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Director, Strategic Planning & BizOps - Publishing

At Riot, Publishing is how we connect with players around the world. Publishing teams focus on designing, orchestrating, and delivering holistic experiences across the gaming, esports, and entertainment product portfolio. Publishing's core capabilities include marketing, commercial partnerships, player support, and localization.

As Director, Strategic Planning & BizOps - Publishing, you'll report to Publishing's Head of Strategy. You'll be responsible for orchestrating Publishing's year-round strategic planning and forecasting processes across all its business units, partnering closely with Finance. You will guide Publishing's "Rhythm of the Business" and develop the ongoing narratives that will inform leadership's decision-making. You'll partner with various teams across Riot and be a high-impact leader driving Publishing's strategy and operations.

Responsibilities:

Strategic planning

  • Design and orchestrate Publishing's internal strategic planning and forecasting processes, ensuring agreement on Riot's broader Corporate and Finance-driven planning requirements
  • Collaborate with the broader Publishing leadership team to define and communicate Publishing's vision, goals, and priorities
  • Collaborate with other strategic planning-focused teams (Strategy, Operations, Finance, People, Comms, etc.) to ensure Publishing and its business units develop strategic plans, OKRs, and resourcing allocations

Business operations

  • Design and manage Publishing's "Rhythm of the Business," establishing the operational meetings and activities that serve as the cadence of Publishing
  • Develop regular business operations reports to inform leadership's decision-making, collecting and analyze quantitative and qualitative inputs from across Publishing
  • Collaborate with other business operations-focused teams (Strategy, Operations, Finance, People, Comms, etc.) on broader initiatives (e.g., org health surveys and action plans)

Leadership

  • Build and manage a small team of strategic planning and business operations professionals
  • Serve as a mentor and subject matter expert for strategic planning and business operations professionals throughout Publishing

Required Qualifications:

  • 10+ years experience in strategic advisory, strategic planning, business operations, FP&A, or similar roles
  • 4+ years of management experience
  • Experience leading strategic planning and business operations initiatives for highly complex organizations
  • Experience managing strategic and operational inputs from diverse teams and developing an integrated narrative to drive decision-making
  • Experience developing both high-level and operational strategy
  • Experience directly advising C-level executives (SVP+)
  • Record of attracting and developing talent
  • Record of capabilities across both team management and individual production

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience working closely with global teams across diverse cultures
  • Experience as a leader in the video game, media/entertainment, or similar industry
  • Experience managing other people managers

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.

Riot Games fosters a player and workplace experience that values teamwork embodied by the Summoner's Code and Community Code. Our culture embraces differences as a strength, and our values are the guiding principles for how we approach work. We are committed to putting diversity and inclusion (D&I) at the center of everything we do, and promoting a fair and collaborative culture where Rioters treat one another with dignity and respect. We encourage you to read more about our value of thriving together and our ongoing work to build the most inclusive company in gaming

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).