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Studio Manager

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Reporting to:
Creative Directors / Operations Director
Job Description:
As a busy creative studio it’s essential to the success of our project delivery that we run as smoothly and efficiently as possible. We would like to bring in a full time member of staff to traffic the flow of the studio’s output. You will strive to create a great studio environment and look after the well being of your team.
You must have previous experience in scheduling and forward planning studio work, managing freelancers, negotiating rates, delegating work and ensuring they are kept busy on billable work. A large part of the position will be that you need to ensure all jobs are carried out within given timeframes, identifying and raising any issues as soon as possible.
You will be responsible for allocating time and resources within the studio. You will be reporting to the Creative Director/ Operations Director on a weekly basis to update on all areas of the studio.
Additional tasks will range from managing Creative Directors’ diaries, arranging travel, sourcing quotes and suppliers, to issuing POs and invoices, managing databases and contacts and ensuring the correct use of our Streamtime project management system.
Skills:
You will have a thorough understanding of the processes involved in the delivery of design, moving image, and interiors – you will need a good technical knowledge to understand the support and delivery needs of the team.
You will also have an excellent grasp of financial systems within an agency environment, a good working knowledge of Sage software is an advantage in this role.
Internally you will schedule progress meetings, provide updates and identify and manage any potential issues. You will keep the company Directors fully briefed regarding progress, issues and communications.
To be successful in this role you need to actively offer solutions and be confident managing a busy team.
You will have excellent computer skills, and be able to use Microsoft Office to a high standard; knowledge of InDesign and Streamtime Project Management software is a bonus.
We are looking for someone who is energetic, hardworking, and who is excited by the quality and diversity of work we produce as a studio.
Experience:
You will have worked in a studio management or traffic management role for a minimum of 3 years.
You will have experience of managing a busy team and providing comprehensive status reports and updates to the senior members of the team.
Organisational skills:
You will plan for both the short and long term. However, your plans need to be fluid and you need to be comfortable responding to and managing ever- changing priorities.
You will be highly organised with the ability to remain calm under pressure and manage multiple tasks. These attributes will help you and our team to deliver quality work to tight deadlines.
Team skills:
You will be ready to anticipate and support the activities of the rest of the team and work effectively and cooperatively with others.
You will demonstrate that you value others’ input and expertise and are willing to learn from others.
Communication skills:
You must have excellent communication skills, and give confidence and assurance – you must be able to deliver presentations to clients in a confident manner and be comfortable standing up and explaining your ideas with clarity to a large number of people.
You will have impeccable written and verbal communication skills.
You will be able to develop positive relationship with our team, clients, sub- contractors, freelancers and have a professional and competent manner.
Learning ability:
You will be keen to learn and use your knowledge to improve your performance and that of the company
You will ensure the correct use of project systems (Streamtime) whilst developing and improving your own procedures and be proactive in identifying opportunities for improvement.
We are looking for someone who is energetic, hardworking, and who is excited by the quality and diversity of work we produce as a studio.
We are a unique business and seek a unique individual.

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