Senior Design Studio Manager - YEEZY

PURPOSE & OVERALL RELEVANCE FOR THE ORGANIZATION

 

At the heart of every successful design team is an exceptionally talented studio manager who makes systems, processes, and organisation look effortlessly easy. This role will ensure the efficient and high-performance operational implementation of Yeezy Design Studio projects, activities, and initiatives.

 

 KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

•    Build and harness a strong network with creatives in Los Angeles and globally (connected with photographers, makers, designers, artists, etc)
•    Be embedded into the city network and scene. Act as a “concierge” for visitors to the studio.
•    Develop and grow the "studio culture" by organising outings, events, activities, and initiatives for staff and clients. 
•    Develop and coordinate engagement activities with creators beyond the organization to support the adidas in being recognized as the creator brand.
•    Manage and develop the studio resource libraries, including materials and sample libraries, subscriptions and supplier training events. 
•    Ensure successful on-boarding and integration of new hires and visitors.
•    Support in ideating and implementing robust training, development, and talent programs for studio.
•    Pro-actively manage the development of key projects and initiatives to ensure brand objectives are met, cross-functional teams are aligned, critical seasonal timelines are met.
•    Pro-actively manage the development of multiple concepts and projects, running on multiple seasons, ensuring objectives, budget and timelines are met, and ensuring on-time delivery to development.
•    Collaborate with cross-functional partners to ensure clear communication, optimization of processes, on-time deliveries to stakeholders.
•    Collaborate with Creative Direction Resource team to ensure Design processes and annual timings are aligned and harmonized, ensuring holistic Creative Direction process within Yeezy.
•    Establish, communicate, and champion  Design project methodologies.
•    Write design briefs, project timings, and project plans.
•    Manage overall project workload and maintain project list.
•    Manage overall budget for assigned area, planning annual budgets and forecasts, strategizing best use of funds.
•    Organize freelance and agency resources and manage communication and interaction.
•    Support Studio team in all operational issues.
•    Champion and support the fulfilment of adidas Creative Direction strategies.

 

KEY RELATIONSHIPS


•    Design VP's Creative Directors
•    Yeezy Creative Team
•    Design Operations
•    Makers lab staff and management
•    Other team assistants
•    HR
•    Finance/accounting
•    IT

 

SKILLS


•    Ability to think strategically, synthesize data and develop innovative solutions within an entrepreneurial environment. 
•    Ability to manage and lead people regardless of reporting lines.
•    Proven skills and capabilities in project, organization, time, and budget management.
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
•    Strong client management skills.
•    Strong negotiating and collaborating skills.
•    Be pro-active, organised, hardworking and have a keen eye for detail. 
•    High levels of numeracy.
•    Ability to work both alone and as part of a team.
•    Proven experience with the entire design process (project scope and time planning, design steps,
•    production/execution of design solution, pre-press processes).
•    Working knowledge of Mac software, MS Word, Excel, Calendar Creator, database programs (i.e. File Maker Pro or Access), graphic programs (i.e. Illustrator, Quark, Photoshop) and e-mail preferred.
•    Knowledge of basic design terminology preferred. Proficiency in MS Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
•    Passion for adidas and its mission and for sport, culture, design and project management.

 

REQUIREMENTS


•    University degree and/or equivalent work experience
•    At least 5 years of work experience in design related area (agency or company)
 

adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title:  Senior Design Studio Manager - YEEZY

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Los Angeles
TEAM:  Design
State:  CA
Country/Region:  US
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  441251
Date:  Sep 3, 2022