Head of Project Management (m/f)

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Areas of Expertise:
Business Operations, Senior Management
Mainland Europe
Gameforge AG
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The Head of Project Management will be responsible for Project Management across Gameforge, a large online service-based game publisher and will manage existing and future Project Managers. This role resides within the Games Division and will have broad authority and responsibility across the company.

Tasks to inspire:

• Responsibility for Project Management, streamlining process and working to ensure on-time delivery of numerous high visibility online game projects
• Organizing planning of resources and coordination with service departments
• Being accountable for achieving on-time deliveries
• Setup and implementation of efficient project management process and reporting, including reporting of project status, project plans, roadmaps and milestone updates
• Ability to lead individuals and teams without disciplinary responsibility
• Strong representation of project interests
• Troubleshoot issues that arise in project management and collaborate with live operations management and service departments to resolve them
• Lead, grow, and mentor a PM team in accordance to the needs of the strategic growth plan for the company
• Own the company-wide process for determining and executing on priority projects
• Participate as an active member of the management team for the Games Division and offer quality feedback and support for peers & colleagues in the best way possible as well as work to uphold Gameforge management principles and company values

Qualifications to convince:

• A minimum of 10 years in Project Management leadership in software development organizations with an increasing level of responsibility and track record of delivering high quality results
• Experience with or certification in classical and agile project management, Kanban and SCRUM
• Experience with Atlassian products including Confluence and Jira is a plus
• Strong leadership skills & experience and exhibited ability to coach, mentor and inspire employees at all levels
• Outstanding communication, project management, and relationship-building skills
• Ability to work well in a team environment and manage multiple complex projects with various groups
• Results oriented mindset while remaining able to be flexible and open-minded to new ideas
• Capability to remain comfortable and calm in a dynamic, fast-changing environment
• Demonstrated passion for online computer games and self-motivation for furthering a prosperous career in the F2P and/or online games industry
• Bachelor's degree in business or computer science or equivalent work experience
• Proficiency in English, written and oral is required & German, written and oral is a plus
• Direct experience in game development projects is preferred

Please send us your application documents in English.

A company to connect:

• The informality of a start-up combined with 10 years' experience in the industry
• A working atmosphere which encourages you to contribute ideas
• The chance to mould your own working environment
• A relaxed and mutually respectful environment
• A job in the "Tuscany of Germany" with 1691 hours of sunlight per year

About Gameforge

With more than 20 titles and over 450 million registered players, Gameforge is the leading provider of free-to-play massively multiplayer online games (MMOs) in the western hemisphere. Headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany, the group offers its games in more than 75 countries. Their portfolio includes a bundle of established gaming industry brands, including client-based titles such as award-winning role-playing game AION Free-to-Play and TERA as well as Europe's most successful MMO, Metin2. In future, the varied offering will be expanded by action-rich Anime MMORPG SoulWorker; Popular browser-based games such as OGame and Ikariam complete their offering. More information available at http://corporate.gameforge.com/ .

Contact Details:
Gameforge AG
Tel: +49 721 354 808 244
Contact: Recruiting Office

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