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External Producer – Cross Platform Titles – North UK

Location: Wakefield,UK Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: # Posted: 2 years ago

Team 17

Our clients Label is busier than ever, working on an array of successful and interesting new game IPs. They are expanding rapidly – the last 3 years have all been record years!

They have a great new opportunity to join them as an External Producer where you will play a major part in delivering a plethora of brilliant games across all formats.

In this role you will be responsible for:

  • Managing internal and external 3rd party projects from initial concepts through to publication.
  • Assisting with the management of the publishing evaluation process. Supplying feedback and presentations to internal and external parties.
  • Ensuring that communication between the studio and 3rd parties is maintained via both personal and electronic methods.
  • Carrying out due diligence, including site visits.
  • Helping external teams to establish a realistic project scope.
  • Ensuring that the development of all external projects occurs in a timely fashion, adheres to a budget and meets the high-quality standards required.
  • Performing and optimising good project management techniques to ensure the above.
  • Performing risk analysis on all external projects and manage with a view to mitigating any and all project risks.
  • Reviewing milestone deliverables and working to ensure they are fully achieved to the highest standards.
  • Ensuring a game can meet the technical requirements of format holders.
  • Reviewing production department performance.
  • Reporting to the Production Director on progress, budgets, risks, failures and any and all known issues.
  • Working with programmers, artists, designers, audio staff and external contractors to ensure a good working environment and atmosphere.
  • Managing the development roadmap, keeping all studios and stakeholders aware of developments throughout the project lifetime (including post launch and service support).
  • Presenting development progress to stakeholders.

Requirements / Key Skills

Essential:

  • Proven experience within a Project Management role
  • Exceptional project management skills.
  • Must be proactive and driven without need for supervision.
  • Outstanding communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Must be a natural leader who can motivate and drive development teams and processes.
  • Being personable and open minded in solving schedule issues relating to the complex development structure of game development.
  • Must have exemplary organisational skills and have a solid understanding of modern project management methodologies and practices (e.g. Prince2, Agile, Waterfall)
  • Must be able to work well under pressure.
  • Must fit within the studio environment. Being both friendly and approachable but with a professional and energetic work ethic.

Desirable:

  • Excellent, up to date knowledge of the games industry and gaming trends.

Tagged as: External Producer

Tags: External Producer Categories: Development Management , Production

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