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Studio operations manager
at Tom Dixon

Tom Dixon Studio is seeking a studio operations manager to join its team in London.

About the studio

Design Research Studio is the innovations and design agency at the heart of Tom Dixon working on the spaces, products and brands of tomorrow. A restless innovator, Tom established Design Research Studio in 2002 to work on innovative projects and products with a wide variety of partners, brands, developers and entrepreneurs. Rich in narrative, we nurture a fast-growing global portfolio of projects working across interior design, product design, graphics and branding.

About the role

Design Research Studio is seeking an ambitious and highly effective studio operations manager to join its team in London.

The studio operations manager will work in close collaboration with team members at all levels to support the commercial success of the studio. This is a varied role and the ideal candidate will have experience managing the efficient and profitable operations of a creative/design studio.

More specifically the studio operations manager will be responsible for the following

Financial management:

  • general studio bookkeeping
  • preparing and issuing invoices and managing payment schedules
  • working in close collaboration with the centralised finance team to report the studio pipeline and log sales
  • tracking monthly revenue and reporting cashflow for individual projects and studio-wide performance
  • review and approve accounts payable and incoming invoices
  • manage general studio and project expenses

Contract management:

  • performing initial reviews of contractual documentation
  • working with the studio’s legal consultant to review and complete client contracts
  • communicating project-specific terms and conditions to teams

Resource management:

  • resource management and capacity forecasting for existing and future work
  • monitoring and reporting timesheet entries for the studio
  • tracking the performance of projects to ensure time allocations are maintained
  • lead resourcing meetings to provide regular team capacity updates

General studio management:

  • manage studio facilities, equipment and supplies
  • manage the studio insurance and compliance requirements
  • organising team events/activities and managing the studio social budget

About you:

  • established understanding of the day-to-day administration and operations of a creative/design studio
  • experience supporting accounts receivable and accounts payable processes
  • knowledge of contractual documentation and commercial terms
  • experience using financial and resource management systems
  • highly organised and comfortable with multi-tasking
  • able to prioritise tasks according to importance and timing
  • approachable and friendly attitude
  • able to build a strong rapport and communicate effectively with team members at all levels
  • enjoy working autonomously and problem solving
  • interested in the design industry/creative sectors

For the right candidate, we will offer a competitive remuneration package alongside the opportunity to build an extraordinary career within one of the world’s leading design agencies and lifestyle brands.

We embrace diversity in all applicant’s backgrounds. The successful applicant must have eligibility to work in the UK.

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