as a leader in the videogame industry. With a history of delivering iconic game changers -- like Pitfall®, Tony Hawk®, Guitar Hero®, Crash Bandicoot™, Skylanders™ and Call of Duty® -- our obsession is delighting our players around the globe. Focused and committed to innovation, we consistently deliver the most beloved, engaging and successful entertainment.

And while we have world- class franchises, infrastructure and resources, our success comes from a passionate, talented and diverse team of people producing greatness together. So, if you’re interested in our biggest priority, it’s our people.

We’re currently driving the next era for our company and community by creating amazing experiences for fans and continuing to make Activision an inclusive place where everyone can thrive.

Join us, and make history.  To learn more, check us out at www.activision.com, www.activisiongamesblog.com or @Activision on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Your Mission

As Associate Product Manager of Licensing for Call of Duty Live Services, you are responsible for developing, launching, and managing strategic third- party integrations into Call of Duty.  You will help manage the day- to- day relationships with external partners, as well as support the execution of these licensed programs with our internal game development and production teams. You will work in collaboration with Activision's Product, Marketing, and Studio teams to ensure all executions stay true to the integrity of both brands and communities.

Duties and Responsibilities:   

  • Contribute to the strategy, identification, and development of in- game integrations and partnerships with third- party IP and/or brands.
  • Support cross- functional teams to identify potential partners, evaluate opportunities, determine audience fit, and gain internal alignment.
  • Assist the Partnership team in pitching, negotiation, and contract process with the licensors, understanding their motivations and objectives to recommend the best integrations.
  • Collaborate with game development teams on content creation, event design, revenue strategy, and help the project reach production milestones. This person is the key connector between the development effort and the client relationship.
  • Partner with cross- functional marketing teams to build world- class creative and messaging to maximize the potential reach and impact of each in- game partnership. Ensure all marketing communications are aligned to partner expectations and mandates.
  • Be at the forefront in understanding marketing, culture and media trends and sharing insights with the broader internal teams

Player Profile

Minimum Requirements:

  • 1+ years of product management or similar experience with a commerce focus, preferably from gaming (console, PC, or mobile); entertainment; technology; or consumer products.
  • Ability to balance a data- driven mindset with creative problem solving, while maintaining a player- focused perspective.  
  • Passionate about games. Strong understanding of the latest gaming systems and industry trends.
  • Proven track record as a strong team player, with strong verbal and communication skills and the ability to work cross- functionally across multiple disciplines.
  • Strong analytical, verbal, and written skills.
  • Experience with creating PowerPoint presentations and a working proficiency of Excel.
  • Self- starter and motivated to work within a fast- paced environment.
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to multi- task with demonstrated performance of managing multiple projects at once.
  • Proficiency in narrative building with the ability to create compelling presentations.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, Economics, or similar preferred.

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