Outsource Manager (238)

Job Description

Ubisoft is 10,000 creative minds spanning 6 continents. With around 85% of its staff devoted to game development, Ubisoft has the 2nd largest in-house creative team in the world.

The company’s 27 different creative studios work hand-in-hand each day to deliver rich and innovative gaming experiences that reflect the creativity and diversity of their teams. This cross-studio collaboration model means every team member has the opportunity to participate in challenging projects based on brands including Assassin's Creed®, For Honor® Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon®, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell®, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six, Tom Clancy's The Division, Rabbids®, Rayman®, Watch Dogs®, Far Cry®, The Crew®, Just Dance® and more.

Job Purpose
Be responsible for setting up, communicating & monitoring outsourcing mandates and the attainment of deliverables related to collaborations with internal & external partners as well as the optimisation of processes and pipelines relating to outsourced assets and the asset database. 

Responsibilities
Production management  

  • Implement outsourcing mandates with partners, adequately communicate these mandates to the lead studios and partner teams, adapt the mandates whenever necessary and ensure compliance during production;
  • Oversee the preparations for the collaborations: mandate definition, technical setup, communication networks, training plan for the partner studios, site visits, etc; 
  • Communicate effectively the project vision, the technical and artistic specifications of the mandate with the partners;
  • Obtain sign offs for the work carried out by partners at the end of each phase (iterative process); 
  • Ensure that the partners teams have the support they require so production runs smoothly; 
  • Identify, monitor and communicate risks, informing supervisors about relevant information about the mandates; 
  • Ensure that culturally and geographically distant partners build trust relationships and feel part of a large and cohesive team. 

Content management  

  • Understand the game vision so as to intervene effectively when defining the scope; 
  • Provide the manager with updates on the advancement of partner deliverables;
  • Escalate potential collaboration issues to the manager and set out potential solutions; 
  • Carry out all other related tasks;  

Qualifications

Skills and Knowledge

  • Excellent analytical and artistic skills;
  • A technical problem solving mind-set is essential;
  • Exemplary communication and interpersonal skills;
  • In depth knowledge of the video game industry and production processes, with a particular focus on object creation;
  • Knowledge of outsourcing production pipelines is desirable;
  • Ability to develop the skills of collaborators;
  • Ability to quickly adapt to change and work effectively under pressure;
  • Exceptional knowledge of issue, task-tracking software (e.g. Jira) and other task tracking tools.

Relevant Experience

  • 3 - 5 years' experience in Art, Project Management or any other relevant experience;
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Project Management or any other relevant training;
  • Experience in games asset creations;
  • Outsourcing and/or Co-dev experience is an asset;

Additional Information

Salary: Competitive + Relocation
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
 

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