Senior Product Manager

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London (EC1V 3RS)

Senior Product Manager – First Party Studios

London (EC1V 3RS), Competitive Salary, plus benefits

 

ABOUT US

Curve Games is an award-winning independent video games publisher working with developers across the world to deliver the best in interactive entertainment. With a uniquely diverse games catalogue that includes classic indie gems Bomber Crew and Lawn Mowing Simulator, critically acclaimed experiences such as The Ascent and Autonauts, and the multi-million selling smash hits such as Human Fall Flat and For The King, Curve Games has taken its place as one of the leading games publishers worldwide.

As a Company we’ve adapted the way we work and implemented a series of wellbeing initiatives to help everyone in our team feel connected. Safe In Our World has helped us construct a mental health charter, and we’ve pledged our support for UKIE’s Raise the Game diversity initiative to ensure we’re striving towards an inclusive culture within the games industry.

First Party Studios

One of Curve’s divisions, the First Party Studio team, supports and manages owned studios within the group, working closely as colleagues and partners to our development teams to deliver some of the best titles within Curve’s roster, whilst operating at the heart of Curve’s publishing team.

Roles in this team are unique, with one foot in the studio and one foot in the publishing team, offering a rare opportunity to experience all aspects games development and publishing.

If you’re looking for an exceptional role within a dynamic and creative company that cares for its people and want to join our friendly and hardworking team then we would love to hear from you.

JOB ROLE

We’re looking for a Senior Product Manager to join our First Party Studio team, reporting to the Executive Producer to own go-to-market strategy and execution and be the product and brand evangelist for First Party titles within Curve and the wider industry.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Execute marketing campaigns aligned with Curve’s best practices, whilst acting with independence and self-driven direction, reporting into Curve’s First Party Studios Executive Producer.
  • Own strategic product marketing planning as well as implementation and post-execution analysis for First Party releases, building exceptional relationships within studio to act as the internal product marketing specialist as well as the product leader within the publisher.
  • Lead the creation and delivery of brand and marketing plans that span all aspects of paid, owned and earned campaigns. You will draw on the expertise of Curve’s creative, release, PR, community, influencer, CRM, paid media teams/agencies – whilst always being the central point of review and decision making on how plans are developed, and campaigns are executed.
  • Develop and execute direct-to-customer programs such as betas and play tests to support development and production teams – adopting an ‘always on’ approach to player engagement.
  • Align with US and Asia dedicated internal marketing and sales teams to deliver co-ordinated campaigns that support local tactical activity within the global strategy.
  • Own the brand identity of First Party titles – working with Curve and our studio’s creative leads and studio to delivery best-in-class assets and content.
  • Contribute to and manage marketing relationships with key digital retail partners on behalf of the studio; including, but not limited to, Valve (Steam), Xbox, Sony, Nintendo, EPIC.
  • Contribute to, manage and identify potential key brand, content and media partnerships, ensuring directly profitable or co-promotional relationships are upheld and effective.

What we ask of you:

  • Passion for games, especially PC games, with a personal connection and understanding of communities relevant to our titles.
  • Bring at least 5 years of product marketing experience/product ownership and product launches, working either within a games developer, or within a publisher environment with direct communication and relationships with studios, ideally with ‘live ops’ experience.
  • Experience and advanced understanding of digital games marketing and distribution.
  • Self-starter energy and skills to act independently at pace whilst also able to collaborate and influence colleagues within adjacent teams and project groups.
  • Excellent project management and planning skills with experience of relevant tools and systems (e.g Jira, Confluence, Monday.com).
  • Current and on-going knowledge of competitor products and campaigns within the industry.
  • Excellent relationship building skills, verbal and written communication skills, presentation skills to diverse audiences.
  • Willingness to travel when necessary.

What we give in return:

Curve Games are always striving for excellence in what we do as a business, but also as an employer. We believe supporting our staff in a positive way, not only ensures productivity is high but encourages them to keep happy and healthy.

We achieve this through creating a friendly and inclusive work environment balanced between in-person attendance in our newly refurbished office and by working from home. We also provide plenty of opportunities for social events and offering a range of wellbeing initiatives including mental health charter, charity talks and a monthly wellness contribution.

Other benefits we offer include:

  • 33 days holiday including bank holidays
  • Medicash (Health Cash Plan), including EAP
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Group Income Protection, Critical Illness and Life Assurance Cover
  • Employee referral scheme (currently £1000 per hire that you make!)
  • Monthly wellness allowance
  • Volunteering leave
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
  • Long service leave

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