Development Director - SUMO SHEFFIELD

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Job Title Development Director - SUMO SHEFFIELD
Job Category Development Director
Job Description Sumo Digital is one of the UK's most prolific game developers, enjoying over fifteen years of stability and growth. We have six UK studios; Sheffield, Newcastle, Nottingham, Leamington Spa, The Chinese Room in Brighton and Red Kite Games in Huddersfield, along with Sumo Video Games in Pune, India. 
Recent work includes Crackdown 3 (Microsoft), Hitman 2 (IO Interactive), LittleBigPlanet 3 (Sony), and our first self-published original title - Snake Pass. We are also incredibly proud to be working on the highly anticipated Team Sonic Racing (SEGA) and Dead Island 2 (Deep Silver/Koch Media) as well as unannounced ‘AAA’ projects for major publishers.
It’s an exciting time to be part of Sumo. After fifteen years of success, even bigger things are on the horizon, and want you to be part of our continued journey. Join us!
The role @ Sumo
As a Development Director you will be the key interface for our clients. You will be responsible for the successful delivery of contracts to exacting creative and commercial standards, building long term client relationships which result in further work.

You will be responsible for:
• Creating clear goals for the project team which are both inspiring and measurable and ensure these through to completion. 
• Acting as lead interface for Sumo’s clients in the execution of our contracts.
• Providing the judicial balance between the natural competing demands of the creative and production teams, delivering the optimal balance between time, quality and cost for Sumo Digital
• Management of the project P&L, to deliver forecast Gross Margin or better.
• Management of project change control process.
• Identifying any opportunities to sell additional Sumo services into current clients.
• The operation of the contract to ensure that Sumo’s commercial position is not compromised

To be successful you will have:
• Executed multiple full project life cycles in the games industry
• Managed development budgets in excess of £10M concurrently
• Delivered at least one game with MC of 75% or greater, in a leadership position.

You will be able to:
• Maintain a positive outlook in adverse circumstances, keep team motivation high and makes time to explain their own and the company’s decisions.
• Direct a team of producers to create and maintain an effective production planning and tracking system to suit any particular project, which is relevant to any particular phase.
• Identify and use data sets to inform and drive decisions.
• Establish Projects KPI’s / Dashboard and be able to use this to communicate progress both internally and to clients.
• Manage the project P&L, able to set up a P&L and track it’s progress.
• Operate using project change control process.
Salary Based on experience
Location Sheffield
Job Category Production
Date posted 30/11/2018
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