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Studio Manager

Budapest (HU)
Closing date
26 Feb 2023

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Design - Garments & Accessories
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are looking for a highly experienced Studio Manager to become a full-time member of our creative team in our Budapest Studio and oversee the full running of physical, digital and remote working of our design department.

We are looking for a highly enthusiastic individual, who is confident in managing senior-level employees, communicating with all levels of the business and good at building relationships with internal and external stakeholders.


Previous Design management experience is essential, and a Fashion management background is appreciated. 


Main responsibilities will include:


  • Responsible for creating a synchronised way of working within the design teams concerning boards, meeting preparations, and meetings with the Design Lead across all product categories;
  • Responsible for Operational Supervision of in-house, freelance and part-time designers
  • Follow product and design strategy, participate in Range and SMS reviews
  • Coordinate team information to be shared with Design, Collection Director and related departments during the design phase.
  • Implementation of new systems and organisational tools
  • Liaison with management and external studio suppliers
  • Responsible for Design Team’s adherence to Critical Path
  • Keep the Garment Archive and Track the archive budget
  • Responsible for Studio Tools purchase and budget
  • Tracking of studio-wide payments via credit card
  • Complete reports for Collection Director
  • Perform regular 1/1s and appraisals in line with company policy. Develop individuals to realise their potential and promote the company leadership model.
  • Maintain a high standard of technical skills, creative ability and team development within the studio
  • HR tracking for sickness/holiday/days in lieu/birthdays
  • Onboarding of new starters/leavers
  • Coordinate travel for the Design Lead and for the rest of the Team if necessary


Person Specification:


  • 3 to 4 years of managerial experience, preferably within the fashion industry at adjacent brands, or equivalent background
  • Thorough understanding of company objectives and design philosophy
  • Highly organised with the ability to delegate and coordinate tasks across all product categories and seasons
  • Great at planning, and adhering to timelines and business targets
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills
  • Detail and solution-oriented
  • Self-motivated with a strong sense of personal accountability
  • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office, Outlook and Adobe
  • A proactive approach to work, flexible with tasks based on the needs of the business
  • Fluent in English both written and verbal
  • Willingness to relocate to Budapest


What we offer:


  • Laptop & company mobile phone
  • A young and forward-thinking team with a cool office in the 12th district (Városmajor Street) of Budapest (Dog-friendly office)
  • The possibility to learn, develop yourself, and be part of the growth story of Nanushka
  • Open-minded colleagues and management who are interested in hearing your ideas and suggestions
  • A purpose-driven business with a focus on sustainability in all aspects of our business


NANUSHKA is an equal opportunities employer, we encourage people with a diverse range of backgrounds to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other factors prohibited by law.


Nanushka is a contemporary House for the modern human founded by Sandra Sandor. Where East meets West, the brand draws inspiration from the spiritual journey through cultures and time, effortlessly combining function with flair.

With clothing designed in Budapest and produced in Europe, the brand is present in over 30 countries worldwide at as prestigious retailers as Net-a-Porter and Browns. Sandra herself was raised in a fashion environment as her mother founded one of the first childrenswear businesses in Hungary, prior to the fall of the iron curtain.

Confident ease being the basis of the brand’s aesthetics, it offers easy-to-wear pieces with subtle femininity, elevated quality, and unexpected details. The collections deliver a modern, versatile, day-in-day-out wardrobe with the aim of creating a new informal form of beauty.

Find Us
Révész street 27.

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