Studio Manager

Recruiter
Craig Green
Location
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Posted
09 Nov 2021
Closes
09 Dec 2021
Level
Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic individual to join the Design and Development team at CRAIG GREEN. The successful candidate should be self-motivated, organised and looking to develop their skills within a dynamic and fast-paced creative environment. The Studio Manager will be responsible for delivering an on-time sampled range to a high quality and standard in line with budgets and sales campaign deadlines. Working alongside all functions including Pattern Cutters, Machinists, Garment Tech, Product and Design Developers throughout various stages of the process each season.

 

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Follow the critical path and ensure the Atelier delivers on time and to the highest standards of quality
  • Plan studio workload in line with Design, Sales, Production and Comms schedules
  • Work with Head of Product to ensure that scheduling, workflow, and budget are achieved
  • Responsible for managing a small team of Pattern Cutters, Seamstresses and Cutters – both permanent and freelance – including task allocation and development
  • Work with junior members of the team, mentoring and nurturing their professional growth
  • Oversee the development of showpieces, textiles, shapes and patterns.
  • Research and develop new creative solutions and techniques as well as construction ideas
  • Responsible for each pattern's life cycle, from initial draft through to sampling and production handover. Provide measurement charts for production
  • Manage, maintain and update the block pattern library with the Garment Technologist
  • Keep Atelier budget up to date and flag current spend when necessary
  • Liaise with model agencies to organise weekly fittings with the wider team
  • Participate in all design/development/salesman sample fittings, being on hand to attend in production fittings if necessary
  • Assist with fittings, record fit notes/photos, communicate relevant pattern corrections to patternmakers and seamstresses
  • Work with the Development team and Garment Technologist to simplify showpieces for commercialisation
  • Archive photos, sketches and other elements of the design process
  • Assist during campaign and lookbook shoots

 

Qualifications: 

  • 3-4 years of relevant experience
  • A comprehensive understanding of all menswear categories is essential
  • Excellent sewing and pattern cutting skills, ability to make effective fit adjustments  
  • Good organizational skills and ability to plan, multi-task and work under pressure
  • Passionate about product design and development
  • Effective relationship management and ability to work as part of a team as well as independently
  • Highly results-driven, forward-thinking, can easily anticipate design needs for upcoming projects
  • Problem solver/solutions-driven, Can-do attitude 

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