Ubisoft Montréal is looking for a Associate Producer.
At Ubisoft Montréal, a preeminent developer of video games located in Montreal’s dynamic Mile-End neighbourhood since 1997, we offer a work environment unique in the industry for allowing you to build and cultivate games that are part of critically acclaimed, iconic AAA franchises of international repute.
When you join Ubi Montréal, you enter a community of passionate, extraordinary developers connected by their need to innovate, to be creative and to work with the latest technology. You’ll discover a world where employees enjoy constant career advancement, a supportive learning environment, and competitive compensation packages.
More than anything, at Ubi Montréal, you will regularly ship a variety of big, quality titles – Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, Rainbow Six, Watch_Dogs, For Honor, and… well we can’t disclose all our secrets just yet… – and work with some of the most talented people in the industry.
Reporting to the producer, the associate producer will implement best processes, methods and tools to deliver a quality project in time and using the resources that were allocated. The incumbent will ensure the advancement of the work and attainment of production objectives, effectively manage development team members and ensure that members remain firmly committed and highly motivated.
The main and routine tasks of the associate producer are to:
Help establish and develop the project’s organizational structure to optimize team talents;
Establish and implement a clear decision-making framework, communicate the framework to teams and ensure that members follow the structure during the production process;
Optimize and enhance work methods to simply and clearly coordinate teams and working units;
Implement means to foster communication between team members;
Coordinate, delegate and organize the work to be carried out;
Help meet and follow up on budgets;
Determine project needs in terms of acquisitions (software, material, etc.);
Ensure proper bug management (reports, priorities, etc.);
Be a point of contact for and coordinate marketing deliverables (e.g. demos);
Help define project deliverables and risks by providing information on the impacts in terms of scope resource planning or future changes;
Ensure to obtain the expected level of quality for the game by implementing best processes, methods and tools;
Carry out deliverable follow ups with production directors and managers and keep the producer informed on the advancement of the work;
Recommend plans of action to handle delays that impact the content, schedule or quality;
Coach direct contributors and provide feedback on their performances on a regular basis;
Determine the circumstances that could lead to problematic situations (conflicts, changes to the project scope, disciplinary measures, etc.) to ensure upstream team management and address issues whenever necessary;
Carry out the performance assessments for direct contributors and take part in the process by validating the coherence and equity for the team he/she oversees;
Help direct contributors to evolve in their roles by determining training and development needs;
Help identify key team employees and new talents;
Ensure team mobilization by regularly gauging team spirit and implementing means to create a work environmental that fosters productivity;
Determine human resource needs and set out and follow up on the hiring and assignment plans;
Help select team members in collaboration with project leads (CP) and/or production managers (PM);
Carry out all other related tasks.
University degree in business administration, project management or equivalent.
5 years’ relevant experience in team and project management;
Experience in video game production an asset.
Skills and Knowledge
Analysis and problem-solving skills;
Ability to assess risks and set out contingency plans;
Creativity and innovation;
Proactivity, dynamism, tact;
Results focus and ability to work effectively under pressure;
Excellent communication skills;
Change management knowledge;
Bilingualism is an asset.
We are an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability status.