Business Analyst

About the Employer

The Position

The Business Analyst support the Division teams with a variety of data insights and analytics, taking ownership in relevant data gathering, monitoring and analysis, while taking accountability to develop sourced data to meet Expansive Worlds’ needs and requirements today and in the future. In the role, the Business Analyst shall enable the division to take ‘data aware decisions’ while facilitating for general and partner level ‘go-to-market’ plans through robust analysis, providing fact-based recommendations to maximize profitability.

Key deliverable for the role is to create thorough understanding across Expansive Worlds in where we optimize our ROI today and the future, while providing ongoing insights to our business trajectory against set targets.

Key Responsibilities

Business Intelligence Agenda

  • Source data based on division needs and requirements
  • Partner with and act as customer with our game engine team to facilitate the BI agenda
  • Partner in developing the data infrastructure (big-data) that enables data aware decision-making
  • Establish easy access data source to support pro-forma analysis, business control and performance reviews

Strategic Planning

  • Establishing Financial Targets, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), Key Quality Indicators (KQIs) and Production Performance Indicators (PPIs) in close alignment with Expansive Worlds Management
  • Implement tracking for and visualize set KPIs/KQIs/PPIs
  • Greenlight Process
    • Support Budget stakeholders in pro-forma budget & forecasting
    • Development life-cycle: Establish, provide and recommend pro-forma Development Budget
    • LiveOps life-cycle: Establish, provide and recommend pro-forma PnLs, assess comparative market factors, pricing considerations and marketing activities.
  • Support Group and Division ‘Key Objectives’ with data insight and analysis

Live Operations

  • Accountable for establish methodology for rolling business performance trajectory supporting Business Operations
  • Responsible for data quality, financial alignment and assessment with division executional publishing process (roadmaps and plans), working in tandem with accountable leads; 
    • Product Owners in financial assessment of Product Centralized Roadmap
    • Director of Development in financial assessment of Production & Staffing Plan
    • Technical Director in financial assessment of Technology Development Plan
    • Head of Marketing in financial assessment of Marketing & Sales Plan
  • Revenue & Profitability assessment of defined Risk & Opportunities - vs. Budget Forecast
  • Provide actionable insights to Product Owners and Sales & Marketing Teams (tbd)
  • Review pro-forma P&Ls to validate profitability of releases, promotions, sales activations and conduct associated post-mortems
  • Analyse P&L and recommend activities to drive profitability

 

Financial Discipline

  • Partner with Finance in Division Budget & Forecasting, providing data and pro-form PnLs and investment requirements in a timely manner
  • Partner with Finance teams in monitor performance at product level
  • Partner with Finance teams to outline actual financial performance variance storytelling based on;
    • Timing
    • One-Offs
    • Uncontrollable items
    • Performance

Key Skills and Experience:

  • Typically > 5 years experience in business analysis from gaming and/or digital entertainment
  • > 3 years in a international environment
  • Bias for action/initiative (pro-activeness)
  • Self-sufficient & personal drive for process improvement and innovation
  • Cooperate and collaborate in team spirit – act without personal prestige
  • Ability to prioritize and work structured, targeted and focused
  • Excellent analytical, structured and numerical skills
  • Good communications and presentation style
  • Strong capability for planning & analysis allied to the vision
  • Solid language skills in both Swedish and English
  • Comfortable travelling as required

We will only consider applications that consist of both a cover letter and a CV. In your cover letter you should include why you want to work at Avalanche Studios Group. For this role you need to be able to work full-time in our Stockholm office. To apply for this position please register below. Apply as soon as possible as we review applications continuously. All further information is provided under non-disclosure agreement only.

Our Values

At Avalanche Studios, we believe in worlds without limits, and we are committed to developing a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. Being part of our world is not contingent on where you’re from, your gender, or sexual orientation. It’s all about your passion, courage and craftsmanship.