Mobile Game Producer (External)

Job Description

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Experience Level:

Medium to Senior

Employment type:

Permanent or Contract-based. Full-time (8 hours per day with some flexibility for self-organization)

Reporting to:

Studio Head

Department:

PlayStation Studios Team ASOBI

Location:

Tokyo area (remote work possible after a 3-month probation period at the office).

Role overview:

Team ASOBI is looking for an experienced producer capable of managing the production of a new mobile title in partnership with an external developer from start to finish.

Responsibilities:
  • Search and identify the right developers for the title.
  • Complete due diligence, set up co-development.
  • Create contracts and milestone agreements.
  • Oversee external co-development of mobile titles from start to finish.
  • Support, advise, and review deliveries throughout all phases of development.
  • Able to collaborate in the creative direction of the game with the developers.
  • Works with SIE stakeholders on finding the right business model for the game.
  • Works with SIE stakeholders on the best publishing strategy to adopt.
  • Works with PR & Marketing to create the best promotion for the title.
  • Create bridges with other PlayStation Studios and bring know-how internally.
Skills required:
  • Strong knowledge of the worldwide mobile market.
  • Knowledge of gameplay prototyping process.
  • Can complete project plans that give a reliable roadmap to release.
  • Good at getting fast results from external partners.
  • Loves solving problems of all types and sizes.
  • Knows how to deliver feedback with the right volume and tone.
  • Strong oral communicator (English and Japanese).
  • Good reading skills (English main, Japanese second)


Personality Traits:

  • Great collaborator with external partners.
  • Strong negotiator.
  • Passion for mobile games.
  • Curious, inquisitive, likes to challenge and pushes for the best answers.
  • Proactive at tracking issues.
  • Uncompromising quality level.
  • Strong will for innovation in mobile space.
  • Can work under high pressure.
  • Organised and tidy.
  • Transparent. Surfaces his work without being prompted.

Experience required:

  • 5-10 years of experience in mobile productions with global appeal
  • Experience in finding developers and setting up projects.
  • Experience in managing budgets for mobile games.
  • Experience working with Marketing, PR, Operations, and retail worldwide.
  • Experience with Task management systems (Hansoft, Jira, and the likes…)
  • Experience in making and negotiating contracts with external vendors.
  • Experience dealing with Legal Departments (NDA, contracts, copyright filing...)

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