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Director of Business Development

Crytek

Crytek is looking for an experienced Business Development professional to lead our Business Development Team at our headquarters in Frankfurt/Germany. This position plays a key role in driving Crytek’s corporate strategy and reports directly to our CEO.
The successful candidate has an extensive background in the area of Business Development, Key Account Management and Corporate Strategy in relations to AAA Game Development and/or Game Engine Business. 

Relocation & Remote Work
Although we believe living close to our studio helps foster team spirit and stronger bonds between team members, we understand that people have different needs and expectations for their place of residence. You have a choice of three location options, allowing you to work with Crytek from anywhere you wish:

1. Come to our modern headquarters in Frankfurt and receive an attractive relocation package and have access to all of our benefits.

2. If you are already living in a European Union member state, we are able to offer you a permanent work contract and allow you to work remotely as an employee from there. 

3. If you are interested in full-time remote work in any other country outside of the European Union, we can offer you a freelance contract arrangement.

Responsibilities

    • Lead our Business Development Team activities and actively participate in defining our corporate strategy.
    • Develop and maintain relationships with leading video game publishers and game developers and identify new strategic partnership opportunities.
    • Identify trends in the gaming industry and actively develop a pipeline of new opportunities based on our current IPs as well as newly created IPs.
    • Define strategies and business models for our self-publishing activities.
    • Represent Crytek at conferences and trade shows.
    • Work closely with all departments to develop pricing and marketing strategies as well as revenue forecasts.

Requirements

    • 8+ years of professional experience in business development in the games industry.
    • Outstanding analytical skills as well as financial forecasting and budget management skills.
    • Passionate self-starter with the ability to create a great vision and implement a strategy to accomplish this vision.
    • Outstanding presentation and communication skills and well versed in pitching new game ideas to external clients.
    • Ability to build rapport and trust in order to form strong relationships internally and externally.
    • Willingness to travel and to participate in industry events and global exhibitions.
    • Leader who encourages team collaboration, works well with leaders across multiple functions within the company and promotes enthusiasm for upcoming projects.
    • Excellent English communication and writing skills.
    • Willing to relocate to Frankfurt am Main area, Germany.
What you can expect from us

Home Office 
Work-life balance is not just a hollow term for us. At Crytek, we offer you the option to either work from home or in our studio. 
 
Career Path 
Your professional development is important to us, so we have laid out a career plan to help you progress towards your goals and objectives. 
 
Company Apartment 
To help you get settled, we provide you with a fully furnished company apartment during your first three months in Frankfurt.* 
 
Relocation Support 
We offer a relocation budget and full coverage of flights to Frankfurt for you and your family. 
You can expect extensive assistance with visa, work permits, and communication with authorities during the relocation process, as well as help settling into Germany (e.g. setting up appointments with banks, government agencies, schools, landlords, finding apartments etc.).* 
            
Public Transport Pass 
Discover Frankfurt by bus, tram and metro – free of charge.* 
 
Gym Card 
A healthy body is a healthy mind. We offer a membership at the premium gym chain Fitness First in Germany. Work out, join group fitness classes, or relax in the wellness facilities.
 
International Environment 
We truly embody diversity at Crytek. With employees from over 42 different countries, we define ourselves by our cultural diversity. 
 
German Classes 
Understanding the local culture will make your stay abroad more enjoyable, and Crytek supports that by offering German language courses for you and your family. 
  
Vacation Days 
At our Frankfurt office you can enjoy 24 days of vacation per year, and every 2 years you get 1 more (up to a maximum of 28 days). You will also have on average 10 public holidays on top of the days you take off. If you are working from another country, local standards apply.
  
*only applicable to employees in Frankfurt. 
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