Senior Project Manager - SUMO SHEFFIELD

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Job Title Senior Project Manager - SUMO SHEFFIELD
Job Category Project Manager
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
Reporting to the Group Production Director, you will work with management, production and the development team to identify key project information and metrics, then develop and run processes to extract, collate, maintain and then objectively communicate relevant information to all stakeholders. Their goal will be to assure successful project delivery, measurably drive quality and increase efficiency by providing accurate and up-to-date project information.

Within this role you will:
• Develop, maintain, track and analyse project schedules and capacity information for all project teams
• Participate in and drive project planning sessions
• Maintain a project history, deliver reports and risk registers and own the project change process
• Liaise with senior staff to understand KPI requirements and deploy processes to track and surface required information
• Analyse project information and highlight problems, escalate critical issues and develop scenario options and opportunities
• Enforce team processes that are critical for the success of the PM function

To be successful you will have:
• Outstanding organizational skills and ability
• Worked in similar roles in the games, software or related industries
• A track record of successful completed projects – preferably across multiple platforms
• An understanding of a wide range of project management concepts, tools and approaches and an ability to tailor methods to meet the requirements of the team
• A passion for technology, entertainment and understanding of technical and creative concepts
• An open and flexible mindset, with strong communication skills
• A degree-level education with strong maths ability
• Experience of MS Project and an in depth working knowledge of Excel
• Knowledge of both Agile and Waterfall methodologies - Scrum Certification desirable

We are looking for people who can:
• Help establish best practices and processes
• Work without excessive supervision or direction and makes sound judgment and decisions
• Analyse available information and use past experience, defined workflows and best practises to find solutions
• Identify multiple solutions to any problem and choose the most appropriate
• Carry out review/appraisals and offer feedback and advice
• Communicate expectations to their team and report to the Programme Manager
• Provide direction across teams through reviews, offers opinions and possible solutions
• Lead team structure and management choices and lead other project managers/planners
• Motivate and lead to deliver employee performance, delegate responsibilities and accountabilities
Salary Based on experience
Location Sheffield
Job Category Production
Date posted 17/02/2019
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