Senior Product Marketing Manager - Football

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Marketing, Production
South East UK
Guildford, Surrey
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We are EA
We entertain millions of people across the globe with the most amazing and immersive interactive software in the industry. But making games is hard work. That’s why we employ the most creative, passionate people in the industry.

The EA SPORTS FIFA franchise kicked off in 1993 and has since gone on to become the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful sports videogame franchise in the world. Coupled with a hugely important digital business since 2008, called FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT), which continues to drive record consumer engagement with millions of games played weekly. EA SPORTS boasts a portfolio of great sports titles such as Madden NFL, NBA Live, NHL, UFC and Rory McIlroy Golf.

The Challenge Ahead:

Reporting to the Head of Product Marketing you will drive the creation and execution of world class, fully integrated marketing campaigns for our football titles & live services (FIFA / FUT), which support the achievement and exceeding of revenue goals and communication objectives.

What a Senior Product Marketing Manager does at EA:

Campaign Planning, Execution and Category Expertise:
Preparation and delivery of marketing briefs to internal and external teams
Development, presentation and execution of Go to Market plans
Review and recommend business and brand alliance opportunities
Develop expert product knowledge on EA and competitor releases with the ability to demonstrate software to internal sales and marketing teams, retailers, and external agency and business partners
Develop expert knowledge and report on category, customers & competitors, including weekly tracking & trend analysis with recommendations
Allocate cross-departmental campaign budgets and ensure accurate tracking and phasing
Create and publish full campaign post-mortems
Support EA’s strategic play in developing competitive gaming (eSports) opportunities as a platform to engage with our players.
Support centrally and locally created Partnership opportunities as they develop on the products within the roles portfolio
Proactively liaising with the Head of Product Marketing to ensure appropriate resource is available and ready to support our football business.

FUT Product Marketing specific focus:
Driving Acquisition & Engagement while supporting Monetisation of FUT across UK & Ireland (UKI), working closely with the Central Marketing Organisation (CMO) & Studio Teams.
Delivering a season long calendar of weekly FUT marketing support aligned around localised global studio originated beats as well as co-ordinating in game implementation with studio for locally created beats that all dove tail with our FIFA CMP for the year.
Weekly business metric reporting using sports bar and any other systems as appropriate, flagging challenges, opportunities and offering up solutions
Partnering with retail and 1st party to drive our FUT digital business harder through their channels
Liaising with clubs / talent to exploit weekly opportunities from in game promotions e.g. TOTW.
Attending weekly calls and quarterly councils to ensure the UKI consumer and business voice is represented.

You will also be responsible for supporting the retail and commercial teams, and the development & maintenance of relationships with key partners, licensors and fellow licensees as appropriate. Delivering product marketing briefs to agency partners and ensuring the timely delivery and execution of plans. Define media briefs in collaboration with our local Head of Media Innovation and deliver these to our internal product, live service media planning teams and external media agency, to develop and execute optimal media plans across all media channels. Management & ongoing tracking of budget with UKI Finance partners. Coordinate marketing materials (assets) and ensure on-time delivery to suppliers and external partners.

Special Considerations
UK based role, with frequent UK travel & occasional international travel.
EA adopts a flexible approach to working hours however, occasional out of hours and weekend working may be required.

The next great EA Senior Product Marketing Manager also needs:

Data driven, digital native marketer who is adept at turning insight into actions quickly
Proven track record in video games, sports, entertainment marketing or other related industries
Educated to degree level and/or relevant marketing qualification
Strong knowledge of the wider sports entertainment landscape essential (particularly English football). Experience working with football clubs/leagues is beneficial.
Appreciation of the videogames industry/market (particularly FIFA, FUT) and sports fan
Proven experience in the management of agency and partner relationships
Strong commercial acumen with experience of budget management
Proven ability to coordinate multiple marketing functions and agencies to ensure delivery of integrated & on-message campaigns
Ability to work alongside and present to senior management
Motivated team player
Self-starter and driven
Strong ambassador, negotiator and collaborator
Excellent presenter and communicator
Analytical and data savvy
Strong commercial awareness
Very good delegation and time management skills
Accountable and confident project leader

What’s in it for you? Glad you asked!

Competitive salary plus annual bonus scheme
Central location in Guildford (5 minutes from main train station)
Private medical insurance & dental care
Pension scheme
Life insurance
Stock plans
Free onsite gym
Employee discounts
Rail season ticket loan
Annual game points and digital download allowance
Brand new onsite café
25 days holiday (including 3 days company shutdown days between Christmas & New Year)
Two annual staff parties (Summer & Christmas)
Casual dress code
Games Area

Contact Details:
Tel: 01483 463415
Contact: The Recruitment Team

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