Job Offer: Head of Online Gaming in the Netherlands

One of my clients is looking for a ‘Head of Gaming’…

With immediate effect they are looking to recruit for our office in Amsterdam:

Head of Online Gaming

The Dutch authorities are going to legalize online gambling, and want to issue licenses for this. My clients’ aim to apply for such a license, for the Dutch market, to play for money. The objective is to build a new business aside of their current operations to support their causes. In line with the their current business, a substantial share of the gaming revenues will be donated to charities.

To ensure that my client is in pole position when the market opens, they are already looking for a Head of Gaming to lead this online gambling initiative. Until they get the license the head of gaming will be responsible to develop the business plan, defining the strategy, building the platform and setting up a team. Pending the regulatory decision-making we will start to launch free games. As soon as we have the license the head of gaming will be responsible for the marketing launch, and developing a substantial new business.

As Head of Online Gaming you will be the dedicated business developer building our new state of the art integrated gaming platform, and shaping the future of it. This platform combines fun, entertainment, winning and sharing to one of the best game experiences of the near future. This platform will be built by a 3rd party (that has been chosen already) and will leverage our existing brand and customer base.

You’ll take the lead in creating multi-disciplinary teams that run the sites and the apps, which create a fantastic gaming experience. You’ll shape the voice of the platforms from determining positioning feature prioritization and making strategic decisions, to organizing product launches and forming the future marketing strategy to ensure growth. This means you’ll have to create a cross-functional team in collaboration with existing experts in the Lottery of (online) revenue/retention marketeers, game content experts, web designers and copywriters.

You’ll be responsible for developing the Gaming portal and its growth of the overall revenue. We will start with free games but when our license is in place, (hopefully within 1,5 year) we’ll launch paid gaming, so in the end you will be responsible for the Average Revenue Per User (ARPU).

The Head of Gaming will report directly to the Managing Director. Tasks and responsibilities for this position include:

  • developing and executing the strategy vision goals and business plan for the Gaming Portal;
  • building and managing a cross-functional team of professionals;
  • carrying full profit & loss responsibility for the portal which will attract a lot of unique visitors each month;
  • improving the overall gaming experience by delivering the best high performing content;
  • identifying and defining the best monetization strategies and revenue models for our audience/customers;
  • growing the business sustainably in terms of reach and retention, revenues, ad impressions and margins;
  • being on top of industry best practices and newest trends; and
  • bringing a high degree of innovation energy and focus that will support significant expansion.

Your profile

  • Master’s  degree in relevant field of study;
  • Experience in online gambling development
  • Extensive experience with an online consumer-facing platform (B2C)
  • Experience in product management
  • Previous exposure to online media and technology enabled services (e.g. online advertising) is essential
  • Demonstrable passion for driving high quality, innovative and engaging user experiences
  • Demonstrable experience in building and managing successful teams
  • Ability to work effectively in a hands-on role in a start-up environment
  • Strong analytical skills and a data-driven approach to decision making
  • Prior cross-platform knowledge and experience (mobile tablets web) desirable
  • Passionate about online games and about the target audience

Why join this company?

Be part of a business who is looking to grow rapidly in online gaming, where selling tickets for a better world is our daily work.

  • A competitive salary and bonus system
  • A good pension plan
  • Extras such as visiting our projects in the Netherlands and abroad
  • And most importantly a budget for training and development—because when you grow we grow with you!

Send me a TWEET if you are interested! @BartHufen

1 reply to “Job Offer: Head of Online Gaming in the Netherlands”

  1. Dennis Schouten says:

    Beste Bart,

    Ik start dit draadje vanwege je zoektocht naar een Head of Online Gaming.

    Graag zou ik van gedachte met je willen wisselen over de functie en toegevoegde waarde die ik kan betekenen voor de organisatie en vice versa.

    Een kleine inkijk voor deze mail is dat ik een decennia professionele casino-ervaring op strategisch en tactisch niveau meebreng en daarnaast van kleins af aan al in de gaming heb gezeten.

    Ik zie graag een reactie van je op mijn mail adres.


    Dennis Schouten

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