Product Director - Video Games

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Job Title Product Director - Video Games
Job Category Producer,Development Director,Executive Producer,Studio Head / CEO
Job Description An exciting opportunity to work with a successful Global Video Games Publisher based in the heart of Europe, Germany. The company is a privately owned, global, independent developer, marketer and publisher of interactive entertainment software with close to 100 employees worldwide, operating from multiple offices across Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States.  
They enjoy very strong global digital distribution and a constant supply of high quality game franchises through their own development teams as well as the work they do with multiple leading independent developers. 

To complete the team of directors, they are looking for a PRODUCT DIRECTOR, primarily working in the headquarters based in Germany. The Product Director shall be responsible for all internal and external development studios, game producing and QA teams and bring an entrepreneurial spirit to the role. This position reports directly to the Managing Director.

Your role and responsibilities:
• Planning and coordination of internal and external game development
• Leading and directing of Producing, Support and QA-teams
• Prioritization of development tasks
• Optimization of development departments to the “value for money” principles
• Reduction of feature creeps within production/development
• Regular team performance reviews 
• Transfer of knowledge and resources between internal (and external) studios 
• High quality product development within time and budget (bonus component) 
• Re-design of the development processes (milestones, QA, localization, etc.)
• Sourcing and technical due diligence of new projects, studios, IPs
• Primary technical contact for 1st Parties, Middle- and Hardware providers
• Early reconnaissance of development needs and solution proposals
• Adopt, implement and spiritualize the company philosophy

Your skills and experience: 
• Proven experience (>5 years) in an executive game development role 
• Professional negotiation skills and entrepreneurial spirit 
• Multitasking and management of several projects simultaneously
• Client-oriented work style (internal and external stakeholders)  
• Excellent written and verbal communication in English (and German if possible)
• Exceptional interpersonal skills and energetic, team-player
• Comprehensive software and tool knowledge expected

If the above sounds like it could be the opportunity you’ve been looking for then get in touch. For a casual chat about the role in more detail call me on 01925 839 722 or drop me an email on lee.burns@amiqus.com
Salary Excellent salary and benefits DoE
Location Frankfurt
Job Category Production
Date posted 09/01/2019
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Recruiter This job is advertised on behalf of Amiqus Games using their internal reference 6967.
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