Associate Producer (202)

Job Type:
Permanent
Areas of Expertise:
Production
Region:
UK
Area:
North East UK
City:
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Posted:
23-Apr-18
Company:
Reflections, A Ubisoft Studio
Job Ref:
REF9203Z

Job Description
About Ubisoft

Ubisoft is 10,000 creative minds spanning 6 continents. With around 85% of its staff devoted to game development, Ubisoft has the 2nd largest in-house creative team in the world.

The company's 27 different creative studios work hand-in-hand each day to deliver rich and innovative gaming experiences that reflect the creativity and diversity of their teams. This cross-studio collaboration model means every team member has the opportunity to participate in challenging projects based on brands including Assassin's Creed®, For Honor® Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon®, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell®, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six, Tom Clancy's The Division, Rabbids®, Rayman®, Watch Dogs®, Far Cry®, The Crew®, Just Dance® and more

Job Purpose
Implement the best processes, methods and tools to manage the delivery a project's feature(s) in the allocated time, at the required quality with efficient use of resources. 

Reports to
Producer

Direct Reports
To be confirmed as appropriate

Responsibilities

- Manage and be accountable for the delivery of a project's feature or SKU with limited corporate impact and have a content and player driven focus;

- Participate in the construction and guidance of a production team to reach the project's ambitions in terms of quality, timing and budget;

- Support the day-to-day management of production team members and project management team members;

- Mediate cross-discipline situations and have focus on delivery within the team and the project as a whole;

- Provide reports on tasks and issues relating to project management and the project as a whole, both within the team and the studio and build relationships with those outside the studio;

- Assess and manage risks and raise issues associated with the project;

- Prioritise tasks, suggest relevant solutions to issues and track outcomes to milestones and other objectives relating to the project;

- Assess the quality of the game during playtests and give constructive feedback on the project as whole;

- Be involved with team activities in order to ensure a positive team morale;

- Organise and define what is required from the team whilst managing the needs of the project in the short term; 

- Anticipate potential issues relating to the project and plan in accordance with these issues;

- Collaborate with leads in order to plan effectively in accordance with timescales;

- Work directly with the team and encourage collaboration in order to get results;

- Optimise the use of the budget relating to the project and measure the financial impact and value of the team's plans;

- Conduct ad hoc jobs related to content or project support as appropriate;

- Collaborate with internal and external Quality Control teams to ensure bugs are fixed at the correct rate and to the correct priority. 

Qualifications
Skills and Knowledge

•    Ability to quickly adapt to change and work effectively under pressure;
•    Exemplary interpersonal and communication skills;
•    In depth knowledge of the video game industry and production processes;
•    Good knowledge of the video game market, qualities of leadership and/or knowledge of technology;
•    Extensive knowledge of the Microsoft suite e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook;
•    Good knowledge of issue, task tracking software (e.g. Jira) and other task tracking tools;
•    Good knowledge of common project management methodologies (e.g. Agile). 

Relevant Experience

- 3 - 5 years' relevant experience in project management with significant involvement in 1 published game;

- Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject or equivalent industry experience;

- Experience in the video game industry is essential;

- Experience in team management is desirable.
 

Additional Information
Salary: Competitive + Relocation

Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

Opening Date: 21st March  2018

Reflections reserves the right to close this advert earlier than the closing date indicated should we feel we have received sufficient applications.

Contact Details:
Reflections, A Ubisoft Studio
Tel: .
Contact: Adam Knight
Email:

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