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Senior manager
at Jailmake

Jailmake is hiring a senior manager to join its studio in London.

About us

Jailmake is a multidisciplinary team of designers, project managers and makers. We specialise in joinery, metalwork and kinetics for a diverse client base of designers, architects and creative agencies. We bring ideas to life, producing high-quality work on time and to budget. Our projects range from high-end furniture and lighting to commercial visual merchandising and immersive multimedia environments.


Taking the leading role in Jailmake’s day to day studio and workshop functioning. As a manager at the top tier of the company, this position will be ultimately responsible for the correct quoting of jobs, effective project management, and budget management. Comprehensive and regular reports to the director should be formalised and scheduled as and when necessary. The position requires someone experienced in aspects of technical design, fabrication and client management.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

  • developing initial creative and technical designs in order to aid in the quotation process
  • ensure that processes in the design can be implemented in the workshop or efficiently outsourced
  • final sign off of quotes and estimates and ensuring that projects stay within budget
  • assisting with production scheduling and methods where needed
  • manage project scope and changes
  • understand and steer capacity of the workshop
  • act as an internal quality control check for the project
  • liaising with clients and suppliers
  • overseeing the production and client sign off of CAD drawings
  • maintaining an overview of the workshop schedule as well as the project managers’ progress
  • weekly monitoring the progress of all members of staff
  • establish practices, templates, policies, tools and partnerships to expand and mature these capabilities for the organisation

Qualifications and requirements:

  • previous experience managing a workshop and studio or similar
  • extensive understanding of fabrication methods and techniques
  • experience in wood and/or metalwork
  • preferably has experience with a CNC router
  • qualified to degree level in a relevant subject
  • strong communicator and delegator
  • excellent time management skills
  • proficient in CAD software, Rhino, Fusion 360, Vectorworks
  • ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • excellent health and safety practices
  • computer literate on PC / Mac Computers

If you think you are perfect for the role please get in touch with your CV and short covering letter by clicking the ‘apply’ button below.

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