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Director, Sales Operations - Advertising (Direct Sales) New



£0 - £0 Per Hour

New York

United States





Director Executive

Permanent | Full Time


Director, Sales Operations - Advertising (Direct Sales)
Activision Blizzard Media is a rapidly growing business built to connect brands with our 345M + global player base across Activision, Blizzard and King.We create premium, innovative advertising experiences for world-class casual mobile games like King's Candy Crush Saga. Looking ahead, we plan to launch advertising across the Activision Blizzard portfolio, including high growth areas like eSports. This is an exciting time to join this growing business.

You will ensure alignment of the highest-level company priorities with strong day-to-day operations and help evolve early stage ideas into sales growth initiatives.

Your work will directly shape the future of the King experience for advertisers.

Your role within Activision Blizzard Media

Lead a growing team of Sales Operations professionals to drive the Sales Operations agenda for the global Direct Sales team.

Partner with US and EMEA VPs of Sales on all sales strategy, planning and operations topics.

Define the overall sales growth strategy across markets, direct and indirect/ non-exchange sales channels, agencies, verticals and advertisers;

ensure strategic account plans are consistently used across the sales team and is of high quality.

Define commercial deal terms for multi-million dollar agency and advertiser upfront deals, in partnership with Sales leadership.

Develop sales programs to drive desired outcomes with advertisers, across onboarding, growth and retention objectives.

Manage market intelligence on agency and advertiser contexts in partnership with the sales team, to prioritize sales resources and mobilization across the highest opportunities.

Partner with Sales Finance to ensure that key sales operating and financial metrics are monitored and used to drive key sales decisions.

Design sales territories with supporting organizational structures, roles and resources to successfully activate against the opportunity.

Improve salesforce efficiency, by streamlining processes and developing sales tools.

Ensure a knowledgeable, capable and effective Direct Sales team via formal communications, knowledge management, effective onboarding and training programs.

Skills to create thrills

Bachelors degree analytical field.

10+ years of work experience experience in Strategy Consulting, Sales Operations, Sales Finance and/or Sales Analytics, or 8+ years of experience with MBA degree.

Experience leading teams and executing complex strategic and operational initiatives.

Superior business sense, problem solving, project management, and analytical skills.

In-depth knowledge of digital advertising, Go-To-Market strategies or Sales Operations.

Excellent interpersonal skills and executive presence to manage senior stakeholders within ABM and with agencies/advertisers.

Bonus points

About Activision and Our Family of Brands
King is a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world, with people all around the world playing one (or more!) of our games. We have developed more than 200 fun titles and offer games in over 200 countries and regions. King has game studios in Barcelona, Berlin, Bucharest, London, Malmö, Seattle, San Francisco and Stockholm along with offices in Chicago, LA, Malta, New York, and Tokyo. King is an independent unit of Activision Blizzard Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) which acquired King in February 2016.Activision Blizzard is a member of the Fortune 500 and S&P 500, and the world's most successful standalone interactive entertainment company. We delight hundreds of millions of monthly active users around the world every day through franchises including Activision's Call of Duty®, Destiny and Skylanders®, Blizzard Entertainment's World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Hearthstone®, Diablo®, StarCraft®, and Heroes of the Storm®, and King's Candy Crush™, Pet Rescue™, Bubble Witch™ and Farm Heroes™. We've been one of Fortune's \
100 Best Companies To Work For®" for the last four years. Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, we have operations throughout the world, and our games are played in 196 countries. More information about our company and products can be found on our website,"

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