Product Marketing Manager Sun Mar 17 02:00:00 CDT 2019 Renton, WA 526267800 9274 Wizards of the Coast 1 Employee <p><br /> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;<br /> Wizards of the Coast, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc., and the world&#39;s largest publisher of adventure games, including Magic: The Gathering&reg; Trading Card Game and Dungeons &amp; Dragons&reg; Roleplaying Games has an exciting opportunity for a Brand Manager, Magic: The Gathering to join our product strategy team.</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">We offer competitive salaries, a great benefits package, and the excitement of working in a creative organization.&nbsp; But the best part of working here is that we think creating products that bring hours of enjoyment to millions around the globe is an inherently cool way to earn a living.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">We strongly believe that diversity of experience contributes to a broader collective perspective that will consistently lead to a better company and better products. We are working hard to increase the diversity of our team wherever we can and we actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of it.</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>WHAT IS THIS ROLE ALL ABOUT?</strong></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">We have an immediate need for a results-oriented, innovative&nbsp;<strong>Product Marketing Manager</strong>&nbsp;to support our flagship game brand, Magic: The Gathering. In this role, you will be responsible for managing the international business needs of our global product portfolio.&nbsp; You will work with Regional offices to identify opportunities for new regional product specification, coordinate their localization needs, and help make decisions about how our global sales teams order their product mix.&nbsp; Partnering with internal resources, you will work to develop new products for our regional partners that will be designed to deepen player engagement or create new players in our developing regions.&nbsp; You will also work closely with the product team to identify key selling points for each new product release, and develop information flow to help all of our global sales teams make informed decisions about how to market and sell our products.&nbsp; This will include creatomg internal documentation, leading weekly international conference calls, and leading presentations to global teams and external business partners.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">The ideal candidate will have demonstrated expertise in product management and/or product marketing, internal communication management, superior execution of projects from planning through delivery, a passion for product development, and an affinity for games or other lifestyle brands. A working knowledge of and passion for Magic: The Gathering is a huge asset, and experience dealing with the challenges of an international business are a strong plus.</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>DAY TO DAY RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THIS WIZARD</strong></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Under the direction of the Senior Director, Magic Brand Strategy, you will:</strong></span></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Work with designers and developers to gain a deep understanding of our tabletop product portfolio, then curate a method of clearly communicating key selling points of new product releases to global sales and marketing teams.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Work with regional sales teams to decide which products should be localized, and in to which languages.&nbsp; Then work with our production teams to manage implementation of those decisions.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Provide guidance and recommendations to internal cross-functional teams as well as regionally located marketing and sales teams with regards to our global product portfolio.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Prepare and deliver product presentations, both to internal teams and to external business partners</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Work with our internal web teams to ensure that online product pages are optimized and accurate.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Work with our consumer insights team to identify regional consumer needs that can be met with new product idea or adjustment to existing products.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Act as liaison with creative and marketing departments responsible for various elements of products and marketing campaigns.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Analyze and report on performance and ROI of product releases and adjust plans to optimize.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Act as point person for the Magic Product team with regards to licensed merchandise and play accessories.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Monitor and report on consumer reaction and generate consumer insight driven marketing proposals.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Research and communicate current market trends and competitive activity to identify new business opportunities.</span></span></li> </ul> <p><br /> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>AM I QUALIFIED? (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)</strong><br /> <strong>Experience Creating and Casting these Spells:</strong></span></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in product management, product marketing, and/or product development, preferably supporting a global brand.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Experience in the video/digital game, hobby game, toy, entertainment, or related field strongly preferred.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Knowledge of and passion for Magic required. Please specify any Magic specific experience/knowledge on your resume.</span></span></li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Knowledge, Abilities and Characteristics of the Ideal Wizard:</strong></span></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Expertise in developing leading edge consumer products, preferably games</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Expertise in communicating the strengths of a specific product to dependent teams downstream of production</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Ability to drive projects forward within a highly matrixed organization:&nbsp; ability to provide clear and concise direction/feedback to stakeholders and the ability to influence others to adopt his/her recommendations</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Strong project management abilities; capable of prioritizing and handling multiple projects simultaneously, under tight time constraints and within budget parameters</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Understanding of the challenges associated with being a global organization</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Well developed, verbal, written and presentation skills</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Proficient with Microsoft Office applications, especially Power Point</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Experience working with international partners a plus</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Knowledge of the digital game and/or hobby game industries highly desirable</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Knowledge of and passion for Magic a huge plus. Please specify any Magic specific experience/knowledge on your resume.</span></span></li> </ul> <p><br /> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Education and Training:</strong></span></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">BA/BS or equivalent experience required, preferably with a concentration in Marketing, Business, or related coursework.&nbsp;</span></span></li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Travel Requirements (% of time per year)&nbsp;</strong></span></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">May require up to 10% travel time, including international travel.&nbsp;</span></span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>We are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.</strong></span></span></p> <p><br /> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">The above is intended to describe the general content of and the requirements for satisfactory performance in this position.&nbsp; It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of the duties, responsibilities, or requirements of the position.</span></span></p>

Product Marketing Manager

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Date: Mar 17, 2019

Requisition ID: 9274