Business Development Manager, Esports - Gears of War - The Coalition

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Business Development Manager, Esports - Gears of War - The Coalition

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Job number 384237

The Coalition is seeking an experienced Business Development Manager to join our team. The Business Development Manager will secure, build and cultivate partnerships that contribute to the growth and evolution of the Gears of War franchise.

The ideal candidate has a passion for games and a proven history of bringing vision to reality and building new successful partnerships. He or she is highly experienced in negotiating agreements and possesses the right balance of strategy, sales skills, relationship management, and creative vision. We are looking for a self-motivated and passionate individual who loves developing new business opportunities.


  • Identify and assess new business opportunities that meet Gears strategic needs, including partnerships that unlock reach, revenue, and product opportunities

  • Proactively secure sponsorships & advertising for Gears Esports; building long-term relationships and programs to drive growth.

  • Develop partnership programs to sign and retain key esports organizations.

  • Collaborate with studio teams including esports, development, marketing and finance to fulfill all commitments to partners and sponsors.

  • Track industry trends and evaluate program growth initiatives accordingly.  


  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience

  • 5+ years’ experience in new business development and strategic partner management

  • Excellent presentation and communications skills

  • Experience creating pitches and presenting to high-level executives, internally and externally.

  • Savvy negotiation skills, managing this part of the process with a high level of integrity.

  • Data driven, able to build business case and demonstrate value through key metrics.

  • Strong understanding of and passion for the industry and Gears of War.

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.

  • Able to travel internationally.


The Coalition is a growing team of talented, creative, fun-loving professionals from around the world who are united in their passion for Gears of War. Located in Vancouver, Canada, the studio is dedicated to pushing the Gears franchise to new heights with its belief that if you want to go far, go together.


Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.  We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

Benefits and Perks

  • Industry leading healthcare
  • Savings and investments
  • Giving programs
  • Educational resources
  • Maternity and paternity leave
  • Opportunities to network and connect
  • Discounts on products and services
  • Generous time away

Contact Details:
The Coalition
Tel: (604) 247-6000
Fax: (604) 221-4490
Contact: Recruitment Team

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