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External Development Manager / Purchasing Manager

Amber Studio


Amber is seeking an External Development Specialist to manage their network of partner studios. The role involves maintaining the database of external partners, managing RFPs, conducting due diligence, negotiating contracts, and managing relationships between Amber's product teams and external studios. The ideal candidate should have a Bachelor's degree in Business or Economics, 2+ years of experience in business development, sales, procurement, or related activity in the software field, and experience running supplier selection processes. Previous experience in the video games industry is a major advantage. The role offers an attractive salary package, private medical services, access to training and learning programs, and additional days off according to Amber's internal policy.

Job description

About us: 

At Amber, we're always on the hunt for the most talented individuals in the industry to join our team. We're dedicated to delivering top-notch service to our customers and know that our employees are key to making that happen. We offer attractive compensation packages and plenty of chances to grow with us, and we're always on the lookout for ways to do things better. Our team works together towards common goals and we value each member's contributions to our mission of continuous improvement and innovation. 

About the role: 

The External Development team’s main role is to manage Amber’s network of partner studios. Amber may work with such studios on a variety of projects, types of engagement and required skills. The Ext Dev team is responsible for maintaining the database of external partners, manage Amber’s outgoing RFPs, conduct the necessary due diligence process for evaluating the external studios, negotiate the contracts with the studios and manage the relationship between Amber’s product teams and external studios. The External Development team is part of the Corporate Development group, and its main client is the Product Development organization.


The Quest: 

  • Coordinate and administrate Amber’s external studios database.
  • Prospect the market and attend industry events as necessary to identify potential partner studios for Amber.
  • Coordinate the Due Diligence process for evaluating external studios, working together with Amber’s Guild / discipline leaders.
  • Assist Amber’s production teams in identifying the right vendor for their needs.
  • Draft RFP documents and validate them with key business and project stakeholders.
  • Manage the RFP process, facilitate interviews and report on conclusions and findings to stakeholders.
  • Coordinate the contract signing process with selected vendors.
  • Preparing reports and presentations for stakeholders or potential partners.
  • The External Development Specialist role reports to the External Development Director.


The Skills: 

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Business or Economics.
  • 2+ years of experience in business development, sales, procurement or related activity in the software field.
  • Experience running supplier selection processes including Request For Proposals (RFPs) and commercial & contract negotiations.
  • Previous experience in the video games industry (on any role) is a major advantage.
  • Good knowledge of the games market is a plus.
  • Project management experience is a plus.
  • Organized, analytical thinker, problem-solving attitude.
  • Ability to manage expectations appropriately while coordinating, planning, and meeting deadlines for deliverables in a fast-paced environment where projects span across teams.
  • Proficient with MS Office suite (especially Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (in English).
  • Liking to play video games is a plus.


The Reward: 

  • Working in a fast-growing and diverse multi-cultural company.
  • Opportunity to interact with a variety and top clients and games in the industry.
  • Professional and friendly work environment where you can make a difference.
  • An attractive salary package with private medical services.
  • Access to training and learning programs.
  • Additional Days Off - according to Amber’s internal policy.  


Location: Hybrid Remote<span>,</span> Bucharest, Romania

Country: Romania

Date found: 2023-03-31

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