About Sumo Digital, Sheffield

With a rich history of developing multiple AAA franchises such as Little Big Planet and Crackdown, as well as contributing to genre-defining titles like the Forza Motorsport and Hitman series, Sumo Sheffield’s vast development experience spans multiple genres and platforms.

As winners of the TIGA Star Employment Award for 2021, recipients of the GI Biz 2020 Best Places to Work Award and listed as one of the UK’s 100 Best Large Companies to Work for in 2021 and 2022, Sumo Digital has enjoyed 20 years of stability and growth since its formation in 2003 and continues to strive for excellence across every single project.

The team have a track record of working on some of the world’s biggest and best games and received two BAFTAs for their work on Sackboy: A Big Adventure. As the scale and exclusivity of projects continues to grow, there’s never been a more exciting time to join the Sumo Sheffield family!

Art Manager @ Sumo Digital, Sheffield

We are looking for an experienced Art Manager to be responsible for overseeing the production and delivery of all art and animation content on a project by contributing to 3 key areas: Planning, Resourcing and Facilitation.

To be considered, you will have extensive experience in at least one art discipline, with high levels of understanding of other areas. You will have a solid understanding of the whole development process having worked on several titles from start to finish. This experience will equip you with the knowledge to speak and articulate concerns, verify, and steer the leadership team from an art perspective.

Within this role you will:

  • Prepare and maintain roadmaps to include dependencies, decision points and signoff
  • Validate milestone goals and deliveries
  • Identify, validate, and manage the art resource requirements for the project
  • Be responsible for managing the art team structure on the project
  • Facilitate collaboration with external and internal teams
  • Provide daily art reports
  • Prepare weekly status and activity reports for the project art department.

We need you to have:

  • Experience of managing an art team through the complete lifecycle of project development
  • Proven ability to organise and supervise creative teams to accomplish their assignments
  • Scheduling, budgeting, and outsourcing experience
  • Strong knowledge of art content pipelines and asset management
  • Broad understanding of contemporary processes and engine technology
  • Good verbal, visual and written communication skills
  • Strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills

What we offer:

. Defined Annual Bonus Scheme

. ULEV car scheme

. Monthly allowance to spend on enhancing benefits

. Salary Sacrifice Pension

. Flexible Working

. 21 days free-use holiday

+ your birthday off

+ 5 learning days including 1 volunteer day

+ a duvet day

+ Christmas shutdown from Christmas Eve to New Year

+ Bank Holidays

+ extra allowance accrued for longer service

. Free dental insurance

. Life Assurance 4x Salary

. Income Protection of 75% for 5 years

. Enhanced Mat/Paternity & Adoption pay

. Employee Assistance Programme:

. Help at Hand – Remote GP, Mental Health & Physio appointments

. Free financial & home buying support consultations

. Cycle to Work Scheme

. Payroll Giving Scheme

. Access to 4,000 Udemy Courses

. Career Development Pathway

. Wrap Parties.

. Project Completion Awards

. Game/Creative Jams

. Big Family Events

. Studio social activities, e.g. running, board games, film, yoga, life drawing…

. Prism – Sumo’s employee diversity focus group

. Free fruit and drinks in our studios

. Employee Referral Bonus

Where do we stand on diversity?

At Sumo, we want to enable everyone to bring their full, authentic selves to work every single day. We acknowledge that the games industry is far from perfect and a global organisation with people all over the world, from all kinds of backgrounds, we know it’s part of our duty to provide everyone at Sumo with a safe, accepting and affirming working environment. We encourage and welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

More about Sumo Sheffield

Sumo Sheffield is located just outside the city centre in Sumo Digital’s HQ, just off J34 on the M1 and a stone’s throw from the city’s primary shopping and leisure complex. With a multi-building campus comprised of industry-leading facilities, an onsite gym and subsidised canteen, Sumo Sheffield provides everything needed for all teams to create the world’s best games.

Sheffield is the fifth largest city in the UK and is easily accessible by road and rail from Leeds, Manchester and the Midlands. The city enjoys a wealth of facilities to suit a wide array of interests, including:

o World-class sports facilities

o Iconic theatres and galleries

o Multiple retail and shopping experiences

o Diverse and renowned restaurants and eateries

o The award-winning National Video Game Museum

More about Sumo Digital

Sumo Digital is an award-winning international family of studios. Recent releases from Sumo Digital studios include: BAFTA-Award winning Sackboy: A Big Adventure, Hood: Outlaws & Legends, Control Ultimate Edition on Google Stadia, Apple Arcade Award-winning Little Orpheus, Hot Shot Racing, WST Snooker and Spyder.

Tagged as: Budgeting, Collaboration, Conflict Resolution, Leadership, Management, Motorsport, Negotiation, Outsourcing, Project, Resource, Resourcing, Scheduling, Written Communication

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