Founded in 2005, 2K Games is a global video game company, publishing titles developed by some of the most influential game development studios in the world. Our studios responsible for developing 2K’s portfolio of world-class games across multiple platforms, include Visual Concepts, Firaxis, Hangar 13, CatDaddy, Cloud Chamber, and HB Studios. Our portfolio of titles is expanding due to our global strategic plan, building and acquiring exciting studios whose content continues to inspire all of us! 2K publishes titles in today’s most popular gaming genres, including sports, shooters, action, role-playing, strategy, casual, and family entertainment.
Our team of engineers, marketers, artists, writers, data scientists, producers, thinkers and doers, are the professional publishing stewards of our growing library of critically-acclaimed franchises such as NBA 2K, Battleborn, BioShock, Borderlands, The Darkness, Mafia, Sid Meier’s Civilization, WWE 2K, and XCOM.
At 2K, we pride ourselves on creating an inclusive work environment, which means encouraging our teams to Come as You Are and do your best work! We are dedicated to diversity and inclusion, and want our community of candidates to reflect this commitment. We encourage all qualified applicants to explore our global positions.
2K is headquartered in Novato, California and is a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).
What We Need
The 2K Growth Strategy team has responsibility for game P&Ls, franchise strategy and commercial operations globally. We partner across the organisation through influence and relationships to improve business performance. This is a contract role based in our Dublin office which is in the heart of Dublin city. This role focuses heavily on timely delivery of detailed product forecasts and analysis in support of franchise growth and commercial optimization.
A structured decision maker, problem-solver and thoughtful communicator.
Demonstrable experience and ability to develop and maintain highly detailed, accurate and logically structured forecasts.
Ability to generate optimal revenue results with data-driven promotional pricing analysis and recommendations.
Demonstrable skill creating and modifying SQL queries to access sales data and user engagement data as inputs for sales reporting and forecasting.
Experience using advanced forecasting methodologies and tools to improve accuracy and business insight (such as exponential smoothing, time-series analysis, regression-based forecasting).
Stand-out candidates will have experience and skill to develop and use Python tools for data analysis and sales forecasting.
Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with colleagues from across geographies and functions to drive optimal results.
What You Will Do
Build and maintain highly detailed, thoroughly researched sales and profit forecasts in Excel for new and existing games. This includes lifetime, fiscal year and quarterly forecasts.
Analyze current and historical sales of 2K and competitive products to support inputs and benchmarks for product forecasts.
Format and deliver forecasts for various 2K and T2 stakeholders, including finance, growth, marketing and sales, both in Excel and Powerpoint/Google Slides.
Track 2K forecasts, forecasts vs actuals variances and leverage trends to generate rolling forecast updates.
Modify and run SQL queries in Snowflake to collect sales and player engagement data.
Drive or contribute to detailed pre-order forecasts for new games with data science, analytics and finance teams.
Complete analysis and research on a variety of ad hoc topics related to optimizing profit and commercial operations.
What Skills & Experience Are Needed:
Expertise in Microsoft Excel with 3+ years of sales forecasting or financial modeling.
Passion for or working knowledge of console, PC or mobile games.
Demonstrable ability to write, modify and run SQL queries (within Snowflake).
Ability to collect and export data from Tableau dashboards.
Bonus: forecasting methodologies, statistical methods and machine learning, including Python forecasting tools.
Who We Believe Will Be A Phenomenal Fit:
You enjoy playing video games or have professional experience with console, PC or mobile games.
You are creative, detailed and a curious problem solver who loves using data and analytical tools to deliver meaningful insights.
You can use/adapt sophisticated analytical tools and techniques to support decision making.
You collaborate well with others, are purposeful and dedicated with your energy, and raise everyone’s game around you!
You prize team success over individual achievement.
As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to ensuring that qualified individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform their essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us if you need reasonable accommodation.
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