Principal Business Strategist - Global Esports

Riot Games
June 02, 2023
Offerd Salary:$188,800
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The last 12 months have been amazing for esports at Riot. We held our most- watched League of Legends Worlds Championship, and we ran our first global tournaments for VALORANT, Wild Rift, and Legends of Runeterra. On the back of that success, and in our ever-growing dedication to our mission to be the most player focused company in the world, we are doubling down on our investment in esports. We are doing this through our high-priority focus on Unleashing Fandom, Reinventing the Watch Experience, and through investing in industry- leading innovations like Project Stryker.

Riot is looking for a Principal Business Strategist for Global Esports. This person will be responsible for maintaining long term business models for Riot's portfolio of esports products, supporting business planning and strategy reviews for the business unit, and lead strategic engagements to help grow the performance of our key products. This role will also work to implement best practices for financial and business development activities across all regions. This role reports to the Head of Business Strategy for Global Esports.

  • Strategic Initiatives

  • Evaluate Strategic Opportunities: Explore new markets, size opportunities, and build/evaluate new recommendations for Esports strategic growth and monetization.
  • Business Planning: Partner with product teams and business/corporate development to review new opportunities for Riot growth and expansion. Develop models and analysis to support/evaluate the potential and risks associated with each.
  • Internal Consultant: Engage directly with esports leadership to deliver results against Esports' most critical projects.
  • Drive Strategic Initiatives: Lead strike teams exploring and developing new opportunities. Engage product and operations leads to convert new capabilities into self-sufficient teams.
  • Strategic Planning & Operations

  • Strategic Planning & Forecasting: Partner with insights and finance to drive strategic planning processes including budgeting, OKR development, and resource planning.
  • Operational Efficacy & Efficiency: Partner with Finance and Talent to evaluate the effectiveness of our operations. Engage functional SMEs to optimize priority business functions and ensure future resilience of teams.
  • Operational Planning: Partner with Finance, Talent, region orgs and product owners on topics such as developing business models, organizational design and cross-functional initiatives to drive long term business sustainability.
  • Required Qualifications:
  • 8+ years of related work experience with 6+ in consulting, corporate strategy, business operations, or related finance based roles
  • Experience in strategy planning, business planning, or management consulting
  • Experience in preparing written reports for executives
  • Strong communication, presentation, and networking skills
  • Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience working with media, advertising, or digital B2C companies
  • Experience working with international/global product teams
  • MBA or other relevant advanced degree
  • Gaming, sports and/or esports experience a plus
  • For this role, you'll find success through craft expertise, a collaborative spirit, and decision-making that prioritizes the delight of players. We will be looking at your past studies, experience, and your personal relationship with games. If you embody player empathy and care about players' experiences, this could be your role!

    Our Perks:

    Riot has a focus on work/life balance, shown by our open paid time off policy, in addition to other perks such as flexible work schedules. We offer medical, dental, and life insurance, parental leave for you, your spouse/domestic partner and children, and a 401k with company match. Check out our benefits pages for more information.

  • (Los Angeles Only) Base salary range between $188,800.00 - $282,200.00 USD + incentive compensation + equity + 401K with company match + medical, dental, vision, and life insurance + short and long-term disability + open PTO.
  • It's our policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and members of Riot Games, Inc. Riot Games makes reasonable accommodations for handicapped and disabled Rioters and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, handicap, veteran status, marital status, criminal history, or any other category protected by applicable federal and state law, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance relating to an applicant's criminal history (LAMC 189.00).

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