- Entry level
- No Education
- Salary to negotiate
- Newcastle upon Tyne
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.
Be responsible for setting up, communicating & monitoring outsourcing mandates and the attainment of deliverables related to collaborations with internal & external partners as well as the optimisation of processes and pipelines relating to outsourced assets and the asset database.
Implement outsourcing mandates with partners, adequately communicate these mandates to the lead studios and partner teams, adapt the mandates whenever necessary and ensure compliance during production;
Oversee the preparations for the collaborations: mandate definition, technical setup, communication networks, training plan for the partner studios, site visits, etc;
Communicate effectively the project vision, the technical and artistic specifications of the mandate with the partners;
Obtain sign offs for the work carried out by partners at the end of each phase (iterative process);
Ensure that the partners teams have the support they require so production runs smoothly;
Identify, monitor and communicate risks, informing supervisors about relevant information about the mandates;
Ensure that culturally and geographically distant partners build trust relationships and feel part of a large and cohesive team.
Understand the game vision so as to intervene effectively when defining the scope;
Provide the manager with updates on the advancement of partner deliverables;
Escalate potential collaboration issues to the manager and set out potential solutions;
Carry out all other related tasks;
Skills and Knowledge
Excellent analytical and artistic skills;
A technical problem solving mind-set is essential;
Exemplary communication and interpersonal skills;
In depth knowledge of the video game industry and production processes, with a particular focus on object creation;
Knowledge of outsourcing production pipelines is desirable;
Ability to develop the skills of collaborators;
Ability to quickly adapt to change and work effectively under pressure;
Exceptional knowledge of issue, task-tracking software (e.g. Jira) and other task tracking tools.
3 - 5 years' experience in Art, Project Management or any other relevant experience;
Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Project Management or any other relevant training;
Experience in games asset creations;
Outsourcing and/or Co-dev experience is an asset;
Salary: Competitive + Relocation
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
About the company
Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands. The teams throughout Ubisoft's worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms.