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The Corporate Development team at Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. partners with multiple internal teams across the Global organization to drive and support our vision to “Connect with Fans”. Leveraging our partner network across the Americas, we aim deliver our fans with richer and more immersive experiences around our most cherished IPs such as PAC-MAN, GUNDAM, Tekken and many others.

We are looking for a talented, highly motivated individual to join our Corporate Development team in Southern California to drive and support new external partnerships to expand our IP in the Americas. This is a unique opportunity for a future leader with a passion for our brands and a strong desire to build new business verticals to make a strong impact in our global organization by delivering top market industry results.

Join us at our new campus in Irvine, California where a hybrid work schedule will be observed.


  • Foster relationships with new platforms and game developers in the Americas to identify new opportunities to grow our IP and connect with new audiences

  • Partner with and support our Global Content teams to execute portfolio strategies in the Americas

  • Collaborate with our Corporate Venture unit (021) in creating new partnerships with early-stage technology startups and assist in any resulting due diligence process

  • Support our existing portfolio companies in the Americas in unlocking new ways to connect with our fans by leveraging their technologies and know-how

  • Support our dedicated IP teams at Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. in maintaining exiting and structuring new partnerships in the Americas

  • Develop a partner network within the global organization’s IP stakeholders to foster more collaboration across multiple media (Animation, Hobby, Amusement etc.)

  • Represent Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. in meetings with executives from our partner companies

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Business Administration, Analytics, or related discipline

  • Or relevant work experience


  • 5 to 8+ years’ experience in partnerships, business development, or sales in a gaming environment, preferably in the PC/Console ecosystem

  • Experience closing strategic business development deals

  • Entrepreneurial, persistent, resourceful, transparent and learns quickly about new technologies

  • Outstanding relationship skills, including the ability to work effectively with international teams in a large global organization

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and interface with key internal corporate stakeholders

  • Excellent presentation, written and verbal communication skills

  • Willing to take on additional responsibilities to advance business development and corporate objectives


  • Fluent in English and Japanese

Salary Range:

$141,858.06 - $185,828.39

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About Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc.

Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc., part of the Bandai Namco Group, is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive entertainment for major video game consoles, PC, online, and mobile platforms. The company is known for creating many of the industry’s beloved classic franchises such as PAC-MAN®, GALAGA®, TEKKEN®, SOULCALIBUR®, and ACE COMBAT®, and publishing the critically acclaimed DARK SOULS™ series and the blockbuster title ELDEN RING™. Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. is also the premier publisher in the Western hemisphere for anime-based video games including GUNDAM™, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, DRAGON BALL™, and ONE PIECE®. Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. is headquartered in Irvine, California. More information about the company and its products can be found at