Job opening at Spil Games Asia: Game Studio Manager in Shanghai

Spil Games Asia has a job opening for a new manager of our game development studio in Shanghai. If you’re interested in this position, here is the job description:


Tasks and Responsibilities:

For our Game Development Studio in Shanghai we are looking for a Manager. As the Game Development Studio Manager, you will be responsible for defining, developing, and launching new games (Flash and Shockwave) on our casual gaming portals. You will make sure that our games are accessible and fun, and therefore successful with our target groups (primarily women over 20 playing sometimes with their children under 8, “tweens” aged 8-15, and young girls aged 5-12). You will report functionally to the Game Development Director in The Netherlands but you will also be part of the Management Team of Spil Games Asia. Other tasks and responsibilities will include:

* Leading the programmers, artists and game designers of the Shanghai game studio (50 people)
* Managing and expanding our network of external game developers and studios in China
* Working closely with our game studios in The Netherlands and Germany
* Translating game concepts into successful games
* Optimizing game production by setting goals and guidelines and managing work flow based on high level business targets
* Coming up with original and attractive game content for our various portals
* Working with different departments, such as IT, Marketing, and Portal Management, to fine-tune strategy
* Controlling and analyzing the performance of produced games
* Drafting planning and progress reports and maintaining and managing the department budget

Your profile:

* A relevant Bachelor’s or Master’s degree
* Minimum 5 years management experience in a gaming environment
* Experience in leading large teams
* Strong interpersonal skills, a good communicator
* Good decision-making capabilities
* Intercultural competence, especially within both the Chinese and Western culture
* A proven track record in the casual online gaming market, especially in flash games
* Extensive knowledge of game development, design, user experience, art, and technology
* Experience with Flash and Shockwave 3D
* Familiarity with the target groups and how to meet their needs
* Able to guide complex projects in a dynamic work environment
* Flexible, goal-oriented, and familiar with stakeholder management
* Has an innovative, creative, and problem-solving mentality
* Solid oral and written communication skills in English and preferably Chinese. Non-Chinese speakers will be considered, but candidates with good Chinese (Mandarin) skills will have our strong preference

SPIL GAMES offers:

* A good salary
* An ambitious and fast-growing company
* A fun and dynamic work environment

Job interviews can take place in either Shanghai or Hilversum (The Netherlands).

For More Information:

Esther de Kruijff, HR Manager
Phone: +31 35 646 63 07


Peter Hofstede, Game Development Director
Phone: +31 35 646 63 00

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