Support and enable multi discipline art teams in the delivery of high quality contentWork with the wider production and leadership team to develop and manage milestone plans and project roadmapsIdentify, track and mitigate risksEncourage clear lines of communication and high levels of collaboration within your teamsAssess, improve and manage high-level processes within the team Assist multiple project teams in managing their art workload and be responsible for ensuring they have the art resources required
With a rich history of developing multiple AAA franchises such as Little Big Planet and Crackdown, as well as contributing to genre-defining titles like the Forza Motorsport and Hitman series, Sumo Sheffield's vast development experience spans multiple genres and platforms.
As winners of the TIGA Star Employment Award for 2021, recipients of the GI Biz 2020 Best Places to Work Award and listed as one of the UK's 100 Best Large Companies to Work for in 2021, Sumo Digital has enjoyed 18 years of stability and growth since its formation in 2003 and continues to strive for excellence across every single project.
The team have a track record of working on some of the world's biggest and best games and received two BAFTAs for their work on Sackboy: A Big Adventure. As the scale and exclusivity of projects continues to grow, there's never been a more exciting time to join the Sumo Sheffield family!
The role @ Sumo
We have an exciting opportunity for a skilled and talented Producer to take up this key position on the Central Art Team. The Central Art Team is a group of 30+ artists that provide art content to all Sumo Sheffield Projects, this role will be coordinating their delivery within scope and on schedule, in collaboration with our multi-disciplined development teams. This role is ideal for someone looking for an interesting challenge who considers themselves highly adaptable and composed.
In your new role you will:
To be successful you will have:At least 3 years experience in a production or delivery management roleManaged the schedules of multiple departments within a game team, to ensure that milestones are agreed, detailed and delivered as expected. Created milestone content and realistic production schedules in coordination with team leads and management. Ensured project scope is adhered to and delivered in accordance with expectations. Managed day to day communication of matters regarding schedule, capacity, change and risk whilst making recommendations accordingly. Ensured that project team members are working from a tracked schedule and that they have a strong sense of ownership, responsibility and accountability for the quality and timeliness of their contribution. Ensured excellent communication, positive working relationships and teamwork within the development teams and across disciplines.
It would be great if you also have experience with:Detailed knowledge of all art disciplinesExperience working with external teamsShipped console titlesWhat We Offer:
· Annual Bonus & Annual Salary Reviews
· Salary Sacrifice Pension Scheme
· Flexible Working
· 27 Days Holiday, including your birthday a duvet day and Christmas
· Holiday 'buy and sell' scheme
· 5 Paid Learning Days, including 1 volunteer day per year
· Access to 4,000 Udemy Courses, The Gnomen Workshop, GDC Vault and more
· Enhanced Mat/Paternity & Adoption pay
· Free Life Assurance - 4x Salary
· Free Income Protection Scheme -up to 75%
· Free Dental Insurance
· Supportive Employee Assistance Programme with confidential 24/7/365 helpline & app
· Access remote GP, Mental Health, Physio appointments & medical second opinions
· Additional flexible benefits scheme
· Cycle to Work Scheme
· Mental Health First Aiders
· Payroll Giving Scheme
· Game & Book Libraries
· Long service & project completion awards
· Wrap Parties
· Alternative Travel Prize Draw
· The Sumo GameJam
· Great family events
· Studio clubs, inc. running, board games, film...
· Life Drawing
· Yoga Classes
· Free fruit and drinks
· Employee Referral Bonus
· Career Development
· Relocation Support to the UK
· Visa Sponsorship Where do we stand on diversity?
At Sumo, we want to enable everyone to bring their full, authentic selves to work every single day. We acknowledge that the games industry is far from perfect and a global organisation with people all over the world, from all kinds of backgrounds, we know it's part of our duty to provide everyone at Sumo with a safe, accepting and affirming working environment.
We encourage and welcome applicants from all backgrounds. More about Sumo Sheffield
Sumo Sheffield is located just outside the city centre in Sumo Digital's HQ, just off J34 on the M1 and a stone's throw from the city's primary shopping and leisure complex. With a multi-building campus comprised of industry-leading facilities, an onsite gym and subsidised canteen, Sumo Sheffield provides everything needed for all teams to create the world's best games.
Sheffield is the fifth largest city in the UK and is easily accessible by road and rail from Leeds, Manchester and the Midlands. The city enjoys a wealth of facilities to suit a wide array of interests, including:
o World-class sports facilities
o Iconic theatres and galleries
o Multiple retail and shopping experiences
o Diverse and renowned restaurants and eateries
o The award-winning National Video Game MuseumMore about Sumo Digital
Sumo Digital is an award-winning international family of studios. Recent releases from Sumo Digital studios include: BAFTA-Award winning Sackboy: A Big Adventure, Hood: Outlaws & Legends, Control Ultimate Edition on Google Stadia, Apple Arcade Award-winning Little Orpheus, Hot Shot Racing, WST Snooker and Spyder.