Franchise Producer

Franchise Producer

Franchise Producer

Division: Asmodee Group
Department: Franchise Development
Reports to: Head of Franchise Development
FLSA Status: Exempt

The Team
Franchise Development is a remote-first team spread across time zones from the Americas to Eastern Europe, working from home. Where we have an office locally, Hybrid will also be optional. The department is being designed from the ground up to drive the long-term growth of our franchises, including Legend of the Five Rings and Arkham Horror. This includes supporting internal boardgame projects, and externally, transmedia and licensing opportunities.

The Company
The Franchise Development team is part of the Asmodee Group, a global corporation headquartered in France and a worldwide leader in the creation, manufacturing, and distribution of games. Our games tell immersive stories that inspire people to push the boundaries of their imagination and include top tier titles such as, “CATAN,” “Arkham Horror,” “Legend of the Five Rings,” and “Spot It” among others. Our global success has come from our publishing studios and distribution networks where we transform high-potential stories into iconic consumer products. Asmodee believes in the power of ideas, leads with equality and universality, and strives to empower employees in our overarching effort to consistently create great games and tell amazing stories.

Summary of Position
The Franchise Producer is responsible for co-ordinating projects and products both inside Asmodee and with external third parties, overseeing them. They will source tools and refine processes for both the delivery of assets, and the communication of submissions/approvals. They will shepherd long term projects with external companies from concept to completion.

Responsibilities
  • Participate in creative discussions around developing and growing Asmodee franchises.
  • Create timelines planning realistic schedules, and ensure that budgets for assigned projects are within defined specifications
  • Ensure that sufficient project milestones are in place to meet planned deadlines
  • Co-ordinate franchise calendars aligning product development, third party development, outsourcing, marketing/pr and launch across multiple franchises
  • Serve as a consistent primary point of contact able to field and speedily answer questions from internal and external parties.
  • Work with Asmodee Licensing Department, Asmodee Entertainment, Asmodee Digital, and any other relevant inter-company divisions on the development and representation of Asmodee franchises in a variety of mediums, including tabletop games, videogames, tv & movie scripts
  • Build expertise in assigned Asmodee franchises.
  • Stay abreast of industry competition and market trends.
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Skills & Qualifications
  • Strong organizational skills to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Be able to prioritize assignments and meet deadlines while working independently.

Knowledge & Experience Requirements
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree or 3-6 years work experience in project management, technical writing, desktop publishing, or related experience
  • Project management discipline such as Jira, working knowledge of both Scrum and Kanban methodologies
  • Windows and Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint), Adobe Creative Cloud

Pluses
  • Extensive knowledge of Asmodee franchises including Arkham Horror and Legend of the Five Rings
  • Experience working with IP holders
  • Passion and experience working in tabletop games or transmedia