PRODUCTION
STUDIO MANAGER

ARITHMETIC’S VANCOUVER STUDIO

The objective of the Production & Studio Manger is to partner with best-in-class artisan suppliers to build and manage a highly efficient, communication-based bridge to the in-house design team at Arithmetic, ultimately delivering on and maintaining Arithmetic’s high standards for excellence, lead time, price, and sustainability.

Arithmetic is an internationally recognized, award-winning, multi-disciplinary design studio creating and producing meaningful custom everyday luxury in a variety of fields from graphic design, product development, interior design, retail strategy, social media, and e-commerce.

Arithmetic is growing and this is a unique opportunity to further develop design and manufacturing systems, support a team of award-winning creators, and foster unique artisan partnerships to further expand our international presence.  As the Production & Studio Manager, you will support in the delivery of our in-house design team’s vision, excel in global sourcing, integrative negotiation, top-level execution, and ensure that the design team is effectively managing billable hours for profitable work.

PRINT & DIGITAL PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

5+ years minimum experience in a print production coordination and project management role

Strong spoken Mandarin Chinese required. Level 4/C1/HSK5 full professional proficiency preferred

A minimum Level 4/C1 spoken and written full professional proficiency in English is required

Strong technical aptitude in print production is required (should be able to review print ready files and correct discrepancies)

Strong technical aptitude in manufacturing and fabrication is required. Industry specialization in fashion, homeware, and/or print

Direct experience in global sourcing and direct vendor communication

Proven experience in integrative negotiation (solutions that benefit both parties)

Excels in multi-vendor and team time management resulting in delivering work on time and on budget

Responsible for the production and delivery of high-quality product that fulfills the design vision

Strong colour aptitude with the ability to distinguish between subtle colour variances and incongruencies and strong technical understanding of Pantone, CMYK, RGB colour systems

Intermediate knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and Acrobat is required

Intermediate knowledge of Apple operating system and applications is required

Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word is required

Basic knowledge of Google Suite is required

Post-secondary education or related work experience in graphic communications or similar industry is considered an asset

Experience or knowledge in social media is considered an asset

Experience or knowledge web development and ecommerce is considered an asset

Experience working with Basecamp software is considered an asset

Experience working in the web space is considered an asset

Basic Apple iOS troubleshooting ability is considered an asset

The role will require, at times, to be available to our global partners during their working hours to prevent delays. Schedule flexibility will be required

Impeccable professional manner is required including in written form

WORKFLOW & TEAM MANAGEMENT QUALIFICATIONS

Oversee the in-house design team’s workflow and schedules with five team members within your group

Build strong and trusted relationship with team

Proven experience in successful employee management

Act as liaison between manufacturers and design team

Assessing, integrating, and clarifying client briefs and assigning the appropriate designers to a project

The ability to collaborate fluently with cross-functional partners, including design team, creative director, management, and accounts team

Leadership abilities to mentor and coach employees to boost morale and achieve high-level operation standards

Manage individual team member scheduling and workflows for maximum workforce efficiency

Evaluate, adjust, and create new procedures and policies as needed for high-level operation standards

Ensure best practices are identified, documented, followed, and improved over time.

Managing all aspects of the budget for each project, along with financial tracking and controls

Assess and manage risk to minimize losses and maximize profits

Flexible in managing multiple projects, requiring multiple skills, deadlines and budgets.

Desire to self-learn without prompting is essential

Desire to work independently without supervision is essential

Proven track record of your drive to innovate as well as continuously improve the status quo

A strong sense of ownership and accountability

Proven problem-solving attitude

Dedicated commitment to investing in results that add value to the business

Dedicated commitment to high professional and industry standards

Demonstrated experience in customer service settings

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Leads by example showing that no job is too small or beneath anyone if it serves the well-being the team

Dedicated commitment to learn and apply Arithmetic’s values, business and people leadership principles

Ensure that health and safety guidelines are followed

Responsible for overseeing and implementing a high level of presentation and daily functioning of the physical studio space and managing all studio operations

This role will start as part time with the opportunity to grow

APPLY

Please send your CV to jobs@arithmeticcreative.com

Please contact the studio via e-mail only.

Head to our Philosophy section on our website for who we are and what we do. Arithmetic is an equal opportunity employer. Arithmetic believes in providing an inclusive workplace where all individuals have opportunity to succeed. We are committed to doing so by providing accessible employment practices. We offer a custom-tailored health and benefits and insurance program to our employees.