Design Studio Manager

Recruiter
The Job Shop Recruitment Service SW Ltd
Location
Paignton
Posted
03 Apr 2019
Closes
26 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
A client of Job Shop Recruitment is currently recruiting for Design Studio Manager to join a successful team.
Our Client is looking for someone with an eye for great design and exceptional attention to detail to manage the creative output of the design studio. They are looking for someone who has prior experience of managing a design team, excellent project management / organisation skills and, most importantly, a proven track record of delivering projects to schedule.
The Design Studio Manager role offers the successful individual the opportunity to develop the design output of a historically significant, widely respected brand across multiple mediums including but not limited to catalogues, print advertising, packaging and point of sale material.
Key Responsibilities
* Produce project plans and schedules for all internal design work across multiple areas:
* Catalogues, Page Advertising, Product Packaging
* Point of Sale Material
* Effective internal communication within the Marketing department and across other company functions to ensure that design projects are delivered to schedule.
* Manage internal resources effectively, delegating to team members with the most applicable skill sets
* Manage external design suppliers when necessary and according to the needs of the business
Process Management
* Manage internal processes within the team and across departments to ensure effective and timely communication of information needed for design projects
* Work with the Head of Direct Marketing and Marketing Manager to improve processes within the following areas:
* Scheduling, Briefing, Production, Proofing
* Manage implementation of the company’s Product Information Management (PIM) system into the design function to deliver further efficiencies.
Other Responsibilities
* Check all design work, digital proofs and printed samples to ensure quality of design
* Oversee internal and external photography and video
* Rostering of staff to meet the seasonal requirements of the business
* Motivate and nurture design team to consistently improve output and quality of design
* Liaison with System Support on design specific hardware or software requirements
* Management of stock image budget
Tools Used
* Adobe Design Suite – Particularly Indesign but also Photoshop & Illustrator
* Pages / Word, Numbers / Excel
* Database driven content management systems
* Digital photography equipment – Particularly Nikon
Personal Qualities
* Background in or appreciation of graphic design
* Managing a design team
* Confident and self-motivated
* A team player with the ability to delegate and motivate a team
* Excellent project management skills
* Process driven and able to create / improve upon existing processes
* Excellent communication skills
* Attention to detail - able to work to tight deadlines whilst maintaining accuracy
* Flexibility, Ability to work autonomously
* Experience of working with Macs

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