Executive Producer

We build ground-breaking games and content for some of the world’s biggest publishers including Microsoft, Sony, Apple and Sega. Sheffield is our largest studio and headquarters, situated just north-east of the city centre, where we’ve built and contributed to some of the world’s best-loved game franchises.

It’s an exciting time to be part of Sumo, winners of the Develop: Star Awards 2019 Best Studio and GI Biz 2020 Best Places to Work; big things are on the horizon and we want you to be part of our continued journey. Join us!

The role @ Sumo

Are you looking for the next step in your career and fancy working on a huge project in a well established and successful studio? As an Executive Producer you will have responsibility for the delivery of projects to time and on budget, and within quality expectation of clients.

In your new role you will:

  • Manage the schedules of multiple departments within the game team, to ensure that milestones are agreed, detailed and delivered as expected
  • Create milestone content and realistic production schedules in coordination with team leads and management.
  • Manage the project budget - identifying resource requirements and expectations, tracking actual project spend versus planned spend and continuously updating projections.
  • Managing change – ensuring project scope is adhered to, controlling feature creep, ensuring project is delivered in accordance with expectations, and project budget changes if necessary.
  • Identify and resolve conflicts between schedule, budget and design goals.
  • Continuously assess risk and keep scope of the project in line with budget and schedule.
  • Managing day to day communication of matters regarding schedule, budget, change and risk with the client and Development Director and making recommendations accordingly
  • Manage communication of project progress to the Development Director internal senior management team.
  • Maintain close communication with team leads and provide team members with material and technical support as needed.
  • Ensure that each member of the team is working from a tracked schedule and has a strong sense of ownership, responsibility and accountability for the quality and timeliness of their contribution.
  • Follow Sumo Digital’s project development standards and guidelines
  • To be successful you will:

  • Have shipped at least 2 games in a production management role, seeing through the full lifecycles
  • Be highly responsible, self-directed, detail oriented problem solver with a desire to contribute to a creative environment. 
  • Communicate effectively within a large group/multiple project environment
  • Have worked within a AAA game environment in production management roles
  • Can demonstrate exceptional knowledge of production methodologies, tools and best practice
  • Have outstanding organization, communication and exceptional management skills/leadership.
  • Keep abreast of current trends in the marketplace especially with regard to similar and/or competitive product.
  • What We Offer:
    ·         Annual Bonus 
    ·         Share Incentive Plan       
    ·         Competitive Pension
    ·         Flexible Working   
    ·         27 Days Holiday, including your birthday. a duvet day and Christmas
    ·         5 Learning Days
    ·         Access to 4,000 Udemy Courses
    ·         Game & Book Libraries
    ·         Wrap Parties      
    ·         Alternative Travel Prize Draw
    ·         The Sumo GameJam
    ·         Big Family Events
    ·         Studio clubs, inc. running, board games, film…
    ·         Life Drawing
    ·         Yoga Classes
    ·         Free fruit and drinks
    ·         Employee Referral Bonus        
    ·         Career Development    
    ·         Competitive Mat/Paternity & Adoption 
    ·         Employee Assistance Programme
    ·         Life Assurance 4x Salary
    ·         Income Protection of 75%            
    ·         Relocation Support to the UK
    ·         Visa Sponsorship

    Where do we stand on diversity?
    At Sumo Digital, we know that diversity and inclusivity will make our teams (and the amazing work that they do) better! We encourage and welcome ALL applications.

    More About The Sumo Sheffield Studio:
    Our environment is relaxed, friendly and built upon the basis of every team member having the opportunity to shine and have a realisable input into the games we create. We are a very happy ship with lots of incredibly nice people that partake in shared interest groups, lunchtime clubs, charity fundraising events and lots of socialising.

    We are proud to be located in Sheffield, just off J34 of the M1 offering easy road and rail access from Leeds, Manchester and the Midlands. Sheffield itself enjoys wealth of facilities including world class sporting facilities, stunning theatres and galleries, the National Video Game Museum, shopping, restaurants and incredible parks and green spaces - all on the doorstep of the beautiful Peak District National Park. We love it here.

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