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Studio Manager

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Oct 29, 2019

Outer West London

Freelance

Agent: Claire B.

Job #: 153666

Salary: £35k-£40k (some flex)

Job Description

If you’re an experienced plate-spinner then this could be your perfect role!

A busy in-house creative, design and production team are looking for a Studio Manager supporting the Marketing department at large FMCG company. 

As Studio Manager you will be an essential part of the team: keeping everyone organised, on top of what’s going on, who’s doing what and by when. You’ll ensure that deadlines are met, deliverables are
delivered, and that incoming briefs are handled efficiently.

You will lead meetings with brand managers and other stakeholders to ensure that the studio’s resource is being rigorously planned and that projects are on-track to be delivered to deadline.
This is an opportunity to work on exciting projects for big drinks brand as well as other smaller seed brands.

You will have excellent organisational and planning skills as well as understanding and appreciation of the creative design process required to deliver retail creative from brief through to execution and
delivery. A can-do mentality is essential as is a flexible approach to managing workload, a clear but friendly communication style and an infectious enthusiasm for delivering projects.

Key Accountabilities
 Plan, review, course-correct and communicate the studio’s work schedule.
 Receive, interpret, plan and manage individual scopes of work across all projects.
 Plan available resource against studio projects and ensure delivery to deadline.
 Track effort expended per project and report back on value delivered and the studio’s overall productivity.
 Manage the expectations of key stake holders across Marketing and Sales
 Manage the studio’s annual leave calendar and use it to plan available resource.
 Manage external agency and third-party resource including freelance staff.
 Budget management with knowledge of SAP.
 Be the single point of contact for the team for all incoming briefs to the team and allocate appropriately.
 Project manage a small number of the studio’s larger briefs.

Skills & Experience
 A proven ability to manage the workload of teams and plan resource effectively.
 Strong communication and stakeholder management skills.
 Demonstrable experience implementing new processes or systems within a creative team.
 Experience managing both print and digital projects across multiple platforms to delivery.
 Extensive operational experience including time and performance management.
 Excellent understanding of the creative process and timelines for delivery.
 Ability to understand a brief, define the key elements and timing, highlight, manage and mitigate risk.
 Ability to collate information from multiple teams to get a clear SOW.
 Must be confident in holding people to account.
 Experience using SCRUM project management is an advantage but not essential. Knowledge of online tools such as Trello and TeamGant is also desirable.
 A view on the best tools and systems to support this role and team.
 Demonstrable experience in a similar role as a studio or traffic manager within a creative agency environment is essential.
 A self-starter and can hit the ground running.
 A good sense of humor is essential.

Please contact me if you want to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity.

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