Outsource Manager [Unannounced Project] (238)

Job Description

Ubisoft Leamington has been a member of the Ubisoft family since January 2017 and has collaborated on Tom Clancy’s The Division & The Division 2, Far Cry 5 and Starlink: Battle For Atlas. Currently comprised of a 70-strong team, the studio is a solid and experienced group supported by a mix of veteran developers and promising young talent. Based in Royal Leamington Spa, Ubisoft Leamington is at the heart of a thriving destination for UK game developers.

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

Benefits & Relocation

Flexible working, 22 days annual leave + Christmas shutdown, private healthcare (with option to add immediate family), life insurance & income protection, workplace pension scheme, paid volunteering days, annual fitness & well-being allowance, games, technology & merchandise, subsidised travel and many more...

Relocation assistance is available to anyone currently living 50 miles or more from the studio location. Please contact a member of the talent acquisition team to find out what we have to offer and how we can support with your move here... relocation really doesn't have to be a daunting prospect.

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Ubisoft Reflections & Ubisoft Leamington is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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