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Joboffer dated from 10/15/2018

Senior Product Manager (m/f)



Productmanagement / Producing


Full-time


immediately


76131 Karlsruhe

Germany




Company data



Albert-Nestler-Str.8


76131   Karlsruhe



Job description


This role resides within the Games Division, the group within Gameforge where great gaming talent works together to publish world class Free-to-Play online service-based games and accountability resides for the performance of all games in the Gameforge portfolio. The Senior Product Manager position at Gameforge is a critical role and responsible for a very well deliberate strategy of the games. A Senior Product Manager, reporting directly to the Vice President Products ,Products, will support this mission through the steering of multiple of our products, including Ikariam, Metin2, Skill, Nostale, Soulworker, Tera, AION Free-to-Play, OGame or Elsword. The ideal candidate is a highly organized individual with outstanding communication skills, proven leadership experience in product management with PC client and/or console games, and a track record of launching and operating high quality, Free-to-Play online games to help lead our future effort to deliver the best game service experiences in the West.

 

Tasks to inspire:

  • Taking care that the Gameforge portfolio runs in the most profitable way and have an overview of the revenue and other important KPIs
  • Accountability for optimization of the P&L for the games over the full product lifecycle from “live operation” to “shutdown”
  • Monitor KPIs and use Data Analysis tools to drive business decisions, identify important KPIs, formulate hypotheses and facilitate the integration and analysis of those for the games
  • Set a product strategy, forecast and plan to drive business results for the games through continuous planning that optimizes retention and engagement, revenue potential, cost and resource allocation, with a careful eye towards long-term sustainable growth and positive brand perception, to the greatest benefit for Gameforge
  • Define the sales strategy for the games, have an eye for high quality sales assets, try out new and innovative promotions to maximize the sales efforts for the games
  • Work in close cooperation with Live Producing to facilitate state-of-the-art operation of the games, taking day-to-day decisions with the leadership team in favor of the best long-term business outcome
  • Formulate a strategy in conjunction with Marketing and Live Producing to inspire a virtual product team from the various service departments to facilitate the success of the games
  • Work in close cooperation with Marketing Management to identify the best marketing strategy and plan for the given state of the game
  • Work with the Data Analytics and Live Game Design team to derive measures and generate concepts for the improvement of the games and their KPIs (e.g. funnel analysis, retention metrics, payer share, shop features, etc.)
  • Main contact for key external partners in business and contractual matters (term prolongation, amendments, etc.)
  • Advocate innovative solutions in budget and resource planning cycles to maximize transparency and optimize resource allocation in partnership with leaders across the organization
  • Evaluate market trends and competition, be aware of what is hot in the market and always have up-to-date knowledge about relevant new games and genres
  • Continuously pursuing and overseeing new game opportunities especially starting from their incubation/prototype phase
  • Making sure the game is checking all legal requirements for the operation in different countries (age rating, data security protection, etc.)
 

 

Qualifications to convince:

  • A minimum of 7 years in product management with experience managing at least one successful title through the key phases of its life cycle
  • Strong leadership skills and experience and exhibited ability to coach and mentor colleagues
  • Excellent knowledge of product life cycle, tools, processes and setting product strategies and plans
  • Decision-making and conflict management skills are needed, as well as having a high stress tolerance
  • Outstanding communication, project management, and relationship-building skills
  • Able to work well in a team environment and manage multiple complex projects with various groups
  • Recognized business experience with P&L accountability for a AAA game project
  • An entire self-reliant work is a matter of course
  • Ability to travel internationally to lead on-site visits and workshops with business partners
  • Demonstrated passion for games/console games and self-motivation for furthering a prosperous career in the Free-to-Play online games industry
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience, MBA or other relevant higher degree is a plus
  • Proficiency in English, written and oral, is required, German is a plus

 

A company to connect:

  • A position of responsibility in one of the most creative and exciting industries around
  • An enormous range of influence with millions of players in dozens of countries
  • Creative leeway in a new, communicative and motivated team
  • The ability to be flexible with working hours
  • Free breakfast, lunch, drinks and fruit – every day!

 

About Gameforge

With more than 20 titles and over 450 million registered players, Gameforge is the leading provider of free-to-play massively multiplayer online games (MMOs) in the western hemisphere. Headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany, the group offers its online games in more than 75 countries. The portfolio encompasses numerous well-known game industry brands, including prized role-playing games Runes of Magic, AION Free-to-Play and TERA as well as Europe’s most successful MMO, Metin2. The action anime MMORPG SoulWorker adds to the wide-ranging collection, while popular browser-based games such as OGame and Ikariam complete their offering. More information available at http://corporate.gameforge.com/.




Contact Person

Katja Eberle

Recruiting Specialist


Albert-Nestler-Str.8

76131 Karlsruhe

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