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Studio Manager

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My client is an international consultancy providing world-class local solutions in complex infrastructure, urban growth, energy, mining, and natural resource management. With a global presence spanning from UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, the United States, Canada, Brazil, Africa, the Middle East, Australia, and Asia--  their geographic spread and experience in these strategic locations means their on-the-ground staff have a strong understanding of the local environment and can be mobilised quickly to respond to client's needs. 

The highly experienced Sydney office is now looking to hire a very key role to their dedicated team-- as their Studio Manager, you'll play a very critical role in having a positive contribution to the clients and projects they work with that are shaping Sydney and NSW. 

**Open to this person working 3, 4, or 5 days a week as needed.


As the Studio Manager in their Sydney office, you will be responsible for workflow management, quality control and production for the creative team who work for clients in both Sydney & Melbourne. You must know how to organize people and tasks effectively and will be good at figuring out and implementing processes to achieve best results.

  • Workflow/Traffic Managment: oversee efficent flow of work from account services and project managers (mainly internal clients) through to creative and production. 
    • This will include creating and managing project schedules, tracking & monitoring progress to ensure timely delivery of services
    • Assign projects and manage resources 
  • Print & Production Management: provide centralized purchasing, delivery, scheduling and quality control (including press checks), negotiate with vendors and maintain good and professional relationships with all creative suppliers 
  • Quality Control- Ensure quality procedures are adhered to and that any work leaving studio is of the highest quality
    • Implement and maintain systems for work review
  • Assign Projects & Manage Resources- maintain and manage WIP including booking and managing contract temporary staff when required and inducting them in studio processes
  • Project management of design and production projects including external client liaison
  • Ability to negotiate in tough situations with al groups and settle differences, win concessions without damaging relationships and be both direct and diplomatic 


  • Proven success as a career Studio Manager and previous studio management experience for a team of 5 or more
  • Eagerness to view this role as an opportunity to manage and guide the team and implement your own efficient and proven successful process 
  • Excellent ability to identify opportunities for integration, simplifying complex processes and ability to multitask and prioritize work to balance multiple projects and deadlines 
  • Solid understanding of print and digital design with working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Ability to project estimate and assist with pricing creative services for proposals and tender. Ensure estimates are followed through to invoicing


  •  If you have experience as a Creative Artworker for client projects (including layout and finished art) 
  • Confident directing traffic for a team of experienced designers and not afraid to hold their own working with a team that's experienced and not afraid to hold their own. 


  • Working for or having a consultancy background 
  • Agency or Client facing 


If this sounds like you and you'd like to learn more about the role/client, please apply ASAP with an updated CV detailing relevant work experience and projects/clients/teams you've lead.

You can also e-mail me directly at Look forward to connecting! 

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