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Square Enix Germany is looking for an ambitious, highly organised, and collaborative Assistant Project Manager Events to join the FINAL FANTASY XIV Online (FFXIV) marketing team based in Hamburg.

The successful candidate will be fluent in both German and English, thrive in a fast-paced and agile interdisciplinary team, whilst working with multiple international stakeholders.

The Assistant Project Manager Events will be well organized and able to commit to multiple projects simultaneously, while maintaining a keen eye for detail.

If you are a highly motivated individual and want to drive success for international events planning and execution, then this is the role for you.

Requirements

Key Deliverables:

  • Determine project schedules and manage the wider events group to achieve goals and deadlines.

  • Collaborate with a wide group of international stakeholders in the successful delivery of key Square Enix events.

  • Initiate and chair regular meetings between stakeholders to ensure transparent communication and information flow.

  • Develop strategic and creative concepts to engage and entertain the players.

  • Build and manage a budget plan and ensure compliance through the group.

  • Manage regular and transparent updates to communicate through the group.

  • Contact and negotiate with suppliers and vendors.

  • Support Marketing Director as and when required.

  • Track learnings, reflect and share in order to build best practice through the group for future projects and management of events.

  • International travel will be required.

Key Stakeholders:

Executive Director Marketing, Western Strategic Lead, Marketing Director, Senior Marketing Manager, PR Manager, International Community Team, International Strategy Team, Legal Department, Creative Studios, Finance.

Knowledge & Experience:

Essential:

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Event management experience

  • Experience of working across multi-disciplinary departments and international markets

  • High performer, innovative and creative

  • Ability to adapt quickly and effectively to changing deadlines without compromising quality

  • Analytical, communication and organizational skills

  • Able to demonstrate excellent attention to detail

Desirable:

  • Previous experience in the games industry, either within agency or publisher

  • Experience in project management

  • Passionate about the entertainment and gaming industry

  • Degree or equivalent

Competencies, Skills & Attributes:

Essential:

  • Extremely well organized

  • Good presentation skills, excellent communication skills – both written and verbal in German and English

  • Able to travel

  • Excellent time management and ability to coordinate multiple projects efficiently

  • Results oriented, outgoing and self-motivated

  • Ability to develop, and manage, strong relationships and collaborative skills

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills

  • Strong team player in a multi-cultural environment

Desirable:

  • Interest in leading projects and initiatives

  • Ability to speak other languages (e.g., French, Japanese)

  • Understanding of Japanese video games and the global video games market

Our goal at Square Enix is to hire, retain, develop and promote the best talent, regardless of age, gender, race, religious, belief, sexual orientation or physical ability.

Our pledge to D&I

At Square Enix we believe in the importance of being a diverse and global company, and we stand firmly together against any forms of injustice, intolerance, harassment or discrimination. In our effort to create a truly diverse workforce, we pledge to continue to raise awareness in every step of the employee experience, from recruitment to promotions to ensure equal opportunities for all. One of our goals is to champion diversity in games and at work and work together to inspire real change.

Learning and education around D&I will be a key element for us to continue to grow as an organization. With unconscious bias training, D&I workshops and a variety of initiatives to give our employees the opportunity to be heard and be part of that change to achieve real equality. We need all our efforts to continue to build our culture of inclusion and equality.

We are also proud to partner with UKIE's Raise the Game pledge, BAME in Games and Women in Games, to name a few.

Covid-19 remote working

Square Enix are committed to keeping our employees safe. We are listening closely to government guidelines, and this role will be based remotely until the company sees fit to return to the office. This role will be based in our Blackfriars Studio in London, upon return.

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