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(Closed) Marketing Operations & Planning Specialist

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🇪🇸 Barcelona

Job Description:

King’s Marketing team lives to deliver magical, not to mention exceptionally impactful, marketing experiences for our players. The Marketing Operations & Planning team sits at the intersection of our Live games, New games & Growth Marketing teams, turning ideas into action through roadmap building and alignment, project management and many other continuous improvement initiatives, to help our teams deliver huge value optimally and efficiently.

We’re looking for an adaptable and highly collaborative person to join us in our mission to make Marketing at King an industry leader in planning, operations and project delivery.

Your role within the Kingdom

This is an opportunity to join a highly valued and dynamic team that supports a range of functions across the business in a creative, ambitious and collaborative environment. It is a highly visible role in the organisation, where your ideas will be as valued as your marketing and project management expertise. Crafting magnificent player experiences means always being at the groundbreaking of our Marketing, so your role will always be evolving as new things come up!

Your responsibilities will include:

Project Management

  • Be responsible for the successful delivery cross- functional marketing projects, from project kick off to launch
  • Lead the conversation around turning points, results, workback schedules and dependencies against project timelines
  • Track risks to project success and build mitigation plans to ensure successful delivery
  • Be responsible for the communication plan to ensure a high level of visibility and accountability across all team members
  • Lead project roundtables, bringing team members together to drive visibility and alignment
  • Responsible for maintaining up- to- date project documentation

Process/Ways of working

  • Own and implement processes that help our team deliver more efficiently and with as little friction as possible
  • Champion process within the team, especially on the projects you handle
  • Support the team in designing and implementing optimal ways of working for Marketing to work in the new, hybrid working world

Continuous Improvement

  • Ensure the team is always evolving by:
  • Using data and team interview insights to inform key areas of improvement within the team, following through to implementation and measurement of success
  • Owning project retrospectives and feedback loops and building improvement recommendations based on these

Skills to Create Thrills

  • At the heart of this role is a highly adaptable and collaborative person who has the ability to implement process and structure in a fast paced, people- driven organisation.
  • Other skills include:
  • 3+ years working in a project management or similar role within a digital- first marketing team,
  • if you have less experience than this but feel you’d be great for this role, apply anyway and attach a note telling us what you’d bring to the team
  • Successfully handled cross- functional projects in an environment with complex collaborator involvement, timelines and results
  • Solid understanding of a broad range of marketing channels and what’s involved in campaign production (you’ll work with CRM, Social, PR, Media, TV, Performance Marketing to name a few)
  • Proven experience of improving process, ways of working and/or project governance - your past role doesn’t have to be centred on that, but you should be able to show that you are strong in continuous improvement (conceptualisation to implementation)
  • Ability to deliver independently - if you see something that needs done, roll your sleeves up and dive in!
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, constantly evolving, and often ambiguous, environment
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to build positive relationships across a large number of teams, internal and external, and all levels of the organisation
  • Understanding of agile principles

About King

King is the game developer behind the world- famous Candy Crush franchise, as well as mobile game hits including Farm Heroes, Bubble Witch and Pet Rescue. Candy Crush is the top- grossing franchise in US app stores, a position it has held for the last two years, and King’s games are being played by 245 million monthly active users as of Q3 2021. King, which is part of the Activision Blizzard group since its acquisition in 2016, employs nearly 2,000 people in game studios in Stockholm, Malmö, London, Barcelona and Berlin, and offices in San Francisco, New York, and Malta.

A Great Saga Needs All Sorts of Heroes

Making games is fun. Especially when you do it with people who share the same idea of what makes a good workplace great. We design games for everyone, no matter where they are or who they are, and we employ all sorts of people from all kinds of backgrounds to bring them to life. Truth is, we simply cannot expect diversity in our players and originality in our games without first nurturing it in our people. A great saga needs all sorts of heroes.

Making the World Playful

Making the World Playful is what inspires us to create new experiences and raise the bar. It’s what makes King a place where we can all dream bigger, continue to add innovation to our games, broadening the portfolio and exploring new territories in mid- core and casual. We take the art and science of gaming to the next level through our curiosity for the unexplored, passion for games, respect for each other and love for our players - and we’re not afraid to have fun along the way. In fact, together with our parent company Activision Blizzard and experts around the world, we believe having fun is good for you. There has never been a better time to join us. We're dreaming bigger and see a world of possibilities ahead. If you share our passion, our values, and our hunger to shape the future, join us in Making the World Playful!

Applications need to be in English.

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