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Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the gaming industry? Paradox Interactive is a leading global publisher and developer of games for PC, console and mobile. Our game development organization currently holds nine studios in five countries across the globe. Here is how you can join our team and make even better games for our players. 

About the role

The Global Outsourcing Director is a new role in the Studio Organization, spanning across all our internal studios but with an ambition to support our third party studios as well. You will be responsible for building and supporting our capacity to do outsourcing by analyzing studio outsourcing needs, processes and pipelines. You will be finding the best partners, building relationships and negotiating the best possible frame agreements with vendors to meet the needs of the organization. You will also be leading a team of professionals supporting this mission as well as performing vital functions to support the development of our games, primarily in the area of Art, Audio, Localization and QA.

In this role you will work closely with multiple internal stakeholders across multiple studios in the Studio Organization, such as Art Directors and QA Directors. It is your responsibility to establish contacts and negotiate contracts, and oversee deliverables between the vendor and the projects.

With your expertise, you will be supporting game project stakeholders with implementation of processes, methods and tools and create a set of best practices for the Studio Organization. The role requires the ability to oversee multiple stakeholder needs, and if necessary make sure outsourcing partners and project teams are well aligned, working towards the same goal and remain committed and motivated.

Responsibilities

  • Identifying, analyzing and understanding the outsourcing process and needs of our stakeholders at internal studios
  • With the help of your team, vetting new outsourcing partners and proactively reviewing performance and customer satisfaction of our current partners.
  • Manage an internal audio team team ensuring that the internal studios audio & music needs are met
  • Support internal studios with tools & process to make outsourcing easier
  • Negotiate frame agreements and contracts with external vendors
  • Support internal stakeholders with estimates of reasonable budgets for all outsourcing
  • Setting up workflows and processes to support internal game project stakeholders
  • Facilitating good collaboration and feedback between production teams and outsource partners
  • Develop processes for review, feedback, and approval of delivered assets and share across the Studio Organization.
  • Proactively identify and resolve risks to both the studio and outsource pipelines and ensure that all security measures are in place
  • Establish deals and contracts with trusted partners in regards to asset and font licensing and review regularly to ensure we always meet legal requirements.
  • Keep an updated record of trusted partners 

Qualifications

  • 5+ years experience of similar jobs, preferably in game development
  • Deep understanding of software development
  • Relevant higher education
  • High analytical skills and ability to identify future improvement opportunities
  • Procurement and Contract management experience is a plus
  • A great passion and interest in video games is a plus

On a personal level, you are passionate and curious about games and game development. You are at ease working within a multidisciplinary setting in an energizing environment, where you'll be expected to - through collaboration - achieve the highest quality possible. You strive to build long term relationships through honest two-way communication and trust, and believe in a philosophy of practical and strategic planning to ensure healthy and sustainable results for your stakeholders. You will strive towards collaboration that will make the outsourcing experience enjoyable for all parties involved.

Practical information

Location: Stockholm
Reports To: COO

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If you think that this description matches you, we highly encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will interview candidates continuously. If you don't match all the requirements, please demonstrate how your passion, attitude and interest in Paradox might compensate for this.

At Paradox Interactive we celebrate difference and care deeply about diversity and inclusion. We therefore encourage you, no matter who you are, to apply for this job if you think you’d be  a great addition to our team.

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

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Working at Paradox

So what’s in it for you? We keep it simple and have divided this into four areas: work, social, development, and compensation. This is a brief summary of our perks and what it means to work at Paradox. If you want to know more - get in touch!


  • Work

    Small teams and accessible managers means that your contributions are important to us

    You are close to the final product, our community and our fans - we encourage you to interact with our community and players directly through social media, our forum, and via streams

    Work/Life balance is important to us so our plans do not rely on crunch (this does not mean we never work overtime but overtime is relatively uncommon)

  • Social

    Company-wide Social Hour every Friday with snacks & beverages

    Yearly company parties

    Ping-Pong table/Pool Table, Warhammer table, and lots and lots of board games

    Spoiler-free break room environment for at least a week after major movie/show launch

  • Development

    Leadership courses available for all employees

    We continuously send employees to conferences and development opportunities such as GDC and GamesCom

    Lunch n´ Learn sessions held by employees: topics range from everything between “Doing business in China” to “Surviving the zombie apocalypse”

  • Compensation

    Competitive monthly salary and salary revision once per year

    Participation in our company wide profit share program

    5+1 weeks of paid vacation per year

    For international hires, we will provide relocation assistance (Visa application, Initial Home Finding, Settling in Service, and your flight)

Our Culture

In November 2016, we gathered the entire company for a four day conference in Malta. The focus of the conference was to discuss company direction, discuss our internal goals, and also put into words the company culture we are so keen to keep as we continue to grow. Together, we decided that the following cultural pillars are what makes up the foundation of Paradox:

- DEDICATED

- PASSIONATE

- GET SHIT DONE

- OPEN-MINDED

- NERDY

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