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Microsoft Corporation Product Marketing Manager - Minecraft in Redmond, Washington

Our mission at Team Xbox is to inspire and engage every gamer on the planet with interactive and imaginative experiences. Our vision is to empower gamers to play the games they want, with the people they want, on the devices they want.

We are passionate about our mission, our vision and delighting Xbox fans worldwide. We are looking for people who believe in our mission and who will strengthen our culture. People with exceptional skill and capabilities; and those with new perspectives that will strengthen our team.

At Mojang Studios, the creators of Minecraft, we are on a mission to build a better world through the power of play.

Why play? Well, play is at the heart of everything we do. It’s the blocky backbone of our games, the core of our development philosophy, and even the origin of our name. From the relentless experimentation of our endlessly inspiring community to the classrooms where Minecraft has become an essential teaching tool, play is the bedrock of our existence.

We enable millions to create and play together, connect people across the globe, and foster a community that is among the most active and passionate in the world. Our community is global and incredibly diverse. When we are developing anything within our franchise, we keep this in mind. We want everyone to not only feel included in Minecraft, but also to see themselves in what we make. Our goal is for the Mojang Studios team to be as diverse as our community.

To help accelerate player engagement & drive growth across the global business, we are looking to hire a creative, results-oriented product marketer who wants to be part of the team that takes Minecraft to the next level while helping shape the future of gaming & education at Microsoft.

This role will collaborate with talented marketing teams based in Redmond, Stockholm, Beijing, Guangzhou, as well as engineering, marketing, PR, finance, education and business leaders across Microsoft. You’ll roll-up your sleeves & deliver marketing programs with the potential to shape one of the biggest brands of all time.

The Minecraft Product Marketing Manager will develop & execute product marketing plans in support of Minecraft and Minecraft: Education Edition in the China market. Key responsibilities include creating a unified development and marketing vision for the product, collaborating closely with talented engineering, business, PR, finance, and creative teams across Microsoft, Mojang, and our international publishing partners, along with a global community of players and educators to hone product design and feature prioritization, define business and marketing objectives, prioritize target audiences, refine our value proposition and messaging, as well as lead and land global go-to-market campaigns.

The candidate is creative and a results-oriented product marketer who is fluent in English and Mandarin, effective at optimizing results through owned, earned, and paid marketing channels, and enjoys the thrill of working in a fast-paced, ambiguous environment. Equally important is the ability to effectively lead and build consensus among a diverse group of stakeholders, deliver an effective go-to-market plan, and wants to be a part of the team that takes Minecraft to the next level in key Asian markets.

Responsibilities

  • Build and execute B2C and B2B marketing strategies and plans for the Minecraft business in China

  • Establish trust, manage, and foster relationships as a primary marketing contact for key China business partners

  • Design and execute local content campaigns and/or activations with O&O/partner channels that drive customer objectives, outcomes, and success

  • Coordinate custom asset development & localization for China, overseeing asset approval process with the Studio teams in Redmond and Stockholm

  • Develop influencer strategies for growth market Minecraft Mentors (in partnership with the Minecraft: Education Edition Community lead)

  • Work with local market subsidiary and partners to develop event strategies & execute local events (Hour of Code, Back-to-School, after school programs, etc.)

  • Represent Minecraft as appropriate at key industry events, presentations, and partner/executive briefings.

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of gaming & education technology industry and trends

  • Understanding of China gaming & education ecosystem preferred

  • Experience in brand management and ensuring partners adapt and implement brand values and guidelines in all creative executions, marketing campaigns, and partnership investments

  • Strong project management skills

  • Passion for working in ambiguous, fast-paced start-up environments

  • 5+ years of business and consumer marketing experience across large-scale consumer brands

  • Experience in working with China business partners preferred

  • Demonstrated experience negotiating successful deals with external partners

  • Demonstrated strategic thinking, analytical skills, including the ability to effectively lead cross-departmental teams and articulate complex topics at varying levels of detail

  • Fluency in Mandarin language

  • Commitment to creating player-first, high-quality experiences that surprise & delight our global community

  • A proven ability to lead and land multiple campaigns/ moments, including hands-on execution

  • Willingness to travel

  • Commitment to excellence

  • A great sense of humor

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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 (https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/accommodationrequest) .

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