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Wild Rift Esports Product Lead

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As Korea’s Wild Rift Esports Product Lead (Head of Wild Rift Esports), you will architect and execute the vision for Wild Rift Esports in Korea and ensure successful delivery of events and content by working with global and local esports and publishing teams, as well as third-party operators. Reporting directly to the Head of Esports in Korea, you will lead the Wild Rift Esports product team to deliver holistic, outstanding experiences for players, fans, and esports organizations in the Wild Rift Esports ecosystem.
As a Rioter in Seoul, you’ll join a tight-knit group of exceptionally bright-minded individuals who share our prioritization of player experience, rejection of convention, and passion for gaming. Riot Games Korea is dedicated to creating tailored player experiences that show local players they aren’t lost in translation.

Responsibilities:

Develop and drive an overarching strategy for Wild Rift Esports in the Korean market, including setting vision and strategic priorities, establishing the roadmap, and developing growth plans
Own the holistic fan and competitor experience, and act as both the product leader and partner to other Riot teams to ensure the product vision is delivered
Manage the regional Wild Rift Esports product P&L, preparing and presenting insights, reports, and recommendations to senior stakeholders as necessary
As the main representative of the league, manage external relationships with teams, fans, partners, and media
Act as an internal fusion point between competitive operations, events, broadcast production, business development, marketing, and regional leadership
Align with the Global Riot team to ensure alignment on and delivery of the global vision for the sport at the local level

Required Qualifications:

7+ years of experience in product management or strategy in esports, games, entertainment, tech, and traditional sports industries
Bachelor’s degree in business or a relevant field
Fluency in written and spoken English and Korean
Deep understanding of Wild Rift, Wild Rift Esports, and the esports industry
Proven ability to create and lead the execution of a multi-year strategy
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Experience leading a team or a large scale project involving numerous contributors

Desired Qualifications:

Experience in the esports industry, especially as a product owner or project manager
Experience managing and operating a P&L with direct accountability
Experience building and managing a team of direct reports, including performance management
Experience outsourcing work to tournament organizers, production companies, and/or broadcasters
Experience in large scale commercial deals with media companies, corporate partners, and/or the advertising business
Experienced and comfortable acting as a public facing leader
An advanced degree in business or law