Associate Producer
Ubisoft
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
10d ago

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.

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.
  • 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.
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