Esports & Influencer Marketing Manager - Gaming

Design and Marketing Newark, California


Description

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Esports & Influencer Marketing Manager - Gaming

Are you passionate about Gaming and esports?   Are you interested in products and services that are highly relevant? Are you inspired by working in a dynamic and collaborative team environment working to develop and execute cutting edge marketing that connects transcendent products and services to people when and where they are most relevant? We are looking for exceptional talent that can seamlessly combine marketing expertise, business skills, and creativity to leverage consumer, customer, and partner insights to drive robust, sustainable business results.

The Role:

This role is responsible for bringing our gaming strategies to life in North America through influencer and esports partnerships and marketing.  The position is responsible for driving our Influencer/esports strategies that align to our regional category leads as well as partnering with the Global Commercial Organization to develop a comprehensive plan including driving demand, growing market share, and executing successful plans built on insights, data, analytics, marketing expertise, and innovation.   The portfolio includes world-class products across the highly relevant Gaming categories of PC Gaming, Wheels and Simulation, and Console gaming.  This person should also inspire the Marketing team, Sales and Channel Partners with their marketing approach and strategic vision, leveraging a consumer-centric mindset, and insights-driven plans to achieve revenue targets.  

The position will be based in Newark, California, and will report to the Head of Gaming for North America. Open to remote applicants as well.

Your Contribution:

Be Yourself. Be Open. Stay Hungry and Humble. Collaborate. Challenge. Decide and just do. These are the behaviors you’ll need for success at Logitech. In this role you will:

  • ·Manage the complete Influencer/esports strategy for gaming in North America

  • Inspire category and cross-functional teams, ensure alignment on objectives and a positive team environment

  • Drive category marketing innovation and create and bring to life Brand, Category, and multi-channel marketing strategies to deliver measurable growth. Contribute, build, develop and lead a multi-faceted approach to the customer journey with: Digital Marketing, Media, PR, Social Media, Influencer Relations, Events, Implementation of North America Partnerships / Sponsorships and delivery of strategically aligned local partnerships/sponsorships, Point of Sale, Channel/Customer Marketing, Brand.com localization, and more

  • Act as the subject matter expert for the gaming team regarding influencer personalities, esports teams, key partnerships, and emerging trends

  • Identify and build relationships with prominent influencers and thought leaders

  • Lead contract negotiations and budget planning for assigned areas

  • Be the expert on Influencer/esports strategies and represent the voice of the consumers/shoppers BTC/BTB and the marketplace. Understand the competition, consumers, shopper needs and behaviors, and marketplace trends

  • Ensure execution of a strong marketing strategy and partner with Sales & Marketing teams to ensure strong channel strategy and plans across the region

  • Align strategic marketing plans that deliver the category business objectives in the marketplace. Build awareness, relevance, preference, demand, conversion and trusted relationships to drive sustainable  category growth

  • Ensuring consistent regional/localized marketing plans that are effective, efficient, and resonate with consumers/shoppers (BTC/BTB) at relevant touch points across the consumer/customer journey. Ensure Influencer/esports strategies align to best in class consumer experiences at each touchpoint along the consumer/customer/shopper journey within brand equity requirements

  • Assume accountability for results, category expertise, marketplace knowledge, and product knowledge across the portfolio.  Establish, track, and provide feedback on key performance results, metrics, and expertise. Implement data and analytics into key marketing decision making

  • Strategically align with Category marketing managers and  with each Customer Marketing Manager.  Advocate to GCO the marketing sufficiency tied to category strategy to support the short and mid-term growth plan

  • Manage strategic consistency between global business/brand/marketing strategy and local marketing executions, ensuring strong communications and activation, and effective resolution of strategic issues to ultimately meet consumer/BTB and business need                            

Qualifications:

We are looking for a special individual with a broad cross-section of skills which should encompass the following skills and behaviors:

  • 10+ years of marketing and brand experience with a strong focus in integrated marketing from leading CE/ Consumer-centric companies.

  • Strong Influencer relations experience

  • Esports partnership/Industry experience

  • In depth knowledge of social media marketing industry

  • Strong capability to provide input to the development of strategic plans and translate those plans into regional-specific marketing strategies. Ability to lead and follow; lead and execute

  • Able to articulate and commercialize NPIs and to engage with the Global Commercial Organization on execution of the strategy

  • Experience of the full marketing mix, including developing marketing plans, 360 campaigns and delivery of ‘best in class marketing’ within a digital world

  • Passion for consumers and shoppers needs aligned with strong business dynamics 

  • Experience building brand value, strategy recommendations and successfully growing a product line

  • In-depth experience in understanding customer preferences, attitudes, insights and other factors that influence strong marketing plans and campaigns

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to influence business, brand, marketing strategy across the organization

  • Ideal candidate has proven leadership skills to create strong internal/external relationships while being a global team player

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with diverse teams, both functionally and geographically is critical

  • Ability to view issues from a broad strategic perspective and strong experience in problem-solving, influencing, and decision making

  • Organizational savvy to understand how to get things done in a matrix organization

  • Self-management skills and self-starter attitude

  • Fluency in English is a must

  • Bachelor’s degree, MBA is a plus    

 Logitech is the sweet spot for people who are passionate about products, making a mark, and having fun doing it. As a company, we’re small and flexible enough for every person to take initiative and make things happen. But we’re big enough in our portfolio, and reach, for those actions to have a global impact. That’s a pretty sweet spot to be in and we’re always striving to keep it that way.

 

 All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.”

If you require an accommodation to complete any part of the application  process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact us at 510-713- 4866 for assistance.

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