Pocketgems

Business Operations Associate

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What Pocketgems is looking for in applicants

Pocket Gems seeks to build the greatest mobile games and most compelling interactive entertainment in the world. That’s the mission our founders began with, in an apartment above a pizza shop back in 2009, and it continues to inspire us today. Since then, we’ve grown to over 200 people headquartered in San Francisco, and with $155 million in backing from Sequoia Capital and Tencent, we’re constantly breaking new ground in mobile entertainment.

Our products have been downloaded over 500 million times by players around the world and have grossed over $1 billion in revenue. We continue to release brand new content for Episode, a mobile storytelling network and platform, and War Dragons, a visually stunning 3D real-time strategy game. 

As our community of players continues to grow, we’re committed to building diverse and inclusive environments across our teams, and in our games.

The mission of the Business Operations team is to drive strategic and financial decisions by ensuring  systematic information flow and operational efficiencies across the company. As a Business Operations Associate, you will be responsible for developing processes and tools to manage areas of growth such as our R&D pipeline. You will own high-impact cross-functional initiatives for geographical expansion and new game launches. You will create deliverables to be shared with key stakeholders and leadership to help grow our business.  

As one of the first members of the Business Operations team, you will be instrumental in shaping the future of the function and the overall business.

What You’ll Achieve:

  • Create and manage analyses of R&D pipeline performance to facilitate prioritization of projects and meet production targets 
  • Own corporate risk management by developing processes, systems and tools to mitigate risks and streamline legal workstreams
  • Support investor relations activities by owning the preparation for Board meetings and due diligence for M&A projects
  • Produce confidential financial reporting to internal and external stakeholders
  • Lead competitive intelligence assessments to share learnings with the entire company
  • Improve headcount planning processes and deliverables to account for future needs, constraints, and company goals 

What You Bring to Pocket Gems:

  • 4+ years of full-time experience in a finance, accounting, consulting or operational role
  • A strong foundation in Excel and Powerpoint
  • Expert interpersonal skills, flexibility, and a hands-on customer service mentality 
  • Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills to work independently and drive improvements at Pocket Gems 
  • The ability to thrive in the unknown with problem-solving skills to recommend the best path forward in an environment where many solutions are possible 
  • Systematic approach with the ability to collaborate cross-functionally on building new scalable processes

Pocket Gems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any legally protected status.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

 

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At Pocket Gems, we're building teams that value originality, inclusivity, and accountability -- and we hope to engage with talent based on these and other core values. We also offer competitive perks, such as flexible vacation, 401k matching, and a generous benefits package, 

Pocket Gems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any legally protected status. 
Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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