As a Production Manager in the Cinematics Department at Ubi TO, you break down a game’s narrative vision into a roadmap of achievable milestones and concentrate the day-to-day efforts of a group of production team members to reach them.
You’re responsible for defining, planning, prioritizing, communicating, and tracking project deliverables. You have a wide perspective of the production floor: a realistic grasp of our capabilities, thorough understanding of interdependencies, knowledge of the actionable steps to get to our goals, and awareness of where to focus our energy. You see to it that your team is prepared and able to ship quality features and content to our players – on time and in a supportive environment.
What you’ll do as a Production Manager:
Partner with the core team to understand the overall vision, and requirements.
Define and plan the project scope of your specific deliverables (e.g., Previz, Animation, Level art, Audio, UI, VFX, Cine Design, mission etc.), creating the production schedule and developing strategies.
Regularly meet with your team to allocate tasks, discuss progress and setbacks, communicate milestones, prioritize deliverables, present updates, address concerns, give direction, gather feedback, etc.
Track, monitor, and analyze the production schedule; rescoping & adjusting your strategies.
Detailed production notes from calls within the team and sync with productions partners. Provided in a timely manner.
Provide your team with all they need to work efficiently and achieve quality (documentation, tools, pipelines, reviews, communication channels, etc.).
Organize the approvals and debugging of deliverables + keep team leads up to date on progress and issues.
Sync up with other production managers to ensure consistency, remove blockers, and mitigate risks.
Prepare and evaluate reports to present health of the production and the team. This includes post-mortems to continuously improve our production processes.
Participate in recruitment to build your team + foster their professional growth and career progression.
Carry out the annual evaluations of your team members.
We know that skills and competencies show up in different forms and can be based on different experiences. If you are excited about the role, we strongly encourage you to apply even though you may not have all the qualifications listed below.
Knowledge of the Office Suite (PowerPoint, Excel, etc.) + familiarity with project management software (e.g. Jira/Click-Up)*;
Strong communication and client relations skills;
Ability to balance shifting short-term priorities and long-term goals;
Excellent time management, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills;
Critical thinking, open-mindedness, adaptability, flexibility, ability to receive feedback;
Organization skills, rigorous, autonomous, ability to plan, and able to work with tight deadlines;
Ability to learn new tools and workflows quickly;
Ability to clearly explain complex ideas;
Sense of aesthetics, understanding of video games language as a media.
Minimum 5 years of management experience or related experience (experience in the video game industry or as a scrum master is an asset);
Training/certification in project management or optimization and continuous process improvement approaches is an asset;
A hybrid, flexible work model
Five weeks of vacation + one week office closure around the December holidays
An enhanced parental leave program
Comprehensive Total Rewards Package:
Extended medical insurance
(Optional) RRSP contribution
Relocation Assistance (If Applicable)
Bonus (If Applicable)
You can learn more about Life at Ubisoft here: https://toronto.ubisoft.com/life-at-ubisoft/
At Ubisoft Toronto, we believe diversity is our studio’s biggest strength. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace that reflects the diversity of our player community, is inclusive and respectful of the individuality of our team and embodies our core values – trust, integrity, excellence and care.
We encourage applications from First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQIA+. Ubisoft Toronto is committed to providing accommodations for accessibility upon request.
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If this sounds like your kind of studio, what are you waiting for?
Ubisoft’s 21,000 team members, working across more than 30 countries around the world, are bound by a common mission to enrich players’ lives with original and memorable gaming experiences. Their commitment and talent have brought to life many acclaimed franchises such as Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, Watch Dogs, Just Dance, Rainbow Six, and many more to come. Ubisoft is an equal opportunity employer that believes diverse backgrounds and perspectives are key to creating worlds where both players and teams can thrive and express themselves. If you are excited about solving game-changing challenges, cutting edge technologies, and pushing the boundaries of entertainment, we invite you to join our journey and help us create the unknown.