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Production Director Expiring soon


Skillsearch Limited

Salary on application

Manchester, United Kingdom

United Kingdom




Not specified

Permanent | Full Time


Production Director in Manchester

We’re looking for an experienced Production Director who loves mentoring teams of producers and building relationships with key stakeholders. Does this sound like you? If so, you could be a great fit for this opportunity! Read on for details...

As a Production Director at this studio in Manchester, you will take responsibility over overseeing the development and release of a brand new, unannounced title. Within the role you will manage and motivate a team of producers as well as the entire development team, as you strive to ensure the smooth release of new titles.

This studio is part of a huge, iconic entertainment brand which works to bring people together through technology and storytelling. As a part of the team, you will get to enjoy exclusive events, paid time off to volunteer, access to well-being tools and resources and a whole lot more.

Production Director key responsibilities:

  • Work on project direction and planning 
  • Interpret design plans into tasks 
  • Champion pipeline efficiencies 
  • Monitor project progress against the schedule 
  • Guide the development of robust systems and gameplay features 
  • Own the project Jira database 
  • Guide and motivate the wider team 
  • Build relationships with stakeholders 
  • Ensure testing requirements are covered 

Essential requirements for this role in Manchester:

  • Extensive experience in a production leadership role in the games industry 
  • Able to combine requirements of the studio and of players into a development roadmap 
  • Experience developing and mentoring a team of producers 
  • Highly organised and proactive 
  • Expert knowledge of Agile and Traditional methodologies 
  • Knowledge of software such as MS Office, Jira, Perforce, etc. 
  • Experience with Unreal Engine is a bonus 

Do you like the sound of this opportunity and want to know more? If so, get in touch with Kai today on or apply now by submitting your CV in the form below.

Tags: Production Director, Game Production, Game Producer, Head of Production, Games Jobs, Jobs in Games, UK Jobs, Manchester Jobs

A little bit about the city: Manchester

Labelled as a lively, up-and-coming city, Manchester was named as a ‘Top 10 Most Exciting City in the World’ in 2018. The city is one of the most linguistically diverse in western Europe and this is demonstrated in its varied and thriving music, art and fashion scenes. There are many cultural and historic areas of Manchester which are great to explore, from art galleries to old warehouses which have been transformed into coffee shops.

Excellent transport links are available in Manchester, including trains to and from London leaving every 20 minutes. Additionally, Manchester is home to an extensive tram system which makes getting around the compact city a breeze. For those thinking of relocating with little ones, Manchester is a great option due to its abundance of grammar schools and an excellent choice of primary schools.

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