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Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is a leading, international digital entertainment company that publishes video games for game consoles such as PlayStation 4, Xbox one, Nintendo Switch, as well as mobile games. The company’s popular franchises include Metal Gear Solid, Pro Evolution Soccer, Silent Hill, DanceDanceRevolution and Castlevania, among other top titles. Konami also manufactures the wildly popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, which has sold more than 25 billion cards worldwide. We are looking for talented people that have a passion for gaming and the skills and experience listed below.

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. Hawthorne, CA

  • Senior Product Manager - Digital

    POSITION SUMMARY: A strong self-starter with experience managing top-tier video and mobile games. Candidates should have solid business acumen, cross functional leadership skills, experience working with licensors, ability to multi-task numerous projects, be a team player and desire to manage the world’s No. 1 TCG digital titleas.

    Department: Card Business Division

    Reports to: Sr. Director, Organized Play, Marketing & Events

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Develop comprehensive strategies and execute all aspects of the marketing plans for the Yu-Gi-Oh! digital game portfolio, including, but not limited to, target market identification and analysis, budgeting, category and competitive analysis, with a focus on new user acquisition and strong ROI.
    • Collaborate with the Card Business department to improve integration of various programs with official Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG digital channels and events, such as social media campaigns, influencer marketing, and offline Organized Play initiatives and events.
    • Oversee the placement of online, print and TV advertising and the development of key assets including ad copy, scripts and editorial messaging.
    • Assist with the implementation of cross-promotional opportunities with other licensees.
    • Build relationships with all first party: Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, Steam, iOS and Android
    • Coordinating with other KDE offices to align marketing strategies and promotions for our digital properties
    • Obtain necessary approvals for all marketing-related activities to ensure compliance with licensors, first-parties, etc.
    • Work closely with Business Strategy to create and implement cross-promotional campaigns.
    • Work with Product Manager – Digital on strategy and execution of marketing plans
    • Work with Product Manager – Digital on direction for Social Media, Website and Influencer programs to grow our digital brands

     

    QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS:

    • Strong understanding of digital marketing tools and techniques using SNS.
    • Experience with placing both online and offline advertising.
    • Must be a self-starter, with the ability to work with limited supervision.
    • Personal initiative and sound business judgment required to identify, evaluate and respond to job needs.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills, to write product copy. Must be comfortable speaking to all levels of management.
    • Professional, with exceptional interpersonal skills.
    • Must be detail-oriented and demonstrate ability to multi-task in a high-stress environment.
    • Proven ability to work with various personality types and work styles in a multicultural environment.

     

    REQUIREMENTS:

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience of at least 8 years.
    • 6 to 8 years of experience in marketing video games, including mobile, live, and console games, and/or digital entertainment industries.

     

    ADDITIONAL SKILLS THAT ARE A PLUS

    • Experience marketing licensed products.
    • Experience with esports activations
    • Passion for the Yu-Gi-Oh! brand
    • Creative writing skills

    Please send resumes to kdehr@konami.com

  • USER ACQUISITION SPECIALIST

    Job description

    1. Result-Driven User Acquisition Digital Marketing (40%)
    – Develop, manage, and optimize user acquisition/engagement campaigns across mobile platforms through research, and measurement of key KPIs to meet ROI goals. Also, develop and manage creatives and copies to provide the most effective multi-language marketing activities in the global market by working closely with our in-house creative team, related departments, and partners. Uses Adobe Creative Suite, SQL, SPSS, R, Python and Adobe Analytics.
    2. Marketing Research and Data Analysis (40%)
    – Analysis and data investigation of KPI’s from both performance-based and brand marketing and conduct in-depth post-campaign analytics and other ad-hoc analysis – leading marketing measurement efforts, targeting, segmentation, and media mix modeling. Also, conduct general marketing research within competitors and the current market.  Uses SQL, SPSS, R, Python, Adobe Analytics
    3. Global marketing and branding for PES brand, focusing on mobile gaming (20%)
    – Create framework for managing, analyzing, and optimizing marketing activities together with user acquisition. Also, create marketing collateral and strategize mobile advertising, and implement new marketing partners. Furthermore, collaborate with cross-functional teams, including international production team to identify opportunities and implement recommendations in an effort to improve the game
    Required to travel to Japan 2 times a year for approximately 3 weeks per trip
    · Bachelor’s degree in Entertainment Industry Management or Marketing (with emphasis in digital entertainment)
    · 5 months experience as Mobile Marketing or Search Strategist or using analytical skills in a metrics-driven organization.  Internship experience is acceptable
    · Experience working for digital entertainment company and/or entertainment research company. Internship experience is acceptable
    · Experience using the following:  Adobe Creative Suite, SQL, SPSS, R, Python, Adobe Analytics.
    Please send resumes to kdehr@konami.com
  • Associate Product Manager

    Job Title: Associate Product Manager Department: Card Business Division Reports to: Marketing Manager POSITION SUMMARY: The Associate Product Manager will be responsible for executing brand and marketing plans for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME products as well as Organized Play events. They must work closely with several cross functional teams including R&D, Web & Social, Digital Games, Production, and Sales to achieve or exceed overall corporate goals. The ideal candidate should have experience managing licensed consumer brands and marketing campaigns targeting boys 8-14, be organized and detail oriented, and be a team player.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Work closely with R&D to develop and refine communication strategies for products, including product positioning, creative strategy, advertising execution, promotion development and execution, with a focus on new user acquisition.
    • Assist with developing and implementing strategic product positioning, define and set budgets with Marketing Manager, and assist with marketing plans.
    • Assist with developing product briefs for trade, consumer-facing product pages, marketing summaries, and other promotional programs to enhance sales of products.
    • Communicate with the external PR agency to maintain cohesive corporate and product messaging and develop strategies for user retention as well as new user acquisition.
    • Work with the Associate Social Media and Content Manager to vet, develop and maintain relationships with content creators, while working closely with the PR agency on content creator activations, to ensure they meet brand guidelines.
    • Work with the Organized Play team to develop efficient promotions for OP programs and assist at events.
    • Work with R&D and Online teams to maintain the official product website and produce engaging content for official social media sites that would appeal to both new players, current Yu-Gi-Oh! players and lapsed players.
    • Provide strategic and creative direction to implement online, print and TV advertising and the development of ad copy, scripts and editorial messaging.
    • Use market data to measure effectiveness of marketing strategies.
    • Manage the daily execution of product promotions, ensuring materials are created on schedule and within budget.
    • Obtain necessary approvals for all marketing-related activities to ensure compliance with licensors, first-parties, etc.
    • Manage and track marketing budgets; negotiate pricing of services, goods and media with vendors.
    • Assist Events and Sales teams in preparation for sales meetings, trade shows, retailer promotions, trade advertising, and consumer events, when necessary.
    • Assists with the implementation of cross-promotional opportunities with other licensees.
    • Other duties as assigned.
    QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:
    • BA/BS required.
    • 3-4 years relevant experience in gaming, consumer packaged goods, and/or digital entertainment industries strongly desired, with at least 1 year of relevant product marketing experience.
    • Playing experience and in-depth knowledge of the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG, and Yu-Gi-Oh! manga and animated series
    • Ability to work with limited supervision. Personal initiative and sound business judgment required to identify, evaluate and respond to job needs.
    • Expert with MS office suite (Power Point, Excel, Word).
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Must be comfortable speaking to all levels of management.
    • Professional, with exceptional interpersonal skills.
    • Must be detail-oriented and demonstrate ability to multi-task.
    • Proven ability to work with various personality types and work styles in a multicultural environment.
    • Knowledge of or the willingness to learn the workings of Card Business TCGs, including gameplay.
    • Experience marketing licensed products a plus
    • Japanese language ability (speaking/reading/writing) a plus.
    • Experience working in a corporate environment preferred.
    Please send resumes to kdehr@konami.com

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