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Senior Development Director – Console – Guildford UK

Location: Guildford, UK Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: # Posted: 1 year ago

EA Criterion

OPM are working with a globally recognised studio looking to grow their team with fresh, talented people who can help them take a huge leap forwards.

They are currently looking for someone to take a senior role as a production leader in the studio. This person will inspire, influence, coach, and develop the team that they work with at studio.

Someone driven to get things done who is a creative, enthusiastic and a natural leader.

They will be responsible for ensuring a project or selection of projects have credible plans and the teams are set up for success to deliver on them.  In addition, they will be accountable for effective and efficient development of these projects to meet their delivery of budget, time and quality.


You are passionate about the following factors:

  • Coaching and facilitating people to achieve studio, project and personal goals
  • Applying, defining and implementing the right development process to suit the challenge
  • A curiosity to learn more the craft of a Development Manager as well as a passion to learn from others and share
  • The way they create: not doing things just because that’s the way they’ve done them before, understanding change is a necessary part of success
  • The people you work with: asking appropriate questions and being open to new solutions is key to you and your team’s development
  • Generous collaborator: a desire and inherent need to work with others to achieve great things, develop ideas, plans and strategies


What a Senior Development Director does at this studio:

As a leader you will set your own priorities but a typical week could include:

  • Champions the plan: collaborating with all studio talent to develop plans and achieve success
  • Coaches people: coach and develop other DDs to achieve team goals and their personal goals
  • Coaches teams on process: selecting most suitable process and most valuable metrics, communicating plans, challenges and tracking to the team
  • Leads the way to achieve high performing teams, creating and championing best practice
  • Identifies, mitigates or manages project risks
  • Provides effective feedback: to both people you manage and members of your team
  • Nurture a healthy and happy team
  • Manage project budgets in line with studio and project priorities
  • Collaborates effectively with studio leadership and in particular the Director of Product Development (DPD)



Experience and knowledge required:

Our client is looking for someone who understands the challenges of making complex projects with multi-disciplined, distributed teams and the inherent elements of uncertainty and risk that accompany this.

  • Prior experience as an SDD or equivalent senior project manager
  • Ability to manage large project teams over development cycles of varied periods of time
  • Solid understanding of project management practices and process
  • Expert in people management
  • Experience building and maintaining high performing teams
  • Experience working with external partners to deliver on projects

Tagged as: Development Director

Tags: Development Director Categories: Development Management , Production


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