Project Manager

Job Type:
Permanent
Areas of Expertise:
Production
Region:
Canada
Area:
Vancouver
City:
Vancouver
Posted:
27-Apr-17
Company:
Capcom - Vancouver
Job Ref:


OVERVIEW 

Capcom Vancouver continues to develop new and exciting projects, and we’re growing in the process! With three unique projects in development, we’re recruiting smart, passionate and dedicated professionals to work with us on the next generation of video gaming

IS THIS YOU?

Are you someone that loves to motivate a team? Are you always thinking about the people, the process and the product? When big problems bubble up during a project do you scoff and laugh because that was already in your plan? If you’re thinking this is a no brainer and you are a strong yes to these 3 questions then what are you waiting for?! We are seeking a strong Project Manager, so you should apply to us ASAP! 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Processes: develop new/improves existing processes balancing project requirements and team impact, facilitates cross team meetings, accurately reports status, drives to improve outcomes
  • Create/maintain project procedures, facilitate meetings, produce status reports, maintain project budget and distribute project documentation and schedule
  • Establish evaluation criteria and grading mechanisms for art outsource tests, then recommend, select and approve art outsource providers for the project, in conjunction with art leads and directors
  • Establishes deals and contracts with external vendors
  • Manages the flow of communication and promotes mutually beneficial relationships with external vendors, including the provision of training modules, style guides, reference material, concept art, tools, bid packs, detailed asset specifications, briefs and project documentation as needed
  • Holds vendors accountable to meeting agreed upon deadlines and levels of quality
  • Reviews incoming work from external vendors and provide feedback in conjunction with the art leads and directors
  • Works closely with Art Directors and Leads, and through planning and communication, establishes commitment and accountability for outsourcing in the art department
  • Establish processes with which the team will use outsourced art content, including production pipelines and artist workflows, in conjunction with the Art Directors and Leads
  • Communicate in a clear, positive and professional manner with all levels of internal staff (Capcom Vancouver & worldwide) and external partners (outside Capcom) to facilitate game delivery
  • Identify and resolve conflicts between schedule, budget and design goals.  Escalate relevant issues in a timely fashion
  • Create and update information to provide ‘real-time’ visibility of internal/external development efforts
  • Scheduling, Planning & Tracking: collaborate with team leads and members to create estimates, detailed schedules and capacity plans for area(s)
  • Directly manage career/performance of 6-20 junior to senior members of game area(s) including other project managers, provides annual reviews, has hiring and performance management responsibility, coordinates with other project managers to manage project staffing

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 5 - 8 years of experience in Project Manager role
  • Must have shipped a  AAA title or accumulated similar production experience in related industries
  • Proactively identified and resolved conflicts between schedule, staffing, technology and design objectives across the game.
  • Have set work priorities and successfully delivered against them.
  • Overseen high level project scheduling, planning and tracking based on detailed area schedules and capacity plans provided by the workgroup project managers.
  • Worked with leads and other project managers to manage dependency and schedule conflicts.
  • You are a proven team player and motivator having managed teams of a minimum of 10 direct reports
  • You can create, track and maintain comprehensive project schedules & budgets
  • You are a strong proponent for meaningful career management

We thank all applicants for applying, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Get creative. Take risks. Push the boundaries of gaming. Be a member of an awesome team. We’re looking for the best game-makers to help pioneer the future of our industry.  If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you. 

Capcom Game Studio Vancouver is internationally known and recognized for our development of the highly successful Dead Rising franchise. Our most recent announcement of Dead Rising 4, the recipient of 11 awards at E3

Contact Details:
Capcom - Vancouver
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Contact: Tracey Saretsky
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