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Founded in 1993, Funcom has been developing and publishing games for almost three decades. In recent years, the company has seen massive success with its best best-selling hit Conan Exiles. Now fully owned by Tencent, Funcom is expanding its team as it sets out on a journey of bringing several games based on popular Dune universe to gamers around the world. 

As part of that expansion, Funcom is strengthening its in-house marketing department with several new positions. One key role is the Marketing Director who will be working strategically and tactically on all titles developed both internally and externally. The Marketing Director will lead a team of marketing professionals and will report to the Chief Marketing Officer.

As Marketing Director you will be an integral part in growing and marketing high-profile brands such as Conan the Barbarian and Dune. You will work with the Sales Director, Community Engagement Director, and the Marketing Art Director, as well as their teams in creating and executing go-to-market strategies to successfully position, market, and launch products across PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch. You will also work with the production teams and producers, representing the marketing team in discussions and decisions. Leveraging data both internal and external, you will take lead on developing campaigns that will generate brand awareness, create purchase intent, and drive sales across channels and audiences. You will set ambitious goals for your team and for the company, and we will look to you to take us to new heights!

Games and gaming is part of your DNA and you have a genuine passion for marketing. Your enthusiasm for the industry and the trade will inspire your team to do their best work, and you will enjoy great freedom in coming up with new and innovative ways to market our products.

Your team will consist of brand, marketing, and PR professionals. In addition to the marketing team, the marketing department also consists of the sales and distribution team, the community engagement team, and the creative services team.

This position is ideally located at the Funcom Oslo studio in Norway, but for the right candidate other solutions can be considered including other Funcom studios and remote work. 

We are looking for someone that has:

• 10+ years experience in the gaming industry of which a minimum of five years have been spent in high-level marketing roles
• Successfully shipped several AA and AAA titles across multiple platforms, both digital and retail. Experience with AAA games as a service on PC/console is a plus.
• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent (MBA preferred) 
• A desire to work both strategically and tactically on growing brands and marketing products
• The ability to lead and inspire a team, being both a leader and a manager
• A genuine interest in analyzing trends and using data to make informed decisions, but also wanting to innovate and create new paths to success
• The ability to plan and manage the work of others, but also work operationally
• Excellent communication skills, able to work with people from different professions across teams, to deliver on a unified vision

Responsibilities:

• Lead and inspire a team of marketing professionals to do their best work
• Build, grow, and manage brands to create long-lasting brand equity
• Work together with your team and other teams to create detailed go-to-market strategies that combines marketing, PR, sales, engagement, and brand tactics
• Manage your team’s work to ensure deadlines are kept and that dependencies across teams and departments are honored
• Identify target audiences and build positioning strategies that will make brands and products stand out and generate interest before, during, and after launch
• Challenge upwards and challenge downwards, building convincing arguments rooted in both data and experience to push your team, the department, and the company forward
• Work in collaboration with other teams in the department as well as company management and production teams and producers, both internally and externally
• Work with IP partners to capitalize on transmedia opportunities including TV, movies, music, board games, books, and more
• Track and use KPIs to evaluate, improve, and steer your own work and that of your team
• Play an important part in continuing to build the marketing department, hiring great people

 


About the Company

The Funcom Oslo studio is a professional working environment with an international work culture, close to 100 people from close to 30 different nationalities in one of the happiest countries in the world. 

We are a Scandinavian company and follow Scandinavian work values (check out our company values and history). For you, that means a flat structure in which you can thrive, be yourself, and leave a mark in the studio.

This is what successful Funcom employees have in common:  

• They identify with, and embrace, our company values
• They have good written and oral communication skills in English
• They have a passion for games and your profession
• They are able to work independently and to be self-directing

Working at Funcom Oslo offers a flexible 37.5h/week working schedule, relocation assistance, pension plan, healthcare package, social Fridays, free access to gym, and a long list of other benefits. Even more: working at Funcom means being part of a family of kind, skilled and professional colleagues that share a passion for games! 

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Funcom (Oslo, Norway)

Kirkegata 15
0153 Oslo Directions contact@funcom.com +4722925900 View page

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