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Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is a leading, international digital entertainment company that publishes video games for game consoles such as PlayStation 4, Xbox one, Nintendo Switch, as well as mobile games. The company’s popular franchises include Metal Gear Solid, Pro Evolution Soccer, Silent Hill, DanceDanceRevolution and Castlevania, among other top titles. Konami also manufactures the wildly popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, which has sold more than 25 billion cards worldwide. We are looking for talented people that have a passion for gaming and the skills and experience listed below.

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. Hawthorne, CA

  • LATAM Organized Play Coordinator

    An individual contributor that supports the Card Business Organized Play (OP) team, maintains inventory of all OP-related materials and event-related materials, coordinates shipping, logistics and tournament support for all Card Business IP.

    Type of Position: Full-time contract position. Hybrid position.

    Department: Card Business

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Scheduling and minute-taking of meetings.
    • Help LATAM OP Specialist process  Tournament Paperwork.
    • Approve tournaments in the Online Tournament Software, upload any tournament files for OTS.
    • Draft PO’s for OP team on various projects while maintaining communication with LATAM OP Specialist to ensure that deadlines set by management are being met.
    • Assist LATAM OP Specialist in reaching out to OTS in Latin America, to help gather pending reports and assist with uploading of tournament files, including but not limited to Remote Duel  events, OTS Championship, VIP Qualifiers, Regionals, Release Celebrations, YGO Day, local level events, etc.
    • Assist LATAM OP Specialist as the Latin America Player Liaison during preparation of all Latin America events and secure delivery of post event prizing for players while keeping players up to date on delivery status.
    • Assist with the Spanish and Portuguese website updates.
    • Assist CSR with keeping OTS Database up-to-date with changes requested by our TO’s information currently on file.
    • Be responsible for:

    o Packaging and shipping of OP and event items for Latin America events, including but not limited to Regional Qualifiers, Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series, Remote Duel events, World Championship Qualifiers, store-level events, and judge compensation items.

    o Organizing and maintaining accurate inventory of Latin America prize support in house and at various Devir offices.

    o Organizing and maintaining the OP storage areas dedicated to Latin America.

    • Other duties as assigned.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Ability to lift at least 50lbs.
    • Must have great organizational skills.
    • Should demonstrate the ability to work under pressure.
    • High sense of confidentiality.
    • Proficient with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
    • Ability to accurately process and data enter information.
    • Must be detail-oriented and demonstrate ability to multi-task.
    • Bilingual ability with English/Spanish REQUIRED. Fluency in Portuguese a plus.
    • Proven ability to work with various personality types and work styles in a multicultural environment.
    • Knowledge of or the willingness to learn the workings of Card Business TCGs, including gameplay.
    • Knowledge of various shipping services (ex: FedEx, UPS, and DHL).

    Please send your resume to hv43448@konami.com,  wr.97768@konami.com

  • Senior Product Manager - Digital

    The Digital Product Marketing team is responsible for defining the long-term brand strategy, creative direction, specific marketing activations, and consistency in messaging across all player touchpoints throughout the Americas. The Senior Product Manager – Digital is responsible for the planning, management, and execution of the marketing for Yu-Gi-Oh! MASTER DUEL at a high level. This includes product positioning, budgeting, periodic business analysis, and leading Digital strategy to hit business goals. The Senior Product Manager will be the brand champion balancing the brand and marketing strategies while collaborating across multiple internal teams to ensure alignment with development schedules and marketing needs. You will play a central role in defining and executing the strategic brand vision and roadmap, sharing best practices/processes across the portfolio and company, and lead internal plus external relationships that bring to life our promise to our customers. He or she must be self-motivated and prepared to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment in a global company. He or she has experience working in the games industry and possesses a deep background in product marketing / brand strategy, and strong project management skills.

    Department: Card Business Division
    Reports to: Sr. Director of Digital Product Marketing, Yu-Gi-Oh!

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Develop comprehensive strategies and execute all aspects of the marketing plans for the Yu-Gi-Oh! digital game portfolio, including, but not limited to, target market identification and analysis, budgeting, category and competitive analysis, with a focus on new user acquisition and strong ROI.
    • Collaborate with the Card Business department to improve integration of various programs with official Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG digital channels and events, such as social media campaigns, influencer marketing, and offline Organized Play initiatives and events.
    • Oversee the placement of online, print and TV advertising and the development of key assets including ad copy, scripts and editorial messaging.
    • Assist with the implementation of cross-promotional opportunities with other licensees.
    • Build relationships with all first party: Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, Steam, iOS and Android
    • Coordinating with other KDE offices to align marketing strategies and promotions for our digital properties
    • Obtain necessary approvals for all marketing-related activities to ensure compliance with licensors, first-parties, etc.
    • Work closely with Business Strategy to create and implement cross-promotional campaigns.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS:

    • 5-8+ years’ experience in Product Marketing and/or Brand Management roles
    • Experience bringing games to market, including building compelling marketing plans, creating/improving a brand, working internal groups and/or external agencies
    • Capable of devising exceptional presentations, cutting-edge marketing strategies, and iconic creative backed up by insightful market and player analysis
    • Experience managing direct reports and/or enjoys developing less seasoned colleagues both within and outside your immediate team
    • Leads by example with an ability to build long-term relationships with key internal stakeholders and possess excellent interpersonal communication skills
    • Building and maintaining relationships with external business partners, platform partners, and marketing agencies
    • Application of critical thinking and analysis to projects and workflow
    • Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, while maintaining an ability to always stay focused on the work at hand
    • Very organized with excellent time-management skills
    • Results-driven personality who is self-motivated and consistently delivers high quality work despite managing multiple projects

     

    REQUIREMENTS:

    • Bachelor’s degree required, MBA preferred
    • 5 to 8 years of experience in marketing video games, including mobile, live, and console games, and/or digital entertainment industries.

     

    ADDITIONAL SKILLS THAT ARE A PLUS

    • Experience marketing licensed products
    • Experience with esports activations
    • Passion for the Yu-Gi-Oh! brand
    • Microsoft Office & Google Suite experience (Required)
    • In-depth knowledge of online game market / games as a service model, and understanding of virtual goods
    • Skilled in Brand Management. Comfortable both developing and refining these tenets for the Brand as well as advocating the framework to cross functional teams to execute against.
    • Results-driven personality that is self-motivated, well organized, and consistently delivers high quality work
    • Excellent eye for innovative creative and ways to stand out in a crowded digital landscape
    • Ability to execute on a wide variety of concurrent projects on schedule in a fast paced entrepreneurial environment
    • Strong analytical, strategic and interpersonal skills
    • Constantly looking for ways to learn and improve without missing deadlines despite managing sometimes large and often very complex projects
    • Must be self-motivated, have a team player mentality, and carry a positive attitude
    • Passion for entertaining people and excited to be part of a team that works the same way.

    Please send your resume to kdehr@konami.com.

  • CALIFORNIA APPLICANT NOTICE AT COLLECTION AND PRIVACY POLICY

    Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (“Konami,” “we,” or “us”) value the trust of our applicants and endeavor to protect the privacy of their personal information. The purpose of this California Applicant Notice at Collection and Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) is to notify California residents (“you”) of the processing of information that can reasonably be linked with them and that we collect, use, and disclose when they apply for a job with us (“Personal Information”).

    Notice at Collection

    We will not sell the Personal Information, including any Sensitive Personal Information, we collect. We also will not share it with third parties for cross-context behavioral advertising.

    To view our full privacy policy, visit OUR PRIVACY POLICY.

    We may collect the Personal Information and Sensitive Personal Information categories listed in the following chart.

    Categories of Personal Information
    Identifiers, such as name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifiers, IP address that can reasonably be linked or associated with a particular California resident or household, email address, account name, online identifiers, and government-issued identifiers (e.g., Social Security number, driver’s license number)

     

    Personal information as defined in the California customer records law, such as name, contact information, signature, Social Security number, passport number; financial, education and employment information, physical characteristics or description

     

    Protected Class Information, such as characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law, such as sex, age, gender, race, disability, medical conditions, citizenship, military/veteran status, gender identity and expression, primary language, political affiliation/activities, and immigration status
    Commercial Information, such as travel expenses
    Internet or network activity information, such as regarding our website or online application portal, timestamp information, and access and activity logs
    Geolocation Data, such as device location, approximate location derived from IP address
    Audio/Video Data. Audio, electronic, visual and similar information, such as photographs and call and video recordings
    Education Information subject to the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act such as student transcripts, grade point average, grades, academic standing, disciplinary records, and confirmation of graduation
    Employment Information. Professional or employment-related information, such as work history and prior employer, information from reference checks, work experience, qualifications, training and skills, work authorization, CV, résumé, cover letter, professional and other work-related licenses, permits and certifications held, and publicly accessible information posted on your professional social media accounts
    Inferences drawn from any of the Personal Information listed above to create a profile about, for example, an individual’s preferences,  characteristics, predispositions, and abilities
    Sensitive Personal Information. Government identifiers, such as Social Security Numbers, state identification card numbers, and driver’s license numbers.
    Citizenship, immigration status, racial or ethnic origin, or union membership.

     

    Purposes for the Collection and Use of Personal Information

    We may collect or use Personal Information for the purposes of operating, managing, and maintaining our business, sourcing talent and recruiting employees, and accomplishing our business purposes and objectives, including, for example, using Personal Information to:

    • Receive and process job applications;
    • Manage the candidate selection process;
    • Evaluate your suitability for the position(s) you are applying for;
    • Communicate with you about your application, respond to your inquiries, and notify you of applicable terms and policies;
    • Conduct reference checks;
    • Conduct background checks, consistent with applicable law;
    • Analyze and monitor the diversity of job applicants, in accordance with applicable law;
    • Subject to our discretion, make an offer to enter into an employment contract;
    • Contact you about future career opportunities;
    • Fulfill administrative functions, such as aggregate management reporting, statistical analyses, internal training, and as generally required to conduct our business; and
    • Comply with law, legal process, requests from governmental or regulatory authorities, internal policies and other requirements such as record-keeping, equal employment opportunity laws, work permit and immigration regulations, reporting obligations, and the exercise or defense of legal claims.
    • Whether retention is advisable in light of our legal position (such as in regard to applicable statutes of limitations, litigation or regulatory investigations).

     

    Privacy Policy

    Collection and Disclosure of Personal Information

    The following chart details which categories of Personal Information we collect and process, as well as which categories of Personal Information we disclose to third parties for our operational business and hiring and recruitment purposes, including within the 12 months preceding the date this Policy was last updated.

    Categories of Personal Information Disclosed to Which Categories of Third Parties for Operational Business Purposes
    Identifiers, such as name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifiers, IP address that can reasonably be linked or associated with a particular California resident or household, email address, account name, online identifiers, and government-issued identifiers (e.g., Social Security number, driver’s license number)

     

    Our affiliates; service providers that provide services such as recruiting, talent acquisition, employment screening and background checks, consulting, IT, and other services; professional advisors, such as lawyers;  public and governmental authorities, such as regulatory authorities and law enforcement; business partners
    Personal information as defined in the California customer records law, such as name, contact information, signature, Social Security number, passport number; financial, education and employment information, physical characteristics or description

     

    Our affiliates; service providers that provide services such as recruiting, talent acquisition, employment screening and background checks, consulting, IT, and other services; professional advisors, such as lawyers;  public and governmental authorities, such as regulatory authorities and law enforcement; business partners
    Protected Class Information, such as characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law, such as sex, age, gender, race, disability, medical conditions, citizenship, military/veteran status, gender identity and expression, primary language, political affiliation/activities, and immigration status Our affiliates; service providers that provide services such as recruiting, talent acquisition, employment screening and background checks, consulting, IT, and other services; professional advisors, such as lawyers;  public and governmental authorities, such as regulatory authorities and law enforcement; business partners
    Commercial Information, such as travel expenses Our affiliates; service providers that provide services such as recruiting, talent acquisition, employment screening and background checks, consulting, IT, and other services; professional advisors, such as lawyers;  public and governmental authorities, such as regulatory authorities and law enforcement; business partners
    Internet or network activity information, such as regarding our website or online application portal, timestamp information, and access and activity logs Our affiliates; service providers that provide services such as recruiting, talent acquisition, employment screening and background checks, consulting, IT, and other services; professional advisors, such as lawyers;  public and governmental authorities, such as regulatory authorities and law enforcement; business partners
    Geolocation Data, such as device location, approximate location derived from IP address Our affiliates; service providers that provide services such as recruiting, talent acquisition, employment screening and background checks, consulting, IT, and other services; professional advisors, such as lawyers;  public and governmental authorities, such as regulatory authorities and law enforcement; business partners
    Audio/Video Data. Audio, electronic, visual and similar information, such as photographs and call and video recordings Our affiliates; service providers that provide services such as recruiting, talent acquisition, employment screening and background checks, consulting, IT, and other services; professional advisors, such as lawyers;  public and governmental authorities, such as regulatory authorities and law enforcement; business partners
    Education Information subject to the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act such as student transcripts, grade point average, grades, academic standing, disciplinary records, and confirmation of graduation Our affiliates; service providers that provide services such as recruiting, talent acquisition, employment screening and background checks, consulting, IT, and other services; professional advisors, such as lawyers;  public and governmental authorities, such as regulatory authorities and law enforcement; business partners
    Employment Information. Professional or employment-related information, such as work history and prior employer, information from reference checks, work experience, qualifications, training and skills, work authorization, CV, résumé, cover letter, professional and other work-related licenses, permits and certifications held, and publicly accessible information posted on your professional social media accounts Our affiliates; service providers that provide services such as recruiting, talent acquisition, employment screening and background checks, consulting, IT, and other services; professional advisors, such as lawyers;  public and governmental authorities, such as regulatory authorities and law enforcement; business partners
    Inferences drawn from any of the Personal Information listed above to create a profile about, for example, an individual’s preferences,  characteristics, predispositions, and abilities Our affiliates; service providers that provide services such as recruiting, talent acquisition, employment screening and background checks, consulting, IT, and other services; professional advisors, such as lawyers;  public and governmental authorities, such as regulatory authorities and law enforcement; business partners
    Sensitive Personal Information. Government identifiers, such as Social Security Numbers, state identification card numbers, and driver’s license numbers. Our affiliates; service providers that provide services such as recruiting, talent acquisition, employment screening and background checks, consulting, IT, and other services; professional advisors, such as lawyers;  public and governmental authorities, such as regulatory authorities and law enforcement; business partners
    Citizenship, immigration status, racial or ethnic origin, or union membership.

     

    We may also disclose the above categories of Personal Information to a third party in the context of any reorganization, financing transaction, merger, sale, joint venture, partnership, assignment, transfer, or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets, or stock (including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings).

    We do not “sell” or “share” your Personal Information, including your Sensitive Personal Information, as defined under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, as amended by the California Privacy Rights Act.  We have not engaged in such activities in the 12 months preceding the date this Policy was last updated.  Without limiting the foregoing, we do not “sell” or “share” the Personal Information, including the Sensitive Personal Information, of minors under 16 years of age.

    Sources of Personal Information

    We collect this Personal Information from you and from our affiliates, references you provide, prior employers or schools, recruiting and consulting firms, background check providers, social media networks, publicly available databases, and cooperative databases.

     

    Purposes for the Collection and Use of Personal Information

    We may collect or use Personal Information for the purposes of operating, managing, and maintaining our business, sourcing talent and recruiting employees, and accomplishing our business purposes and objectives, including, for example, using Personal Information to:

    • Receive and process job applications;
    • Manage the candidate selection process;
    • Evaluate your suitability for the position(s) you are applying for;
    • Communicate with you about your application, respond to your inquiries, and notify you of applicable terms and policies;
    • Conduct reference checks;
    • Conduct background checks, consistent with applicable law;
    • Analyze and monitor the diversity of job applicants, in accordance with applicable law;
    • Subject to our discretion, make an offer to enter into an employment contract;
    • Contact you about future career opportunities;
    • Fulfill administrative functions, such as aggregate management reporting, statistical analyses, internal training, and as generally required to conduct our business; and
    • Comply with law, legal process, requests from governmental or regulatory authorities, internal policies and other requirements such as record-keeping, equal employment opportunity laws, work permit and immigration regulations, reporting obligations, and the exercise or defense of legal claims.

    You may, subject to applicable law, make the following requests:

    1. You may request that we disclose to you the following information covering the 12 months preceding your request:
      1. The categories of Personal Information we collected about you and the categories of sources from which we collected such Personal Information;
      2. The business or commercial purpose for collecting Personal Information about you; and
      3. The categories of Personal Information about you that we otherwise disclosed, and the categories of third parties to whom we disclosed such Personal Information (if applicable).
    2. You may request to correct inaccuracies in your Personal Information.
    3. You may request to have your Personal Information deleted.
    4. You may request to receive a copy of your Personal Information, including specific pieces of Personal Information, including a copy of the Personal Information you provided to us in a portable format.

     

    We will not unlawfully retaliate against you for making an individual request. To make a request, please contact us at https://us-support.konami.com/ or 1-866-444-6528.  We will verify and respond to your request consistent with applicable law, taking into account the type and sensitivity of the Personal Information subject to the request.  We may need to request additional Personal Information from you, such as address, phone number, and previous employer information, in order to verify your identity and protect against fraudulent requests.  If you maintain a password-protected account with us, we may verify your identity through our existing authentication practices for your account and require you to re-authenticate yourself before disclosing or deleting your Personal Information.  If you make a request to delete, we may ask you to confirm your request before we delete your Personal Information.

    Right to Opt-Out of Personal Information Sales and Sharing

    You have the right to direct us to not sell or share your Personal Information for cross-context behavioral advertising purposes at any time (the “right to opt-out”). Please note that we do not currently engage in sales or sharing of Personal Information triggering such opt-out requirements.

    Right to Limit Disclosure or Use of Sensitive Personal Information

    You have the right to limit the disclosure or use of your Sensitive Personal Information that has been collected or processed with the purpose of inferring characteristics about you. Please note that we do not currently collect or use Sensitive Personal Information to infer characteristics about applicants triggering such limitation rights.

    If an agent would like to make a request on your behalf as permitted by applicable law, the agent may use the submission methods noted in the section entitled “Individual Requests.”  As part of our verification process, we may request that the agent provide, as applicable, proof concerning their status as an authorized agent.  In addition, we may require that you verify your identity as described in the section entitled “Individual Requests” or confirm that you provided the agent permission to submit the request.

     

    Diversity

    In certain cases we will ask questions about race/ethnic origin, gender, and disability of our job applicants, for monitoring equal opportunity.  We may also inquire about criminal records, where permitted by applicable law.  Otherwise, we ask that you avoid submitting information that may qualify as sensitive information under applicable law, except where such information is legally required.  We are an equal opportunity employer, which means we offer equal treatment to all job applicants consistent with applicable law.  We do not unlawfully discriminate, either directly or indirectly, based on characteristics protected by applicable law, such as: race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, national origin, ethnic origin, religion, beliefs or creed, age, disability, marital status, veteran status or genetic information in any area of recruitment.

     

    Applicant Obligations

    Any information you submit to us must be true, complete and not misleading.  Submitting inaccurate, incomplete, or misleading information may lead to a rejection of your job application during the application process or disciplinary action including immediate termination of employment.  In addition, it is your responsibility to ensure that information you submit does not violate any third party’s rights.  If you provide us with Personal Information of a reference or any other individual as part of your application, it is your responsibility to obtain consent from that individual prior to providing the information to us.

     

    Changes to this California Applicant Privacy Policy

    We may change or update this Policy from time to time.  When we do, we will communicate changes and updates to this Policy by posting the updated Policy on this page with a new “Last Updated” date.

     

    Contact Us

    Please contact KDEHR@konami.com if you have any questions regarding this Policy.

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