Do you have an opinion on Aleksi “allu” Jalli versus Adam Friburg? On Flyquest versus Cloud9? Are you, furthermore, a proven consumer-engagement and client-services pro with enviable executive talents? If so, we’ve got a gig for you that’s so smokin’ hot it’ll make your eyes water: Leading the charge developing the market, the audience, and the consumer engagement strategy for a premier eSports company. This is that rare gig that offers heft and gravitas, while steeping you in truly fun subject matter about which you’re passionate.
Before all else, think of yourself as a subject matter expert. You know this stuff, and a big part of coming on board is to apply your deep knowledge — of teams, leagues, brands, events, players, distributors — to help the company make smart moves and identify the right opportunities. You’ll be overseeing a team of account execs and account managers, with full-on responsibility for handling budgets and allocating resources.
You’re going to be right in the thick of it, filling a “trusted advisor” role in which you pursue partnership opportunities, conduct contract negotiations, develop and execute on strategy, provide tactical support, manage third-party relationships, and carry out ongoing research on the market in order to make sure the company is always positioned to seize upon the best opportunities. You might spend the better part of one day hammering out a budget for a new initiative, the next day delivering a presentation to senior brass about the profitability of an important partnership, and the next day attending a trade show and hobnobbing with an NBA player who wants in on the business.
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Again, this is no passing fancy for you, not the sort of thing where you’re like, “Hey, I’m great at marketing and biz-dev, and I’ve heard of this eSports thing before.” Nope: You love this stuff, have made a living in the industry for at least three years, and can easily come on board and impress with your subject-matter expertise. You’ve put in even more time in a client-services capacity, so you’ve got all the polish and red-carpet mentality that entails. You’ve managed accounts, led teams, and have spearheaded successful strategies soup-to-nuts.
You’ve got a nice easy way about you, an ability to build rapport quickly. You lead by example, and people who work for you are always infected by your enthusiasm, which inspires them to deliver their best. And you take a whole-business approach to your work, not viewing your contribution as specific to an individual account but rather as part of the entire company’s success story.
Given your knowledge of the space, come prepared to talk about what you think the next big development will be for this young industry.
This is a rare gem of a gig that allows you move up to a senior role in the field that brings you joy. Apart from true love and a jetpack, isn’t that all anybody is really asking for?
All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, creed, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.