The project manager will be responsible for the successful launch and maintenance of one of our key game Franchise in the Korean market and will need to work closely, cross-functionally with both the Blizzard Entertainment Korean and US Headquarters organizations. The ideal candidate will have a mix of consulting, technology, gaming experience, and also have a passion for Blizzard Entertainment, and / or other similar video games. Finally, this person should be able to communicate, and work effectively across both Korean and US cultures / teams.
- Act as central point of contact, and champion of the game(s) and its players.
- Drive the game(s) strategy and operations like a mini-CEO.
- Be a core leader for change in the organization.
- Ensure smooth day-to-day operation.
- Maintain project schedules, and monitor milestones.
- Proactively anticipate, identify, and troubleshoot issues, and ensure that plans are put in place and executed to provide timely resolution.
- Develop a weekly report to update management on the status of current projects.
- Communicate, collaborate, and coordinate with functional organizations in Korea and the US to ensure that issues are given visibility and that support is in place as needed.
- Manage project plans and initiatives across the regional functional organization in a dotted-line fashion, collaborating with each function head to ensure that functional plans support the needs and objectives of the project.
- Ensure that resource requirements are anticipated in advance in order to be in place when needed.
- Support the global teams in providing key information / insight from region.
- Support the operations teams to ensure proper resources are allocated.
- Passion for Blizzard Entertainment titles, especially StarCraft/Heroes
- A minimum of 5 years’ experience in the video game industry
- A minimum of 10 years’ relevant management experience, or related experience
- International business experience, and intercultural communications skills
- Strong analytical and presentational skills
- Strong verbal and written communications skills and be able to over-communicate to drive cross-functional teams
- Proven experience managing schedules, and employees to achieve desired results
- Self-motivation and initiative – Finds things that need to get done and sees through
- Able to communicate effectively and collaboratively with departmental, regional, and global leads
- Fluent in English and Korean; both written and spoken
- Willing to travel
- Know how to have fun
- Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business, and / or Marketing
- Prior product launch experience
- Have a serious sense of humour
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