Business Development Manager, Gaming

Ava Labs

Ava Labs

Sales & Business Development
United States · New York, NY, USA · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, May 3, 2023

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Are you eager to join a dynamic and rapidly growing industry at the forefront of innovation? Are you a Business Development Manager looking for your next opportunity? We are looking for a gaming focused Business Development Manager to join our team. The Business Development Manager in Gaming will support our Director of Gaming by managing complex business development deals from inception to execution. We are seeking someone who is eager to drive the future of the industry with out of the box ideas and a hunger to keep learning. In this role, you will have the opportunity to influence key partner teams, propose business strategies, and own execution plans end to end. If this sounds like something you’re interested in, please apply today!


  • Supporting the Director of Gaming to define overall gaming strategy and execution
  • Managing complex business development deals from inception to execution
  • Communicating feedback to managers about current business development landscape
  • Communicating budget, product, and marketing needs to ensure partnership success
  • Tracking new markets and emerging trends relating to gaming/culture and blockchain applications, recommending new products and services, propose and develop new strategic partnerships
  • Evaluate opportunities to initiate and execute first-of-its-kind strategic partnerships within the web3 gaming vertical
  • Managing BD Associates in their day to day operating, deal structuring, and execution
  • Onboarding and training new associates and hires
  • Represent the Ava Labs Gaming team externally at events, conferences, Twitter spaces, and more
  • Setting and communicating team and firm policies and procedures


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, economics, or related field; MBA preferred
  • 5+ years of business development experience working preferably with a focus on gaming
  • 3+ years in a start-up environment
  • Extensive established network with strong ability to prospect, leverage and identify opportunities
  • Familiarity with tokenomics, game design, and/or gaming infrastructure
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to build strong relationships with key people or organizations
  • Passion for crypto/web3 and eagerness to consume latest news and developments
  • Thorough attention to detail and high organizational skills
  • Comfortable working with low oversight, being proactive and anticipating future needs

Salary Range: $127,000 to $150,850

(**This is not a guarantee of compensation or salary, a final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location.)

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