Director of Minecraft Consumer Products

Last updated 3 days ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

Minecraft inspires millions to create together, connects people across the globe, and brings together a community that is among the most active and passionate in the world.Wearelooking for an ambitious,passionate,anddata-drivenleader to join our team andevolveoursuccessfulMinecraft merchandisebusiness. As the Director of Minecraft Consumer Products, it is your role toensure the Minecraft communityhas touchpoints with products outside of the game. You are a highly seasoned expert in consumer productsand retailwith aproventrack record of strong results. You love bringing inspiration and big sky ideas to the team. You are comfortable navigating ambiguous space. Relationships and teamwork are important to how you partner and work with teams to deliver their best work. Your team and their development are of utmost importance to you.

You will be accountable for managing andgrowingourbillion-dollarConsumer Productsbusiness.You will define the short and long-term strategy for Minecraft Consumer Products and lead your team, ourlicensees,and our agency partners to deliver against these plans. Success is dependent on your ability to influenceand collaborate withother teams, such as marketing,retail,finance,and our creative counterparts in Stockholm.

You will be an expert onbest in class CPG programs, ourcompetition,and key business drivers. You will ideate and innovate on how CP can become more engrained with Minecraft overall. This role requires strong business chops and analytical skills, an entrepreneurial attitude, and the ability to engage with partners and influence senior leaders. Our ideal candidate has a CEO mindset, is passionate about growing new experiences to scale, and hasoutstanding prior resultsdeveloping and drivinga consumer products business.


What you will be doing (responsibilities)

  • Set and execute against shortand long-term strategiesand roadmapsfor the Minecraft Consumer Products Business
  • Manage our agency partners todevelop a best in class CP business in their regions with ongoing retail activations
  • Influence and direct our retail team to be expanding our reach and driving momentum at retail
  • Advance a franchise merch plan that encompasses new games and game updates
  • Develop and launch theMinecraft Consumer ProductsSustainability Guidelines
  • Inspire and support the team by providing an environment where everyone is empowered to do their best work
  • All up P&L responsibility and tracking for the Minecraft Consumer Products business
  • Provide business direction to the Creative Team to drive towards cohesive goals
  • Provide thought leadership to larger team on industry and best practices
  • Drive Minecraft business to financial goals while looking for newand unique opportunities


What you will need (qualifications)

  • Minimum of10+ years’ experience in entertainment licensing
  • Experience managing multi-million-dollarbusiness
  • Ability to work well in a team environment with various internal organizations (product and creative development, marketing, legal,finance,business development, retail sales)
  • Provensuccess as a team leader; influencing and growing others
  • Passion for gaming and entertainment
  • CEO mindset: you aresomeonewho truly cares. You willrelentlessly work towards outcomes that delight our community
  • BS/BA degree, MBA preferred

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.

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