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Senior Associate, Strategic Initiatives

V4P FEB19 029


Data, Analytics & Strategy

Job Description:

About our company

Our games, played by hundreds of millions worldwide, are not just games - they're global phenomena, renowned for their engaging gameplay and unique appeal. We're not just making games, we're making memories, and we want you to be a part of them.

About the opportunity

We're seeking an Associate or Senior Associate to join our dynamic Strategic Initiatives team. This is a unique opportunity to join a successful and highly valued team that works closely with King’s Executive Leadership. This isn't your typical desk job - you'll be at the heart of the action, working to identify and deliver on the biggest opportunities that can truly move the needle for our company.

Your role within our Kingdom

  • Pioneer ground- breaking initiatives in the industry: organic and inorganic, in gaming and beyond gaming

  • Identify, evaluate and deliver large- scale opportunities through thorough, fact- based analysis, and business case modelling;

  • Support the development of our Franchises and New IP, distribution and technology strategies, 

  • Work both independently and with stakeholders from across the broader King organisation to drive the implementation of our strategic initiatives

Skills to create thrills

  • Minimum three years of experience at a top- tier strategy consulting firm, investment bank or private equity/venture capital (Analyst/Associate/Consultant)

  • Entrepreneurial mindset: willingness to roll up your sleeves and get things done

  • Ability to think creatively, frame and structure complex problems and solve through a hypothesis- driven approach;

  • Analytical & data- driven, comfortable at managing large datasets of company and industry data to determine critical insights;

  • Excellent skills in financial modelling and business case development;

  • Impeccable written and oral presentation skills;

  • Proficient at producing high- impact analyses and deliverables for senior stakeholders;

  • Proactive and demonstrable ability to work in a dynamic environment with high ambiguity;

  • Proven ability to operate effectively in cross- functional settings – ability to work with stakeholders from a broad range of backgrounds, at all levels of the organization;

  • Team player, humble and open

Bonus points

  • Interest and motivation for gaming;

  • Previous entrepreneurial experience

  • Previous work experience in the corporate strategy or business operations team of a leading Media or Technology firm

  • Previous work experience in or exposure to one or more of the following sectors: gaming, consumer mobile, consumer internet and/or advertising;

  • Master's degree, ideally in Technology/Engineering- related disciplines, or holding an MBA

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.
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V4P FEB19 029

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