Associate Project Manager, WoW Esports
Esports Irvine, California

The Activision Blizzard Esports team is looking for a talented, enthusiastic, and highly organized associate project manager to oversee the tracking, documentation, and planning of our World of Warcraft esports program. The ideal candidate must be a strong communicator, love the act of planning and organization, and enjoy working inside a flexible team-oriented environment. This candidate should be versed in project management styles, methodologies and processes. Self-direction and follow-up skills are a must, as well as, the ability to anticipate issues and find effective solutions.  Responsibilities

  • Work with the global World of Warcraft Esports team to define project objectives, schedule, and deliverables in support of business goals established by the World of Warcraft Esports Product Team
  • Support in the creation and distribution of complete project plans, related documentation, and reporting requirements for each assigned project
  • Develop and determine status frequency, and deliver progress reports, and requirements documentation, along with risks, contingency plans, and roadblocks to community and esports management
  • Help create alignment between team members while keeping projects on track
  • Build, develop, and grow business relationships vital to the success of the project
  • Manage project expectations, milestones, and deliverables
  • Conduct postmortems after events and projects
  • Help develop best practices and tools for project execution and management
  • Act as a key contact between internal departments, regional teams, and esports
  • Control, coordinate, and follow-up on recurrent tasks and assignments within the esports team
  • Contribute to a positive work environment
  • Other duties, as assigned

Requirements

  • A minimum of 2 years minimum experience in project management
  • Experience working both independently and in a collaborative team environment
  • Adaptable to changing business needs and expanded project requirements
  • Persuasive, encouraging, and a motivating influence with all assigned projects
  • Able to gain cooperation and reduce tension among team members and impacted departments
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communications skills in English
  • Proven ability to organize, prioritize, and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Experience in Microsoft Office
  • Experience with Project management Software and methodology (Agile, Scrum, Jira, MS Project, Visio, etc.)

Pluses

  • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent experience
  • Formal project management certification such as PMP
  • Experience working as a project manager in the esports or gaming industry
  • Speaks more than one language
  • Experience working with international teams

Required Application Materials

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter which should include:
    • Why you are interested in working at Blizzard
    • What games you are currently playing

**Only submittals with Cover Letters will be considered

Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work / life balance. We’ve worked hard to foster an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything. Our core values are real, and our mission has never changed. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Join us! 

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