Director of Marketing Creative Services

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Director of Marketing Creative Services

30.04.2024 Creative Services Permanent Open position Apply here
At Rovio you will get to work with multiple groundbreaking IPs including one of the most famous game IPs in the world: Angry Birds! We craft joy with player-focused gaming experiences that last for decades. In order to do that, we know that people need to bring their own joy to what we do. That’s why we value work-life balance, say no to crunch culture, and welcome people from all walks of life to join the flock. Today, we are a proud team of 500+ caring and talented professionals representing over 50 different nations.

We trust our teams to work autonomously by providing them the right tools and level of responsibility. We believe in our teams to remain creative and to keep learning – as well as ensuring everyone has opportunities for personal growth.

Rovio is seeking an experienced visionary leader to join our team as the Director of Marketing Creative Services. This individual will be responsible for leading our Central Creative Services team, which provides marketing creative solutions for internal customers across the company.

You will have impact and fun at work by:

  • Strategic Leadership:
  • Define the strategic vision and direction for the Marketing Creative Services team, aligning it with Rovio's overall marketing objectives and business goals.
  • Develop and communicate a clear roadmap for achieving the team's objectives, outlining key priorities, initiatives, and milestones.
  • People Management and Development:
  • Lead, mentor, and inspire a team of creative professionals, fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement.
  • Provide ongoing coaching, feedback, and development opportunities to team members, empowering them to reach their full potential and excel in their roles.
  • Customer Focus:
  • Collaborate closely with internal stakeholders, including Marketing, Game Development, and Transmedia teams, to understand their needs and requirements.
  • Adapt the structure and processes of the Creative Services team to effectively meet the needs of our internal customers, ensuring that projects are delivered on time and to the highest quality standards.
  • Vision Execution:
  • Translate the strategic vision into actionable plans and initiatives, ensuring that each member of the team understands their role in achieving the team's goals.
  • Monitor progress against the strategic roadmap, identifying any potential roadblocks or challenges, and implementing corrective actions as needed.
  • Quality Assurance and Continuous Improvement:
  • Establish and maintain quality standards for creative deliverables, ensuring that all work meets Rovio's brand guidelines and reflects the highest level of craftsmanship.
  • Drive a culture of continuous improvement within the Creative Services team, implementing best practices, tools, and processes to optimize efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Effective Budget Management: 
  • Oversee the budget allocation for the Marketing Creative Services projects, ensuring that resources are allocated efficiently and effectively to support the customer’s needs in line with business priorities.
  • Monitor and track expenses, identify opportunities for cost optimization, and make recommendations for budget adjustments as needed to maximize ROI and achieve financial targets.

Experience and skills we are looking for:

  • Proven experience (8+ years) in a leadership role within a creative agency, marketing department, or similar environment.
  • Strong people management skills, with a track record of successfully leading and developing high-performing teams.
  • Customer-centric mindset, with the ability to understand and anticipate the needs of internal stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build strong relationships and collaborate effectively across teams.
  • Strategic thinker, with the ability to translate business objectives into creative solutions and actionable plans.
  • Experience in the gaming industry or other entertainment-related fields is a plus.
  • Track record of efficiently managing budgets.

Interview process:

  • First meeting: A short call with a TA Partner to talk about the specifics of the role and your past work experience.
  • Hiring Manager Interview: A meeting with the VP of Marketing to discuss your skills and background. We want to learn what motivates you and hear your success (and fail) stories.
  • Second round: A meeting with close peers such as Head of Brand Operations, Head of UA to dive deeper into your skills and competences.
  • Final round: A meeting with a couple of main stakeholders from Rovio. Our aim is to get a clear overview of your leadership skills, how you can contribute to Rovio studios and company, and where we can help you develop.

We welcome applicants to use the name they want to be addressed by in the application form, regardless of whether it is their legal name.

At Rovio, we are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities or special needs in our working environment and job application procedures. We make all reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities or who otherwise need support to thrive in the workplace. We are committed to continuously improving workplace accessibility. If you have any questions before applying, please write to us at

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