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Chief Marketing Officer

Kwalee is one of the world’s leading multiplatform game publishers and developers, with well over 750 million downloads worldwide for mobile hits such as Draw It, Teacher Simulator, Let’s Be Cops 3D, Traffic Cop 3D and Makeover Studio 3D. Alongside this, we also have a growing PC and Console team of incredible pedigree that is on the hunt for great new titles to join TENS!, Eternal Hope and Die by the Blade. 

With a team of talented people collaborating daily between our studios in Leamington Spa, Bangalore and Beijing, or on a remote basis from Turkey, Brazil, the Philippines and many more places, we have a truly global team making games for a global audience. And it’s paying off: Kwalee games have been downloaded in every country on earth! If you think you’re a good fit for one of our remote vacancies, we want to hear from you wherever you are based.

Founded in 2011 by David Darling CBE, a key architect of the UK games industry who previously co-founded and led Codemasters for many years, our team also includes legends such as Andrew Graham (creator of Micro Machines series) and Jason Falcus (programmer of classics including NBA Jam) alongside a growing and diverse team of global gaming experts. Everyone contributes creatively to Kwalee’s success, with all employees eligible to pitch their own game ideas on Creative Wednesdays, and we’re proud to have built our success on this inclusive principle. Could your idea be the next global hit?

What’s the job?

As our Chief Marketing Officer you’ll be overseeing our marketing activities for the business as a whole, developing, planning and strategising all of our marketing efforts. 

What you tell your friends you do 

“I help showcase Kwalee to the world so more people can get a chance to play our fun games” 

What you will really be doing 

  • Executive accountability for development, planning and strategy for all marketing activities across the business including performance marketing, brand, PR, social media, community engagement, influencers and product marketing

  • Coaching and mentoring marketing team members across all areas of the business

  • Drive operational efficiency of the team by defining processes, and implementing tools to facilitate operation at scale

  • Working closely with department heads to ensure their marketing team members are performing optimally

  • Keeping abreast of the latest techniques and strategies in video game marketing

  • Adopt a data driven approach and closely monitor and report on KPIs across all aspects of marketing

  • Providing an extra pair of hands in all areas of marketing where needed

How you will be doing this

  • You’ll be part of an agile, multidisciplinary and creative team and work closely with them to ensure the best results.

  • You'll think creatively and be motivated by challenges and constantly striving for the best.

  • You’ll work with cutting edge technology, if you need software or hardware to get the job done efficiently, you will get it. We even have a robot!

Team

Our talented team is our signature. We have a highly creative atmosphere with more than 200 staff where you’ll have the opportunity to contribute daily to important decisions. You’ll work within an extremely experienced, passionate and diverse team, including David Darling and the creator of the Micro Machines video games.

Skills and Requirements

  • At least 5 years experience as a CMO or equivalent senior marketing leadership role

  • A track record of creating commercial success and performance marketing growth, ideally in a multi-product digital platform environment

  • Excellent experience in all major areas of marketing including performance marketing, PR, community, influencers, launch hype, social media, branding, product marketing and marketing creative production in the games industry

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills - emotional intelligence is critical to this role

  •  Ability to manage, mentor and motivate diverse teams, both locally, remote and internationally, and develop them to be high-performing.

  • Excellent organisational skills, able to juggle multiple priorities and projects

We offer

  • We want everyone involved in our games to share our success, that’s why we have a generous team profit sharing scheme from day 1 of employment

  • In addition to a competitive salary we also contribute to your pension, offer private medical cover and life assurance

  • Creative Wednesdays! (Design and make your own games every Wednesday)

  • A dog friendly office - bring your favourite pooch! (There’s dog-free areas too)

  • Hybrid model available depending on the department and the role

  • Access to on site gym - no more skiving!

  • 25 days of paid holidays plus bank holidays 

  • Relocation support available 

  • VISA Sponsorship available

  • Great work-life balance with flexible working hours

  • Quarterly team building days - work hard, play hard!

  • Entertainment area with consoles, pool table, tennis table and darts!

  • Monthly employee awards

  • Free snacks, fruit and drinks

Our philosophy

We firmly believe in creativity and innovation and that a fundamental requirement for a successful and happy company is having the right mix of individuals. With the right people in the right environment anything and everything is possible.

Kwalee makes games to bring people, their stories, and their interests together. As an employer, we’re dedicated to making sure that everyone can thrive within our team by welcoming and supporting people of all ages, races, colours, beliefs, sexual orientations, genders and circumstances. With the inclusion of diverse voices in our teams, we bring plenty to the table that’s fresh, fun and exciting; it makes for a better environment and helps us to create better games for everyone! This is how we move forward as a company – because these voices are the difference that make all the difference.

 

Chief Marketing Officer

Royal Leamington Spa, UK
Full time

Published on 06/08/2022

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