Vice President
Partner Productions
Posted on 3/17/2023
Blackbird Interactive

201-500 employees

Vancouver, BC, Canada
Experience Level
  • 10 or more years working in the game industry
  • Experience managing teams of 80+ people across multiple projects
  • Experience managing budgets of $20M+
  • Experience working with external partners, suppliers, agencies, etc
  • Intimate knowledge of the games industry and a wide range of development practices
  • Shipped 5+ AAA games in a senior leadership role, ideally on multiple platforms
  • Education or accreditation in a related field (business, project management, finance, tech) a plus
  • Expectations of senior leadership at BBI
  • Regardless of the area of focus, the following expectations apply to all of our senior leadership
  • Leading Yourself
  • Personal accountability
  • Resilience and adaptability
  • Respect and integrity
  • Leading Others
  • Effective priority setting and delegation
  • Conflict resolution
  • Accountable for both team successes and challenges
  • Change implementation and management
  • Talent development and performance management
  • Inclusive mindset
  • Leading a Business Unit
  • Set and communicate clear goals
  • Translate strategy into action
  • Drive results
  • Lead change
  • Foster innovation and engagement
  • Create alignment
  • Manage complexity
  • Leading the Organization
  • Create vision and strategic alignment
  • Identify strategies for new business opportunities
  • Define and model the culture and values of the organization
  • Create a culture of innovation
  • Enact change
  • Global mindset
  • Guiding the strategic vision and goals of Partner Productions, in conjunction with studio leadership
  • Interacting with all of our publishing partners at a high level, acting as a first point of contact for new relationships as well as a point of escalation throughout the life cycle of our projects
  • Receiving newly signed projects from our IP Development Business Unit and rolling them smoothly into production, managing the internal process as well as the communication hand-off between points of contact at BBI and the publisher
  • Establishing and refining transparent and reliable publisher-facing processes including planning, reporting, milestone delivery, and change management
  • Overseeing the collection of project budgets that cover all costs of the Business Unit, including salaries, infrastructure, external development, travel, etc
  • Approving plans, schedules, and status reports across the projects
  • Creating and refining best practices for game development methodologies, production processes, and tools across the Business Unit, while also considering how those best practices could be applied to the studio as a whole
  • Partnering with HR to recruit, develop and retain top talent, creating opportunities for staff and candidates from marginalized or underrepresented groups
  • Working with other studio leadership to successfully manage internal studio staffing, resource planning, ensuring efficient headcount utilization as well as growing future talent
  • Cultivating a culture of creativity, collaboration, efficiency, respect and excellence, in a fun work environment
  • Working closely with studio leadership to uphold and constantly improve a solid and inclusive culture across the company
  • What does success look like for our VP, Partner Productions?
  • Game teams that are proud of what they create and how they create it
  • Publishers that have clear points of contact and escalation
  • Games that are shipped on time and in budget
  • Games that uphold BBI's creative reputation and high fidelity in art, design, audio, etc
  • A break-even P&L that allows us to invest profits into all areas of the business