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The Game Changers programme aims to foster an inclusive environment for competition and create safe opportunities for women to compete without fear of identity or gender-based harassment. As the Esports Product Manager for Game Changers EMEA you will directly report to the Head of VALORANT Esports in EMEA. You will be the specialist for developing a diverse and inclusive competitive ecosystem for VALORANT in Europe and MENA, using your skills and contacts within the ecosystem to help the product teams ensure what they are developing resonates with players and fans in the entire region.

Your strategic vision, entrepreneurialism, leadership, operational excellence and passion for esports will help you to establish new standards of inclusivity in esports. You will guide the product team and work together with internal craft experts & operational partners to nurture the diverse competitive ecosystem VALORANT players deserve. 

Responsibilities:

  • Shape the product vision for Game Changers and lead the product team and manage external partners/vendors through their execution
  • Conceive and implement strategies that challenge stereotypes and break down barriers for those wishing to participate in our ecosystem that don’t currently feel able to
  • Work with craft experts in different product teams and use your in-depth understanding of the problem-space to provide experiences that resonate with underrepresented players across all countries within Europe & MENA
  • Work with operating partners, ensuring agreement on the product vision and facilitating development of craft and operations
  • Collaborate with other teams around the world to ensure we are aligning, sharing and learning from best practices
  • Manage stakeholders and inputs across a number of teams to ensure that the product vision and implementation is aligned with all relevant stakeholders 
  • Maintain an understanding and current awareness of the esports, sports and entertainment industry, and the diversity and inclusion landscape across Europe and MENA

Required Qualifications:

  • You have a deep understanding of the esports and gaming industry
  • Educated to BA/BS level in business or a related field
  • 5+ years of professional experience in product- or project management
  • You cultivate contacts that contribute to esports; you know how to negotiate with vendors, partners, and sponsors
  • Knowledge in project management, data analysis, marketing and digital channels are necessary
  • You have experience thoughtful leadership and high-level decision-making based on clear strategic goals and priorities

Desired Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience within the European esports ecosystem
  • Local knowledge and expertise in regards to diversity and inclusion in EMEA

For this role, you'll find success through craft expertise, a collaborative spirit 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 the experiences of players, especially underrepresented players, this could be the role for you!

Our Perks:

  • Open paid time off
  • Retirement benefits with company matching
  • Life insurance, parental leave, plus short-term and long-term disability
  • Commuting allowance
  • Play funds so you can broaden and deepen your knowledge of our players and community through games
  • Daily lunch, snacks and fruits in the office
  • We will double down on your donations of time and money to nonprofits
  • Travel allowance
  • Wellness allowance

Let's Thrive Together:

Because together we are better

It's our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and members of Riot Games. We know that fresh and varied perspectives will make us better at what we do, so however you identify and whatever background you bring with you, we're excited to hear from you. Don't be discouraged if you feel you don't fully meet every single one of the requirements for a particular role, there's always room for growth at Riot. If you spot a role that will make you want to jump out of bed in the morning, we are waiting to hear from you!