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Associate Producer

Sumo Digital
Secret Mode, Leamington Spa
19 days ago
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About Secret Mode

Secret Mode is the publishing wing of the award-winning Sumo Group Ltd. Our goal is to publish internally developed projects from any of Sumo Group’s 19 game development studios across the UK, Canada, Europe, and India, as well as third party independent game developers. We believe that games are for everyone, and that creativity has no limits. We believe quality and fun are everything.

Day in the life of an Associate Producer:

As an Associate Producer with Secret Mode, you'll play a pivotal role in ensuring our projects run smoothly and efficiently. You'll collaborate closely with the Production team, facilitating meetings, tracking development schedules, and providing interdepartmental updates. Your keen eye for detail will be essential as you identify and resolve conflicts between schedule, capacity, and project goals, while also assisting in risk analysis and mitigation. With your proactive approach, you'll help drive and enhance our organisation's processes, making a tangible impact on our project outcomes.

Please note, this is a hybrid role that will require you to work from our studio in Leamington 2 days a week. You will need to be UK based to be considered for this role.
What you need to do this job:

• Experience or demonstrable understanding of game development and production practices.

• An understanding of project management fundamentals.

• Great communication skills, using a diplomatic and understanding approach to support your colleagues and partners.

• An open, positive and collaborative attitude.

• Excellent knowledge of MS Office.

• An eagerness to learn new skills on your own initiative.

• Very well organised, with a proactive approach to collating and spreading information .

The Interview Process:

At Secret Mode, we take a holistic and engaging interview process that allows us to get to know you, your skills and your potential. For this role, we have a 2 stage interview process:

1st Stage : One hour with our Development Manager. Here we will talk with you about your experience, our expectations in the role and ask some competency based questions. There will, of course, be opportunities for you to ask questions!
2nd Stage: One hour with our Senior Producer and Producer. This is a chance for us to discuss further aspects of the role and for you to meet some more of the team here at Secret Mode!
What’s in it for you?

Secret Mode also offers a highly personable benefits package which has something for everyone, no matter where you are in your career.

Financial: Annual bonus, flexible benefits allowance, salary sacrifice pension, benefits hub, payroll giving, an employee referral scheme (up to £3,000), financial/home buying consultations, workplace ISA and other schemes for tech loans, car loan and bicycles.
Work-life balance: Flexible working, 21 free choice days holiday (increasing to 22 with service), bank holidays, birthday day off, a duvet day (increasing to 4 with service), Christmas shutdown (Christmas Eve to New Year) and options to buy or sell up to a week of annual leave*.
Health and Wellbeing: Dental insurance, income protection, life assurance, BUPA private healthcare*, leading EAP programs (remote GP, mental health, physio, nutrition, lifestyle coaching and second opinions (medical)), critical illness cover*, health cash plan*, flexible gym (in-studio or discounts) and funded flu vaccines/eye tests.
Personal Development: Structured Personal Development tool, regular appraisals, annual salary reviews, access to Udemy learning platform, 5/8 learning days per annum (1 can be used as a volunteer day), award-winning L&D team and yearly attendance to the Sumo Developers Conference (link to video).
Extra Perks: A variety of in-studio perks, regular care packages, studio days out (family welcome), studio-led social activities (game jams, yoga, quizzes, life drawing and more), sabbaticals (at 10 years’ service) and an annual gaming subscription.

*These benefits are part of our flexible benefits options and are opt in selections.

Inclusion and Belonging at Sumo Group:

We are dedicated to growing a sustainable business that provides security to our people while delivering a first-class experience to our partners and players.

As a people business, the success of our people is the success of our company. We prioritise taking care of them with a focus on supporting them, nurturing their talent and providing a healthy, friendly, enriching, creative and safe environment in which to work.

Sumo's employee diversity group, PRISM, exists to promote diversity, inclusion, equity, equality & wellbeing across the company and plays a key role in Sumo's ongoing goal of fostering environments where all employees feel safe, welcome & represented.

Our charitable and community initiatives provide support for meaningful causes that matter to our employees, clients and partners.

We continue to work to improve diversity in our recruitment and promotion processes, and to actively encourage people from marginalised groups to consider a career in the games industry.

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