Production Manager

What is a Production Manager?


Keep us on schedule

Production managers are responsible for managing the overall progress of each of our projects. They make sure that game production goes as smoothly as possible.

As a production manager, you’ll manage project schedules and keep track of all the tasks each of our departments must accomplish to make great games.
To keep up with advancements in game hardware, game studios have become divided into increasingly specialized teams. This evolution brings with it new scheduling challenges. You’ll manage and adjust schedules across each of our teams of creators to ensure that we meet each milestone with flying colors.


We’re looking for:

  • Applicants who can actively engage with their environment while also carrying out their own tasks
  • Applicants who can approach a project objectively and handle its needs with flexibility
  • Applicants who are naturally driven to go beyond the status quo
  • Enthusiastic applicants with production management experience in an entertainment industry
  • We also welcome applicants with other game development experience who want to try their hand at production management


Game industry experience is preferred, but not required. PlatinumGames is an equal-opportunity employer and does not base hiring decisions on the race or citizenship of applicants.

Language Requirements:

For you to be your best at PlatinumGames, either Japanese or English is needed for communication with other members of our team.


To apply, please prepare the documents and materials described below, and submit them either through our Online Application** or by postal mail.

**When preparing files to submit through the online application form, please ensure that your name is included in each filename. Please note that only PDF, JPG, PNG and GIF file types can be directly uploaded, and that there is a maximum size of 5 MB per file. If you need to upload files greater than 5 MB in size, or in formats other than those listed, please feel free to use external services such as Dropbox, firestorage, YouTube or Vimeo, or your own online portfolio. If you do so, please provide the URL where your materials are located with your application.

Required materials
  • Your resume, clearly specifying your desired position, and including your e-mail address and a recent photograph
  • Your curriculum vitae, describing your work experience and formatted at your discretion
  • Work samples (see below)
Please be aware that we will not be able to return submitted materials. Please submit copies of any essential documents.
Contents of applications are kept strictly confidential.
Work samples If you have experience in game development, please include a detailed description of your duties and responsibilities in any completed projects in your resume.
Application period We are always accepting applications for this position unless otherwise noted. Please be aware that the availability of positions may change in accordance with our needs.

Please address your application materials to:
PlatinumGames Inc. Attn: Hiring manager (web)
Tower West 8F, Umeda Sky Building
1-1-30 Oyodonaka, Kita-ku, Osaka
531-6108, Japan

Selection process

Applicants are initially screened based on the application materials outlined above.
All applicants will be notified of the results of this screening within ten business days after receipt of their application. (Please be aware that extenuating circumstances may delay this reply.)
Applicants residing in Japan who pass this initial screening will proceed to in-person interviews at our offices in Osaka. Interviews for applicants residing outside of Japan may be conducted over Skype.