Zynga is looking for a Director of Business Development to join their growing team! This position is not purely focused on revenue or sales responsibilities. The critical success factor is to create a large base of alliances and partnerships with platforms, content owners, technology providers and brand owners to increase the visibility, usage and fun of Zynga’s games portfolio.
We are committed to developing high quality casual and multi player games! Come join us ... we're having a ball!
Develop strategy to extend Zynga properties across social networks and other customer acquisition channels
Develop and present specific business strategies based on performance, competitive pressures, revenue opportunities, etc.
Identify new partnership opportunities and assist in prioritizing, structuring, negotiating and closing distribution deals
Work with all relevant divisions of Zynga (including Game Studios, Central Technology & Operations, Marketing, Ad Sales, Finance and Legal) to generate consensus and execute key initiatives
Maintain relationships and optimize existing partnerships
Work closely with our game studios to ensure the success of products in the local marketplace
Develop intelligence on the social gaming industry by playing current games, gathering and analyzing relevant industry news and reports, and building and maintaining a network of industry insiders
Review laws and regulations that might affect the business and stay on top of evolving trends and regulations that may affect the business in the future
Strong background in business development and strategy, with at least 5 years of deal making experience
At least 3 years direct experience working in or with the video game, media or internet services industry
Proven track record of concepting, sourcing, structuring, negotiating and closing deals
Sell starter who can operate with little direction to drive consensus in a fluid environment
Extensive rolodex of contacts and the ability to network to get to anyone
Firm grasp of social networking and online businesses
Experience building detailed models in Excel and presenting ideas in Powerpoint
MBA and/or JD preferred
Previous start-up experience a plus
Passion for video games a must
Zynga - 12 months ago