Lily’s Kitchen careers 2022 in West End, England, United Kingdom – Studio Manager

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Role: – Studio Manager

Reporting to: – Marketing Director

Lily’s Headquarters: – Goodge Street, Fitzrovia (with hybrid working between the office and working from home)

Equality and Inclusiveness at Lily’s Kitchen: –

At Lily’s Kitchen, we want to build and maintain a values-driven culture of trust and inclusion, one that empowers people safely and comfortably to express every characteristic of their personal identity and experience. We’re committed to supporting and encouraging a diverse and inclusive workforce. That means that whatever your ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age or status as an individual with a disability, you’ll get all the opportunities, respect and support you’d expect from a passionate business that cares about its people (as well as its pets).

We strongly encourage people of colour, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and non-binary people, veterans, parents, individuals with disabilities and/or other people from underrepresented groups to apply. Lily’s Kitchen is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes everyone to our team. If you need reasonable accommodation at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.

In your application, please feel free to note which pronouns you use.

Location: –

This is a hybrid role, with a mix between working approximately 2 days a week (or more if you prefer) in our beautiful central London office (Goodge Street) and working from home.

Your role at Lily’s Kitchen: –

As a Studio Manager you will sit within our Marketing team. Your role will require you to wear three hats! With one hat, you will ensure the inhouse studio runs efficiently and you will manage projects coming through to the Designer’s and ensure the project runs as planned. You will liaise with other departments to plan and resource work and make sure we have the right people with us from our team of permanent and freelancers to do the job. You will oversee the output of each brief to help ensure it’s delivered on time and within budget set. You will be the go to person for any studio or production requirements in the business ensuring we respond to any business needs in a quick and friendly manner. It would help if you have experience in seeing projects through from design stage to artwork and enjoy being part of making ideas come to life.

The second hat will require you to manage every aspect of our freelancers from recruiting them and making sure that they have the right contracts to ensuring they have everything they need to do the job, meeting tight deadlines and that they get paid on time!

With the third had hat you will need to have a sneaky passion for a spreadsheet and manage our studio resource budget and track that we are on track and not over or underspending.

You will work closely with the Head of Design and you will be the go-to person for any creative projects.

How will I make a difference?

You will: –

• Collate all design/artwork/production requirements from all teams

• Allocate workflow tasks coming in and out of the Studio team (we use an online tool called float to manage this currently). • Work with Head of Design to ensure all briefs are triaged and appropriate time is allocated and kept to per project

• Manage the design schedule on a daily basis and ensure Designers are following the schedule

• Present and communicate the design schedule to all relevant team members

• Ensure the right freelance (if necessary) is resourced for the project/brief at the right time and negotiate any freelance fees.

• Ensure that our permanent and freelance team have the correct tools to do their job from day one i.e. layout pads, mounting board, remote working set up

• Ensure campaigns are delivered on time and to budget

• Perform quality assurance checks to make sure work is on brand and to brief

• Help manage the design changes daily – switch designers on and off jobs reacting to urgency of work

• Send out a weekly design schedule once it’s confirmed to all designers and teams

• Review and update the NPD critical path packaging updates from meeting with NPD team

• Working with Product Development and Marketing teams in supporting the briefing in of projects to designers/artworkers

• Support on mock up samples for sign off and for supplier meetings

• Building knowledge of the look and feel for the Lily’s Kitchen digital, print, packaging designs

• Ensure all studio members complete timesheets on a weekly basis to evaluate how we spend resource on projects and where we can make efficiencies.

• Make sure designers are following the schedule each day and on target

• Input job sheets to ensure a record is kept for cost of jobs

• Manage freelancer invoices and sign off through relevant management

• Help with printing / mounting and general prepping for meetings and sign offs

• Own and manage Brand Bank

• Own and manage the Digital Asset Management tools

• Help with filing projects on the server

• Assist the marketing team with print quotes

• Ensure needs for customer meetings are met including leading the creation of physical mockups

• Managing the studio budget and delivering monthly reporting on spend and recommending any efficiencies in how we run the studio as a business unit.

• Be the go to person for any studio/production requirements in the business, supporting and directing queriesequests and booking resource (e.g. photographers, studio space, print jobs) as and when necessary.

What skills are we looking for?

• It goes without saying that you need to have a PFP (passion for pets)

• Proven experience of managing multiple concurrent projects with conflicting deadlines

• Unfaltering fire-fighting skills

• Sourcing and management of freelancers

• Lily’s Kitchen values will shine through in everything you do

• Exceptional project management and organisational skills to ensure the jobs are running to schedule and following up when required

• Strong communication skills to understand the brief of the work and translate that into what the designers can produce

• Not afraid of negotiating day rates with agencies and freelancers

• Have a secret love for spreadsheets (Google Docs or Excel) and have the ability to track budgets

• A natural at building strong relationships internally and externally

• First class communication skills, with the ability to communicate clearly, effectively and appropriately with other Lily’s Kitchen employees, external suppliers and others at all levels

• Confident in dealing with a large team of designer and managing their work

• Its fast paced here at Lily’s Kitchen so you will need to have worked in a similar environment

• You will be comfortable with using Microsoft Office and in particular Excel (intermediate level)

• Fantastic planning and organisation skills to support the work schedule

• The ability to use your initiative – being a self-starter with a positive ‘can do’ attitude and the desire to learn and grow.

Our Perks

At Lily’s Kitchen we believe that everyone should enjoy their time at work. We reward the care our people put into their job, by caring for them in return. Our benefits are designed to make our people smile, save for the future, stay healthy and give back where they can and include:

• Dogs at work; what better way to put a smile on your face!

• Flexible Working: flexitime, working from home, part-time working, flexible support

• Save for the Future and Protect Loved ones: a pension plan that goes beyond, the option for salary exchange and an option of an ethical pension fund reflecting our team’s attitudes and needs. Plus, a life assurance scheme to look after those that depend on you.

• Staying healthy and well: Our team’s health and wellbeing is very important to us and we offer private medical, private dental, employee assistance programme, mental first aiders and a cycle to work scheme.

• Supporting our community: with a volunteering allowance we can give back to causes we are passionate about. Plus supporting and having fun together as a team.

• And more …

Lily’s Kitchen Story

At Lily’s Kitchen we are pet food pioneers. We are changing the game with our mission to provide proper food for cats and dogs all over the world.

Lily’s Kitchen was founded in London in 2009, by Henrietta Morrison who set out to feed her beloved dog, Lily, food she could trust. Lily’s Kitchen is now the No1 Brand in premium natural pet food, still focusing on the mission to inspire pet parents to feed their four-legged friends natural, proper food for pets.

Lily’s Kitchen was a founding member of the UK B Corp movement and the first pet food brand in the world to achieve B Corp status. Determined to use business as a force for good,

Lily’s Kitchen has recently partnered with Dogs Trust to support dogs in need and are proud to lend a paw to charitable causes.

We sell our nutritious natural recipes for cats and dogs in over 1,000 stockists, like Waitrose, Tesco, Ocado, organic food shops, vets, independent pet shops and garden centres all over the UK. We also sell internationally and are now sold in more than 30 countries worldwide.

Awarded a Royal Warrant Holder in 2019 and named in the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 three years in a row, we’re a fast-growing company founded on passion and innovation.

How innovative can a pet food company be (we hear you cry)? Innovative enough to win a Queens Award for Enterprise in Innovation, we reply (with passion). We’re the first pet food company to have won the award, and it speaks volumes about our recipes and how we do business.

Our Vision.

We’re all about warming hearts, feeding souls and enriching lives, for both our customers and employees.

Our Values.

We recruit to our values at Lily’s Kitchen: Respectful. Dedicated. Audacious. Passionate. Responsible.

Our People.

We seek out and develop talented people who love to succeed and make a positive difference in everything they do.

Company: Lily’s Kitchen

Vacancy Type: £35,000/yr – £45,000/yr · Full-time · Associate

Job Location:  West End, England, United Kingdom

Application Deadline: N/A

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