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Gram Games

Business Development Manager

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Gram Games
πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ London

Gram Games is the studio behind some of the most popular mobile titles in the world, like 1010!, Merge Magic! and Merge Dragons!. We work in small self-managing teams, enabling you to have an incredible amount of ownership, autonomy, and impact. In Gram, everyone is expected to have a razor-sharp focus on what creates tangible impact: impact on their team, impact on their work environment, and impact on the overall company strategy.

We are currently looking for an experienced Business Development Manager to spear head strategic opportunities and support internal stakeholders. This position is perfect for an engaging, personable, enthusiastic, and results-orientated individual, with an eye for detail. This individual must be a highly motivated Business Development Manager, who will identify and execute suitable inorganic growth opportunities for Gram Games. Additionally, the individual will play a key role in current initiatives working closely with VP Strategy. The candidate must have an in-depth knowledge of the mobile games industry; an understanding of the challenges clients face and a genuine passion for games.

Responsibilities

  • Scanning the market for new IPs, game development projects and M&A opportunities
  • Communicate value prepositions and drive business cases both internally and externally with efficiency and clarity.
  • Gather intelligence on industry and market trends from public and network resources
  • Track and synthesize trends and takeaways from global gaming markets and turn those insights into actionable approaches.
  • Advise internal stakeholders on iterations of business strategies and spearhead any initiatives that are deemed valuable
  • Execute business negotiations and contract process; collaborate with functional teams across different countries to achieve success.
  • Provide bi-weekly reporting on the status of current opportunities, new lead generation, competitor performance and market trends.
  • Create internal documentation to present and review new opportunities to a wide range of internal stakeholders
  • Promote and represent GG and Zynga with professionalism
  • Assist VP or Zynga partnership or strategy teams on any ad-hoc responsibilities that require support.
  • Find ways to sustain the company’s business and create new opportunities

Requirements

  • 4+ years of experience in Business Development, corporate strategy, corporate development (at least 2 years of that in gaming)
  • BA/BS degree in business, finance, economics (or fields similar) and a working knowledge of business-related fields required
  • Additional languages are a plus; Chinese / Korean / and Japanese
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking and research skills
  • Proficient knowledge of F2P game studios
  • Strong presentation skills with the ability to create presentation slides independently and present them to audiences with varying degrees of technical knowledge
  • Strong quantitative skills including quantitative modelling experience
  • Passion and genuine interest in mobile gaming preferred

Benefits

In return for bringing your expertise to this top priority role, we can offer some of the best benefits in the Games industry!

  • Highly competitive salary
  • Private medical care
  • Awesome onsite chef serving breakfast, lunch, and lots of treats (naughty and nice)
  • Relocation assistance for those moving to the UK
  • Life insurance and a favourable pension scheme
  • Healthcare cash plan including dental and optical coverage
  • Yoga, massages, fitness classes
  • Amazing tech to work with and consoles to play and relax with everywhere you look!