General Manager, Game Studio

at TapBlaze (View all jobs)
Los Angeles, CA
2023-02-13

POSITION SUMMARY

Due to continuous growth, we are looking for a General Manager to fill an Integrator role. As the General Manager, you will manage the business operations of the company to enhance productivity and profitability. You will need to integrate all systems and lead the team to execute daily tasks that align with the company's vision.

The ideal candidate should have strong operations skills, be proactive, and have excellent collaboration skills. Your main focus is to bring together all major functions of the company and provide leadership, management, and accountability on a daily basis to drive growth and improve efficiency. You will report directly to the CEO and will balance leadership and management while holding the team accountable for their responsibilities. Your role is crucial in ensuring the team works cohesively and that the company's strategy is executed effectively - you are team leader who can act as the "glue," bringing the team together and ensuring that tasks progress from "in progress" to "completed." They should exhibit a passion for closing loops and achieving successful outcomes.

ABOUT TAPBLAZE

Here at TAPBLAZE, our mission is to make great games for players that will be remembered for decades. As a small team, we have created games such as "Good Pizza, Great Pizza" that have been downloaded more than 300 million times across the globe, giving a fun, innovative experience to millions of players every day. Our core values are the reason we have found success as an independent studio and guide our hiring process: we are ambitious, disciplined, ownership-minded, results oriented, and extraordinary. We operate internationally and we are growing day by day.

We seeking individuals that have the same core values and are looking to level up themselves, the games they work on and the company they work for. Only with great attention to details can this be achieved - please mention "beauty is in the details" in your cover letter.

OBJECTIVES

  • Execute the business plan, ensuring that the planned financial objectives are met or exceeded.
  • Run the day-to-day business - providing leadership, management, and holding individuals accountable to meet deadlines. Create, update and manage performance through an accountability system
  • Maintains the well-being, culture and daily operations of the studio; ensure that there is effective communication and alignment of all team members with our Core Values throughout the company; point everyone in the same direction
  • Manage all company projects, both live and upcoming
  • Set clear goals for the team and hold team members accountable for deliverables; continually recognize and reward employees for strong performance
  • Provide management to staff and leadership to the organization that aligns with the company‚Äôs business plan and overall strategic vision
  • Lead, coach and develop staff to ensure growth and expand the talent base
  • Partner with HR to recruit, develop and retain talent
  • Maintain all necessary employee records and administer benefits. Oversee firm payroll, employee operations and handbook
  • Write, implement, and follow processes
  • Ensure the office space is functional and comfortable

COMPETENCIES

  • Effectively lead the Sales, Marketing, R&D, Operations, Finance, IT, and HR functions of the company
  • Displays exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills to effectively troubleshoot issues independently
  • Strong drive and commitment toward obtaining results
  • Strong ability to provide clear creative direction, timely and helpful feedback to improve creative processes to keep work on quality, budget and schedule
  • Possesses an aptitude for monitoring Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and metrics, and analyzing that data to make informed decisions that drive growth
  • Ability to maintain a sense of urgency while remaining detail oriented; please mention "beauty is in the details" - you must love working on the details

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Previous experience as an Integrator, General Manager, COO, or in a related role
  • Bachelor degree in a relevant field; Master degree or MBA is a plus
  • Pluses: Experience shipping and maintaining titles at a game studio

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Los Angeles, CA: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work
  • Prolonged period of time sitting at a desk and computer

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY

As an equal opportunity employer committed to meeting the needs of a multigenerational and multicultural workforce TAPBLAZE recognizes that a diverse staff, reflective of our community, is an integral and welcome part of a successful and ethical business. We hire local talent at all levels regardless of race, color, religion, age, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability, and actively foster inclusion in all forms both within our company and across interactions with vendors and partners.

If this position caught your eye, send us your resume! For best consideration, include a cover letter in your application explaining why you would be a great fit.

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