Art Outsource Manager
Position: Art Outsource Manager
Supervisor of People: Yes
Summary: Imangi Studios is seeking a talented Art Outsource Manager to join our team and help create industry-leading mobile games!
The Art Outsource Manager supervises the end to end content development pipeline for all in-game content in Imangi’s products. In addition to directly managing internal 3D Artists, the Art Outsource Manager is also responsible for sourcing external studios, negotiating contracts, providing a first line of feedback on all incoming deliverables, and monitoring progress towards all upcoming content deadlines.
Generate content lists on behalf of the Art Director for in-game environments, characters, rewards, and any other assets necessary to complete the game.
Source and evaluate external studios capable of delivering to the Art Director’s vision.
Craft statements of work and negotiate rates and deadlines with external studios.
Channel the Art Director while serving as a first line of defense for feedback on incoming deliverables.
Proactively identify and contribute to the solution of any problems in the content pipelines.
Report progress towards content deadlines to project leadership.
Manage the tasking and development of internal 3D art resources.
Experience managing external and internal content teams.
Keen eye for detail when reviewing content.
Specific and direct feedback skills.
Thorough knowledge of best practices for building 3D content for Unity.
Comfortable using Maya to create 3D assets.
Empathic listening skills.
Ability to effectively communicate status to project leadership.
Proven track record of reliably delivering results.
Positive attitude even when things don’t go according to plan.
Preferred Additional Experience:
Network of art outsourcing shops to draw from.
5+ years of experience working in the capacity outlined above.
Comfort in a Scrum environment.
Previous experience as a 3D Artist and/or Project Manager.