The games team at Microsoft
is changing the face of entertainment & looking for passionate individuals who are energized about shaping our future direction.
is one of the most popular video games of all time, with more than 100 million downloads on the PC alone. Minecraft
inspires millions to create together, connects people across the globe, and fosters a community that is among the most active and passionate in the world. As part of Microsoft's
acquisition of Mojang
, we are building a small team in Redmond
that will partner closely with Mojang
to grow the Minecraft
community and nurture the franchise.
The Minecraft Product Marketing Manager
will work on product marketing plans for the Windows
versions of the game across all aspects of marketing including digital and retail software programs, licensed merchandise, strategic partnerships, and consumer events. This role will collaborate closely with our Production
, Business Development
, PR, Finance
, and Studios
leadership teams to grow Minecraft
into one of the top global entertainment brands. The candidate will create a unified development and marketing vision for the product, working closely with internal development teams to hone product design and feature prioritization with a thorough incorporation of consumer and market needs. The candidate will help develop forecasts, create consumer value proposition and positioning frameworks based on in-depth target consumer understanding and validation. The candidate is creative and effective at optimizing results through owned, earned and paid marketing channels. This position will also guide the lifecycle of product strategy, from long-range portfolio and franchise planning to identify market opportunity and feature prioritization, up through brand extension, partnerships and data analysis. Equally
important is the ability to effectively lead and build consensus among a diverse group of stakeholders at Mojang
, and across Microsoft
o Relationship Building
and nurture strong relationships with studios, developers, and our global marketing organization.
o Marketing Strategy
and Global Marketing
teams to develop world class marketing campaigns against a robust product roadmap.
o Strategic Planning
, and Business Development
teams to develop long-range plans and the required budget and key performance metrics necessary to achieve them.
and GTM Excellence
with regional field teams on marketing and promotional strategies to drive the business around a consumer-first philosophy.
o Consumer Insight
teams to develop customer insights that help inform marketing tactics and long term investments.
o Marketing Representative
- Represent Microsoft
as appropriate at key industry events, presentations, and partner/executive briefings.
and knowledge of the Minecraft
product is required.
o 6+ years of business and consumer marketing/PR experience across large scale consumer brands
strategic thinking, analytical skills and problem identification / resolution skills
communication and collaboration skills, including the ability to effectively lead cross-departmental teams and articulate complex topics at varying levels of detail.
business and finance mechanisms strongly preferred.
is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.
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