Product Director

Values Value,Posted 2 years ago


Full time



Values Value, a recruiting company with expertise in gamedev, is looking for an experienced Product Director for one of our clients, an international game developer that released many top-grossing and award-winning franchises. You’ll build a strong product strategy hitting core KPIs for the new game in development (pre-production).

As Product Director you will be responsible for product ownership and management, team management (Product Managers), cross-functional communications.

What are you working on?
  • Genres: Puzzle, Casual
  • Platforms: Mobile, iOS, Android
Team size and structure?

Number of employees – 1200+ Project team – 37 people.

For which tasks (responsibilities)?
  • Help define the long term vision of the game and feature roadmap. Prioritize a roadmap with parallel, often competing KPI impacting deliverables. Work with your leadership team to hit aggressive targets to optimize lifetime value of the player base.

  • Manage and develop a team of talented Product Managers.

  • Formulate product strategy and create engaging game mechanics and core game loops

  • Wireframe and spec features, optimize core social mechanics and leverage virtual economies.

  • Have a CEO-like mindset and own every aspect of a convincing roadmap that achieves KPI goals set by you and the Product Team. You will guide cross-functional partners such as game designers, UX designers and artists to deliver a polished product that meets the product’s vision.

  • See feature development through from concept to launch, from post launch analysis to ongoing optimization, to deliver best in class features that achieve KPI goals set by you and the Product Team.

  • Operate your game as a business unit, responsible for revenue objectives

  • Conduct quantitative analyses of data to provide key insights into product performance and uncover opportunities for further engagement and monetization

  • Leverage player feedback and game data to inform roadmap and feature design solutions. Use competitive market research to identify future opportunities and feature best practices.

  • Help identify inefficiencies and provide long term solutions in our feature development process and live operation process & tooling to further drive operational excellence.

What kind of professional are we looking for?
  • Many years of experience on a top grossing live game in the match-3 genre in a product capacity

  • Experience taking a game from concept to live operations in a product capacity

  • Knowledge of the overall mobile gaming market with detailed understanding of the match-3 genre

  • Understanding of what makes good match-3 gameplay and what doesn't

  • Ability to formulate sound product strategies for both live titles and new ones

  • Ability to make sense of large sets of data and metrics with a focus on data-driven decision making

  • Ability to effectively balance the needs of technology, business, and user experience

  • Experience managing and training a team of Product Managers 

  • Aptitude and ability to manage a complex ecosystem with players in different life cycles and spend propensity 

  • Able to create & design experience that shapes positive player behavior

  • Must be able to effectively communicate in English

What is important for us in a person?
  • Passion for creating great games and addictive user experiences.

  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills. Able to articulate the “why” instead of just the “how” and “what” to drive team wide alignment on product vision. Cross studio collaboration is a plus.

  • Management skills. Ability to deploy people where it has the highest impact, understand tradeoffs, anticipate & mitigate risks from afar, manage expectations & maintain high quality of deliverables.

  • Leadership to raise the quality bar, engaging and inspiring other product leads to deliver the best possible quality.

  • Mindset: critical, analytical and creative thinker with attention to detail, strong in execution, entrepreneurial and outcome driven, growth minded and low ego.

Why do we enjoy working here?
  • Building and owning an entire product strategy/ vision.

  • Driving a team and game toward world beating outcomes.

  • Professional team with many years experience in Puzzle and startup feel/ culture at the same time.

  • A lot of opportunity for leadership roles. Chance to grow into Product Leadership positions and own a business – clear path to VP and General Manager roles if successful.

What are the conditions and bonuses?
  • Relocation package

  • Hybrid work options offered (work from office or home)

  • Flexible schedule 

  • Medical insurance (if relocation)

  • Some meals and beverages at office

  • Language courses 

  • Paid vacation and sick leave 

  • 20% company bonus plus potential equity grants

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Values Value

Company type: other, services

Employees: 11-50

Platforms: PC, Browser, iOS, Android, Console, VR/AR

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