Director, Product Management - Games

Posted: 12/6/2017

Location: Universal City, California
Function: Marketing & Communications
Specialty: Digital Marketing, Web Production
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive

As the Director, Product Management for Universal Games & Digital Platforms, you will be responsible for leading monetization and in-game optimization efforts and driving key business metrics across our portfolio of games, with an emphasis on our mobile titles. This role will report to the head of Publishing within the Universal Games & Digital Platforms division.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Build and lead a high-functioning team of Product Managers to drive monetization and optimization of Universal’s full portfolio of games.
  • Partner with creative and production teams on game design with an eye-towards utilizing free-to-play best practices
  • Oversee user and competitive research to uncover user segments and identify player needs and product value propositions that resonate with discreet audience segments
  • Lead Product Managers and collaborate with production to launch new titles and drive daily performance across the portfolio
  • Work with tech and business intelligence leads to build data and automation capabilities
  • Lead live operations, including reporting and recommendations for product optimization, economy management, and A/B feature testing
  • Work with tech and business intelligence leads to build data and automation capabilities
  • Define roadmap of daily/ weekly/monthly events to drive engagement, retention and monetization
  • Oversee execution of events and promotions

  • Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • 6+ years of product management experience within free-to-play mobile gaming
  • Prior experience managing mobile game live operations, working with analytics teams and developers
  • Deep understanding of the mobile ecosystem, industry trends and players
  • Experience in project management, analysis, and ability to work across multiple teams in a fast paced environment and with a high degree of autonomy
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal/written communication and presentation skills with the ability to influence across a variety of personality types and resolve conflicts with competing ideas
  • Exceptional quantitative analytical and modeling skills and a history of making data driven decisions
  • Strong people management skills and the ability to lead, manage, motivate and inspire a diverse group of professionals
  • Advanced computer skills (specifically Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Photoshop) and working knowledge of technical aspects of key gaming platforms, including mobile, PC and console

    Additional Job Requirements
  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through to be considered

    Desired Characteristics:

  • High degree of flexibility and able to deal with ambiguity regularly
  • Demonstrated superior influencing capabilities and the ability of developing tight trust-based relationships
  • MBA a plus

    Are you a fan of The Fast and the Furious, Jurassic World, or Back to the Future? Have you ever dreamed about working on innovative games based on your favorite movies and TV shows? If so, The Universal Games and Digital Platforms group is looking for you! Join a diverse group of creative talent, crafting groundbreaking interactive experiences inspired by some of the world’s most valuable brands. Operating with a start-up mindset, the business unit is nimble, and explores new and emerging platforms, such as AR and VR, to stay at the forefront of innovation.They’re currently looking for even more movers and shakers, because this group is GROWING. Could you be the next member of the team that really is all ‘fun and games’?

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