Product Manager

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Posted
September 21, 2020
Full Time
Letchworth, UK
Remote

PQube is a global videogames publisher for PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch and PC/Steam. We specialise in publishing Japanese videogames, from BlazBlue, Guilty Gear, Gal*Gun and Steins;Gate to indie games, such as Cat Quest, New Super Lucky’s Tale, Nexomon: Extinction, Evergate, Supermarket Shriek, Inertial Drift and more.

This is a unique opportunity to join a fast moving, successful and growing business within the video games sector.

PQube is currently looking for a Product Manager to join the Letchworth team, and work with the Bristol team and CMO remotely.

The role requires a hands on style, with 2+ years’ experience in product management.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Purpose of role:

To support the CMO in giving our products the best possible chance of success by:

  • Overseeing the development and delivery of marketing strategy on individual PQube games
  • Liaising with the Operations and Production team to ensure the timely release of product
  • Managing budgets on individual titles
  • Co-ordination of timings and placement of advertising activity
  • Developing relationships with key clients – from developers to distribution partners
  • Overseeing all marketing creative – from design, to video direction
  • Overseeing the design and manufacture of merchandise
  • Presenting product to key retail accounts, consumers, press and sales teams
  • Communicating marketing updates and activity to the clients, group and sales teams
  • Reporting on current campaigns and optimising them for the best possible delivery
  • Ensuring the products are listed online for sale
  • Social media co-ordination with the Community Manager to develop your products’ awareness and general category strategy
  • PR co-ordination – identifying influencers and writing press releases to support the PR Manager
  • Event management and on-site presence at events both domestic and international

MEASURES OF SUCCESS

Key measures will include:

  • Sell through of the product – did your product sell?
  • Controls – showing a clear understanding of spend against budgets
  • Ownership – end to end ownership of the products success

ESSENTIAL SKILLS

  • At least two years’ experience in either an in-house or agency marketing position
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, Google Docs, and Photoshop
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to track several projects over many months
  • The confidence to present professionally to external partners – from sales and retail to consumers and media
  • Strong Marketing fundamentals
  • Comfortable working under pressure, with multiple parallel deadlines

PREFERRED SKILLS

  • Huge passion for, and knowledge of, videogames and gaming culture
  • Knowledge of the Japanese/Asian/anime gaming scene would be highly beneficial, as well as language skills
  • An understanding of Graphic Design and the ability to effectively brief and communicate accordingly
  • Integrity, trustworthiness, flexibility and adaptability
  • A proactive, get stuck-in approach
  • Well-organised and presentable

PERSON SPEC

  • Adaptable – working in a SME you will be required to react quickly to changes in your working day and responsibilities
  • Strong integrity – working closely with a small team, it is essential that you quickly develop a working relationship with your co-workers Integrity is an essential part of this
  • Trustworthy – you will be working independently for elements of your work schedule and it is vital that you are trustworthy and reliable
  • Flexible – the requirements of the role may change from time to time and it is essential that you are comfortable with change
  • Analytical – you will be required to analyse and present results and statistics at a detail level, understanding the cause and consequence of all marketing activity
  • Commercial – you will need to be comfortable understanding a business plan and managing a marketing budget
  • Confident – you will need to be confident in your experience and knowledge, reporting to senior management and the wider team on your campaigns and strategies
  • Motivated – there is little micromanagement in our company – you will be required to be strongly self-motivated and a drive to want to succeed
  • Comfortable working individually and as part of a team – there will be a healthy mix of working on your own (setting up campaigns etc) and as part of a team (working with various departments within the company)

KEY INFORMATION

  • Office location: Letchworth, SG6 2HW
  • Office hours: 9am – 5.30pm
  • Holiday: 25 days + bank holidays
  • Remote working: Not available

HOW TO APPLY

Email andy@pqube.co.uk with your CV and covering letter explaining why you would be perfect for this role.

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