We need a Design Studio Manager

We are looking for a highly organised, efficient and professional Design Studio Manager to oversee the daily operations within our design studio.

You will be responsible for planning, managing, tracking and delivering all design work that comes into the agency. This is a varied role that requires a multi-disciplined candidate with exceptional management flair and a keen eye for detail.

We are a friendly, youthful office, with a good social atmosphere, and lots of happy, long standing clients. We need someone who is adept to change, constantly on the lookout for a better way to do things and who would bring plenty of enthusiasm and energy to the role and company.


Key Responsibilities

  • Managing the team of designers and briefing jobs/tasks
  • Overseeing all current projects within the studio to ensure targets and deadlines are met
  • Motivate, encourage and drive the studio to be the best it can be
  • Project/client account management and communication
  • Manage project workloads, ensuring efficiency and productivity on every job
  • Plan and deliver faultless quality control on work produced
  • Liaising with suppliers
  • Department performance reporting and planning
  • Identify instances of under-utilisation, identify the root cause and pro-actively take steps to address the issue
  • Overall company efficiency and budgetary control with guidance from the management team
  • Attend and contribute to project and general management meetings
  • General office management / administration


Essential Criteria

  • Degree or equivalent in relevant field and strong academic record
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in marketing environment or related area
  • Excellent verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent written communication, strong grammar and nice writing style
  • Impeccable time management skills
  • The ability to demonstrate your desire for operational efficiencies, drive change and improvements through your team whilst keeping people engaged and committed to the company’s success
  • Have an excellent eye for attention to detail, which is creative whilst consistently keeping a commercial perspective in mind
  • An analytical mind set with the ability to apply a structured and creative approach to problem solving
  • Detailed knowledge of Microsoft Office, Windows and the online environment
  • Positive and fun person to have in the office environment
  • Ability to work on own initiative under pressure to tight deadlines
  • Able to work flexible hours if required


Desirable Criteria

  • Experience in client marketing at a high level, and can relate to high level marketing messaging
  • Proof reading experience
  • A creative eye
  • Experience of budgetary control and streamlining processes
  • Experience in print management
  • Able to travel and stay overnight for work related meetings if needed


Application Closing Date:
Monday 12th November 2018

£20,000-£26,000 dependent on experience

Application Method:
Please send your CV to [email protected]