Director, Consumer Products Retail Development at Microsoft

Director, Consumer Products Retail Development Details

Jan. 15, 2019, 5:24 p.m.
Business Development & Strategy
Individual Contributor
Redmond, WA
and operations team Consumer Products Retail
Minecraft is one of the most popular video games of all time, with more than 140 million copies sold. Minecraft inspires players to create together, resulting in one of the most passionate gamer communities in the world. We are looking for an ambitious, data-driven leader with a passion for achieving high impact, high quality results to join our business and operations team. As the Director of Consumer Products Retail Development, you will succeed by being the Minecraft and retail expert on the consumer, competition, business drivers, partners, and trends. This position is a great opportunity for a candidate who has both consumer and retail marketing experience and is a fun, challenging and diverse position. This role requires strong business chops, an entrepreneurial attitude and the ability to engage with partners and influence senior leaders. Our ideal candidate has a CEO mindset, is passionate about growing new experiences to scale, and has prior experience developing and driving retail

Create and drive the implementation of Minecraft's mid-to long-term strategic consumer product goals at retail. Develops strategy and drives execution of expanded retail programs and opportunities, leveraging the full suite of Minecraft products, services, and experiences. Develops, leads, and builds consensus for short and long-term retail program strategies for Minecraft's merchandise, accessory and publishing businesses Responsible for cultivating and owning long-term relationships with retailers at executive and buyer level to create impactful promotional opportunities around Minecraft Consumer
Minimum of 10 years of experience in sales, marketing, and/or retail program development and execution Broad understanding of sales, marketing, finance, legal, and general business practices Preferred video game and merchandise business knowledge. 7+ years of experience leading a team with direct reports. Prior experience building brands and developing a new business unit. Highly collaborative, with proven experience generating business results with a diverse team Passionate about Minecraft and the Minecraft community Bachelor's degree MBA preferred
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