Studio projects & strategic partnerships director (R&D)

Eidos Sherbrooke | Montréal, Québec, Canada




The Studio projects & strategic partnerships director is responsible for monitoring, executing and delivering studio projects.


  • Define a strategic process for managing R&D projects according to studio objectives and be responsible for its deployment;
  • Collaborate with the Programming Directors to define and improve the life cycle process of innovation projects;
  • Be responsible for the customer management process;
  • Ensure the budgetary monitoring of the studio and projects in partnership with the finance team and the project (programming) directors and define the key indicators of financial health;
  • Collaborate and communicate with internal clients (Eidos Montreal) on the progress and objectives of various projects in order to ensure a strategic vision aligned with needs;
  • Produce, maintain and communicate the studio's production schedules;
  • Produce metrics that analyze the productivity of studio teams and take the necessary measures for continuous improvement;
  • Unite teams around a planning system based on ambitious objectives;
  • Communicate on project progress and objectives as well as other relevant information to the studio management team;
  • Ensure the management and monitoring of external partnership projects (whether academic or industrial);
  • Ensure that project teams have the tools at their disposal to promote planning and monitoring of objectives;
  • Analyze and anticipate the risks and obstacles to the achievement of project ambitions and propose mitigation plans in order to optimize project progress;
  • Support creative, technical or organizational changes and ensure change management;
  • Contribute to related projects of general interest (eg: the development and optimization of new office spaces, design of the employee path, etc.) in order to promote collaboration and creativity within the studio.

Experience and qualities required: 

  • Bachelor's degree or diploma relevant to the position and / or equivalent management experience;
  • At least 10 years of video game experience, including at least 4 years as a project manager or team leader;
  • PMP certification, an asset
  • Bilingualism (French - English)

Technical skills: 

  • Experience in project planning and management;
  • Experience in problem solving and conflict management;
  • Ability to lead, mobilize and influence a work team in order to obtain the desired quality and performance;
  • Ability to meet production deadlines.

Interpersonal qualities: 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Show leadership and have a sense of responsibility;
  • Have a good ability to express their ideas well;
  • Focus on achieving superior results;
  • Be a strong team player;
  • Have a spirit of analysis and synthesis;
  • Be able to adapt to changes. 

Motivation and interests:

Ambition and passion for video games are essential!

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