Production Manager

Job typeGame Development/Publishing
LocationUnited States - Chicago, Illinois
TypeFull Time
Posted DateOct. 10, 2019
What part will you play?

NetherRealm Studios, a division of WB Games Inc, and developers of Mortal Kombat and Injustice, seeks a Production Manager to be responsible for overseeing the schedule on one or more AAA projects. This position supports the Senior Producer and assists the team by focusing on schedules, velocity tracking, and dependency management as the team focuses on developing AAA video games. This position will work closely with the Leads, Sub-Leads, and Producers in gathering information and tracking progress against approved milestones.

The ideal candidate has previously managed the project schedule for an internal, games development team that has shipped multiple successful games both on Console and in the Mobile space.

Work with the Leads and Production team to develop and track against a production plan reflective of the defined project goals as set by the studio Creative Director.
Anticipate bottlenecks, clarify project priorities, identify risks, and escalate issues that cannot be internally resolved.
Clearly define all workflows, communicate documented processes, and ensure all practices are being refined and tuned with learnings.
Provides regular status reports and capacity plan updates with the team and with studio management.
Identify the best tools and technologies to help manage workflow, and optimize their implementation and deployment.
Identify processes that can improve project efficiency and act as a change agent for them.

What do we require from you?
  • The ideal candidate will have worked in a project management role on at least 2 game titles from inception to shipping.
  • He/she will have developed multiple project plans, and implemented/managed them directly.
  • He/she will have experience with both Agile and Waterfall styles of project management, and understand the applications of each.
  • Minimum of 4+ years of experience in production or project management.
  • A minimum of a bachelor's degree (or equivalent work experience)
  • Excellent communication skills required, both written and verbal.
  • Excellent organizational skills, including both strong skills in prioritization and multitasking.
  • Strong conflict resolution and mediation skills.
  • Strong scheduling, tracking and resource management skills.
  • Deep knowledge of a variety of project tracking tools and techniques.
  • Requires a self-starter with high level of initiative and proactivity.

The Warner Bros. Entertainment Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital status, military or veteran's status (including protected veterans, as may be required by federal law), sexual orientation, gender identity or any other category protected by law.

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