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Project Manager - Dundee, UK

Video Games - Project Management / Ops
Ref: 390 Date Posted: Monday 12 Apr 2021
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Special Move is working with an ambitious and growing mobile game studio based in Dundee, Scotland. Who have a 14 year legacy of making mobile games for some of the biggest brands on the planet. 

 

This year Tag is embarking on their most ambitious and exciting title yet, developing a brand new cross platform IP in partnership with a world renowned publisher. They are looking for passionate new people to join the team on their quest to forge a place in players' hearts.

 

Tags culture is collaborative and relaxed. They encourage feedback and support each other to solve problems - always striving to be the best they can be. They are driven by a passion for quality and delivering outstanding products.

 

The Role

Tag Games is looking for an experienced Project Manager to join us. The person in this role will work closely with our internal Production team and our external partner to coordinate planning, tracking, reporting, risk management and dependency tracking. 

In addition to performing day to day project management activities you’ll also own the overall processes and practices relating to development, and will work closely with stakeholders on the project team to ensure we’re working as effectively as possible, and that all disciplines interests are represented. 

 

Here’s what you will be doing:

  • Working in tandem with the Product Management, Design & Production teams to manage the project roadmap, backlog, schedule and risk log
  • Working closely with key stakeholders to gather the relevant data and information and ensure project documentation is and other artefacts are always up to date
  • Implementing and maintaining robust project controls in the form of tracking mechanisms & project status reports
  • Proactively engaging with key stakeholders to ensure that risks, issues and dependencies are identified, documented and actively managed/mitigated as appropriate
  • Ensuring that all team members have a good understanding of our project management processes and practices, providing education and coaching where necessary
  • Focusing heavily on continual improvement, identifying areas where high impact issues are happening repeatedly - or simply areas where we can improve - and working closely with the relevant people to gather information, gain consensus on process improvements to resolve them and take responsibility for driving those changes through to completion

 

To do this job, you will need:

  • Minimum of 5 years in a project management role 
  • Experience as a project manager on medium sized teams (around 100 people across multiple locations globally)
  • Experience of full project lifecycle from initiation through to closing
  • A solid understanding of Agile methodologies
  • Demonstrable experience of managing product roadmaps, backlogs, development schedules and risk logs
  • Demonstrable experience of risk and dependency management 
  • Demonstrable experience of implementing process change 
  • Demonstrable experience of project management tools/software
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office, MS Project, PowerPoint and JIRA or similar 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A proven ability to present data and facts clearly in a range of formats depending on the audience and purpose of messaging
  • An eye for detail

 

Not essential but highly desirable:

  • Games industry experience preferred but not essential, 
  • A software development or other technical background would be highly beneficial
  • Formal project management qualification/s (e.g Certified ScrumMaster)

 

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