Brand Marketing Manager - Resident Evil

Marketing San Francisco, California


Description

About Capcom

Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices.  Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games including ground-breaking franchises Resident Evil®, Street Fighter®, Monster Hunter™, Ace Attorney®, Mega Man® and Devil May Cry®. Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Tokyo, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Korea, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan.  More information about Capcom and its products can be found at www.capcom.com or www.capcom-unity.com.

Position Intro

Ranked as the #1 Major Publisher in Metacritic’s 9th Annual Game Publisher Rankings, Capcom continues to deliver world-class, award-winning titles and we are searching for a Brand Marketing Manager to join our talented team. The role of the Brand Marketing Manager is to assume marketing ownership of titles within the Resident Evil franchise, with a strong focus towards Go to Market Strategy and maximizing the sales potential of titles across North and South America.

Reporting into Capcom USA’s Head of Marketing, an ideal candidate for this role must be a creative, analytical and detail-oriented self-starter who possesses strong multi-tasking and execution skills. This role is responsible for managing effective, innovative, and cost-efficient marketing campaigns, while working collaboratively with Capcom’s European and Japanese promotional teams, as well as the Development team in Japan.  The Brand Marketing Manager should be capable of managing a large AAA marketing campaign with limited oversight, as well as management of Associate Brand Managers.

Resident Evil Franchise Summary

Resident Evil is the most successful horror genre video game franchise of all time and Capcom’s biggest brand with more than 91 million units shipped worldwide to date. Stretching across both film and video games, the franchise has thrilled fans for over two decades with critically acclaimed, genre-defining game titles. The franchise’s most recent release was “Resident Evil Village”, winning 4 awards including Ultimate Game of the Year, PlayStation Game of the Year, and Best Audio. The game has now shipped over 5 million copies since its release in 2021, an impressive follow-up to the franchise’s recent mega-hit remakes “Resident Evil 2” and “Resident Evil 3”.

Responsibilities

  • Create, manage and execute best in class Go-to-Market (GTM) strategies.
  • Manages Associate Brand Manager(s).
  • Lead and supervise marketing campaign team.
  • Responsible for managing effective, innovative, and cost-efficient marketing campaigns in North and South American territories.
  • Work collaboratively across teams, supporting and providing leadership across sales, channel, public relations, legal, digital, licensing and media departments to maximize sales potential of products. This includes working with Capcom’s international teams in Europe and Japan, as well as the development team in Japan.
  • Utilize data analytics to hypothesize solutions and measure results.
  • Manage multiple marketing projects at once, overseeing both strategy and operations to bring campaigns to launch. This includes the creation and oversight of project management plans, as well as their coordination across multiple stakeholders.
  • Deliver engaging experiences at key trade show events, and provide general event support on-site.
  • Oversee the creation and production of both physical retail and digital products.
  • Partner with Capcom’s advertising agency to produce integrated, high impact media plans spanning digital, social, influencer, broadcast and other emerging verticals.
  • Manage creative agencies to deliver best in class marketing assets such as key art, trailers, websites, and online banners.
  • Provide media spokesperson duties for assigned products, including live on-camera interviews.
  • Manage marketing budgets for assigned products, working closely with Capcom’s finance team.
  • Collaborate with 1st party partners including Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo and Valve, to maximize sales potential for products.

*Other duties as required

Required Experience

  • 4-5 years’ product / brand marketing experience in a related entertainment industry
  • The ideal candidate will have industry experience working on AAA game titles

Skills & Abilities

Candidate must be highly motivated, and hungry for knowledge and experience to become a better marketer by launching games to a market with passionate fans that have high expectation.

Integrity & Ethics

  • Must be able to maintain absolute confidentiality regarding sensitive information
  • Ability to work across job levels and cultures

Customer Focus

  • Willing to meet internal and external customer expectations
  • Ability to negotiate with all parties to bring about win-win situations

Job Knowledge

  • Strong project and time management skills
  • Firm understanding of product marketing fundamentals
  • Computer literate

Adaptability/Flexibility

  • Willing to help colleagues perform their tasks
  • Willing to travel and work outside prescribed business hours

Dependability

  • Proactive and can-do approach

Compliance

  • Attention to detail and process

Education

  • BA in Business/Marketing or related field.

Bonus Points

  • Japanese business proficiency recommended
  • Knowledge of the Resident Evil franchise and the Horror genre as a whole preferred

Travel Requirements

This job includes regular domestic air travel and occasional international travel, primarily to Japan. Travel can be as often as 20% of the time and the applicant must be willing to travel regularly and be prepared to attend and work at a variety of industry events.

Licenses, Certifications and Other

A valid California Driver’s License.

Physical Demands

Ability to lift objects of up to 25 pounds in weight.  Must be able to stand for long periods of time. 

Working Environments

Work is generally performed in an office environment and the noise level is usually moderate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Additional Information

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of duties, knowledge, skills, abilities, or requirements, as any one position in this classification may be assigned some or all of these duties, in addition to other duties not explicitly listed here. The various duties, responsibilities and/or assignments of this position may be unevenly balanced and changed from time to time based upon matters such as, but not limited to, variations in shift schedules, work demands, seasons, service levels and management’s decisions on how to best allocate department resources. Any shift, emphasis or rebalancing of these assigned duties, responsibilities and/or assignments does not constitute a change in the job classification.