Head of the West Scale-up Department

May 09, 2024
Amsterdam, Netherlands
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

We are KRAFTON – a collective of independent game development studios brought together to create innovative and engaging entertainment experiences for gamers across the world.

Since the release of our flagship title – PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS – in 2017, it has become one of the highest-selling video games of all time with over 70 million copies sold.

We are headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, with regional KRAFTON offices located across the globe.
Our Amsterdam Office is KRAFTON’s EMEA Headquarters which covers the Europe, Middle East & Africa, and the CIS regions, with teams dedicated to Publishing, Esports, Content, Communications and General Operations. These teams support all local offices and development studios in our region.
Onsite, our Amsterdam Office also houses PUBG Studios which is busy with the development of an exciting new IP, currently known as Project “Black Budget”.

The Head of the West Scale-up Department will play a pivotal role in bridging Krafton’s Headquarters and Western teams. This position is critical for ensuring the seamless transition and scaling of new products from our Headquarters into the Western markets.  The ideal candidate will be responsible for coordinating all aspects of product introduction, adaptation, and market penetration strategies tailored to Western consumer needs and standards.

Basic Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Acting as the central point of contact you will facilitate information flow and work collaboration among different regions. Ensure the successful global release of the project
  • Develop and implement comprehensive strategies for the successful launch and scaling of new products in Western markets.
  • Collaborate closely with Marketing and Product Management teams at Headquarters to understand product specifics and positioning.
  • Facilitate communication and workflow between the Headquarters and Western teams to ensure alignment and expedite market entry.
  • Lead, mentor and develop a cross-functional team dedicated to Western market scale-up initiatives.
  • Prepare detailed reports and presentations for senior management, providing updates on project status, challenges, and resource allocation to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of scale-up activities.

We are ideally looking for:

  • A passion for games and a keen eye for market trends and data.
  • Exceptional leadership skills with the ability to manage and motivate teams across different geographical locations.
  • Exhibit a strong sense of responsibility, self-drive, and exceptional communication abilities.
  • Be resilient to pressure and capable of managing work across different time zones.
  • Strategic thinker with a hands-on approach to problem-solving and project management
  • Clear and concise verbal and written communication skills in Korean and English, facilitating seamless collaboration across diverse teams.
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in Marketing communications, product management, consulting, or a similar role, with a strong emphasis on international market scaling.

What we offer:

  • A competitive salary
  • An allowance to cover the Dutch mandatory health insurance
  • 25 paid + 4 extra paid working days off a year
  • Relocation package
  • Pension scheme
  • A commuter allowance
  • Lunch allowance and a range of snacks & drinks
  • Health and Wellness allowance
  • Full assistance with visas and the 30% ruling applications when the candidate is eligible

More about our Amsterdam office…

Our office is situated in the Amsterdam Zuid area, a buzzing business hub in the southern part of the city.

Close to our office, you can find a broad choice of cuisine – such as the iconic Market 33 Food Hall, offering vibrant social settings.

Also, nearby is one of the main public transportation hubs – Amsterdam Zuid train, metro, tram & bus station, bringing the city’s highlights close, be it one of the many museums, canals, parks, or culinary experiences you are interested in.

Likewise, our Amsterdam team reflects the city’s diverse atmosphere – being mainly expats, we currently represent more than 40 different nationalities, and we are still expanding our team!


We welcome all applications!

We are proud to have such a multicultural environment and we strive to create a safe, inclusive, and harmonious atmosphere for everyone to thrive in. We invite applications from all genders, sexual orientations, races, colors, religions, and ages.

If this sounds like a good fit for your skills and experience, then apply right away!

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