Production Manager

Based: London
Level: Mid-Weight
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract: Full Time
Applications Close: 26 April 2018
Twitter: @studioxag
Job Listing Added: 28 March 2018

StudioXAG require an experienced and confident Production Manager to join our team.

StudioXAG specialise in art direction, design and fabrication for retail environments. With projects ranging from show-stopping bespoke installations and pop-up shops to global window roll-outs, we take pride in executing all of our work to the highest standard.

You would be joining a medium sized team in a challenging, exciting and creative environment and you will have the opportunity to work with great brands on interesting projects, be involved in all levels of the production process, and will be able to see work 'go live' within a very short space of time.

Responsibilities would include:

- Running the workshop and the workshop team made up of full time employees and freelancers
- Overall scheduling of projects alongside Project Managing team to create realistic deadlines from Design through production and into Installation
- Producing accurate costs and estimates based on briefs, designs and technical drawings, using your in-depth understanding of materials and production methods
- Building and maintaining relationships with new and existing suppliers and makers/freelancers
- Overseeing quality control on all projects, and on all incoming and outgoing products and samples
- Keeping up-to-date with new materials, suppliers and processes - implementing when relevant
- Ensuring that the Workshop & Production department are communicating effectively with Project Managers & Designers
- Being a key point of contact for Project Managers when scheduling production.
- Allocating and booking freelancer carpenters, technicians and makers for both in-house production and installations
- Communicating with workshop staff and freelancers, ensuring timesheets are submitted weekly, comparing estimates with actual figures to improve future quotes
- Ensuring production & installation calendars are updated and well communicated across the company
- Understanding health and safety practice and ensuring that we meet all requirements, including producing accurate and in-depth RAMS for each project and installation alongside the projects team.
- Ordering materials and sundries for the workshop and for installation crews
- Distributing & redistributing day to day work in the workshop and managing the team of makers to create the best work flows

Our ideal candidate must have:

- A minimum of 2 years experience in a similar production role, preferably with a background in retail/exhibition design
- An advanced understanding of materials, production and assembly processes
- Excellent time management and communication skills
- Great attention to detail and a passion for creative fabrication.

This is a full-time position with immediate start based in East London.

How to Apply

Please send a CV and cover letter telling us why you’d suit the role to [email protected]