Product Marketing Manager – Star Wars
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Zynga is a leading developer of the world’s most popular games that are played by people around the world every single day. To date, more than 1 billion people have played our games including Empires & Puzzles, Toon Blast, FarmVille, Words With Friends, Zynga Poker, Merge Dragons, Hit it Rich! Slots and CSR.
Working with NaturalMotion Games studio, renowned for making games that wow people. For the past three years NaturalMotion Studios have been named one of the Best Places to Work in the UK games industry by gamesindustry.biz.
As the Product Marketing Manager, you will support the marketing strategy and execution for our first new Star Wars title from NaturalMotion, the recently announced Star Wars™: Hunters.
You’ll identify the target market, develop the brand positioning and deliver the go-to-market plan. We are looking for someone that wants to take ownership, with the motivation to be the go to expert for specific fields of Product Marketing for the game.
You will partner with consumer insights, the performance marketing and the game team to influence the product strategy and road-map, ensuring the game satisfies consumer needs and business objectives.
Key Roles & Responsibilities
- Closely liaise with game studios and functional marketing leads to develop and execute integrated marketing plans for our upcoming Star Wars game
- Work with game teams to provide detailed marketing forecasts and executive presentations at key product milestones, both in production and when live
- Partner with LucasFilm on approvals and co-marketing opportunities
- Identify value propositions and key messages that bond the right players to our games
- Write creative briefs for internal or external agencies to ensure all teams produce best in class creative which is consistent across all channels and resonates with consumers
- Be a “marketing ambassador” between the central marketing teams and game teams
- Ensure goals and incentives are aligned across all teams including game studio, platform partnerships, marketing creative, lifecycle, paid acquisition, social and app store optimization
Required Skills and Experience:
- Proven experience in game marketing, ideally in mobile games with a track record of success and results
- Experience of working on licensed products
- Understanding of operating live games as a service
- Strong influencing skills; effective cross-functional driver
- Outstanding written and oral communication skills
- Ability to be flexible on a day to day basis with task priority
What Do We Offer?
- Competitive salary, discretionary annual bonus scheme and Zynga stock allowance
- Contributory pension scheme
- 25 days holiday, plus public holidays and Christmas shutdown
- Private medical care and healthcare cash plan
- Life insurance and critical illness insurance
- Discounted gym membership and free weekly yoga and exercise classes
- Flexible working hours
- Free fruit, snacks & soft drinks provided daily, as well as free lunch on Fridays
- Annual season ticket loan and cycle to work scheme
- Summer and Christmas parties and Happy Hour every Friday
NaturalMotion is an equal opportunity employer. We are proud of our broad community; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, disability, or any other class or characteristic protected by applicable law. We welcome job-seekers, players, employees, and partners from all backgrounds.
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