Director of Product Management - WB Interactive Entertainment

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Job Title
Director of Product Management - WB Interactive Entertainment Time Warner
Division
Warner Bros. Entertainment Group WB Business Unit WB Interactive Entertainment Industry Games – Development & Publishing Area of
Interest
Game Development/Publishing
Product Management
Location United States - California - Burbank Requisition # 163709BR Position
Type
Full Time Company Overview Warner Bros. has been entertaining audiences for more than 90 years through the world’s most-loved characters and franchises. Warner Bros. employs people all over the world in a wide variety of disciplines. We're always on the lookout for energetic, creative people to join our team. Business Unit Overview WB Games is a top video games publisher and we continue to expand by adding great people and leveraging one of the best portfolios of brands and intellectual properties in the industry. We are looking to add enthusiastic, talented and experienced professionals to our Digital Product Management team in support of our growing portfolio of Console/PC hits that include Batman: Arkham Knight, Mortal Kombat X, Middle-earth: Shadow of War, and Injustice 2. Posting Job Description Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is seeking a Director of Product Management who will help define and manage the company’s digital strategy for Console/PC video games and play a critical role working with Production and Development on product development roadmaps. The Director will also dig deeply into dashboards and statistical analysis to make recommendations that will impact game performance and monetization. This role is crucial to driving WB Games’ long-term engagement, retention, and revenue goals.
 
What part will you play?
 
  • Work closely with development and production teams to define, design, and manage features and functionality that support the overall strategic vision and monetization goals of the products. Drive competitive reviews of external games and translate best practices into actionable product strategies and tactical roadmaps.  Create well-written, succinct documents and presentations. 
  • Ensure the ongoing success of titles by using tools such as Excel, Tableau dashboards, SQL, and statistical analysis to create actionable recommendations for your development teams and communicate the ongoing KPI impact of these recommendations.
  • Collaborate with game designers on the design, development and management of live events and post-launch content releases. Apply quantitative rigor to optimize existing game features, drive future feature & content development, inform in-game merchandising including sales & promotions, and balance the pricing and tuning of virtual economies.
  • Bring organization and leadership to managing the live digital publishing activities that optimize game performance including analytics, reporting, and monetization. Act as lead product expert, and evangelist for initiatives and projects. Partner with Brand Marketing, Integrated Communications, Operations and Customer Service throughout the product lifecycle to influence the business aspects of the game with data-driven facts.   
  • Assist in building and growing WB Games’ portfolio of Console/PC titles more broadly to include special projects, platform/publishing/licensing/international/cross-studio partnerships
 
What do we require from you?
 
  • BA/BS Degree.  Background in Business, Finance, Statistics, Economics, Computer Science, Design, Systems Design, Engineering, or Mathematics a plus.  MA/MS/MBA preferred.
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in a Product Management role.
  • Strong familiarity with PlayStation, Xbox, and Steam marketplaces, trends and best practices.
  • Data science or Statistical analysis work in any field. 
  • Competency writing SQL queries.
  • Thorough understanding of free-to-play games, business models, and Games as a Service (GaaS).
  • Experience with managing A/B tests and experiments.  
  • Flexibility to travel to WB Games studios and industry conferences required

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The Warner Bros. Entertainment Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital status, military or veteran's status (including protected veterans, as may be required by federal law), sexual orientation, gender identity or any other category protected by law.
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