Strategy Manager

published 03 July 2024


Esports - a popular revolution

Esports is a fast-growing entertainment industry with more than 500 million fans globally. The space as we know it today has expanded into massive arena events, comprehensive league circuits, widespread fandom for strong established teams, and more than 1.6 billion annual viewers. With the increased popularity and commercial potential, a range of professional players are investing to position across the quickly evolving ecosystem, driving additional opportunity. In parallel, esports is catching the eye of a broader public, drawing marketing interest from big multinational brands, and is constantly expanding with new game titles, tournament formats, and fan offerings.

With viewership and engagement metrics already surpassing those of many traditional sports, esports has become a sought-after channel by many large brands for engaging with young consumers. As such, there is an increased demand for high-caliber professionals to connect the supply with the demand.

Strategy Manager - the role in short

HEROIC is looking for an ambitious project manager with a can-do attitude to help substantiate growth and diversify the organization into new, exciting business models. Join us in shaping the future of esports as we explore innovative avenues and expand our business. A key focus of this role is to identify and capitalize on opportunities merging the blockchain and esports industries, leveraging blockchain technology to enhance fan engagement, create new revenue streams, and drive innovation within the esports ecosystem.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Strategic Project Management: Manage and contribute to key strategic projects for HEROIC, ensuring alignment with organizational goals and successful implementation.
  • Business Development: Drive initiatives to capture growth in current and new revenue streams, identifying and capitalizing on emerging opportunities.
  • Corporate Development: Lead activities aimed at improving operational efficiency, streamlining processes, and enhancing overall performance.
  • Strategic Roadmap Contribution: Provide analyses and insights to contribute to HEROIC's strategic roadmap, supporting informed decision-making and long-term planning.
  • Reporting: Report to the Director of Strategy, delivering updates on project progress, strategic initiatives, and performance metrics.

Key Qualifications and Skills

  • Academic background: Minimum B.Sc in relevant academic qualifications in business, management, technology or related fields.
  • Experience: 3-5 years in management consulting and/or strategy & business development roles in a top-tier software startups.
  • CDD Expertise: Exposure to projects that include commercial due diligence (CDD), including market sizing and analysis.
  • Innovation Track Record: Proven track record in business model and software product innovation, demonstrating the ability to think creatively and strategically.
  • Project Management: Strong project and/or program management skills, with experience handling multiple executive stakeholders and complex projects.
  • Industry Knowledge: Previous exposure to the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry, ability to quickly understand the implications and opportunities within the esports ecosystem.

What HEROIC Offers

  • Growth Opportunity: A role at one of the fastest-growing esports organizations globally, with significant potential for personal and professional development.
  • Work Environment: A professional, fun, and creative work environment that encourages innovation and collaboration.
  • Compensation: A competitive incentive package targeted towards growth, rewarding contributions to the organization's success.
  • Travel Opportunities: International travel to the biggest tournaments and conferences in gaming and esports, providing exposure to the industry's forefront.
  • Perks: Access to HEROIC pro kit, energy drinks, and top-tier gaming equipment to support your passion for esports.
  • Career Development: Long-term career development opportunities in-house or within our expansion initiatives, supporting your professional growth.
  • Location: Main office in Oslo, Norway, offering a vibrant and dynamic work setting in a beautiful city.
  • Employment Flexibility: Opportunities for contractor or full-time employment (FTE) depending on organizational needs and candidate preferences.

Practical info on the role and process

The role is thought located in Oslo, but for unique candidates with the right skillset and platform, we would be interested in considering hybrid setups with remote base. We encourage and eagerly welcome all applications, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. We are looking for the role to be appointed as soon as possible, ideally with starting date no later than September 2024.


HEROIC is a European multi-game esports organization with a unique growth story and big ambitions for the future. The HEROIC brand has a long standing through multiple previous ownerships but has gained most of its standing over the last couple of years. HEROIC is now a globally recognized esports brand, with some of the best athletes across multiple titles, and a professional organization with a long-term vision backed by strong owners.

Our HQ is in Oslo (Norway) where most of our staff is currently located.


Since its origin in 2013, HEROIC has been determined in building a home for heroes. Today, we represent a rapidly growing organization, an ambitious team of passionate people, and the best fans and supporters in global esports. For us, being HEROIC means following three simple rules to inspire and promote new generations of heroes:

  • Show HEART: Showing heart is our superpower. We believe that good intentions are contagious, that kindness takes us further, and that caring for others makes a difference. Our heart beats for the games, for fandom, and for positive impact.
  • Embrace HEAT: Embracing heat is our source of strength. We grow stronger from the heat of challenge, intensity of competition, and the pain of setbacks. Our success lies in unity, discipline, and resilience.
  • Bring THUNDER: Bringing thunder is our edge. We enter with blazing guns, bring passion to another level, celebrate like no other, and entertain our audiences. Our presence is strong and we cannot be ignored


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