Game Designer Manager

Global IP - AAA Studios - New Online Project

Job Type
Salary on application
2 days ago

If you have experience with recruiting, coaching and mentoring designers and managing their professional development, Skillsearch wants to hear from you! We are working with a gaming studio looking for a Game Design Manager to coordinate and guide the core design team on a marquee project – from career development to mentoring and from recruitment to pre-selecting new talent. This is a full-time role based in Amsterdam that comes with a favourable salary and benefits package. 

As a Game Design Manager, you will work closely with the Game Director and Lead Game Designer to continuously evaluate and develop the design talent and skills needed for the project. You will also be responsible for coaching, mentoring and career development of the core design team. 

In your first few weeks in this Game Design Manager role, you can expect to: 

  • Maintain healthy team relationships through resolving conflict and reducing tensions where they affect performance 
  • Deliver constructive and meaningful feedback and support while understanding when team members need extra attention 
  • Coordinate the on-board and training of new designers on the team 
  • Partner with HR on topics such as strategic personnel planning (identifying gaps and risks in the team structure), talent acquisition, learning and development 

To apply for this Game Design Manager role, you will need to be able to maintain a balanced but diverse team and manage their performance consistently. You will also require the following: 

  • A proven track record as a Lead or a game design manager, with more than one AAA title shipped 
  • Experience with recruiting, coaching and mentoring designers and managing their professional development 
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills 
  • Confident in providing and receiving constructive criticism 
  • Self-motivated and able to take initiative 

If you’re looking to impact and create change positively, you will be rewarded with an excellent salary and benefits package for your inclusive and committed approach. 

We'd love you to apply for this Full-time Game Design Manager position in Amsterdam, and we're waiting to hear from you. Please contact Andy from Skillsearch at today. 

Here at Skillsearch, we're a recruitment company. In the simplest form, this means we place people at new companies - but it's so much more than that. For the past 30 years, we've been busy helping people (like you) with sought after skills find jobs in the Games, Interactive and Enterprise Systems industries all around the globe. Our company comprises a team of dedicated consultants that work across various niche technologies, including Games, Virtual Reality, AR and XR, Workday, Oracle, Peoplesoft, and eCommerce. We are always exploring other cutting-edge markets. Follow us to see a few of the jobs we're working on, find out which events you can see us at, and keep up with news in the technology, gaming and interactive world. Welcome to Skillsearch! 

Years of experience and salary levels are shown purely as a guide. We will only consider applications from candidates that can demonstrate the skills or experience required for the role.

Please be aware that while we would love to respond to every application we receive, due to high numbers we cannot guarantee this. We do however appreciate any time you invest into the application and will make sure to get in touch should anything in future more closely fit your skillset.

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Andy Demetriou

Principal Game Design & Production Consultant

Andy leads our Game Design and Production division on our games team and his favourite games are narrative-based, survivor horror and strategy so Andy is a great person to have on your side during a zombie apocalypse! Aside from gaming, his spare time is dedicated to trying lasagne from as many different Italian restaurants as humanly possible. We all support his pursuit of this mission during office lunchtimes - especially if there are leftovers! Get in touch with Andy for all your lasagne, apocalypse and Game Design/Production needs!

Europe: +44 (0)1273 287 007

North America: +1 (437) 887 2477

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