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Joboffer dated from 10/12/2020

Head of Product (m/f/d)



Productmanagement / Producing


Full-time


immediately


67547 Worms

Germany




Company data



Wilhelm-Leuschner-Straße 11-13


67547   Worms



Job description


Kalypso Media Group GmbH is a family owned, independent publisher, developer and marketer of interactive entertainment software with almost 150 employees in 9 locations in Germany, England, Japan and the USA, including Kasedo Games, Kalypso Media’s digital-first label, and three development studios - Realmforge Studios (Munich), Gaming Minds Studios (Gütersloh) and Claymore Game Studios (Darmstadt). Specializing primarily in bringing strategy games to all modern platforms and for a global audience, Kalypso Media's brand portfolio includes the rights to the Tropico series, Commandos, Port Royale, Dungeons, Sudden Strike and Railway Empire.  

To structure and oversee our internal and external game developments, we are looking for a Head of Product, working from the headquarter in Worms, Germany. The Head of Product shall be responsible for all internal and external development studios, game producing and QA teams and bring an entrepreneurial spirit to the role. This position reports directly to the Management of Kalypso Media Group.


 

We offer:

  • A lively and open-minded atmosphere in a growing company
  • Freedom to implement own ideas and initiatives
  • Teamwork and short decision-making procedures
  • A responsible job in one of the most creative and exciting industries
  • Company pension scheme, temporary company flat (if available), job bike, flat rate for drinks (coffee, water, soft drinks) and other benefits

 

Main responsibilities:

  • Leading and directing of Producing and QA-teams
  • Create and achieve clear goals for development which are both inspiring and measurable
  • Optimization of all development departments following the “value for money” principles and to reduce feature creeps within productions
  • Direct a team of producers to create and maintain an effective production planning and tracking system to suit any particular project
  • Transfer of knowledge and resources between internal (and external) studios
  • High quality product development within time and budget (bonus component)
  • Re-design of development processes if necessary (milestones, QA, localization, etc.)
  • Sourcing and technical due diligence of new projects, studios, IPs
  • Primary technical contact for 1st Parties, Middle- and Hardware providers
  • Early reconnaissance of development lacks and solution proposals
  • Adopt, implement and spiritualize the company philosophy

 

Skills and Experience:

  • Proven experience (>5 years) in a leading video game development role
  • Professional negotiation skills and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Multitasking and management of several projects simultaneously
  • Client-oriented, structured work style (internal and external stakeholders) 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication in English (and German if possible)
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and energetic, team-player
  • Comprehensive software and tool knowledge expected

 

Are you interested in this job opportunity?

Please send your CV and application via e-mail 

Attn: Mr. Simon Hellwig




Contact Person

Lisa Block

HR Manager


Wilhelm-Leuschner-Straße 11-13

67547 Worms

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