Our client is looking for an experienced Studio Manager/Operations Manager to take responsibility for the scheduling, trafficking, management, sign off and control of client projects across their Planning, Conception, Design, Copy and Artworking disciplines. This is a hybrid role which includes operations management and finance support, and ideally suited to an individual who enjoys running a tight ship and thrives on being organised, but also accommodates the need for ‘creative scheduling’.
The Studio Manager’s role is key to getting client work turned around within deadline and to the highest standards of creative, execution and accuracy. If you are used to mediating, are flexible, quick-thinking and organised this is the role for you. You must love solving problems, be adept at anticipating changing workloads and happy to collaborate professionally with Planners, Creatives and Client Services alike. You will be responsible for managing all work through the planning and creative departments, policing our briefing process and managing the daily schedule.
Reporting into the Creative Director you will flag the requirement for additional resource, update the schedule when additions or changes are required and ensure the planning and creative teams have sufficient information to do what they do best.
Manage all new briefs into the studio, helping account handlers to put together accurate project specifications and timelines
Holding weekly WIP meetings to keep the team up to speed on the scheduling status and alert senior stakeholders to any capacity or resource concerns
Scheduling and managing the daily/weekly/monthly workload of the planning and creative department, supporting the Client Services teams to get the resource they require, when they require it
Ensuring that all studio requirements received are of suitable quality to be scheduled and to push back for further definition when needed
Supporting the Creative management team’s workload and booking internal planning, brainstorm and review meetings/sessions
Assisting the Creative Director to oversee the quality of jobs, making sure they are on track, on time and on budget.
Proof checking and quality management of all final studio outputs to make sure they match brief template specifications and brand guidelines before submitted to client services and client release
Flagging freelance requirements as and when required and organising freelance bookings
Ensuring our planning and creative processes are adhered to across all departments
Invoicing to clients
Purchase Ledger input
Skills and Experience required:
At least 3 year’s integrated agency experience, ideally within a digital marketing environment
At least 1 years’ experience managing studio traffic resources and workflows
Excellent organisational and communication skills
Good people management skills
Exceptional ‘fire-fighting’ skills – must have the ability to professionally and efficiently resolve an issue as and when it arises
Must have a thorough understanding around the creative process, and have the mindset to think ahead before each required step
Must be able to multi-task
A calming influence – you’re the type of person to diffuse a situation and sort it out logically
Bonus Skills (not essential):
Experience of Trafficing software
Digital design, artwork, programming or production skills and/or digital project management skills to support the team in busy periods
This role comes with a generous salary and benefits
If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you!