Design Manager – AAA Console & PC Games – North West, UK – Permanent

Location: Knutsford, United Kingdom Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: #26165 Posted: 1 month ago

OPM's client are looking for an experienced Designer Manager for their great opportunity to work with some of the most successful and famous IPs in entertainment, with a company that's a leader in this market.

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing & mentoring the studio’s Design team to produce their best work. Reporting to the Head of Design, you will be responsible for a team of 70 designers.


  • Previous Leadership experience, including the running of a multi-person design team; people-management, mentoring & line-management.
  • Knowledge of all aspects of game design, technical design & design processes.
  • Experience of games development.
  • Good knowledge of industry trends as they relate to genres, gameplay, development models, and financial models.
  • A passion for creating fun and accessible games.


  • Ensure that the studios strategy, objectives, and values are being met by the design team.
  • Build a world class design team, by developing staff internally and through the recruitment of external talent. 
  • Define and implement best practice for the design team, including the design process, documentation & workflows.
  • Manage design resources across the studio, identifying gaps, and liaising with the heads of projects on requirements.
  • Take an active role in project planning, attending planning and review meetings.
  • In collaboration with the Design leadership, you will mentor & coach the studios designers.
  • Hold regular meetings with the designers, liaising with them on their career development and formal annual appraisals & goal setting. 
  • Provide proposals for promotions and salaries to ensure all staff are rewarded competitively.
  • Create and provide training plans for the department and all individuals.
  • Support university internship opportunities.


  • Paid time off to volunteer for eligible employees
  • Access to well-being tools and resources
  • In-house learning and development resources


Interested in finding out more about the studio and project? Apply now or call me directly today on +44 (0) 1206 214415!

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