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Business Development Manager - Up to £55k DOE + performance related bonus

About Reforged Studios

Reforged Studios is a pioneering Video Game Publisher at an exciting phase of its growth journey.

Founded by industry veterans Peter van der Watt, Colin Anderson and Ross Laurie, Reforged Studios is backed by significant investment allowing them to acquire a wide variety of established Games Studios with proven track records of developing and delivering both licensed and original IP.

Reforged Studio’s aim is to centralise the business and marketing functions for each of these studios under one roof, allowing them to focus solely on what they do best - making great games.

Our most recent acquisitions include Ground Shatter, the Bristol-based developers of BAFTA nominated card-based tactical fighter “Fights in Tight Spaces” and the forthcoming “Knights in Tight Spaces” and Extra Mile Studios, the Glasgow-based Co-Development veterans with over 20 years’ experience bringing entertainment licences from around the world to life.

About You

We are looking for a highly ambitious Business Development Manager to join Reforged Studios to help manage our Business Development efforts. This is a pivotal role within the company and an excellent career opportunity for the right person.

You are:

  • Confident in pitching games and services to publishers, with a proven track record of closing high value development, publishing and work-for-hire deals.
  • Highly numerate, with a deep understanding of the economics of game development and publishing on a wide variety of platforms including PC, Console and Mobile.
  • Well organised, with experience in creating meaningful schedules of meetings with key contacts at industry events.
  • Laser focused on identifying and prioritising business opportunities that have the most potential value to the company based on its objectives and strategy.
  • Diligent in networking; recognising the importance of building and maintaining strong client relationships to the success of the business achieving high-value partnerships.
  • An excellent negotiator that can drive commercial conversations to successful conclusions.
  • Up to date with market trends and competitor activities.

This role needs a business minded individual who has an extensive background in the games industry which has allowed them to establish and build a diverse network of contacts that they are able to leverage.

About the role

The Business Development Manager will be responsible for driving revenue growth from both our existing games and our forthcoming titles by identifying, qualifying and pursuing new market opportunities while developing strategic partnerships.

Key aspects of the role include:

  • Pitching to publishers for games funding
  • Development of long-term partnerships
  • Securing work-for-hire contracts
  • Identifying M&A targets

This is a UK-based role, so we can only accept applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

Working for Reforged Studios

Joining Reforged Studios today will give the right candidate the opportunity to join a well-funded start-up on the ground floor while we build a world-class games publisher that aims to deliver pioneering gaming experiences to 10s of millions of players.

You will be an instrumental part of our dynamic, fun-loving team - seeking out, closing and managing commercial relationships with some exceptional game studios, exciting new companies and world-renowned global publishers and partners.

How to apply

At Reforged Studios, our people are our greatest asset, so finding the right fit for our team is extremely important. To do this, we like to understand who you are and what drives you, so to really spark our interest, a covering letter that gives us this insight will be essential in deciding whether we take your application forward.

Please read the job description carefully and make sure you have the required experience to take on the role.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Business Development Manager - Up to £55k DOE + performance related bonus

Bristol, UK
Glasgow, UK
1 George St, Edinburgh EH2, UK
Full time
3 - 5 years of experience

Published on 25 Jun 2024

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