Business Development Lead

Edmonton, AB | Business Development

Work on ground-breaking multiplayer titles, push the boundaries of games technology and virtual worlds, or get to grips with some of the world’s toughest security challenges. If your ambitions are high, we’ll give you the tools, support and culture to take them even higher.

At Improbable, we’re bringing together technology and games to create new opportunities and experiences. In order to achieve this, we need unique perspectives from diverse people, empowered to revolutionise how online games are made, delivered and paid for.

We believe one of the biggest, most impactful changes to the way we live our lives is going to come from the medium of games. Realising new communities, societies and vocations through virtual worlds is what drives our people and gives them purpose.

Your Mission

The Business Development Lead for the Americas will be responsible for building deep and meaningful relationships with a small number of priority clients in the video games industry. You will work in Improbable’s ‘Games Technology Unit’ for the Vice President of Business Development.

You will liaise with key internal & external stakeholders to develop and execute strategies to drive the adoption of Improbable products and services. You will be accountable for building trust with large game development teams, networking, deal strategy, deal negotiation & execution, as well as nurturing relationships to create long-term business opportunities with the largest and most influential video-game companies in the world.

Areas for Impact:

As a Regional Business Development Lead for the Americas your insight, market knowledge and ability to network and influence with AAA game studios and publishers will ensure that:

1) Improbable will have an accurate (written and aligned on internally) understanding of the inner workings of each of your priority clients - their org charts, decision-making processes, projects, suppliers, goals, etc. 

2) Improbable will be known, understood, and trusted by a wide range of decision-makers within the priority clients (measured through survey and interaction)

3) Improbable will generate a significant number of opportunities (invitations to bid for work) from each priority client after a period of integration (the number of opportunities will vary based on the priority client)

4) Improbable will have a synthesized strategic understanding of the market (trends, competitive movements, thematic needs, etc.) that comes from the combination of our efforts will all priority clients that will influence product development, selling and business strategy, etc.

We'd like to hear from you if you identify with the following:

  • You have demonstrated significant skills in a sales role with a familiarity of best practices and techniques in selling and building relationships with games/technology businesses
  • Built games / have an understanding of AAA game development 
  • A working relationship with a target priority client - you know them and a significant number of decision-makers in the company know you

  • Highly organized, allowing you to help the company learn - all communication is recorded, plans are clear and shared broadly, etc.
  • An ability to martial and organize the resources of the company to serve the needs of priority clients in a focused and successful manner
  • Ability to balance opportunities with internal resources 
  • Ready to thrive in a highly collaborative team-based environment.
While we think the above experience could be important, we’re keen to hear from people that believe they have valuable experience to bring to the role. If you identify with the team and mission, but not all of our requirements, then please still apply!
Equal Opportunity
The best ideas are often the least expected and require new ways of thinking; that’s why our teams at Improbable are made up of an incredible range of talented people. Improbable is proud to be 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, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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