Senior Product Manager - Heartstone ESports

Blizzard Entertainment

Games

Senior

Irvine, CA

3 weeks ago

Do you love esports? Do you have experience architecting ecosystems, managing complex projects and productions, and are excited by the opportunity to build and lead a world-class esports league?

Blizzard Entertainment is seeking an experienced senior leader to drive the global development and execution of the Hearthstone Championship Tour as a primary pillar of the game’s overall franchise strategy. Your leadership, strategic vision, and passion will set the bar for global esports programs for years to come. Reporting directly to the Global Esports Franchise Lead, you will work in lock-step with the Hearthstone development team, as well as a network of worldwide partners, to deliver epic competitive experiences, and blaze exciting new trails in esports.

Take the next step and accept the Hearthstone challenge -- we’re waiting to hear from you!

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Own the overall global strategy for the Hearthstone Championship Tour (HCT)
  • Lead the team responsible for the global execution of Hearthstone Championship Tour and related programs.
  • Collaborate with the Hearthstone development team to design and iterate formats and systems that meet franchise’s goals and align with Blizzard’s strategic vision for esports.
  • Serve as the champion and leading advocate for Esports features and support within the game team.
  • Define and communicate the program’s creative vision, structure, and branding
  • Manage all aspects of the HCT from production and broadcast to partner negotiations.
  • Oversee all large-scale events, production and promotions, broadcasting operations, sponsor relationships, program management, player interface, and P&L for HCT
  • Drive consistent branding across all HCT initiatives and manage appropriate messaging across various media and communication channels.
  • Work with regional teams and global partners to ensure uniform execution, including high quality and consistent broadcasts, live events, player interaction, and messaging.
  • Develop, track, and adhere to the Hearthstone esports budget.
  • Communicate product status reports, assessing risk and new opportunities in each region.
  • Collaborate with esports leadership to establish product KPIs and measure program success.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with teams across the company to execute plans, including the Hearthstone team, Community, Marketing, Public Relations, Events, Broadcast, IT, Legal, Web, and others.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in product and / or program management
  • A minimum of 3 years' experience in partner or vendor management
  • Deep understanding of event management, broadcast production and / or tournament operations
  • Strategic thinker with excellent leadership, management, and communications skills
  • Able to organize thoughts and make decisions under time constraints and a full work load
  • Experience managing a budget and working with international teams
  • Passionate player of video games, particularly Blizzard Entertainment games
  • Able for occasional travel, including international travel