Reporting to the Chief Operations Officer, the Photography Studio Manager is responsible for all photographic projects flowing through the studio and external vendors. This position will maximize the studio capacity, implement imaging solutions (on time and within budget), drive continuous improvement, scale production to meet high volumes and drive greater efficiencies while ensuring high quality, on-brand photography for our clients. As the face of the studio, this position will build strong relationships with the Operational, Creative and Digital Teams as well as a variety of external vendors and agencies.
This fantastic role will give you exposure to the excitement and challenges of growing a business, and enable you to grow with it. You will gain great experience in many of the ways of the world is evolving to: remote working, flexible resourcing, cloud computing, e-commerce and new media.
SKUvantage is Australia's leading product content agency. Our service significantly improves e-commerce performance for our clients by delivering excellent digital product content and photography to retailers and suppliers. We have hundreds of clients from high-end fashion to liquor brands and are growing rapidly year on year. We provide a unique, stress-free service for our clients and pride ourselves on quality and efficiency.
The role of the Photo Studio Manager is to manage the studio operations and relationships with clients to deliver high-quality work, in a profitable and timely manner.
The key duties of the role:
Delivering client projects on time and to the brief
Maintain high client satisfaction through appropriate and ongoing communication
Profitable sales without compromising quality and performance
Operate the studio effectively
The studio is suitably organised and operated for efficiency
Make sure the studio has the necessary equipment and deal with suppliers appropriately
Ensure team members have a safe working environment
Recruit and manage team members
Manage a calendar of all work flowing through the studio
Ensure work and priorities across team members are balanced and managed
Support continuous learning and improvement in the team
Contribute to the strategic growth plans of the business
The studio manager is an important role in growing SKUvantage. You will be required to positively contribute to the strategic development of the business
You will also contribute in a positive way to the team dynamic, and operational and business development strategy
Drive Profitable Sales:
Develop sales & marketing plans
Respond to sales enquiries promptly and effectively with appropriate follow-up
Manage costs effectively across contractors and external service providers
Manage consumable and capital expenditure costs to support the operation of the studio
Our ideal candidate:
We pride ourselves on the culture we have built at SKUvantage and the quality of our team. This key role requires that you will be in a similar mould... a positive, motivated individual that enjoys working in a team without ego.
Key qualities include:
Professional experience in a commercial photography studio
Accustomed to the high-intensity level of an e-commerce studio environment
Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadlines
Good written and oral communication with team and clients
Highly conscientious and a passion for quality
Well organised and unflappable
Personable and an ability to get on with a diversity of people
Enjoy learning and keen on developing yourself and your role
Mature, professional, self-reliant, confident and positive
Welcome to The Collaborative Agency - a creative agency that co creates and creates amazing collaborative outcomes. We're looking for an talented and experienced graphic/digital designer with an eye for detail and an obsession for making things look amazing. This person will need to have at least 2 years agency experience and is comfortable working across both print and digital projects.
Specifically, we're looking for someone who:Can, above all else, collaborate with others to make everything you do betterIs a Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign wiz kidHas decent experience with digital design, especially responsive web designHas at minimum a basic understanding of wire framingIs able to flesh out an initial design concept into multiple pages/templates/forms/assetsIs able to manage their time effectively and hit deadlines
We'd love to chat further with you if you think you've got what it takes. Send through your CV and portfolio
Heard Agency is focused on delivering kickarse experiences to the universe across Branding, Digital, CGI/3D (we do this in-house and are heavily focused on VR) and PR. We know what we do and aim to be the best in the world at it (someway to go, but aim high!). We are also focused on delivering these services to four key industries: FMCG, Property, Mining & Infrastructure and Corporate.
We are expanding our team and seeking a creative / studio lead / head to take us forward. We have a strong portfolio of clients across four key sectors with Property being a key pillar.
Our website heardagency.com gives a good overview of our business and our work to date. We are a young, vibrant agency with a strong track record.
We are looking for someone to join us at a senior level to lead the creative team, develop their offering and individual skill sets; to work on new initiatives to develop existing clients with the account service team and to work in the management team to drive the agency forward.
Creative vision, talent leadership and financial skills are all key to this role. We are open to discussing how the role develops for the right person and we are keen to bring someone into the team as soon as possible.
Specifically our industries of focus include FMCG, Mining & Infrastructure, Property & Corporate. We offer integrated marketing and advertising services across channels and mediums.
Many of our clients are not quite blue-chip, which means they have little experience or understanding about Agency process. But the opportunity to be creative remains immense.
So in a nut-shell, if you're looking for a new start, somewhere you can exercise all you've learnt - a place where you have real career progression prospects – then this could be the opportunity for you.
QUALIFICATIONS AND CAPABILITIES
• Min 5 years experience working in a leadership position in creative design and production
• A proven understanding of the activities, needs and capabilities of the various creative disciplines in a modern studio
• A proven ability to ‘connect’ with, mentor and nurture creative talent
• Strong creative writing and design skills which can be used to capture and explain creative concepts, ideas and strategies.
• Strong face to face communication and creative presentation skills.
• A natural story teller, with a proven ability to communicate creative concepts clearly and effectively with diverse audiences and stakeholders across the B2B and B2C landscape.
• A sound understanding and proven ability to work across different media and communication technologies.
• Strong commercial skills enabling accurate scoping and quoting of work as well as management of projects ongoing within scope and budget.