Partnerships Director

Job Description

We are looking for a Partnerships Director who will lead our partnership development in the Esports industry ranging from publishers to league operators and teams. Thanks to your experience in the industry, you know what the challenges and opportunities for each stakeholder are and how we can best present Virtex Stadium as a product that helps them to engage their fans in new ways but also to add a new revenue stream based on existing assets. An ideal candidate can leverage an existing industry network from the past, as well as easily build new business relationships.

Job Requirements

Responsibilities

  • Identify and develop new commercial partnership opportunities in the wider Esports ecosystem including publisher partnerships, tournament and league organisers as well as teams.
  • Present and sell the Virtex Stadium opportunity to target partners.
  • Negotiate and close commercial (license) contracts with partners.
  • Maintain and build out existing partnership relationships.
  • Pro-actively develop new commercial opportunities for existing and new partners.
  • Create financial models based on market and audience data to forecast and monitor business impact of partnerships for Virtex and its partners.

Prerequisites

  • 5+ years of experience in business development, management consulting, publishing or commercial rights management (in Esports).
  • Experience with commercial licensing in the industry.
  • Strong presentation and sales skills incl. creation of sales presentations.
  • Experience creating financial/market models.
  • Pre-existing industry network to kickstart our partnership pipeline.

Additional Skills (pluses)

  • Any additional experience in the Esports, Sports or live entertainment industries.

Benefits

  • Ability to work fully remotely (limited to UK and European time zones to facilitate collaboration).
  • Relocation support to UK incl. budget if you are interested in moving to London and working from the studio/office.
  • Latest VR equipment for all team members.
  • Stock Options depending on your previous experience.
  • Play Fund to support you exploring games and other social apps.
  • Workplace pension scheme for UK residents.
  • We are a registered UK Visa Sponsor.

Who We Are

As big fans of Esports, we began to envision virtual stadiums and a 3D viewing experience a long time ago! With the Virtex Stadium application launching on PC and VR in 2021, we want to make that dream a reality by allowing Esports fans to view gameplay live in 3D, in the centre of a virtual stadium. Partnering with the wider Esports ecosystem (incl. publishers, leagues, teams), we are working towards building the virtual home of Esports.

At Virtex, we’re powered by a team who have taken part in Esports live events as competitors, organisers and dedicated fans so we know what makes a good live show and we’ll choose the stadium over the stream every time. 

Just like our favourite teams, we know it takes different types of skills to win and while Virtex Entertainment is headquartered in London, UK, we support fully remote team members all over Europe so you can work wherever you work best!

Vision & Mission

We want to contribute and make VR an exciting place, because we believe it is the future of gaming and entertainment. Creating a VR experience for Esports feels like a perfect fit, because all of our favourite games are already 3D, whether they are a PC, console or a mobile game.

So far we have just been playing and viewing games through 2D screens. Imagine you could only ever watch a football match on TV and never live in front of you in a real stadium?

We want fans to experience the intense excitement and joy only a live event with with a crowd can provide. VR is the ideal platform to deliver this wherever and whenever but we wouldn't be doing it any justice if we stopped there. In fact, this is where our mission starts as a virtual stadium allows us to create previously impossible experiences and opens up completely new territory with endless creative opportunities.

With everything we do, we aim to bring fans closer to the shows, games and teams that they love.

How to Apply

To apply please email jobs@virtexstadium.com

Please include the following:

  • The job you are applying for in the subject line
  • CV
  • Portfolio / Website / Demo Reel (if available)

Virtex is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to hiring, promoting, and compensating employees based on their qualifications and demonstrated ability to perform job responsibilities.

If you’ve got the right skills for the job, we want to hear from you. We encourage applications from all suitable candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief, or race.