Business Development Manager

The gaming industry is shaped by rapid trends and emerging technology. Business Development Managers help sustainability and profitability by identifying areas for growth and new revenue streams for the game company.

Business Development Managers establish valuable relationships by researching and securing new customers, clients and partners through networking, social media and various online platforms.

Communication, relationship management and product knowledge are key to succeed in this career path.

You’ll love this role if you’re into:
  • Being Organised
  • Telling Stories
  • Performing
  • Social Media
  • Reading
  • Writing

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A lot of people working as a Business Development Manager have a degree in Games or Business. Above all, you should be someone who enjoys being strategic and is self-motivated, outgoing and determined. 

As a professional, you will be helping the company grow by identifying and mapping business strengths and needs. You will research leads and nurture relationships with potential clients, sponsors and partners. You’ll have experience with Customer relationship management (CRM) software, such as Salesforce and HubSpot. 

Working in the games industry is highly competitive and you’ll need to make sure your CV stands out to employers and course leaders.

As a Business Development Manager, you must demonstrate a deep knowledge of the game industry and who the key players are. Your experience should prove your ability to plan and execute valuable partnerships. Some Business Development Managers work their way into this career from a sales or marketing role. For more general ideas on developing your CV, see our top tips page.

Whatever role you are working in, it is essential that you understand the game making process. You can head to our build a game section for first steps; join a regular game jam to build up your skills & network; or start modding others games to gain experience. 

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