Director, Business Operations

Operations Irvine, CA


Description

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a passionate, smart, and driven individual to head business operations for Overwatch. The director of business operations will be a member of the Overwatch leadership team and will be responsible for helping to guide the future business direction. The ideal candidate is a thinker and doer with outstanding communications skills, proven experience in the games industry, and a successful track record of supporting AAA products. 

Responsibilities

  • Own the vision for Overwatch business strategies which complement the product strategy.
  • Work closely with cross-functional commercial and development leadership to build, execute and assess cohesive franchise strategies.
  • Assess challenges, develop solutions, evaluate their potential, and help to implement and evaluate big-game changing initiatives related to the business of Overwatch.
  • Apply rigor and creativity to business design and decisions.
  • Act as liaison between the Overwatch development team and functional project owners in finance, marketing, public relations (PR), community, and other publishing areas.
  • Take point on Overwatch business communications with the international teams, and maintain oversight of all international publishing efforts in support of content releases and ongoing activities.
  • Lead dev team efforts in working with business intelligence, finance, and marketing to monitor the health of the Overwatch business.
  • Layer expert analysis and insight on top of data to support decision making.
  • Prepare and present business materials to executive stakeholders.
  • Work with the international Legal teams to ensure the appropriate legal evaluation of Overwatch development
  • Lead efforts in working with Corporate Alliances on strategic partnerships and promotions for the Overwatch brand
  • Partner closely with the Executive Producer and key leadership in other franchise components – consumer products, other media, the Overwatch League – to identify, assess and build out new business opportunities.

Requirements

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a senior business role supporting AAA products
  • Strategy development experience at the franchise level
  • Strong competence in analyzing data and drawing actionable business insight
  • Proven experience taking business initiatives from conception to launch
  • Outstanding communications, project management, and relationship-building skills; ability to communicate effectively with software developers and executives alike
  • Proven ability to work well in a team environment and manage multiple complex projects with diverse groups.  Specifically, the ability to work closely with creative teams based on a deep familiarity with iterative development processes is extremely valuable in this role.  
  • Passion for Blizzard Games
  • International travel may be required
  • Bachelor’s degree

Pluses

  • Combination of game development and game publishing experience
  • Experience working with international teams
  • Masters of business administration degree from a leading business school or a relevant graduate degree that provides expertise towards business operations.

Required Application Materials

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter which should include:
    • Why you are interested in working at Blizzard
    • What games you are currently playing

 **Only submittals with cover letters will be considered.