OUTSOURCE MANAGER
(ENVIRONMENT & ASSET ART)
LONG TERM CONTRACT 2YRS+

Rocksteady Studios is looking for an exceptionally talented Outsource Manager who is ready for the challenge of producing a AAA title on the next generation platforms.  This role will involve working with the Environment Art and Asset Art Teams to set up and manage all of our outsourcing in these areas.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Be the point of contact and owner of the relationship with our outsource partners.
  • Set up long-term workflows and processes that allow for efficient, flexible and timely delivery of high numbers of high quality assets.
  • Work with the internal teams
  • Work with our outsource partners and production to establish a schedule and roadmap for the completion of assets to make sure project’s dates are upheld.
  • Setup internal team reviews, collate and share feedback amongst our outsource partners within a defined sign off process.
  • Work proactively to manage the logistical side of complex projects with multiple dependencies.
  • Maintain healthy relationships with outsourcing partners and work with them to implement high standards (technical and aesthetical) efficiently.
  • Work with the Senior Producers and Studio Management to balance quality, time and costs while maintaining the studios incredibly high standards.
  • Pro-actively identify and resolve risks to both the project and outsource pipeline and ensure that all security measures are in place.
  • Work with the Leads and Directors to create and assess the asset briefs required to ensure the quality of assets for the final product.

Technical Requirements

  • Solid understanding of Next Gen pipelines for asset creation.
  • An excellent understanding of the Office suite i.e. Excel, Word.
  • Experience of bug tracking systems such as Jira.
  • Experience using version control systems such as Perforce.
  • Experience using asset management tools such as Shotgun.
  • Experience of using project management and scheduling software.

Skill Requirements

  • Experience of managing Outsourcing in the games industry.
  • Must have worked to coordinate outsourced material on multiple console titles and ideally this will have included environment art and asset art.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Agile project management and the different approaches to the scheduling of asset production.
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle multiple requests from different people while working towards a deadline.
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team.
  • Be a keen gamer.

Benefits

  • Private family medical care
  • Private dental care
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Long-service holiday reward
  • World class training speakers hosted on-site
  • Access to multiple online training websites
  • Monthly team meals/outings
  • On-site subsidised Masseuse, Yoga & Life Drawing
  • Quarterly salary adjustment reviews
  • Monthly 1on1s with your Line Manager
  • Yearly Line Manager & Studio Peer Performance review process
  • Film and Quiz nights in our Mocap theatre
  • Subsidised gym in the office complex
  • Discounts to WB goodies i.e. HBO, WB films, TV, Harry Potter tour
  • Staff only merchandise store
  • State of the art office with the entire 140+ team in 1 open-plan room
  • Free fruit, juices and soft drinks
  • Childcare Vouchers Scheme
  • National Rail Season Ticket Travel Loan
  • Overseas Relocation Support
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Employee Support Assistance Programme (Free personal counselling and guidance support)
  • Finder’s Fee
  • Free Eye Test & Discounted Glasses
  • Free Seasonal Flu Jab