Senior Manager, Global Marketing Operations (Onsite- Novato, CA) at 2K (San Francisco, CA)
Who We Are:
2K is headquartered in Novato, California and is a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO). Founded in 2005, 2K Games is a global video game company, publishing titles developed by some of the most influential game development studios in the world. Our studios responsible for developing 2K’s portfolio of world-class games across multiple platforms, include Visual Concepts, Firaxis, Hangar 13, CatDaddy, Cloud Chamber, 31st Union, and HB Studios. Our portfolio of titles is expanding due to our global strategic plan, building and acquiring exciting studios whose content continues to inspire all of us! 2K publishes titles in today’s most popular gaming genres, including sports, shooters, action, role-playing, strategy, casual, and family entertainment.
Our team of engineers, marketers, artists, writers, data scientists, producers, thinkers and doers, are the professional publishing stewards of our growing library of critically-acclaimed franchises such as NBA 2K, 2K PGA, LEGO 2K Drive, BioShock, Borderlands, The Quarry, The Darkness, Mafia, Sid Meier’s Civilization, Marvel’s Midnight Suns, WWE 2K, and XCOM.
At 2K, we pride ourselves on creating an inclusive work environment, which means encouraging our teams to Come as You Are and do your best work! We encourage ALL applicants to explore our global positions, even if they don’t meet every requirement for the role. If you're interested in the job and think you have what it takes to work at 2K, we encourage you to apply!
What We Need:
The Senior Manager, Global Marketing Operations will be a specialist in cross-functional projects, strategic and tactical, who is a driven problem solver capable of managing project to completion while navigating opposing demands and priorities.
The Senior Manager, Global Marketing Operations role will assist in managing the day-to-day operations of the Marketing Operations team and have an immediate impact on the team’s productivity by streamlining critical initiatives, and communicating objectives between departments across the company. You will have proven experience in a mid-level management role, with a special focus on implementing projects through interdepartmental collaboration.
As the Global Marketing Operations team regularly handles the oversight of projects that do not neatly fit within the organizational chart or that fall between departmental areas of responsibility, you must thrive in highly ambiguous environments and must be capable of operating at tactical, strategic, and operational levels.
We are looking for a proactive detailed oriented strategic planner with excellent project management, planning, decision making and analytical skills.
**This position will be based onsite in Novato (Bay Area) 3 days/week. This is not a remote opportunity.
What You Will Do:
Own and oversee a portfolio of operational initiatives, providing a point of view on how we design the marketing operation to facilitate our Player First mission and mindset.
Lead the Marketing Operations team to keep the trains running smoothly for our day-to-day business.
Ensure a single source of truth for marketing operation topics, even as we transform to new ways of working, to facilitate building the muscle of department level coordination, constant prioritization and efficient information sharing.
Ensure creation and maintenance of company-wide files, processes and templates are up to date and current, as well as tweaked to suit the business need.
Help drive projects such as Marketing onboarding, Monthly leadership meetings, All Hands meetings – all with the view of excellence in communication at the right time and right place to improve our overall team engagement and support smooth change management..
Identify opportunities for fast process improvements and simplification as an always on muscle building to reduce the chaos and improve efficiency.
Develop new operating models/ways of working that encompasses people, process, technology and governance within and across marketing organizations in order to unlock value and meet desired business outcomes, working and partnering with relevant teams.
Deliver value through developing new and updated operating models, marketing processes, change, training and communication plans and aid our teams to roll-out and stand-up transformational changes.
Identifying ineffectiveness and areas of opportunity within the marketing organization and determining strategic implications. Lead teams to define detailed plans, inclusive of people, process and technology, to generate improvements.
Leverage knowledge of marketing strategy, brand and campaign operations to develop and implement plans and approaches. Enable teams to operate in a "new way of working."
Collaborating with other functional teams to deliver more holistic transformation such as HR, finance, commercial and T2 teams.
Lead and drive alignment on the global marketing strategic projects, forming a plan with clear goals and tasks, executing and monitoring progress.
Working with relevant teams to project manage our annual marketing planning process, helping connect the dots between goals and budgeting
Create presentations at the executive level as needed for the CMO
In partnership with Talent Development, contribute to marketing specific L&D that supports the day to day improvement and the change management needed for overall marketing transformation. Ensure you are up to date with the latest tools, technology, ways of working, L&D and innovations to inspire our future strategy.
Who We Think Will Be a Great Fit:
You have a passion for driving operational excellence and interest in optimizing the performance of global marketing teams. You are a self-starter, critical thinker, resourceful by nature and driven to optimize teams. You live and breathe the 2K culture and are a relationship builder.
You will have a service-oriented mindset and are a strong project manager capable of driving projects to completion. This role requires an ability to be agile and prioritize daily, while remaining on-task for long-term projects. The ideal candidate has worked cross functionally within a matrixed global organization and a proven ability to bring projects to fruition.
The ideal candidate has broad hands-on experience and a foundational understanding of multiple business areas such as: marketing, strategic planning, product and/or financial planning, organizational change, communications, and operational execution and is able to comfortably dive into any area of the business or product, understand business needs, and help facilitate decisions based on changing priorities.
5-7 years of relevant business, management, marketing, project management experience
Undergraduate degree in media, communications, business, marketing, or a related field
Excellent organizational skills, prioritization, attention to detail, and a strong sense of urgency and follow-through.
Understands when to be efficient/effective and operationally savvy in a marketing or creative environment.
Critical thinker and creative problem solver with passion for process improvement.
Collaborative style, “can do” attitude, flexibility and enthusiastically embraces change.
Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.
Proven ability to track, prioritize, and drive multiple concurrent projects to success.
Excellent communicator in written and verbal form.
Ability to develop good working relationships with all levels of the organization; work well with leaders/executives, and be able to lead/influence across multiple levels and multiple functions of an organization.
Entrepreneurial, with high tolerance for ambiguity and complexity, and efficient with limited resources.
Highest level of integrity and management of confidential information.
As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to ensuring that qualified individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform their essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us if you need reasonable accommodation.
Please note that 2K Games and its studios never uses instant messaging apps or personal email accounts to contact prospective employees or conduct interviews and when emailing, only use 2K.com accounts.
The pay range for this position in California at the start of employment is expected to be between $160,000 and $175,000 per Year. However, base pay offered is based on market location, and may vary further depending on individualized factors for job candidates, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations. Subject to those same considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a bonus and/or equity awards, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an 'at-will position' and the company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation or benefit program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.