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Sumo Digital

Change Management Project Manager

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Sumo Digital
🇬🇧 Sheffield

With a rich history of developing multiple AAA franchises such as Little Big Planet and Crackdown, as well as contributing to genre-defining titles like the Forza Motorsport and Hitman series, Sumo Sheffield’s vast development experience spans multiple genres and platforms.

As winners of the TIGA Star Employment Award for 2021, recipients of the GI Biz 2020 Best Places to Work Award and listed as one of the UK’s 100 Best Large Companies to Work for in 2021, Sumo Digital has enjoyed 18 years of stability and growth since its formation in 2003 and continues to strive for excellence across every single project.

The team have a track record of working on some of the world's biggest and best games and received two BAFTAs for their work on Sackboy: A Big Adventure. As the scale and exclusivity of projects continues to grow, there’s never been a more exciting time to join the Sumo Sheffield family!

The role @ Sumo

Initially, solely focused on our business-critical return to work programme, you will work with the group management, studio teams and service heads to develop a return to work and flexible working programs across the group.

The key requirements are firstly to understand individual project, and studio return to work requirements, then to create and maintain a plan with the group management, studio teams and service heads to implement a smooth return to work journey. The return to work plan should align with the wider flexible work approach for studios and projects

Within this role you will:

  • Understand key requirements and develop a plan to meet these requirements – Identifying scope, BOM and any tools needed to meet the requirements
  • Develop, maintain, track and analyse project schedules for studios across the group
  • Own project planning sessions with group management, studio teams and service heads
  • Coordinate work across a wide-range of stake-holders across the group
  • Maintain a project history, deliver reports and risk registers and own the project change process
  • Analyse project information and highlight problems, escalate critical issues and develop scenario options and opportunities

To be successful you will have:

  • Outstanding organizational skills and ability
  • Excellent stake-holder management experience
  • Worked in similar roles working with IT, Site Services and internal stake holders
  • A track record of successful projects encompassing multiple sites and stake holders
  • An understanding of a wide range of project management concepts, tools and approaches
  • An ability to tailor methods to meet the requirements of the team
  • An open and flexible mindset, with strong communication skills
  • Budget management and resource management experience
  • Experience of MS Project and an in depth working knowledge of Excel

What We Offer:

  • Annual Bonus & Annual Salary Reviews
  • Salary Sacrifice Pension Scheme
  • Flexible Working
  • 27 Days Holiday, including your birthday a duvet day and Christmas
  • Holiday ‘buy and sell’ scheme
  • 5 Paid Learning Days, including 1 volunteer day per year
  • Access to 4,000 Udemy Courses, The Gnomen Workshop, GDC Vault and more
  • Enhanced Mat/Paternity & Adoption pay
  • Free Life Assurance - 4x Salary
  • Free Income Protection Scheme -up to 75%
  • Free Dental Insurance
  • Supportive Employee Assistance Programme with confidential 24/7/365 helpline & app
  • Access remote GP, Mental Health, Physio appointments & medical second opinions
  • Additional flexible benefits scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Mental Health First Aiders
  • Payroll Giving Scheme
  • Game & Book Libraries
  • Long service & project completion awards
  • Wrap Parties
  • Alternative Travel Prize Draw
  • The Sumo GameJam
  • Great family events
  • Studio clubs, inc. running, board games, film…
  • Life Drawing
  • Yoga Classes
  • Free fruit and drinks
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • Career Development
  • Relocation Support to the UK
  • Visa Sponsorship

Where do we stand on diversity?

At Sumo, we want to enable everyone to bring their full, authentic selves to work every single day. We acknowledge that the games industry is far from perfect and a global organisation with people all over the world, from all kinds of backgrounds, we know it’s part of our duty to provide everyone at Sumo with a safe, accepting and affirming working environment.

We encourage and welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

More about Sumo Sheffield

Sumo Sheffield is located just outside the city centre in Sumo Digital’s HQ, just off J34 on the M1 and a stone’s throw from the city’s primary shopping and leisure complex. With a multi-building campus comprised of industry-leading facilities, an onsite gym and subsidised canteen, Sumo Sheffield provides everything needed for all teams to create the world’s best games.

Sheffield is the fifth largest city in the UK and is easily accessible by road and rail from Leeds, Manchester and the Midlands. The city enjoys a wealth of facilities to suit a wide array of interests, including:

  • World-class sports facilities
  • Iconic theatres and galleries
  • Multiple retail and shopping experiences
  • Diverse and renowned restaurants and eateries
  • The award-winning National Video Game Museum

More about Sumo Digital

Sumo Digital is an award-winning international family of studios. Recent releases from Sumo Digital studios include: BAFTA-Award winning Sackboy: A Big Adventure, Hood: Outlaws & Legends, Control Ultimate Edition on Google Stadia, Apple Arcade Award-winning Little Orpheus, Hot Shot Racing, WST Snooker and Spyder.