Release Manager

Nom de l’entreprise : BANDAI NAMCO EUROPE
Nom de l’offre : Release Manager
Type de contrat : CDI
Lieu d’exécution du contrat : Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

À propos de votre entreprise : Who are we? Part of the Japanese Bandai Namco Group, a leader in the global entertainment industry, Bandai Namco Europe publishes and distributes video games and entertainment products in Europe, Middle-East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Based out of our headquarters in Lyon (the culinary capital of France!) we’re responsible for such titles as PAC-MAN, SOULCALIBUR, TEKKEN and DARK SOULS as well as European lead projects like LITTLE NIGHTMARES, UNKNOWN 9, PARK BEYOND and THE DARK PICTURES. Which job opportunities can be found at Bandai Namco Europe? We’re always looking for recruits in the following areas: – Marketing & Sales (Product Management, Community Management, PR, Market Research, Business Analysis, Customer & Relationship Management, Digital, Account Management, etc.) – Production and product support (Localization Project Management, Quality Control Project Management, Certification Project Management, Producer, etc.) – Support functions (Finance, Human Resources, Legal, Creative, Manufacturing, Supply chain, IT, Facilities, etc.) We also have year-round opportunities for students! We frequently hire trainees for Marketing/Sales (Digital, Product Management, e-CRM, Community Management, retail trade marketing, PR/Communication/Events, etc.), and occasionally for IT, HR, Production, Legal, Finance and Creative roles. These are predominantly internships; however, apprenticeships or work-study contracts are more and more considered. An internship at Bandai Namco Europe will provide experience in an international company, where you’ll be guaranteed hands-on experience across a wide-range of functions in a fast-paced industry. Sounds interesting? Job opportunities may arise from time to time to accompany our business growth so please don’t hesitate to visit our recruitment page regularly!

À propos de votre rôle : The Company

Bandai Namco Europe is a leading global publisher and developer of entertainment content for platforms including all major video game consoles and PC.

BNEU is the western content hub of Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc.(BNEI), and is building its reputation with franchises such as LITTLE NIGHTMARES™, THE DARK PICTURES ANTHOLOGY, and the upcoming UNKNOWN 9™ Awakening – developed by the recently acquired Reflector Entertainment based in Montreal, QC.

Part of the Japanese Bandai Namco group, an entertainment industry leader with a presence in video games, toys and amusement parks, Bandai Namco Europe has 15 international offices with operations in 50 countries around the world.

Our company motto is ‘Fun for all into the future’! Find out why you should join the Bandai Namco Europe family in Lyon, France by watching this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GnkNb70G3o

Job Description

Under the responsibility of the Release Management Manager and as part of the Production Services Department, the Release Manager is tasked with managing the submission process and coordinate the secure and reliable release of game content on 1st party platforms (primarily consoles but other platforms as needed).

Your main responsibilities include (non-exhaustive list):

* Serve as main point of contact between Bandai Namco Europe and our first party partners for submission and release matters
* Submit master builds, store assets and pricing to first parties
* Anticipate risks and ensure submission schedules are validated throughout production cycle
* Coordinate the efforts of the content submission cycle, ensuring smooth and timely communication among stakeholders (including all BNE regions, where applicable)
* Help drive adherence to internal timelines for digital content submission, and identify and escalate risks
* Act as an expert in submission processes for all first party platforms
* Keep up to date with release management process
* Communicate the approval and release status at all stages
* Attend weekly meetings with the relevant stakeholders to drive better communication and coordination
* Communicate plans for content releases to first parties and any other relevant stakeholders

Candidate Profile

* A first experience in release management or production in the video game industry
* Degree majoring in gaming would be a plus
* Experience with shipping video game content on console would be a strong plus
* Fluent in English (French & Japanese are a plus)
* Good knowledge of video game development and management pipelines
* Skilled in administering products in first party platform portals (console and PC)
* Knowledge of compliance QA and certification requirements
* Mastery of Office suite, and tools similar to JIRA, Confluence, etc. would be a plus
* Excellent organizational, problem solving and project management skills
* Proven ability to manage several concurrent multiplatform title projects autonomously
* Detail-oriented, but able to step back and see the big picture when needed
* Passionate about delivering great service
* Ability to manage changeable workloads and manage competing priorities
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Sounds interesting?

Please send us your CV and cover letter in English.

Additional Information

Job location: 15, rue Felix Mangini, 69009 LYON – FRANCE / This position is not eligible to full remote

Contract: full time (permanent)

Start date: ASAP

Remuneration: fixed and variable compensation

Benefits: flexible working hours, 2 teleworking days per week, lunch vouchers, profit sharing, reimbursement of public transportation costs, work council advantages (gift vouchers, discount on services..), new building with various facilities (gym room, gaming room, nap room, car/bike/scooter parking, cafeteria and coffee corners..)

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