Oct 24, 2018

Product Manager

  • Ubisoft
  • Toronto, ON, Canada
Full time Engineering Information Technology Software Product Manager eSports

Job Description

Responsibilities:

The main and routine functions of the Product Manager are to:

Define & execute the communication strategy

  • Define the communication strategy with the Product Director; propose striking communication themes and their declinations into marketing assets;
  • Ensure positioning is accurately articulated in the marketing assets;
  • Work in tight and regular collaboration with operational marketing teams to ensure the group’s work is in line with the strategy that was set out;
  • Own the deliverable plan. Deliver on time, at the AAA expected quality, in respect of the budget;
  • Manage the development of certain key marketing deliverables:
    • Brainstorm on the right assets to appeal to our target audience and make the project stand out from competition;
    • Brief both creative agencies and in-house marketing artist/video editor on screenshots/high res images, trailers and any other marketing assets;
    • Provide operational team with raw material (ex: footage, concept art, etc.);
    • Work with development team when needed;
  • Champion the community manager on his/her online strategy;
  • Give visibility to the development on the latest marketing created marketing assets;
  • Recommend a presence that is adapted to international events;

Oversee the internal and external presentations for the game

  • Ensure the quality of internal presentations (Ex: frameworks, project updates, yearly milestone meetings); 
  • Identify and coach the best spokespeople for presentations & demos; 
  • Become a trusted spokesperson;

Manage a team

  • Supervise and coach a marketing artist and a video editor;
  • Suggest adapted development plans for team members;

 Actively support the Product Director

  • Contribute to the development of the brand’s DNA and blueprint by taking part in activities including: 
    • Competition monitoring (determine and assess differences);
    • Competition and game forum monitoring;
    • Strategic monitoring of the entertainment industry;
    • Market analyses;

Training:
Bachelor degree in marketing or equivalent education or technical training.

Experience: 
3+ years’ of marketing experience in videogames, entertainment or any other relevant industry. 

Other Skills

  • Hands-on, self-starter, autonomous;
  • Creative skills, artistic eye;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Ability to defend one’s point of view, even when unpopular;
  • Well organised: ability to work effectively on concurrent tasks; to adapt to change;
  • Ability to manage and motivate;
  • Results focused;
  • Client and customer service focused;
  • Extensive knowledge of the video game market and industry;

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

We Offer:

Competitive Salary

Comprehensive Benefits Package:

o    Disability Insurance

o    Dental Insurance

o    Extended medical insurance

o    (Optional) RRSP contribution

o    Bonus (If Applicable)

 

Why Ubisoft Toronto?

Scored by The Economist as the Best City to Live, our studio is located in the trendy Junction Triangle located in West Toronto, close to TTC, the hottest bars and restaurants, and excellent coffee shops. We celebrate successes as a team at our monthly UbiBash events, and invite our families to events throughout the year including our annual Kids Holiday Party and Summer BBQ. We give back to help make our community better through our team volunteer days and fundraising activities. We hold regular game jams to fuel our team’s creativity. Ubisoft Toronto conducts annual performance reviews to help our team develop their careers and grow with our studio, and provides the opportunity for salary increases annually as part of the performance review process. Ubisoft Toronto also offers a comprehensive health benefits package, generous RRSP matching, industry education support, training and career development, flexible days, on-site Yoga and Bootcamp classes, fresh fruit, Life Drawing classes, as well as spontaneous team surprises such as Pi Day, Star Wars Day, and Halloween. 

 

Join Us!

We hunt for talent from across the industry – seasoned experts that know what it takes to ship world-class games and the next generation of game developer all-stars. We value team chemistry and a desire to grow our studio together. If this sounds like your kind of studio, what are you waiting for? Apply to join us now!

 

Ubisoft Toronto is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all interested parties. The studio welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodation upon request for candidates taking part in the recruitment process. We thank you for your interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No agencies please.

 

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.