Project Manager (m/f/d) - Data & Foundational AI - Games

  • Fulltime
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PLAION - Munich

PLAION (formerly known as Koch Media) is an international media company with more than 2000 employees worldwide. As a leading and independent producer and marketer of digital entertainment products in Europe, the USA, Australia and Japan, our business areas include the production of films and games, the purchase and sale of film license rights, the distribution of digital media products and games publishing under the Deep Silver, Prime Matter, Ravenscourt, Vertigo and Milestone game labels.

Your Tasks

At PLAION, we’re on a main quest to empower our teams in crafting and delivering exceptional games, and to pioneer transformative gaming experiences for our players. As Project Manager within our Data & Foundational AI group you will bridge vision and practicality, turning nascent ideas into impactful solutions that solve real problems. You will play a key role in enabling innovation and efficiencies, while managing expectations, adhering to timelines, and maintaining budget discipline. Reporting directly to the Strategy Lead, your contributions will elevate our game development processes and establish new standards.

  • Lead the identification and detailed mapping of resources, including personnel, datasets, technology stacks, and current processes, essential for AI initiatives.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to prioritize projects based on strategic value, feasibility, and potential impact on the company.
  • Manage the development of Proof of Concept (POC) projects, ensuring that they align with the company's values, vision and objectives.
  • Coordinate cross-functional teams, including Data Management, Software development, Game Studios, and other Publishing Functions, to achieve project milestones and deliverables.
  • Manage project timelines, budgets, and resources, applying agile methodologies and tools to ensure adaptive and responsive project execution.
  • Address and mitigate risks, solving project-related issues proactively to maintain progress and quality standards.
  • Facilitate the transition of successful POCs to scalable, production-ready solutions, aligning with company-wide strategies and goals.
  • Establish and maintain communication channels, providing regular updates to all stakeholders, including executive leadership, on project status, challenges, and outcomes.
  • Foster a collaborative culture, encouraging innovation, and ensuring that AI solutions complement and enhance creative and operational processes.
  • Continuously assess project performance against established KPIs, adapting project scopes and resources as needed to optimize results.

Your Profile

  • Proven experience in project management, preferably with exposure to AI or technology-driven projects in the gaming or tech industry.
  • Analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a keen eye for detail and a commitment to excellence.
  • Strong understanding in data management & architectural principles, with the ability to steer projects involving complex datasets and software architecture.
  • Experience with agile development methodologies and project management software tools (Jira a plus).
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, capable of working effectively with both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Fluency in English, with outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
  • Adaptable and resilient, with the ability to navigate uncertainty and drive projects forward in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
  • Prior experience in the gaming industry or a strong understanding of game development processes is highly desirable.
  • Familiarity with AI technologies, machine learning concepts, and data governance is a plus.

What we offer

  • Employment in one of the most exciting industries in the world: the film and games industry
  • Partnership-oriented working atmosphere in a modern and broad-based media company
  • Wide range of training and development opportunities as part of our PLAION Academy
  • Company benefits such as employee events, fitness cooperation with Urban Sports, bicycle leasing, flexible working hours, 30 days vacation, company pension plan, free drinks, fresh fruit, etc.
  • Opportunity to share your passion for movies and games with colleagues
Do you want to be part of our success story? We look forward to receiving your application!

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