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Business Developer

Do you have a knack of identifying viable business cases and the ability to take exciting ideas to the stage of where they are possible to execute on? Read on and learn how you can become part of the leading edge of what Paradox Interactive has in store for the future - a Stellaris board game? A Netflix show based on forum posts about Crusader Kings 2? Inflatable Churchill dummy? Setting up an office in Hong Kong? Licensing the Stellaris IP to make a movie? Let's just say lack of ideas isn't our main challenge.

As a Business Developer at Paradox you will focus on new business initiatives generated within the company, as well as external opportunities. This position will have a special emphasis on new business opportunities for our roleplaying game & book publisher White Wolf. The end-goal will be to determine how these opportunities will benefit Paradox and what needs to be done in order to make it happen. Your job will be to paint a rough picture of a project and hand it over to the relevant stakeholder(s) within Paradox who in turn will execute on the project or idea and in other cases be the ones that takes the project past the finish line.

Your Responsibilities

  • Identify, target and acquire new business opportunities in the games and entertainment industry, primarily (but not only) for White Wolf
  • Meeting with existing or potential partners
  • Closing business deals by coordinating requirements and developing and negotiating contracts
  • Planning, documenting and budgeting in relation to business cases

Required Qualifications

  • 3+ years of related experience in the gaming industry or gaming related service industry
  • A proven track-record of being able to deliver in a similar role
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken

Additional Merits

  • Experience of a market or business area not already considered the expertise of Paradox will be considered a strong advantage
  • A proven track record of negotiation
  • Previous experience from licensing brands/ IPs
  • Experience from White Wolf games

On a personal level, the ideal candidate is able to work independently and has an ability to communicate effectively with different audiences on a broad range of topics i.e. technical, business and creative. You are passionate about games and business and are always looking for innovative ways to combine the two.

Practical information

Reports to: VP of Business Development

Start: As soon as possible (Preferably in or before December)

Location: This position is based in Stockholm and will entail travelling

If you think that this description matches your background, we highly encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will interview candidates continuously for this position. In your application, please show us why your previous experiences and skills would work for this role and why you are interested in working at Paradox. If you don't match all the requirements, please demonstrate how your passion, attitude and interest in Paradox might compensate for this.

As Paradox Interactive strongly believes that diversity leads to better business we highly encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for this role.

 

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Västgötagatan 5
118 27 Stockholm Directions

Working at Paradox

So what’s in it for you? We keep it simple and have divided this into four areas: work, social, development, and compensation. This is a brief summary of our perks and what it means to work at Paradox. If you want to know more - get in touch!

  • Work

    Small teams and accessible managers means that your contributions are important to us

    You are close to the final product, our community and our fans - we encourage you to interact with our community and players directly through social media, our forum, and via streams

    Work/Life balance is important to us so our plans do not rely on crunch (this does not mean we never work overtime but overtime is relatively uncommon)

  • Social

    Company-wide Social Hour every Friday with snacks & beverages

    Yearly company parties

    Ping-Pong table/Pool Table, Warhammer table, and lots and lots of board games

    Spoiler-free break room environment for at least a week after major movie/show launch

  • Development

    Leadership courses available for all employees

    We continuously send employees to conferences and development opportunities such as GDC and GamesCom

    Lunch n´ Learn sessions held by employees: topics range from everything between “Doing business in China” to “Surviving the zombie apocalypse”

  • Compensation

    Competitive monthly salary and salary revision once per year

    Participation in our company wide profit share program

    5+1 weeks of paid vacation per year

    For international hires, we will provide relocation assistance (Visa application, Initial Home Finding, Settling in Service, and your flight)

Our Culture

In November 2016, we gathered the entire company for a four day conference in Malta. The focus of the conference was to discuss company direction, discuss our internal goals, and also put into words the company culture we are so keen to keep as we continue to grow. Together, we decided that the following cultural pillars are what makes up the foundation of Paradox:

- DEDICATED

- PASSIONATE

- GET SHIT DONE

- OPEN-MINDED

- NERDY

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