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Game Design Craft Manager

In this role, you will work closely with your discipline and use your hands-on game design and management experience as a foundation to coach and mentor individuals in their challenges and growth opportunities. Your goal is to build a strong team of designers that can handle today's challenges while meeting the company's long-term needs. As a thought leader, your high-value impact lies in the success of the team's project deliveries. You will help to communicate the company's strategies and goals and translate them into actionable goals for the craft and its members. Your experience and expertise will make you an essential resource for the team as you work together to achieve our objectives.
You can relate to and understand the challenges and opportunities of working in high-velocity teams and how to support programmers in their situations and escalate issues to relevant stakeholders.
Part of your role will be to work closely with the Head of Global Craft to define and develop the craft organisation. As a leader, you will drive and support change initiatives aligned with the company's vision and goals, helping create a continuous improvement culture. You will also collaborate with team members to develop and refine working methods, ensuring that the projects operate efficiently and effectively under their leadership and that the team remains up-to-date with best practices and industry standards.
At Avalanche, we embrace being curious, bold and open to new ideas and change; we do this together and win together. A foundation in our culture where everyone is approachable and collaborative, enabling us to improve continuously and be at the forefront of the industry.
What you'll do

  • Use your experience from various complex projects and organisations to coach and set best practices for designers at Avalanche Studios Group. 
  • Work with competence mapping to understand the short and long-term needs of the Craft. 
  • Work with other leaders and departments to set short and long-term strategies and goals based on company and division strategy. 
  • Help define the roles and responsibilities of a game designer
  • Drive improvement and innovation within your craft and craft organisation together with other managers within the organisation.
  • Work closely with projects and divisions to ensure knowledge and needs as translated into learnings and best practices.
  • Own craft staffing and recruitment and plan for succession and employee growth in line with divisions and projects' long-term goals. 
  • Drive knowledge-sharing and educational opportunities with craft members and create a strong home base for growth and knowledge-sharing
  • Work as a thought leader and coach to support members' growth and equip them with the tools and perspective to handle challenging situations.
  • Be a role model, actively work with our values, and connect them to our culture.
  • Apply an inclusive and servant approach to challenge the status quo and drive continuous improvement.
  • Create a strong team environment and sense of belonging across locations 
  • Work with leaders and departments to set short and long-term strategies and goals
  • Drive continuous improvement within your craft and craft organisation together with other managers within the Craft organisation 
  • Own staffing and be a stakeholder in recruitment, plan succession and employee growth in line with divisions and projects' long-term goals. 
  • Be a role model and actively work with values and culture
  • Drive knowledge-sharing and educational opportunities together with craft mentors

Who you are

  • You have extensive experience leading and developing high-performing teams and complex projects, and now you want to pass your knowledge on
  • Excellent insight into the role of a support organisation in accelerating progress towards business goals.
  • Able to remain calm and provide consistent guidance in turbulent situations.
  • Experience in the Video Game industry or similar creative industries
  • Excellent in building leaders and teams  
  • Experience working with distributed and global teams 
  • Passionate about implementing process and structure whilst encouraging creative thinking within our teams?
  • Soft skills include curiosity, communication, collaboration, coaching, openness to change, humility, and involvement and engagement as an inclusive team player.
  • Experience from live service projects is a plus 
  • Excellent verbal and written English
  • Have an inclusive approach to change the status quo and meaningful improvement

Employee promise
We provide goals, instead of instructions, and the opportunity to do the best work of your career.
Our Values
At Avalanche Studios Group, we believe in worlds beyond limits, we are committed to developing a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. Everyone at Avalanche Studios Group has a shared responsibility to create an open and inclusive work environment where everyone is treated equally and with respect. Being part of our world is not contingent on where you’re from, your gender, or sexual orientation. It’s all about your passion and creativity.
How to Apply
To apply for this position please register below. Apply as soon as possible as we review applications continuously. All further information is provided under non-disclosure agreement only.
We will only consider candidates who have submitted their CV and who can work from the office in Stockholm a few days a week.

Game Design Craft Manager

Full time

Published on 08/31/2023

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