Description

At Lockwood, our vision is to bring people together through Avakin Life so they can play, share and socialise! Listed as one of Europe’s fastest growing tech companies by the FT for 2020 as well as winning numerous TIGA and other awards several years in a row, our journey’s only just begun. With great benefits including an employee share scheme and profit related quarterly bonus, we’re a great destination for those who want to work on cutting edge social experiences in an environment that fosters communication and creativity. We’re always looking for good people – if you are interested in helping us shape Avakin Life’s future, this is a great opportunity

This role will involve working with our varius Art Teams to set up and manage all of their outsourcing.

Responsibilities

  • Be the point of contact and owner of the relationship with Lockwood's outsource partners;
  • Work with new suppliers to set up partnerships who work for Lockwood as a distributed unit;
  • Manage the outsource budget and to reduce costs where appropriate;
  • 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 their outsource partners and production to establish a schedule for the completion of assets to make sure project’s dates are upheld;
  • Setup internal team reviews, collate and share feedback amongst their 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 aesthetic) efficiently;
  • Work with studio management to balance quality, time and costs while maintaining our 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 management to create and assess any briefs required to ensure the quality of assets for the final product.

Requirements

    • Experience of sourcing and managing outsourcing companies and freelancers in the mobile games industry;
    • Have set up Distributed Teams at outsource companies and evolve relationships into partnerships;
    • 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;
    • Solid understanding of mobile pipelines for asset creation;
    • An excellent understanding of the Office suite;
    • Experience of bug tracking systems such as Jira;
    • Experience using version control systems such as Perforce;
    • Experience using asset management tools such as Shotgun;
    • Knowledge of using project management and scheduling software;
    • Proven ability to work as part of a team.
Salary

Competitive Salary

Job Type

Art

Come join us

Benefits of working here

  • Extremely competitive bonus scheme
  • Flexible working hours
  • Core hours attendance (10am-4pm)
  • Staff social outings
  • Pension or Gym membership available
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Industry leading software including Unity, 3DS Max and Maya
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