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Blizzard Entertainment Recruiting Associate Events Manager, Senior Character Artist, Senior Concept Artist, Senior Writer & Manufacturing Manager

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Associate Events Manager

The associate events manager supports the consumer products department with event planning and logistics. These event responsibilities are primarily focused on creating industry leading merchandise sales experiences at pop-culture and Blizzard-run events, but also cover industry trade shows and consumer product launches. The ideal candidate has proven experience in delivering world class retail, trade show, and event experiences, possesses excellent organizational and time-management skills, and has a strong sense of commitment to, and personal ownership of, the responsibilities assigned to them. This position reports to the event manager in Irvine.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Event planning and execution
Plan for and help manage the physical retail presences at events.

Develop event plans for select events, including but not limited to the following:

Product offering
Sales forecasts
Event budgets
Inventory management plans
Staffing schedules
Travel plans
Set up / tear down
Freight forwarding, customs / duties, and drayage
Point of sale and cash handling
Promotional activities

Support on-site execution of all aspects for events, including management of staff, vendors, and convention center staff, as well as troubleshooting any and all issues that may arise to provide a quality consumer experience.
Manage third party vendors by issuing RFPs, negotiating rates, routing related contracts, and managing invoices.
Other
Communicate status updates with event manager on a weekly basis.
Assist event manager team with special events and additional projects as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of 5 years’ of event management, and / or retail experience
Able to work and thrive in a globally oriented environment
Able to effectively manage third party vendors and promotional partners
Experience with a variety of point of sales systems
Able to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously and meet deadlines consistently
Excellent communications and presentation skills
Excellent organizational and analytical skills
Passion for playing computer games
Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field

PLUSES

Experience in the games industry
International business experience

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

Resume
Cover Letter

Blizzard Entertainment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
Note to Recruiters and Placement Agencies: We do not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward unsolicited agency resumes to our website or to any of our employees. We will not pay fees to any third party agency, outside recruiter or firm without a mutually agreed-upon contract and will not be responsible for any agency fees associated with unsolicited resumes. Unsolicited resumes received will be considered our property and will be processed accordingly.

Apply here:- http://sea.blizzard.com/en-sg/company/careers/posting.html?id=160007S
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Senior Character Artist

Blizzard Entertainment is seeking an exceptionally skilled and passionate senior character artist for its next hit game!
As part of the character team you will work with concept artists, animators, designers, and engineers to create characters, creatures, and weapons in the Diablo universe. The ideal candidate understands that character work does not end in ZBrush, and can texture, surface and optimize just as well as they can sculpt. We hire people who collaborate well with equally passionate developers and share our love for games.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Collaborate with artists, designers, and engineers to bring visually compelling characters to life.
Sculpt detailed high-poly models and create efficient low-poly meshes for characters, creatures, weapons,
and armor.
Create high quality textures and author materials.
Ensure that character art supports gameplay and performance.
Help develop character art best practices and mentor others as needed.

REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of 4 years’ game development experience, specifically creating real time characters and items using Maya, ZBrush and Photoshop (or equivalent 3D and 2D programs)
Exceptional understanding of human / creature anatomy, color theory, values, form, shape language and silhouette
Strong knowledge of medieval weapon and armor design
Demonstrated proficiency with current surfacing techniques and PBR workflows
Self-motivated, humble, excellent communications skills, and a legendary team-player attitude

PLUSES

AAA PC or console experience as a 3D character artist
Solid foundation in the traditional arts, including but not limited to figure drawing, illustration and conceptual design
Proficiency with Substance Designer / Painter
Basic understanding of rigging, animation, and deformation
Passion for all things Diablo

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

Resume and cover letter
Portfolio of relevant artwork, online preferred
An art test may be required

Blizzard Entertainment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
Note to Recruiters and Placement Agencies: We do not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward unsolicited agency resumes to our website or to any of our employees. We will not pay fees to any third party agency, outside recruiter or firm without a mutually agreed-upon contract and will not be responsible for any agency fees associated with unsolicited resumes. Unsolicited resumes received will be considered our property and will be processed accordingly.

Apply here:- http://sea.blizzard.com/en-sg/company/careers/posting.html?id=160006W
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Senior Concept Artist

Blizzard Entertainment is seeking exceptionally skilled and passionate senior concept artists to help drive the vision of characters and worlds in our next hit game!
We’re looking for artists that are self-starting, versatile, and enjoy being part of a collaborative environment. The ideal candidate shares our sensibilities, loves dark medieval worlds, and feels there are countless stories left to tell in the Diablo universe!

RESPONSIBILITIES

Create character / creature concepts including character sheets and detailed callouts of equipment and weapons.
Create environmental concepts that include landscape / architectural designs, props and occasional mood paintings.
Iterate on game assets with other artists and designers via paint overs, studies, and group critiques.
Visualize complex environments through the use of basic components.

REQUIREMENTS

Strong understanding of digital content creation tools such as Photoshop, Painter, etc.
Excellent illustration skills and deep understanding of human / creature anatomy, color theory, values, form, shape language and silhouette
Superior eye for light, value, composition, color, staging, architecture and detail in environmental design
Understanding of the distinctive Blizzard Entertainment visual style and a passion to push it to the next level
AAA PC or console experience as a concept artist

PLUSES

Strong traditional arts foundation, including but not limited to figure drawing, landscape painting, illustration, etc.
Working knowledge 3D art techniques and software packages such as Maya, 3Ds Max, or Zbrush
Passion for all things Diablo

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

Resume and cover letter
Portfolio of relevant artwork, online preferred
An art test may be required

Blizzard Entertainment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
Note to Recruiters and Placement Agencies: We do not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward unsolicited agency resumes to our website or to any of our employees. We will not pay fees to any third party agency, outside recruiter or firm without a mutually agreed-upon contract and will not be responsible for any agency fees associated with unsolicited resumes. Unsolicited resumes received will be considered our property and will be processed accordingly.

Apply here:- http://sea.blizzard.com/en-sg/company/careers/posting.html?id=160006V
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Senior Writer

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a talented and experienced individual to the join creative development team as a senior writer. Duties will focus on screenwriting, dialog writing for games, comics, short fiction, and general collaborative story development. The ideal candidate will have proven success as an animation writer or screenwriter, outstanding people skills, experience in a writers’ room setting, and an absolute passion to tell great stories in various cinematic mediums.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Take a lead role in the development of Blizzard Entertainment’s intellectual properties (IP), focused on animated content and game writing.
Create original story and series concepts for Blizzard Entertainment’s intellectual properties.
Contribute to IP development for all of Blizzard Entertainment’s franchises.
Work with internal development teams to evolve Blizzard Entertainment’s intellectual properties and expand them to various media types.
Work closely with storyboard artists, directors, development executives, and creative directors to develop epic entertainment experiences.

REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of 5 years’ industry or related-industry experience as a screenwriter or story editor
Successfully produced writing work, preferably in genre content
Thorough knowledge of the story-development process
Excellent written and oral business-communication skills
Passion for Blizzard Entertainment’s intellectual properties
Vast knowledge of successful intellectual properties in today’s popular culture
Able to inspire and manage others
Able to work and thrive in a team environment
Able to produce writing without constant supervision
Excellent organizational skills and ability to work well under deadlines

PLUSES

Experience in playing massively multiplayer online role-playing games, especially World of Warcraft
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
Experience in designing and playing computer games

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Resume
Cover letter

Blizzard Entertainment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
Note to Recruiters and Placement Agencies: We do not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward unsolicited agency resumes to our website or to any of our employees. We will not pay fees to any third party agency, outside recruiter or firm without a mutually agreed-upon contract and will not be responsible for any agency fees associated with unsolicited resumes. Unsolicited resumes received will be considered our property and will be processed accordingly.

Apply here:- http://sea.blizzard.com/en-sg/company/careers/posting.html?id=160009B
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Manufacturing Manager

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a manufacturing manager to support all potential and existing vendors by serving as the primary liaison and managing the day-to-day relationships with all vendors. The ideal candidate has product development experience with an emphasis on overseas sourcing, excellent organizational and time-management skills, and a strong sense of commitment to and personal ownership of the responsibilities assigned to them. This position will report to the director of product development.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Manufacturing / Sourcing
Contribute to category strategy and annual product planning roadmap.
Identify and prospect growth opportunities in assigned categories.
Serve as the manufacturing specialist and manager of day-to-day relationships between Blizzard and vendors in assigned categories.
Manage vendors to ensure consistent quality of product execution including cost improvements, efficient lead times, packaging requirements, and globally compliant for commercialization.
Understands and considers global trade agreements, labor, safety and material compliance regulations and overall international business environments to manage a capable and compliant vendor matrix.
Facilitate cross departmental meetings and supplier engagement regarding cost, innovation, quality, and production.
Work closely with product development and design teams to understand product requirements in order to align them with vendor capabilities and capacity.
Work closely with internal teams and designers to ensure adherence to design / merchandising calendar and each brand’s franchise goals.
Negotiate and review price quotes and draft manufacturing services agreements.
Management
Supervise coordinator / specialist on a project basis.
Other
Communicate status updates with director on a weekly basis.
Assist director with special events / projects.

REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of 8 years’ experience in product development
Able to work and thrive in a globally oriented environment
Passion for playing computer games
Able to work well in a team environment with various internal organizations (such as creative development, marketing, legal, accounting, and international Blizzard teams)
Able to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously and meet deadlines consistently
Strong communications and presentation skills
Strong organizational and analytical skills
Intelligence, confidence, discretion, humility, and intellectual curiosity
Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field

PLUSES

Experience in the game industry
International business and / or sourcing experience

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

Resume
Cover Letter

Blizzard Entertainment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
Note to Recruiters and Placement Agencies: We do not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward unsolicited agency resumes to our website or to any of our employees. We will not pay fees to any third party agency, outside recruiter or firm without a mutually agreed-upon contract and will not be responsible for any agency fees associated with unsolicited resumes. Unsolicited resumes received will be considered our property and will be processed accordingly.

Apply here:- http://sea.blizzard.com/en-sg/company/careers/posting.html?id=160007Q
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