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Studio Manager

Listing ID: 1336737

Studio Manager

Type of Position: Temporary Position
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: Bianca Saunders
Location: Central London, London, UK
Employment Length: TBC
Hours: Full Time
Experience: 1 to 2 years
Specified Hours: 40 hours a week
Start Date: ASAP
Salary: Competitive
Reporting To: Director
Twitter Handle: @BIANCASAUNDERS_
Deadline: Ongoing
Ad Expires In: 1 month 6 days
About: A distinctive new vision to the fashion sphere, the designs of Bianca Saunders are informed by her identity and cultural heritage. Graduating from The Royal College of Art before launching her eponymous label in 2017, the London-born designer draws from the touchstones of her British and West Indian background to challenge existing notions of gender and modernity. Through references to classic streetwear and avant-garde design principles, Bianca Saunders displays a focus on reworked tailoring, ambiguous silhouettes and delicate flourishes. In the Browns edit, you’ll find bold printed shirts, sharply tailored jackets and ruched T-shirts, alongside technical trousers and straight leg shorts.

A Studio Manager is to assist and support the Creative Director, by leading on the smooth day to day management of producing the collection and the production for the Bianca Saunders studio.  Duties relating to stakeholder engagement, vendor management, external & internal communication.

This role is for a hands-on and proactive Studio Manager, who manages the entire product life cycle. Using a technical knowledge, organisational skills and problem-solving mindset to lead the Bianca Saunders production and manufacturing chain to deliver each season in line with the brand vision, market calendar and financial requirements. The Studio Manager needs to have good attention to detail with a luxury point-of-view and a desire to deliver exceptional results. 

Main duties and responsibilities: 

  • Ensure order confirmations are produced and stockists are informed of delivery dates etc. 
  • Manage the Info@ inbox, ensuring all relevant emails are forwarded to the Creative Director, Casting Director, Operational and PR 
  • Set up periodic team meetings in the Google Calendar on behalf of the Creative Director and maintain a team action plan. 
  • Guide interns on tasks, offering skills in cutting out and fabric selection. 
  • Following the seasonal calendar, lead our production facilities in order to reach deadlines and manage the critical path. 
  • Oversee supplier relationships; to ensure all suppliers meet and maintain delivery, quality and margin expectations. Communicate with suppliers regularly to clarify all priorities and technical details. 
  • Constantly review and implement new processes and structures to improve organisation , communication and effectiveness for the brand. 
  • Ensure that costing and margin targets are met across each season. 
  • Manage all master files and systems either using Excel or Zedonk to ensure product information is accurate. 
  • Ongoing assessment of existing supplier base and sourcing of new suppliers that offer competitive pricing, good quality product in line with margin requirements and order volumes. 
  • Set quality standards for suppliers and internal quality standards 
  • Ensure all admin, invoices & reporting are kept up to date 
  • Assist on costing on all levels from development to production 
  • Assist on fit sessions, acting as garment tech, including all PPS fits and comments, production pattern cutting
  • Manage bulk production from order placement to delivery including raw materials, trims, packaging, testing and QC - Report to The Creative director for confirmation. 
  • Overseeing bulk shipping and imports, liaising with local warehouse, finance, shipping brokers etc. Must have a strong understanding of shipping and logistics’ including import duties and taxes 
  • Costing and converting pricing into EUR and USD, maintaining margins across all currencies, working closing with Sales and Finance on margin and budget optimisation. 

Application

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