Head of Live Games

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Head of Live Games

03.05.2024 Business/ Professional 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.

We are seeking a Head of Live Games to lead and inspire the growth of top titles in the Rovio live games portfolio, including Angry Birds 2 and Angry Birds Dream Blast. In this pivotal role, reporting directly to the CEO, you will use data-driven insights to collaborate with game teams. This partnership will empower them to ambitiously expand their repertoire of features, live operations, and marketing strategies, thus driving profitable growth for years to come.

This position offers a unique opportunity to shape the future of some of the industry's most iconic games. We require a transformational leader who not only manages daily operations but also drives substantial market advancements through strategic foresight. Your decisions will have a critical impact on Rovio's success, fostering team creativity and ensuring their autonomy.

If you're ready to inspire and guide a dynamic, creative team towards unprecedented achievements, we would love to hear from you.

You will have impact and fun at work by:

  • Driving Revenue Growth: Take charge of the revenue performance of our live games, ensuring continuous and significant growth through strategic initiatives and innovative ways.
  • Cultivating Excellence: Foster a culture passionate about achieving chart-topping performance, emphasising transformative improvements that significantly enhance Lifetime Value (LTV) and marketability.
  • Collaborative Innovation: Partner closely with game teams to disseminate best practices and introduce groundbreaking ideas that propel our titles to new heights.
  • Strategic Leadership: Actively contribute to the live games strategy and collaborate with the Strategic Alignment Team (SAT) to shape and influence Rovio’s overarching global strategy.
  • Problem Solving and Strategic Influence: Identify and address any gaps or obstacles preventing our games from achieving their full potential. Propose and advocate for effective solutions to the SAT, driving decisive actions to meet ambitious goals.

Experience and skills we are looking for:

  • Minimum 4 years of experience in operating and scaling Live Games.
  • At least 4 years in leadership roles within the mobile gaming sector, with a solid grasp of business metrics and KPIs.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills, capable of translating insights into effective strategic actions.
  • Deep understanding of player motivations with the ability to influence both product roadmaps and strategic decisions.
  • Demonstrable ability to lead game or business unit growth through innovative and strategic approaches.
  • Strong leadership qualities, with experience in influencing stakeholders and shaping team culture.
  • Bold attitude aimed at substantial and sustainable improvements in Lifetime Value (LTV) and marketability.
  • Approachable and open-minded, ready to challenge the status quo and drive significant business growth.

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 recruitment@rovio.com.

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