Digital Supply Chain Specialist
- Santa Monica, CA
Job Title:Digital Supply Chain Specialist
Job Description:Job Title: Digital Supply Chain Specialist
Reporting To: Sr. Manager, Digital Supply Chain
Department: Sales & Digital Supply Chain
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Founded in 1979, Activision has continuously disrupted the world of entertainment as a leader in the videogame industry. With a history of delivering iconic game changers -- like Pitfall ® , Tony Hawk ®, Guitar Hero ®, Crash Bandicoot™, Skylanders ™ and Call of Duty ® -- our obsession is delighting our players around the globe. Focused and committed to innovation, we consistently deliver the most beloved, engaging and successful entertainment.
And while we have world-class franchises, infrastructure and resources, our success comes from a passionate, talented and diverse team of people producing greatness together. So, if you're interested in our biggest priority, it's our people.
We're currently driving the next era for our company and community by creating amazing experiences for fans and continuing to make Activision an inclusive place where everyone can thrive.
Join us, make history. To learn more, check us out at www.activision.com, https://blog.activision.com or @Activision on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
As a Digital Supply Chain Specialist you will provide accountability to the Sales Team for Activision Publishing's overall digital storefront and product release execution. Maintain a holistic view of the processes, timelines, and specifications required to sell digital content in all our partners' stores, as well as managing workflows and relationships with the teams that bring our content to market. Build and leverage an end-to-end familiarity with the various internal and external content systems to identify emerging needs and champion the creation and adoption of new tools and processes that streamline global digital operations.
Priorities can often change in a fast-paced environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:
ROUTE COMMERCIAL ASSETS
Liaise with asset creators, brand managers, and operations teams to ensure that all assets required by digital partners to activate our commercial plans and publish our content created, approved, and ingested on time and to specification.
TRACK TEAM PROJECTS
Plan, schedule, prioritize, and route all the inter-disciplinary work that needs to happen for accurate and timely publishes.
COORDINATE CONTENT RELEASES
Assist in maintaining alignment within the company on the operational nuance of our go-to-market plans.In conjunction with Quality Assurance, maintain accountability for content releases taking place on time and to plan. Provide clear reporting of release success and, when necessary, support the post-mortem process and resolution of issues at a cross-functional level.
MANAGE PRICING INGESTION
Support the Digital Commerce team in managing our digital partners' wholesale pricing submissions for all content, including new releases, re-pricing, and promotional discounting.
COORDINATE PRODUCT CONFIGURATION
Provide support and guidance around the configuration of our digital products by working with key stakeholders across departments, studios, and platform-holders. Ensure that needs specific to the regional markets are properly socialized within the broader context of the global organization.Foster clear lines of communication between the business and our partners to ensure consistent and accurate operational results.
BE THE SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT
Cultivate expertise in every facet of digital distribution as well as the technical opportunities - and limitations - of the various digital and in-game storefronts. Centralize and share this knowledge to maximize the performance, creativity, and efficiency of the teams we interact with.
PRINCIPLE WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
- Digital Sales Team
- Technical Requirements Group
- Art and Production Services
- Production Management
- Commercial Marketing
- Quality Assurance
- First Party Vendors
- Solid experience with Microsoft Office - especially Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint.
- High level of organization and the ability to prioritize concurrent projects and tasks. Should be able to handle time and accuracy pressured situations to meet deadlines and deliver consistent work.
- Self-starter with a proactive, can-do approach and the ability to pick up projects and complete work independently.
- Strong attention to detail with a focus on accuracy, diligence, and care.
- Excellent oral and written business communication skills.
- 2-3 years of experience in the gaming, entertainment, or digital media industries.
- Experience working with platform-holders such as Microsoft, Sony Interactive Entertainment, and Nintendo - particularly knowledge of their operational requirements, packaging tools, and content management systems.
- Familiarity with a global organization as well as an understanding of the competing needs and requirements of different regions and cultures.
- Experience in digital asset management and proof reading or copy editing.
- Working knowledge of business systems such as Jira, Slack, Aspera, etc.
- Solid product knowledge, an understanding of the industry, and a passion for games.
Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty ®, World of Warcraft® , Overwatch ®, Diablo ®, Candy Crush ™ and Bubble Witch ™. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!
Our ability to build immersive and innovate worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment. We aspire to have a culture where everyone can thrive in order to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for 'Every World' - we've got our employees covered!
The videogame industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.
Activision is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
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