Associate Producer – Group Products

Bandai Namco Europe Lyon France Project Management

Company Description

Bandai Namco Europe is a leading global publisher and developer of entertainment content for platforms including, but not limited to, all major video game consoles and PC.

Bandai Namco Europe is producing intellectual property for a global audience and is building its reputation with franchises such as LITTLE NIGHTMARES™, PARK BEYOND™, and the upcoming UNKNOWN 9™ Awakening - developed by the recently acquired Reflector Entertainment based in Montreal, QC.

Bandai Namco Europe serves as the Headquarters of Bandai Namco Holdings Inc. for mainland Europe, which is known for creating and publishing many of the Toy & Entertainment industry’s top franchises, including PAC-MAN™, TAMAGOTCHI™, GUNDAM™, TEKKEN™, DARK SOULS™ and the recently released ELDEN RING™.

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:


As part of the Group Production team, you will be responsible for managing the production planning of titles developed in Japan and/or the US: from concept to release and post-launch. You will drive different aspects of a project, working closely with a variety of teams, ensuring expected quality, budget and schedule requirements are met.

You will perform the following tasks, including but not limited to:

  • Create and maintain detailed production schedules in collaboration with the internal and external teams (localisation, QA, marketing, digital, certification, manufacturing, printed materials, etc.)
  • Perform game checks, flagging any ethical/cultural risks as well as any quality concerns; propose suggestions on how to implement improvements
  • Provide gameplay feedback on key milestones and ensure quality targets are met; escalate risks and concerns Liaise with different departments (Production Services, Marketing, Digital, etc.) to facilitate communication and share project status throughout the project’s lifecycle
  • Create and update project documentation promptly
  • Proactively and continuously identify risks and their impact on projects to ensure budget, quality and schedule scopes are respected
  • Coordinate the build process and delivery of versions to QA, Localisation, PR and rating agencies
  • Handle EMEA ratings and questionnaires in coordination with QA and local offices
  • Support marketing and sales team’s efforts to demo the game to internal and external teams, press, etc.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations and reports on project’s status, as needed or requested


  • Bachelor's to Master’s degree in gaming-related project management, game design, or videogame production
  • At least 2-3 years of gaming industry experience, preferably including previous experience as a Producer or Associate Producer
  • Experience coordinating product development efforts with functional teams, such as Engineering, Localisation, Printed Materials, Quality Assurance, Public Relations, Sales, and Marketing, throughout a complete production cycle and across multiple studios
  • Adequate knowledge of the various technologies used in the video games development
  • Excellent knowledge of product development and production cycle
  • Excellent knowledge of consoles, PC, video games genres and their market
  • Strong project management practices and software including Project, Excel, PowerPoint and Word. Confluence and Jira knowledge is a plus
  • Excellent English communication skills and ability to make presentations
  • Interest/knowledge of Japanese culture is a plus
  • Excellent prioritization skills, especially handling several projects in a high-paced environment
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task between several projects
  • Strong analytic and debriefing skills in order to identify and describe issues clearly and simply
  • Adaptive and flexible to accommodate workload changes throughout the year
  • Curious, open-minded and willing to learn
  • Very strong team spirit and teamwork
  • Great communication and reporting skills, capacity to gauge when an issue needs to be escalated

Other information

Sounds exciting?

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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