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Production Director

Overview

As the Production Director, you will be the guiding force behind the production department, overseeing the successful execution of projects and ensuring our team achieves greatness. Your mission is to cultivate a harmonious and efficient production environment with 10 - 20 games at any one time.  Leading our teams with unwavering determination and fostering a culture of excellence. From ideation to completion, you will orchestrate the journey, working closely with cross-functional teams to bring our visions to life.

Key Responsibilities

  • Direct and inspire our production teams, providing guidance and support throughout the project lifecycle.

  • Develop, own and execute the overall production strategy, aligning it with the studio's goals and business objectives.

  • Work directly with the Director of Development Operations and partner with department Directors to ensure effective resourcing, planning, and execution of a wide portfolio of games.

  • Foster strong relationships with key stakeholders, promoting effective communication and problem-solving across teams.

  • Manage a growing department of over 20 producers, ensuring growth, culture and wellbeing, and the strive for excellence.

  • Conduct regular performance evaluations for producers, providing constructive feedback and identifying areas for growth and development.

  • Ensure the successful execution of game development projects, from concept to launch, by managing and monitoring progress, milestones, and deliverables.

  • Set clear goals and expectations for team members, ensuring effective communication and alignment across all levels of production.

  • Spearhead project planning, resource allocation, and scheduling to ensure seamless execution.

  • Oversee the development of comprehensive project plans, ensuring collaboration between. with producers, designers, artists, and engineers to ensure we continue to deliver high quality games in a predictable and efficient manner.

  • Foster effective communication and collaboration among team members, encouraging a shared vision and commitment to excellence.

  • Drive the adoption of best practices and process improvements to enhance project efficiency and quality. 

  • Cultivate a culture of innovation and continuous improvement, nurturing talent and fostering growth within the production team.

  • Stay abreast of industry trends and advancements, seeking opportunities to elevate our production processes and methodologies.

What You Bring To The Role

  • Proven experience as a Production Director or similar leadership role in the game development industry.

  • A strong track record of successfully leading and delivering high-quality projects on time and within budget.

  • Have experience rolling out large and/or complex changes within a business.

  • Excellent leadership and team management abilities, with the skill to motivate and inspire others. 

  • Exceptional organizational and multitasking skills, adept at managing multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making capabilities, with a keen eye for detail and a strategic mindset.

  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, fostering collaboration and building strong relationships.

  • Passion for game development and a deep understanding of industry dynamics and trends.

  • Practical experience in Agile project management methodologies is a must. Experience with Hansoft is advantageous.

How to Apply

Email your application to jobs@playsidestudios.com.

Your application should include your CV, cover letter, and any relevant portfolio links.

Only candidates successful will be contacted. Do keep an eye on our LinkedIn page and careers page to future roles. 

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