Resource/Traffic Manager

King

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time

Posted


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Job Description:

Marketing Studio is King’s in-house creative production agency. We exist to deliver game-changing creative work, from the inside out. We’re serious about games, without taking ourselves too seriously. We know what gamers want and we know our craft, inside out.

Your Role Within our Kingdom

The Resource/ Traffic Manager will sit within our Marketing Studio and will liaise closely with our stakeholders to assess and delegate briefs to our Creatives and work with Producers on longer tail resource planning.

You will among other thing:

  • Oversee the resourcing of all creative projects, managing daily schedules, reporting on project status, workloads and rescheduling alongside the Producers based on new and changing priorities

  • Own and champion our project management tool, Workfront

  • Make sure clear and detailed briefs are received from stakeholders, on time

  • Report to management about the current workflow, and communicate any issues with workload coming in

  • React quickly and efficiently to changing priorities and provide clear communication

  • Seek to continually improve processes within the team to increase efficiencies

  • Act as the point of contact with project management tools, leading on implementation, on-boarding, training and maintenance

  • Identify freelance requirements from initial request, to on-boarding to suitable exit

  • Maintain and evolve a set of production processes to cover: onboarding, tools, documents, templates such as SoWs and service agreements, as well as facilitate knowledge sharing and project wash ups

  • Coach, champion and support implementation of leading production principles (such as Agile), and practices as needed or requested.

  • Facilitate weekly meetings, e.g finance, daily team Stand Up, team meetings etc

  • Support the Director of Marketing Studio on the implementation of relevant operational aspects and be responsible for maintaining resourcing and delivery processes ensuring communication flow and disseminating key information across stakeholders

Skills to Create Thrills:

  • 2-3 year’s experience working within a Resource Manager/Traffic Manager role

  • Resourcing experience with high volume of projects

  • Highly organized, self-motivated, accountable and able to manage multiple work streams in a fast paced environment

  • Lateral and critical thinker, able to spot potential issues and solve them before they become an issue.

  • Experience working with teams of designers and creatives

  • Adept at briefing creative teams and reporting into clients

  • Attention to detail and the ability to handle complexity and change

  • Good negotiation and problem solving skills

  • Constantly looking to improve efficiencies and iterate

  • Flexible approach to challenges with a proven understanding of the variables involved in project delivery

Bonus Points:

  • Adobe Workfront

  • Combination of Agency - and client side experience.

About King

King is the game developer behind the world-famous Candy Crush franchise, as well as mobile game hits including Farm Heroes, Bubble Witch and Pet Rescue. Candy Crush is the top-grossing franchise in US app stores, a position it has held for the last two years, and King’s games are being played by 245 million monthly active users as of Q3 2021. King, which is part of the Activision Blizzard group since its acquisition in 2016, employs nearly 2,000 people in game studios in Stockholm, Malmö, London, Barcelona and Berlin, and offices in San Francisco, New York, and Malta.

A Great Saga Needs All Sorts of Heroes

Making games is fun. Especially when you do it with people who share the same idea of what makes a good workplace great. We design games for everyone, no matter where they are or who they are, and we employ all sorts of people from all kinds of backgrounds to bring them to life. Truth is, we simply cannot expect diversity in our players and originality in our games without first nurturing it in our people. A great saga needs all sorts of heroes.

Making the World Playful

Making the World Playful is what inspires us to create new experiences and raise the bar. It’s what makes King a place where we can all dream bigger, continue to add innovation to our games, broadening the portfolio and exploring new territories in mid-core and casual. We take the art and science of gaming to the next level through our curiosity for the unexplored, passion for games, respect for each other and love for our players - and we’re not afraid to have fun along the way. In fact, together with our parent company Activision Blizzard and experts around the world, we believe having fun is good for you. There has never been a better time to join us. We're dreaming bigger and see a world of possibilities ahead. If you share our passion, our values, and our hunger to shape the future, join us in Making the World Playful!

Applications need to be in English.
Discover King at careers.king.com

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