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Executive Producer - SUMO SHEFFIELD


Sumo Digital Ltd.


Sheffield, United Kingdom

United Kingdom






Permanent | Full Time


We build ground-breaking games and content for some of the world's biggest publishers including Microsoft, Sony, Apple and Sega. Sheffield is our largest studio and headquarters, situated just north-east of the city centre, where we've built and contributed to some of the world's best-loved game franchises.

It's an exciting time to be part of Sumo , winners of the Develop: Star Awards 2019 Best Studio ; big things are on the horizon and we want you to be part of our continued journey. Join us!

The role @ Sumo

We are actively recruiting a new AAA Core team as part of our expansion strategy, capable of innovating & developing the next wave of gaming.

As part of this new drive we are currently on the search for an inspirational Executive Producer to join our Sheffield studio. You will be working in the newly formed Core team and will have overall responsibility for the delivery of the project to time and on budget, and within quality expectation of clients.

Your main responsibilities:

  • Team Leader ~ managing & inspiring a diverse team of Artists, Engineers, Designers, Audio & Production staff.
  • 1st Point of Contact ~ within all Production areas such as Quality, Vision, Budget, Schedule, Team & Client.
  • Scheduling ~ of multiple departments, accountable for the milestones you construct, that are agreed, detailed & delivered as expected.
  • Budget ~ identifying resource requirements & expectations, tracking actual project spend versus planned spend & continuously updating projections.
  • Managing Change ~ ensuring project scope is adhered and aligned to, controlling feature creep, ensuring quality expectations are met.
  • Resolve Conflicts ~ between schedule, budget, design goals & team.
  • Assess Risk ~ Continuously risk assess in line with quality, budget & schedule.
  • Communication ~ drive the communication of production matters & recommendations with the client, team & Development Director.
  • Research ~ Keep abreast of current marketplace trends.
  • Coach & Mentor ~ be inspirational to your team!

  • To be successful you have:

  • Shipped at least 2 AAA console games in a production management role.
  • A responsible, self-directed, detail-oriented problem-solving aptitude, with a desire to contribute to a creative environment.
  • Outstanding organization, communication, management skills/leadership.
  • Superior attention to detail.
  • Strong project management practices using industry standard software.
  • A working knowledge of SCRUM & Agile practices.
  • The ability to work effectively within a large group/multiple project environment.
  • The ability to think critically and apply analytical skills in resolving complex issues.
  • Professionalism and the ability to function well within a team.

  • What we Offer:

    Sumo Digital continues to be one of the UK's most prolific game developers, enjoying year on year stability and growth since its founding in 2003.

    We have UK studios in Sheffield, Newcastle, Nottingham, Leamington Spa, The Chinese Room in Brighton and Red Kite Games in Leeds, along with Sumo Video Games in Pune, India.

    We offer a superb benefits package including generous holidays and flexi-time. We care about our people, with an emphasis on the work/life balance and out-of-office events such as our legendary annual Sumo 'Big Day Out', plus epic Christmas parties and much more! Our regular studio Game Jams are a highlight - winning concepts can go on to commercial release, so far including Snake Pass and the upcoming Spyder for Apple Arcade.

    Sheffield itself offers all the benefits of a big city with a village attitude. Renowned for its friendly inhabitants and green spaces, Sheffield is a phenomenal place to live and work whether you're just starting out in your career, or if you're looking to establish roots and family. The city includes world-class sporting facilities, stunning theatres and galleries, the National Video Game Museum, shopping and restaurants, and a third of the city lies inside the stunning Peak District National Park, offering easy access to incredible recreation and history.

    Our Sheffield studio is adjacent to the Meadowhall shopping centre and its rail, tram and bus links and to the M1 motorway, making for an easy commute from places like Leeds and Nottingham.

    Our environment is relaxed, friendly and built on every team member having the opportunity to shine and have real, meaningful input into the games that we create. We pride ourselves on our positive atmosphere and sociable team who regularly partake in shared interest groups, lunchtime and after-work clubs, and charity fundraising events.

    Keep Calm and waka waka...