Business Development Manager - Technology Growth Strategy

Feb 10, 2024
Vancouver, Canada
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

The EA Technology Growth Strategy team creates the forward-thinking momentum for EA to evolve, keep the roadmap relevant to changing needs and build an innovation-focused environment to stay ahead of the curve. We are the team responsible for connecting EA Tech Leadership across the gaming portfolio of electronic arts with technology and software vendors outside of EA. This team is evolving and is in need of a dynamic individual who is capable of managing complex workstreams, leading large-scale projects and is passionate about technology.  You will work in close collaboration with SEs, product managers, analysts, designers, and developers to deliver innovative solutions that our players and game creators need.

We are hiring a Business Development Manager reporting directly to the Head of Product Technology Partnerships. You will manage strategic relationships with both our teams and external partners to support our External Partnerships activities. You will facilitate collaborations, manage operational strategies, and lead engagements, ensuring seamless integration and mutual growth.

 Responsibilities

  • You will build and manage workflow for engagements with industry partners. You will work closely with the Head of Technology Partnerships to define evaluation metrics and processes for partnerships and shared projects. You will drive the process, ensure efficacy, and report progress regularly.

  • You will facilitate strong relationships with industry partners. Maintain communications, handle NDA administration, facilitate partnership integration and oversee the customer journey and act as a liaison between internal teams and vendors.

  • You will drive the development of a strategy for technology partnerships. You will work with the product group and Technology Growth leadership team to prioritize organizational goals, identify opportunities, build strategic plans and execute against them.

  • You will build relationships with internal EA teams to identify business needs, influence tech strategy, and enhance internal connections.

  • You will organize and drive meetings and events, and our participation in other relevant events, both inside and outside of EA, with the goal of communicating our work, strengthening our relationships, and fostering a culture of innovation. 

  • You will manage internal communications, operational structure, cross-team coordination, and document organization. You will prepare and deliver presentations for a wide variety of audiences at all levels of the organization.

Qualifications

  • 5+ year's experience working in the gaming industry. Must understand the video game industry, market trends, and player behaviour.

  • Must be experienced at information management and organization.

  • Proficiency in operations and business strategy is required.

  • Must have experience with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tools for efficient storage, organization, and retrieval of partner information.

  • Proficiency in project management tools and methodologies is desirable.

  • Familiarity with game development software like Unity, Unreal Engine, and understanding of programming languages such as C++ and Python is beneficial.

  • Excellent skills in continuous process improvement for team processes are crucial.

 

BC COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

The base salary ranges listed below are for the defined geographic market pay zones in these locations. If you reside outside of these locations, a recruiter will advise on the base salary range and benefits for your specific location.

EA has listed the base salary ranges it in good faith expects to pay applicants for this role in the locations listed, as of the time of this posting. Salary offered will be determined based on numerous relevant business and candidate factors including, for example, education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, and business or organizational needs.

BASE SALARY RANGES

• British Columbia (depending on location e.g. Vancouver vs. Victoria):
º $93,700 - $143,700 CAN Annually

Base salary is just one part of the overall compensation at EA. We also offer a package of benefits including vacation (3 weeks per year to start), 10 days per year of sick time, paid top-up to EI/QPIP benefits up to 100% of base salary when you welcome a new child (12 weeks for maternity, and 4 weeks for parental/adoption leave), extended health/dental/vision coverage, life insurance, disability insurance, retirement plan to regular full-time employees. Certain roles may also be eligible for bonus and equity.
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