Esports Project Manager

Blizzard Entertainment Europe is looking for an experienced project manager to join its esports team in Versailles, France. The ideal candidate has significant professional experience in the esports field and is confident in managing major public-facing projects. This role is responsible for planning and ensuring progress of our esports efforts in Europe from conception to execution.

Responsibilities

  • Handle multiple projects simultaneously, prioritizing accordingly
  • Define outcomes, processes, roles and responsibilities
  • Track project progress to ensure that projects and tasks are completed on time and to expected standards
  • Champion consistent, organized processes
  • Scope and plan Blizzard’s major public-facing esports tournaments
  • Lead and document project meetings
  • Maintain thorough, accurate, and up-to-date project documentation, providing visibility on progress to stakeholders
  • Identify roadblocks as well as risks and work with others to overcome them
  • Assist as required with project execution
  • Lead thorough retrospective reviews of completed projects, following up on action points to ensure continual improvement

 

Requirements

  • A minimum 5 years’ experience in project management
  • Professional experience with public-facing events and/or tournaments
  • Excellent verbal and written English language skills
  • Able to synthesize and clearly communicate complex information
  • Proven ability to lead, interact, collaborate, and influence at all levels
  • Persuasive, encouraging, and a motivating influence
  • Proactive, determined, and dynamic, with proven follow-up ability
  • Expertise with Microsoft Office tools, particularly Excel and PowerPoint
  • Expertise with project / information management tools, such as Confluence, Jira or Jive
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines while handling multiple simultaneous projects

 

Pluses

  • Project management certification (Agile or similar)
  • Passion for Blizzard games / esports
  • Knowledge of other European languages
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field

Required application materials

  • Resume and cover letter in English
  • Project portfolio if available

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