Animation Outsource Manager - Wilmslow

Studio:
Wilmslow / Derby
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Category:
Art
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Cloud Imperium Games is looking for an experienced Animation Outsource Manager to join our team!

The Animation Outsource Manager is collaborating directly with the Animation Director, Leads, Production, Legal and Accounting to coordinate and manage the outsourcing of animation elements. Working with our offsite vendors and partners, you will coordinate animation submissions and feedback, negotiate delivery schedules and contracts, and pro-actively seek new partners and workflows to make the process even more efficient.

Responsibilities

• Serve as the main point of contact between CIG and a Vendor

• Provide information and process on our collaboration with the vendor and ensure that process is adhered both ways

• Create examples, documentation and technical specifications for the vendor

• Facilitate and promote pipeline workflows and methodologies to vendor

• Coordinate Development, Vendors and Legal in formulating MCA, NDA, and SOW`s

• Ensure that deliveries are reviewed and actioned in time as per contractual obligations

• Provide visibility and status updates to internal stakeholders through confluence/reports/jiras

• Track vendor delivery time, quality, roster changes and bandwidth

• Escalate in time and maintain close communication with vendors to avoid costly delays, miscommunications and other risks

• Understanding of animation or a willingness to learn the pipeline and requirements.

• Build new or enhance established vendor relationships

• Ability to collaborate effectively with the Production, Leads, and Directors

• Keep initial quality control with pre-set quality bars on all deliverables

• Solve problems quickly to move things along in the process

• Work proactively on vendor management process within the global vendor management group to have global alignment and improvements

• and such other duties and responsibilities assigned by Cloud Imperium Games reasonably consistent with employee’s skills and experience

Requirements

• Bachelor’s Degree

• 3+ years of experience with outsource management or as a Senior Animator

• Ability to understand and negotiate animation deliveries

• Knowledge on the latest industry animation workflow methodologies

• Previous experience with Shotgun

• Strong understanding of scheduling and tracking with JIRA, Confluence and MS Office

• A great communicator all around

Pluses

• Master’s Degree (MBA, MA, MS)

• PMP, Prince2, Scrum, Agile and other relevant certification

• Extensive experience with Animation related work, practices and pipelines

• Lumberyard experience

• Member of the Star Citizen community

• Passion for games

This position is offered at our Wilmslow Studio by Cloud Imperium Games Ltd.