Studio Manager

7 days left

£35000 - £45000 per annum
24 Jun 2019
22 Jul 2019
Alexandra Prut
Experience Level
Contract Type
Full Time
MRM Global is a marketing technology company providing industry leading marketing design software to global drinks brand such as Bacardi, Carlsberg, Diageo, Molson Coors and Pernod Ricard.

Our innovative software combined with our design and consulting expertise enables our clients to scale meaningful connections with their customers while expressing a consistent message across a global customer base.

Our Vision is to become the global leader in B2B design creation software in the Food and Beverage industry. Our Mission is to enable global brands to efficiently support more local customers with marketing that drives sales.

At MRM, our design team plays a critical role in the success of the business. Our clients aim is to support their customers with outstanding marketing materials that harness the power of their global brands while being customised to ensure relevance for a local audience. Our design team help our clients achieve this by creating outstanding template designs for our software and by designing beautiful bespoke designs for their most important clients. Our design team are known for their high-quality design, delivery speed and customer service.

The role

The ideal candidate for this role is an experienced Studio Manager who has the ability to lead a growing and diverse design team while introducing new systems and processes to enable us to scale our operations as we grow rapidly.

We’re looking for someone who enjoys taking responsibility and is looking for an opportunity to build a world-class design team who can deliver at scale on a global basis. We need a highly motivated and ambitious individual who has significant experience to build, manage and scale our design team.


Ensure that MRM maintain the appropriate resource levels to meet customer expectations by forecasting demand, hiring additional designers and using freelance resources during peak times.
  • Developing best practice to ensure that we can scale our design business significantly while meeting a high level of design quality and accuracy.
  • Introduce new systems and processes to ensure that our design team is working productively and efficiently
  • Lead, manage and coach a team of designers with support from an assistant manager.
  • Work closely with the Financial Director to ensure accurate billing and profitability.
  • Setting up and maintaining good file management, brand/legal guidelines and templates.
  • Ensuring outstanding artwork consistency, quality within agreed turnaround times.

Required Skills
  • Outstanding organisational and time management skills
  • Knowledge of design best practice
  • Experience in implementing and managing a process-based operation to ensure maximum efficiency and productivity.
  • Demonstrated desire for continuous learning and improvement
  • Enthusiastic and creative leader with the ability to inspire others
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Required Experience
  • 5+ years experience of design studio management (in-house or agency)
  • Experience building and developing world class design teams
  • Experience of implementing workflow processes and systems to ensure the delivery of a very high volume of design jobs.
  • A graphic design background 

Please do get in touch today for a full detailed job spec or for a quick chat about the role.

About Vertical Advantage

We are the only specialist recruiter in the consumer marketplace that work in niches across Sales, Marketing, Digital, E-Commerce, Supply Chain, Logistics and Procurement giving us far greater reach than our competitors.

Vertical Advantage has been around for nearly a decade. We know and understand our markets. It’s what we do best.

We are here for you for the long term and will always work with your best interests at heart. We work to transform your career by acting as your trusted right hand in what can be a tricky market to navigate.

We invest the time in really getting to know you. If you want a partner to offer you the best professional advice to help your career development, then drop us a line for a chat

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