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Producer II, Games

Company: Parks, Experiences and Products
Location: Pico Rivera
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary:The Producer II is responsible for providing product leadership, guidance, and support to external product partners for games across mobile, console, and PC gaming platforms.

This person is directly responsible for owning product within TWDC and managing the production process in support of the partners vision, including external partner onboarding and management, collaborating and coordinating ideation, project tracking, managing all internal/external product communication and product deliverables, overseeing milestone reviews, collaboration with other business units, production/content approvals, & management of live service support.

This production work entails providing clearly communicated feedback on game proposals, project schedules, and content roadmaps; coordinating feedback/approvals from internal game designers and art directors, as well as franchise partners for games based on upcoming and existing TWDC franchises.

The Producer II will primarily lead medium to large scale, complex products and/or complex partners, in addition to having the ability to produce more titles simultaneously.

The ideal candidate is a self-starting, team player, who can draw upon a background as both a game maker and gamer, able to articulate feedback and clearly communicate information to external partners and internal stakeholders. This person can identify opportunities and challenges in the production process and will help the organization manage a portfolio of games based on TWDC IP.

The ideal candidate has a strong sense of fandom and passion for all of the Walt Disney Company brands with a focus on 20th Century brands including: Alien, Predator, and Family Guy.

This role will occasionally require on-site support with external development partners with domestic and international travel.Responsibilities:Game Production

  • Driving assigned titles within TWDC and being the key day to day contact for those projects. Responsible for establishing, maintaining, and enhancing relationships with internal and external cross functional groups to ensure maximum brand equity in TWDC IP that deliver high quality/brand-enhancing products that meet franchise, financial and schedule goals.
  • Analyze and track product development schedules, perform milestone reviews, track all submissions, and submit weekly written progress reports on each assigned title.
  • Review and analyze feedback generated by junior production staff and the senior team, including periodic self-review of gameplay builds, on all partner submissions covering all aspects of the product, including art direction, gameplay and franchise feedback and approval. Responsible for obtaining consensus across internal stakeholders.
  • Lead presentations and product demos as necessary to peers, management, and other stakeholders.
  • The Producer II works closely with the senior members of the Production team to collaborate with partners on new interactive product concepts, including concept design and game identity.
  • When available, use data and analytics to drive decision making and ensure that decisions are made in a timely fashion.Brand & Franchise Management
    • Provide brand guidance to external partner teams balancing the needs of the game and the authenticity of the TWDC Franchise's characters and worlds.
    • Collaborate with internal and external partners to ensure maximum brand equity in TWDC IP that deliver innovative, high quality/brand-enhancing products across art, sound, story and game design.Team Management
      • Provide strong leadership, inspire and motivate the team through personal example and enthusiasm.
      • From time to time, may manage junior level production staff depending on project size and makeup.Basic Qualifications:
        • 5 + years of experience specifically in product development/production of Console/Mobile/PC games or other entertainment.
        • Has shipped mobile, console, and/or PC games with live operations components.
        • A practical understanding of all phases of development: concept, pre-production, production and post-production/live-service with a creative eye able to communicate game ideas and improvements to our partners.
        • Partners closely with Producer III/Sr. Producer in managing relationships with external partners, identifying and solving day to day product issues.
        • Ability to make confident, intelligent and difficult decisions that reflects a solid understanding of the business goals and strategies.
        • Previous experience interfacing with partners/developers, understanding team structures and roles, production pipelines, and common challenges in producing high-quality interactive products.
        • Detail oriented and able to manage multiple projects at different stages of development.
        • Strong negotiation, change management, and conflict resolution skills.
        • Able to identify/assess risks and strategies to mitigate and escalate as necessary.
        • Strong sense of ownership, flexibility, and urgency.
        • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
        • Proficiency in project management tools such as JIRA.
        • Knowledge of Agile and Scrum, Kanban, and other production methodologies.
        • Experience with Excel, Word, PowerPoint / Keynote.
        • Passion for the latest games and game platforms (Mobile, Console, PC, as well as AR/VR).
        • Demonstrate affinity and familiarity with TWDC Franchises especially 20th Century brands (Alien, Predator, Family Guy, etc.)
        • Strong interpersonal skills with emphasis on building productive relationships with external partners, managers and peers.Required Education
          • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.Additional Information:Benefits and Perks: Disney offers a rewards package to help you live your best life. This includes health and savings benefits, educational opportunities and special extras that only Disney can provide. Learn more about our benefits and perks at .

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Keywords: Parks, Experiences and Products, Pico Rivera , Producer II, Games, Other , Pico Rivera, California

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