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Outsourcing Art Manager Wanted AAA Holland Posted Oct 02
Interactive Selection , Netherlands (Amsterdam)
 
This AAA studio in the heart of Amsterdam is looking for an outsourcing producer to plan and organise external art development. You will support long-term planning, securing of external resources, and management of the vendors.

Your role

Maintain and cultivate long-term positive vendor relationship;
Negotiate favorable contracts; to secure good terms, rates, and talents;
Plan and book external capacity to guarantee the best external resources are always available whenever needed;
Anticipate resource needs, both short-term and long-term, from sometimes uncertain and fluent design decisions.;
Coordinate with internal stakeholders and help shepherd the internal processes forward to keep production running smoothly without interruptions;
Support the internal assistant art directors, who are responsible for the day-to-day interactions with vendors, if issues need to be escalated for quick resolution;
Facilitate communication between all art teams to realize overall goals and make sure deadlines are met and issues surfaced swiftly;
Track status of art assets, including making sure supporting materials required for production is properly prepared, communicated, understood, and followed externally;
Assist external project managers in the creation and execution of art schedules and resource plans;
Gather accurate data and prepare financial reports, such as monthly, quarterly, and annual spending, both actual and forecasted, for the executive producer and studio management team;
Expand the studio’s outsourcing efforts where further efficiencies, savings, and/or quality improvements can be made.

Experience

5+ years prior game industry experience including direct experience with outsourcing and vendor management;
Able to solve complex production problems efficiently with a track-record of doing so already. 
Knowledgeable of art content production pipelines; from ideas, briefs, workflows, and team dependencies etc.;
Agile and waterfall production methods, able to discern which approach to take based on the situation;
Excel, Hansoft, JIRA.
A background in technical art direction or art production is preferred; however, please note that this is NOT a hands-on art director position as those tasks are already covered by other roles.

Ref: 2751..We are an equal opportunities recruitment agency that values diversity and does not discriminate.  We encourage clients to welcome applicants from all backgrounds


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