Manager,Competitive Gaming

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Manager,Competitive Gaming - San Mateo, CA

Competitive Gaming is an exciting and burgeoning space within the landscape of gaming. As one of the leaders of the gaming industry, PlayStation is passionate about the esports business both regionally and globally as a part of the strategic outlook on the future of gaming. The Manager, Competitive Gaming (North America) will be a critical member of this initiative, responsible for not only assisting in the creation of the overall strategy, but heavily in its execution. This position will touch all aspects of the initiative However, with a focus on driving and completing regional activities and goals. This person will also help to build the overall infrastructure, determining and allocating resource needs, global/ regional governance, multi-functional partnership and advocacy.

Responsibilities:

  • Thought leadership in the infrastructure, activation and funding design of Global esports/ competitive gaming strategy; providing examples of wider standard methodologies and focus efforts against areas key to PlayStation’s differentiation and advantage.
  • Working with the Distributed team to determine standard methodologies for esports on the platform, including the Tournament feature.
  • Responsible for the design and execution of the esports strategy in North America and LATAM
  • Management and Execution of the esports platform “destination” in North America, including determining tech partnerships, content strategy and promotion.
  • Strategic collaboration on PlayStation Esports content strategy including: live broadcasts, community, social media, promotional and video.
  • Oversee Tournament Feature Program management in Region
  • Design and implement Regional activations around global and local esports sponsorships
  • Assist in the execution and management of 1st party programs in region
  • Management and promotion of PS Plus esports programs at key esports events in Region
  • Responsible for seeking opportunities and seeding the North American market with in the intent of fostering the goals of the PlayStation esports program globally and locally
  • Regional budget development and management
  • Support and execution of the global esports “branding” program in the region
  • Manage esports relations with internal groups, specifically, working closely with marketing, promotions, corporate communications and publisher relations in order to ensure success of Global program(s).
  • Determine and manage relevant KPI’s for the region and its esports program
  • Identify and facilitate relationships within the esports/ competitive gaming community

Qualifications:

  • At least 5+ years of experience in the gaming industry
  • At least 3+ years of experience in esports preferred
  • Extensive knowledge of the competitive gaming landscape, specifically tournament formats and publisher activities
  • Solid ability to network with leaders and influencers within the competitive gaming space
  • Experience creating business models
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Proven management/ leadership success
  • Strong financial competence
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrable ability to influence decisions on a global scale
  • Bachelor degree or equivalent work experience

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Location: San Mateo, CA

Date posted: 2021-12-11