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Director, Investment & Business Development

El Segundo, CA

Square Enix is looking for a Director, Investment and Business Development! Recently established, our Investment and Business Development department promotes investment and strategic collaborations with a focus in the Web3,AI and Cloud gaming space. Under the direction of our General Manager, Investment and Business Development, this role will be responsible for identifying, evaluating, and executing investment opportunities within the North America market that touches on blockchain entertainment, cutting-edge technology centered around AI, and cloud gaming. While this role primarily focuses on the North American market, there will be a need for cross-functional collaborations with our teams in Europe and Japan including international travel.


This role requires someone with a passion for and firm understanding of emerging technology, gaming, and the ability to build strategic relationships both internally and externally. 


Responsibilities

  • Conduct market research and analysis to identify emerging trends, opportunities, and threats in the industry.
  • Source, screen, and negotiate potential investment deals, including equity and token financing.
  • Perform due diligence, valuation, and financial modeling on prospective investments and prepare investment proposals and recommendations.
  • Manage the investment portfolio and monitor the performance and progress of existing and new investments.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with investors, entrepreneurs, advisors, and other stakeholders in the ecosystem.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, such as product, engineering, marketing, and sales, to provide strategic guidance and support for business development initiatives.
  • Identify and pursue new business opportunities and partnerships that will create value and synergies for our company and our portfolio companies.


Requirements

  • 8-10 years of related experience in investment and business development roles with gaming industry experience preferred.
  • Fluency in English and business level Japanese (oral and written).
  • Extensive knowledge of the gaming industry, market trends, investment strategies, and deal structures.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills, with the ability to evaluate complex and ambiguous situations and risks.
  • Exceptional communication, negotiation, and presentation skills, with the ability to influence and persuade internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong leadership and management skills, with the ability to lead and motivate cross-functional teams and foster a culture of collaboration and innovation.
  • Experience working across international business units.
  • Strong cultural and interpersonal skills
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and passion for technology and innovation.
  • Affinity for video games and the gaming industry.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in business administration, finance, engineering, or related field; MBA or CFA is a plus.


Benefits

  • 100% Medical, Dental, Vision coverage- with the option to add a spouse/domestic partner and children at 2% of the premium. 
  • Medical FSA (Flexible Spending Account) and Dependent Care FSA (Flexible Spending Account) to help pay for medical expenses, childcare or adult care expenses with pre-tax dollars. 
  • Wellness programs- mental health resources, counseling, financial wellbeing, support for future moms, a 24/7 Employee Assistance Program hotline, and much more.
  • Generous leave- from the start you can earn up to 25 days of PTO, we observe 13 major holiday and provide job protected leave for life’s unexpected moments. 
  • 401K auto enrollment and employer-match contribution. 
  • Be among the first to get copies of every game title, plus receive generous discounts on thousands of games in our library. 
  • Refer our next new team member and receive a $1000 bonus!


Annual Salary Range: $165,000 - $190,000 base

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