Project Planner

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North East UK
Sumo Digital Ltd.
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About Sumo
Sumo Digital is one of the UK's most prolific and secure independent game developers.

Since our inception in 2003, we've had a string of successful titles across all gaming platforms for partners that include Microsoft, SEGA, Codemasters, Sony, EA, BBC, Konami, Disney and many more.

Our most recent successes include Forza Horizon 2 (Xbox 360), LittleBigPlanet 3 (PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 3) and Disney Infinity 3.0 Toy Box Speedway (multi-platform). We are also incredibly proud to be working on the highly anticipated Crackdown 3 (Xbox One) plus several other exciting but yet unannounced projects.

Our environment is relaxed, friendly and built upon the basis of every team member having the opportunity to shine and have a realisable input into the games we create. We need the best talent in
the business to take our projects forward to grow our fantastic Sheffield team.

Role and Purpose
Reporting to the Development Director, the Project Planner will work with management, production and the development team to identify key project information and metrics, then deliver and run process to extract, collate, maintain and then objectively communicate relevant information to all stakeholders. The goal is to assure successful project delivery, measurably drive quality and increase efficiency by providing accurate and up to date project information.

Develop, maintain, track and analyse project schedule and capacity information for all projects on the team
Participate in and drive project planning sessions
Maintain a project history, deliver reports, risk registers and own the project change process
Liaise with senior staff to understand KPI requirements and deploy process to track and surface required information
Analyse project information and highlight problems, escalate critical issues and develop scenario options and opportunities
Enforce team processes that are critical for the success of the PM function

Skills Experience and Qualifications
Skills/Qualifications/Experience Required:

Outstanding organizational skills and ability
Performed similar roles in the games, software or related industries
Have a track record of successful completed projects – preferably across multiple platforms
Understanding of a wide range of project management concepts, tools and approaches and an ability to tailor their methods to meet the requirements of the team
A passion for technology, entertainment and understand technical and creative concepts
Open and flexible and have strong communication skills
Dedicated and tenacious in the pursuit of success
Degree level educated with strong maths ability
Experience of MS Project and an in depth working knowledge of Excel
Both Agile and Waterfall methodologies and Scrum Certification.

What We Offer
We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits and a generous holiday entitlement. The environment itself is relaxed, friendly and built upon the basis of every team member having ownership and a realisable input into the games we create.

We are proud to be located in Sheffield, just off J34 of the M1 offering easy road and rail access from Leeds, Manchester and the Midlands. Sheffield itself enjoys wealth of facilities including world class sporting facilities, stunning theatres and galleries, shopping, restaurants and incredible parks and green spaces - all on the doorstep of the beautiful Peak District National Park.

If you have a passion for making and playing games, have excellent skills and experience, dedication and, most importantly, the talent we need - then we really want to hear from you.

Contact Details:
Sumo Digital Ltd.
Tel: 0114 2426766
Contact: Rebecca Askham

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