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Design Manager – AAA Games – Netherlands – Permanent

Location: Netherlands Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: # Posted: 2 years ago


OPM’s client is looking for a Design Manager to manage their design teams – from career development to mentoring, and from recruitment to pre-selecting new talent. As the successful candidate, you will work with their Design Leads and Studio Management to determine and execute their Design Talent strategy.


  • You will help maintain a high-performance team and manage performance consistently
  • You will drive performance goals for the design teams, manage the review process, and follow up with regular evaluations
  • You will be responsible for coaching, mentoring and the career development of our design team members
  • You will maintain healthy team relationships through resolving conflict and reducing tensions where they affect performance
  • You will drive the process of hiring new talent, including pre-selection, interviews and onboarding
  • You will build and maintain a strategy for University relations, intern and new graduate hiring


  • You have an excellent grasp of design standards and best practices, and you champion these for others to follow
  • You are able to maintain a balanced but diverse team and manage their performance consistently
  • You have a proven track record as a Lead Game Designer/Design Manager, with more than one AAA title shipped
  • You have experience with recruiting, coaching and mentoring designers and managing their professional development
  • You are extremely flexible and able to adapt in a constantly changing work environment
  • You have very good organizational skills and interpersonal skills

The successful candidates will receive a competitive salary dependant on their skills and experience.

Tagged as: Design Director, Game Design

Tags: Design Director , Game Design Categories: Creative , Design


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