Studio Manager

Were looking for an experienced Studio Manager to join our UK team. Working alongside the Creative Services Lead, youll have operational control over the Customer Experience studio team managing briefs, resource, and work across CX, UX, UI, Service Design, Research and Content.

What youll do:

Responsible for resource management across Customer Experience. Allocating briefs based on an individuals strengths and skills.

Have an umbrella view of every job going through the department at any given time, including budget / stage / next steps / success criteria.

Bridge the gap between the areas of Business services: Customer Experience, Consultancy and Data & Analytics and maintaining a workflow structure across all departments.

Responsible for managing priorities, allocating resources and ensuring that process is adhered to at all times.

Maximising resources and time available for projects, allowing for ramp up, kick off, retros, project wrap up.

Ensure all briefs are accurate, approved and briefed into the team prior to work starting

Building effective relationships with CX Management team and stakeholders to ensure visibility of projects in flight and tentative projects/pipeline.

Long-term capacity, workforce and workflow planning for Studio Operations

Utilizing systems/data to ensure efficient planning

Being proactive and aware of project changes across the studio, keeping all departments informed and taking action if necessary.

Troubleshooting and sourcing missing details along the way if needed.

Assist Account Directors/PMs with cost estimates and timings for all new briefs/project.

Managing financial tracking and reporting, including financial retro and cascade learnings

Liaison with in-house recruitment team and build a pool of freelancers.

Look for efficiencies across the team and breadth of work, so that we can continue to accelerate

What we want from you:

Talented, enthusiastic, focused, eye for detail, professional. Keen to learn and to challenge for smarter ways of doing things; a team player proud of their work who wants to share it. You like working in a fast-paced environment and are ready to inspire outstanding online shopper experiences for consumers and brands, no matter what product, service, sector, device or channel!

Studio Management, ideally in an agency environment

Advanced knowledge of studio/project management software, and ability to create and implement studio processes

Managing resourcing requirements across 30+ people and multiple accounts to tight deadlines

Working with Senior leads in UX, UI and content to create budget estimates

Tracking and monitor time against allocated budget

Proven leadership skills and ability to meet deadlines in a stressful environment, whilst motivating a team with a wide variety of skill sets.

Excellent problem-solving ability and meticulous attention to detail

Excellent multi-tasker

Communicating, managing people and strong organisational skills

If you know some of this even better!

Understanding of CX services across UX, UI, Content

What well give you:

The opportunity to work with some of the most respected brands across the world. We will give you respect for who you are, allow you to be yourself, empower you to make a difference and give you opportunities to grow and develop your skills.

We currently offer a great benefits package including a competitive discretionary bonus scheme, hybrid working that works for everyone, social events, training opportunities, competitive pension, medical insurance, life assurance, opportunities to buy and sell holidays, family friendly policies, discounts with 100s of leading retailers and much more!

Wunderman Thompson Commerceinspire people to shop online through digital solutions, driving growth for world-leading brands and retailers.

How?We create, support, and improve digital shopper journeys, across leading channels including retailers, direct-to-consumer (D2C), marketplaces (Amazon and beyond), and social channels. And we work with some of the biggest and most exciting brands around, such as Calvin Klein, MAC, Nestlé, Sainsburys, Selfridges, Shell, Tiffany & Co. and Tommy Hilfiger.

Part creative agency, part consultancy and part technology company, Wunderman Thompson Commerce are unique in our ability to connect world-class strategic thinking and creative insight with deep executional capability across technology and operations. Together, this enables us to deliver winning commerce solutions across all major digital routes to market worldwide.

Were part of WPP, a creative transformation company who use the power of creativity to build better futures for people, planet, clients and communities and is recognised as a Leader in The Forrester Wave: Commerce Services.

Tell me more!We are a diverse team of 1700+ commerce experts across more than 20 offices worldwide, including state-of-the-art offices in Watford, Central London and an eCommerce Centre of Excellence in Lisbon. We believe that growth through commerce begins with connected customer experiences that amplify the brand and drive business outcomes. We excel at orchestrating commerce touchpoints through intelligent deployment and integration of world class technology from strategic partners like Adobe, SAP, Salesforce, HCL, Shopify, BigCommerce and commerce tools, as well as driving sales from marketplaces and retailers. We have recently expanded our capabilities to include NN4M, specialists in Mobile Commerce and Satalia, experts in Artificial Intelligence.

Our reputation is based on our people, and we believe we have some of the best in the business people who are inspired, energetic and straight-talking, and who really want to understand both our clients and their customers. We are happiest when we are innovating and shaping the future of commerce. We live and breathe our values and take pride in what our people achieve, empowering and respecting every one of them.

As our business grows internationally, were looking for new people to join us on our journey to inspire and take a key role in shaping some of the best commerce solutions, services and websites in the world. Working as a team, no problem is insurmountable; we share in our client successes and believe that anyone can show creative bravery no matter what their role is in the team.

At Wunderman Thompson, a WPP company, we are committed to actively building a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcomed, valued and heard, and is treated with dignity and respect. As leaders and creative partners across industries, it is our responsibility to cultivate an environment reflective of our greatest asset; our people. We believe that this commitment inspires growth and delivers equitable outcomes for everyone as well as the clients and communities we serve.