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Director of Business Development (Gaming & eSports)

8 days ago by FirstBlood

  Mumbai, India

Level: Intermediate

Contract: Full Time (Paid)

Sector: Business Development

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We are a growing team of innovators—engineers, gamers and designers passionate for esports and blockchain. FirstBlood began as a labor of love because we believe in what we want to achieve; a platform where esports players can compete against the best, for real rewards. We are currently on track to become the world’s second largest esports competitive platform in the world with approx. 2 million registered users.

This project is a team effort and we can only win together. If you are passionate about gaming, esports, and working with the latest technologies, you will have a blast working with FirstBlood. We are a next generation US growing company located in Boston, Los Angeles, California with global presence in Europe, Asia and Russia.

We are opening a brand new software development center in a state of the art facility in Mumbai, Raheja Platinum, Marol, Andheri East, with the goal to scale and support our growing business.

Job Description:

We are hiring a Director of Business Development (Gaming & eSports) to help us sell the best mobile and PC gaming platform in India that will run competitive eSports tournament for games like PUBG mobile.

Who are we looking for:

We appreciate team members who express themselves deeply and speak clearly. Working on early-stage products excites you and you love collaborating with the product team to find the best solutions for the product. You understand that this is a team sport and that we can only win together. If you are passionate about gaming, esports and working with the latest technologies, you will have a blast working at FirstBlood.

You will:

  • Oversee the sales process to attract new clients e.g eSports Tournament Organizers,
  • Work with senior team members to identify and manage risks.
  • Maintain fruitful relationships with clients and address their needs effectively.
  • Research and identify new market opportunities.
  • Prepare and deliver pitches to potential investors and gaming channel partners.
  • Develop esports community for games like PUBG mobile in India through digital marketing and social media
  • Plan and oversee new marketing initiatives - online and offline events for PUBG mobile competition launches
  • Research organizations and individuals to find new opportunities.
  • Increase the value of current gamers, sponsors, game publishers while attracting new ones.
  • Locate and close business relationships and sponsorship deals from Red Bull, Paytm etc.
  • Develop strategies by studying integration of new partnership/venture with company strategies and operations; examining risks and potentials; estimating partners' needs and goals
  • Registering as a vendor with all endemic and non endemic brands
  • Gather intel and create contact lists for lans, local events and potential partnerships

What we are looking for:

  • 4 year of sales and Business Development experience
  • Prior experience in the gaming and esports industry
  • Extensive network covering gaming, esports, media and technology
  • Strategic planning and execution from start to finish
  • Plethora of contacts from the gaming, esports and entertainment industry.
  • Motivated to add value to the organization and partners
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing or a related field.
  • Ability to develop good relationships with current and potential clients.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills.
  • High attention to detail and a focus on fact-based decision making.
  • Strong communication skills and IT fluency.
  • Ability to manage complex projects and multi-task.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to flourish with minimal guidance, be proactive, and handle uncertainty.
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Flexible to travel for deals

You get:

  • A chance to work with one of the hottest companies in esports and blockchain space
  • Work as part of a talented, successful team

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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