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Development Director – North England – Salary Excellent + Benefits
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Role Overview:
This studio is one of the UK's most prolific and secure independent game developers. Since their inception they have had a string of successful titles across all gaming platforms for partners that include Microsoft, SEGA, Codemasters, Sony, EA, BBC, Konami, Disney and many more. The 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 created. They need the best talent in the business to take their projects forward to grow their fantastic team.

They are now looking for a Development Director to join their team. Reporting to the Studio Head, the Development Director manages the client, budget and team of multiple projects from initial conception to completion.

• Client Relationships – primary point of contact for all client relations. Responsible for clear communication and on-going development and maintenance of the relationship
• Budget – help define and manage game budget, meet variable workforce program, and work within target profit margin.
• Projects– pitch, land, schedule and monitor projects and their development cycles. Define milestones, negotiate contracts, assign team members (with Technical Director and Art Director), and manage risks.
• Management – Plan and assist with strategic studio initiatives. Manage the balance of quality, budget and time on the project. Provide weekly reports to studio management. Managerial responsibility for Producers and Designers.
• Team – Provide feedback to Technical Director and Art Director on team issues (including scheduling and staff performance) and provide long term and short term project direction to the team. As needed provide input related to hires, terminations, promotions, and discipline.
• Design – Oversee project technical design & art.

Skills Experience and Qualifications
• 5+ years of industry experience
• Must have shipped 2+ full price games in a project management role on major platforms
• Superior managerial and leadership skills
• Expert knowledge in project scheduling and planning
• MS Office (Word, Excel, Project, Power Point, etc.)
• Critical and analytical thinker
• Excellent negotiation skills
• Work well/respond to pressure
• Communicate effectively within a large group/multiple project environment
• Complete projects within contractual obligations
• Manage schedule, quality and budget
• Effectively manage personnel issues and develop a high performance team

On Offer
We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits and a generous holiday entitlement. The environment itself is relaxed, friendly and built upon the basis of every team member having ownership and a realisable input into the games we create.

If you have a passion for making and playing games, have excellent skills and experience, dedication and, most importantly, the talent we need - then we really want to hear from you.

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