Senior Producer

Regular/Full-Time

Posted 12.09.2013

THE POSITION OF SENIOR PRODUCER IS EXPECTED TO PARTNER WITH THE ORGANIZATION TO:

Direct the development of multiple products in all areas to include: 

  • Development and maintenance of overall project plan to determine resource needs, budget and time.
  • Communication between team members, outside developers, consultants and all inter-company resources.
  • Responsibility for all phases of the product development cycle from design through implementation.
  • Managing development efforts to keep product development on schedule and within budget.

Manage one or more Producers, Associate Producers or Assistant Producers:

  • Performance Reviews
  • Career coaching and long-term planning
  • Skill improvement and training
  • Providing technical information to assist in the resolution of complex problems.

Contribute to current and future Product Development needs:

  • Establishing, maintaining and enhancing creative relationships with inside and outside developers
  • Reviewing and evaluating product concepts and designs for acquisition.
  • Reviewing and evaluating competitive products.
  • Establishing, maintaining and enhancing necessary processes and procedures for product development while coordinating with all other SCEA business units to ensure SCEA company-wide policies are adhered to.

Develop business awareness through strategic thinking and planning:

  • Ensuring that all projects are in line with the organization’s business plan and satisfy the business objectives.
  • Staying current with developments among competitors and evaluating the impact of industry and technology developments.
  • Balances ideal technical approaches and project scope against business deadlines and priorities to find the best compromise.
  • Considers all projects within the context of a broader view of how the business and technology will be changing over the next several years.
  • Works with financial management to understand the financial implications of all projects. Takes the organization’s budgetary cycle into account when developing project schedules.
  • Anticipates and plans for the impact of the projects on other systems, business units, etc. Identifies and seeks the support of key company personnel affect by the project.

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Interpersonal, facilitation, communication and project management skills.
  • Process knowledge, attention to detail, timely follow-up and strong organizational skills
  • Understanding of the technical aspects of product development. Ability to identify other business units with necessary technical knowledge and cultivate relationships.
  • Implementing projects in partnership with co-workers, developers and other SCEA business units. Strong capability to multitask and prioritize.
  • Understanding of the industry, where technology is headed, what resources are available now, etc.
  • Responsible for directing the development of multiple products from concept to final product release. At a senior level, typically works on larger, more strategic, or key products
  • In addition to direct producer / project-product management functions, serves as a technical resource to other producers, assisting them in the resolution of complex problems or leading them on larger projects. 
  • Establishes, maintains and enhances creative relationships with inside and outside developers.
  • Reviews and evaluates product concepts and designs for acquisition
  • Supports studio strategic planning, budgeting processes, and provides technical and creative input to management.
  • Schedules development efforts and keeps actual development on schedule. 
  • Accountable for meeting production schedules and deadlines for product-related materials across multiple projects.
  • Works with resources throughout the company to ensure successful completion of the products. Ensures that outside developers meet milestones and receive all necessary technical information.
  • Supervise and train one or more Producers, Associate Producers and Assistant Producers.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Six to ten years of experience
  • Degree from a four-year college (i.e., BA, BS)

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