Project Manager / Producer (Internal)

Job Description


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 / Head of Production


PlayStation Studios Team ASOBI


Tokyo area (expected to work onsite for the first 3 months. Possibly to telework afterward).

Role overview:

Team ASOBI is looking for an experienced Project Manager capable of managing all aspects of a AAA game production. The ideal candidate will be bilingual (English and Japanese).

  • Oversee project management of PS5 titles from start to finish.
  • Create and maintain an agile schedule useable by the development team.
  • Advise & guide discipline Directors with their day-to-day project management.
  • Identify gaps in the production workflow and address them swiftly.
  • Optimize team performance.
  • Constantly improve communication between all divisions.
  • Work with PR & Marketing to create the best promotion for the title.
  • Create bridges with other PlayStation Studios and bring know-how internally.
  • Prospect outside vendors & contractors.
  • Create contracts of varying complexity.
  • Manage outsourcing of game assets.
  • Oversee and develop junior producers.
Skills required:
  • Strong oral communicator (English and Japanese).
  • Good reading skills (English main, Japanese second).
  • Strong Knowledge of Agile game development for a creative team.
  • Entrepreneurial & proactive.
  • Loves solving problems of all types and sizes.
  • Passionate about optimising team output.
  • Organised & tidy.
  • Timely.
  • Transparent.
  • Performs well under pressure.
  • Great negotiator.
  • Promoter of self-management. Averse to micro-managing.
  • Quick-minded, at ease with mathematics.
  • Passion for games geared at a family audience.
  • Believer in good work-life balance for the team.
  • Passion for developing a fun office culture.

Experience required:

  • Proven Project manager on AA or AAA console or PC title.
  • 5-8 years of experience in charge of the production of games on home consoles / PC.
  • Experience in managing budgets for games.
  • Experience working with Marketing, PR, Operations, and retail worldwide.
  • Experience in coming up with new processes and workflows for Production.
  • Experience with Task management systems (Hansoft, Jira, or similar…)
  • Experience in making and negotiating contracts with external vendors.
  • Experience dealing with Legal Departments (Copyrights, NDA, contracts, patent filing...)


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