Vacancy

Creative / Studio Manager

About Us

Together is a multi-disciplinary insight driven creative agency specialising in Brand Development and Marketing Communications, Digital, Social and Film and Motion.

We are part of the MMR Group which gives fantastic access to an enviable portfolio of B2C clients including William Grant, National Trust, Burtons Biscuits, Coca Cola and Mondelez to name a few.

We are passionate about what we do and the clients we work with. We believe we are only as good as our last project and we strongly believe that great creative is more than just pretty pictures. In our world, creative and strategy go hand in hand. We create smart, beautiful work that’s built on in-depth consumer insight and market understanding.

About the Role

This is a pivotal role within the company responsible for the overall efficiency of the studio.  Remaining fully abreast of work through the studio you will be fully charged with ensuring projects are booked in with the relevant briefings, remain on track and creative resource is being utilised in the most effective way.  These projects will be fully tracked against set budgets with the aim of ensuring the studio is operating to 80% billable time.

Responsibilities

  • Implementing and managing a tracking system to monitor projects in ‘real time’ against time allocated
  • Manage all projects, tasks, outputs, deadlines and creative team members to bring projects in on time and in budget
  • Setting and reviewing daily, weekly and forecast schedules of the creative team
  • Planning and amending project production schedules and reports
  • Developing and optimising existing workflow systems
  • Managing freelance creative resource ensuring freelancers are only used when absolutely necessary
  • Work in partnership with the account management team to manage peak workflows and troughs and reschedule client work where appropriate
  • Quality checking studio output against the brief
  • To assist in budget planning for individual projects
  • Develop a catalogue of past projects detailing budgeted hours against actual hours which can be used as a source of reference for planning
  • Ensure the creative team adhere to the file management system
  • To assist with Account Management / Producer tasks where required
  • Management of creative suppliers, ensuring suppliers are competitively priced, delivering high quality services and satisfy Togethers client’s contractual obligations

Recruitment criteria

  •  You have proven project management and organisational skills
  • You possess an amazing ability to multi-task
  • You demonstrate strong interpersonal skills
  • You ooze gravitas
  • You really can get the best out of a team
  • You are a great problem solver

Personality profile

In addition to being well organised with outstanding project management skills and a sound appreciation of the creative process, your personal approach is key to your success in this role.

You will need excellent communications skills and ability to build rapport with the team. This will enable you to ensure all processes are adhered to in order to ensure the overall efficiency of the studio area.

Key skills/qualifications

  • You’re a confident communicator, both written and verbally
  • You have the ability to hit the ground running
  • You have a solid background within an agency environment
  • You demonstrate in-depth understanding of the creative process, design and artwork, motion graphics, digital, photography and video
  • You are financially astute and competent using necessary finance platforms
  • You have a high levels of computer literacy, including excel

Location

Your official place of work is Bridlesmith House, 38 Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham, NG1 2GQ, but currently the team is working from home and you will need to have the set-up to do this in the short term.

Terms

  • Commences Monday mid-June 2021
  • Mon - Fri, 9am – 5.30pm, with potential flexibility on discussion
  • 25 days annual holiday + your Birthday day off + bank holidays

Remuneration/benefits

  • Dependent on experience: £ Competitive
  • Bonus dependent on company performance indicatively 1 month +/- 1 month linked to individual performance. Accrual towards bonus starts after 3 months’ service.

References

References will be required:

  • Professional x 2
  • Personal x 1

Ready to send your application?

If you want to be part of the Together team we’d love to hear from you.

You can apply here.