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Director of Strategic Partnerships (office or remote)

Kwalee is one of the world’s leading multiplatform game publishers, with well over 600 million downloads worldwide for mobile hits such as Draw It, Teacher Simulator, Let’s Be Cops 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! and Eternal Hope.

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, 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?

As Director of Strategic Partnerships you’ll be identifying and building relationships with game studios and companies that are interested in being acquired, from initial contact through to completion. 

What you will be doing

  • Working closely with Senior Management to target companies for acquisition that align with our long term growth strategy and vision

  • Using business intelligence platforms and networking activity to identify targets based on success and potential 

  • Identifying and engaging with companies in the gaming sector who could be open to M&A

  • Negotiating M&A terms to maximise return on investment

  • Manage all technical, commercial and regulatory processes

  • Develop systems and processes for M&A

  • Work closely with internal teams to ensure successful integration of organisation structures and maximisation of utilisation of IPRs 

How you will be doing this

  • You'll be part of an agile and creative team and work closely with them to coordinate efforts and get 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 can get it. We even have a robot!

 Team

Our talented team is our signature. We have a highly creative atmosphere with more than 150 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

  • Extensive experience in Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Strong commercial outlook and strong negotiator 

  • Outstanding communication, networking and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to use data to create compelling business cases for M&A

Desirable

  • Experience in a similar role relating to mobile games

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 offer private medical cover and life assurance

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

  • 25 days of paid holidays plus bank holidays

  • Great work-life balance with flexible working hours

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

  • 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.

Director of Strategic Partnerships (office or remote)

United Kingdom
Full time

Published on 07/13/2021

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