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Director, Strategic Initiatives - Publishing



The Director of Strategic Initiatives at Bungie is responsible for driving collaboration and efficiency between Bungie and SIE, prioritizing and executing publishing plans, and creating a support structure that meets the needs of both companies. The role requires experience in strategic partnerships within the gaming industry, outstanding project management and strategic planning skills, and the ability to learn new methods and processes quickly. The base pay range for this role is $176,000-$205,000 USD in Washington State, with additional benefits such as comprehensive healthcare coverage, generous 401(k) matching, and flexible time off policies. Bungie is committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace and encourages applicants who may not meet every qualification to apply anyway. The company offers a digital-first approach to remote work for most full-time employees.

Job description

Bungie’s Director of Strategic Initiatives is responsible for driving publishing collaboration and cross-company efficiencies between Bungie and SIE. This role will be the main point of contact and strategic leader for Bungie and SIE initiatives, goals, KPIs, and reporting across Bungie Publishing. The Director of Strategic Initiatives prioritizes and executes Publishing plans across Bungie and SIE in collaboration with a counterpart at SIE. Additionally, the Director will be required to drive select Sony and partner marketing meetings in collaborative efforts to gain and exchange knowledge and experience to build upon the SIE and Bungie partnership.  

The Director of Strategic Initiatives will engage with Publishing leaders and the CMO to create a Bungie & SIE support structure that meets the needs of internal stakeholders at both companies. This role is the main point of contact for Publishing strategic planning with SIE.


  • Provides deep knowledge of strategy integration and progress on Publishing plans with SIE to the Bungie Leadership Team in partnership with the Office of Strategic Initiatives.
  • Identifies and facilitates opportunities for integration between SIE and Bungie to maximize Publishing impact.
  • Identifies and plans Publishing-wide collaboration across priority areas and specific programs.
  • Drives creation structures, rituals, communication, and reporting to maximize the potential of the Bungie relationship in partnership with the Office of Strategic Initiatives.
  • Builds confidence with executive, publishing, and game leadership at both companies around proposed strategies.
  • Supports Bungie’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and values a diversity of perspectives.


  • Experience in collaborating and driving strategic partnerships within the gaming industry.
  • 10+ years of experience in a games publishing function
  • Outstanding cross-functional project management and strategic planning experience
  • Experience with global go-to-market campaign operations
  • Proven experience in rapidly learning new methods and processes and adapting them to critical business needs.
  • Strong facilitation and conflict resolution skills. Ability to drive high-value meetings through challenging discussions and build clear action items and accountability.
  • Possessing a high degree of ownership, emotional intelligence and situational awareness
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills. Proven ability to understand, simplify, and solve any problems in a fast-paced and constantly evolving environment.
  • Exemplary written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to create and deliver executive presentations and communications.


  • Experience with Confluence, Asana, Miro and/or Jira
Listed below is this role's base pay range. In other locations that Bungie has approved for remote work, this pay range may be adjusted up to +/- 10% and some roles may be classified as non-exempt (hourly). 

This range is determined by an array of factors, including training, transferable skills, work experience, business needs, and market demands. Additionally, it is subject to change and may be modified in the future. 

In the journey to make incredible worlds, Bungie employees don't simply do meaningful work - they receive meaningful support. Competitive salaries and discretionary bonus opportunities are just the start. We offer comprehensive healthcare coverage, generous 401(k) matching, flexible time off policies, paid parental leave, social clubs, and so much more. Check out our benefits page: Benefits - Bungie Careers to see all the perks that come with joining Bungie.
Washington State Pay Range
$176,000—$205,000 USD
Bungie employees in the U.S. also receive:
  • 20 days of accrued time-off in the form of PTO and sabbatical days, depending on the level of the position
  • 10 paid Floating Days annually, prorated in the first year of employment based on start date
  • 10 paid Bungie-observed holidays annually
  • One hour of Paid Sick Time (PST) for every 30 hours worked 

International FTE employees receive competitive benefits.

So you don't meet every requirement listed in this job description? Do you think your experience level is not where it needs to be? Studies show that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they believe they meet every single qualification. Bungie is focused on building a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace. If you're interested in this position but your past experience doesn't line up perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we want you to apply anyway. The right role for you may be right around the corner!
Most Bungie full-time employees will adopt a digital first approach allowing remote work in Bungie approved locations (outside of positions identified as 100% onsite in Bellevue/Seattle, or individuals preferring a hybrid/flex environment). Prospective full-time employees located outside of CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IL, MA, MD, MN, NC, NJ, NY, OR, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, or WI will need to establish residency in one of the states we are compliant in within 45 days of a start date. Contractors will follow a digital first approach adhering to the location guidelines agreed upon by our third-party employer/vendor and Bungie. Bungie’s remote policy is subject to change at the company’s discretion. 

Location: Hybrid / Bungie-Approved Remote Locations

Country: null

Date found: 2023-03-14

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