Associate Manager/ Manager, Business Development, Tencent Games
Employment Type: Full-Time
This role is part of the Global Publishing Team of Interactive Entertainment Group at Tencent. The team acts as the bridge between external developers and the internal operations team, helping to create partnership opportunities with the best industry talent, develop go to market strategies, and enable our publishing organization to deliver against our ambitious business goals. To do this, we build strong relationships with gaming partners that range from large gaming publishers to small independent studios. The Business Development Associate Manager/ Manager will be a key player in identifying new game licensing and partnership opportunities in the US for Tencent Games. The role will require communication across functional teams and requires an individual who is proactive, not afraid to get his/her hands dirty, and is comfortable navigating through complex environments.Job Description* Identify and source new A to AAA quality partnership opportunities within North and South America for Tencent Games.* Develop and maintain relationships with developers and creative talent across the Americas. Already has a network of industry connections, that he/she can build upon.* Attend all major NA industry conferences. Assist senior staff in organizing and running key meetings between Tencent Executives and potential partners.* Prepare and present proposals to internal management teams.* Assist in negotiating, or negotiate directly, complex business agreements while working cross-functionally with internal management, finance, legal, and product teams.* Travel, as necessary, to both US and international locations, as a representative of Tencent Games.Qualifications* Must have a passion for gaming!* BA/BS degree required.* At least 2-4 years of experience in business development and developer relations in the AAA production level gaming industry.* Passionate, committed, self-starter with high level of initiative, energy, ownership, and urgency, with a sincerely willingness to learn from global team members at all levels* Team player with outstanding written and oral communication skills. Comfortable with handling ambiguity and collaborating across different functional teams and departments.* Ability to organize, prioritize and manage multiple priorities.* Proactive and takes initiative. Thinks creatively. Drives projects to completion. Insists on highest level of quality.* Ability to consistently work in the assigned office location and travel domestically and internationally as needed.* Not afraid to roll up his/her sleeves and do the tactical work.Bonus Points* Direct gaming industry experience within PC, Console or Mobile production.* MBA or higher degree of education* Experience working with offshore teams* Experience working in a start-up environment* Chinese Mandarin skills a plusAbout TencentTencent is a publicly traded company focused on bringing high-quality and engaging internet services and entertainment to its users. In China, Tencent is the largest publisher of online games and we work together with world-renown developers such as Activision, Epic Games, Supercell, and Riot Games.Our offices in the US are small and nimble, but growing rapidly and looking for top talent to propel us forward. Combining the results-oriented nature of a startup with the resources of a profitable and leading Internet gaming company, Tencent America offers a unique opportunity for aspiring individuals to thrive.We embrace a culture of teamwork & creativity and are driven by our values - Integrity, Passion, Collaboration, and Innovation. We seek individuals who prosper and thrive in this type of environment, and also know how to have fun. We offer competitive compensation, fully paid health benefits, and opportunities for professional growth.