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Job# 37120 BH# 393361
Contact# 6200679

Design Operations Manager

Our client is a local sporting goods company searching for an enthusiastic and motivated Design Ops Manager.  The Design Ops Manager ensures the Design Studio runs smoothly on a day-to-day basis. They will drive, implement and manage design process systems and procedures, solve problems and prioritize amongst multiple tasks. They will provide the energy, focus and organizational horsepower to drive process excellence and enable design to have creative space and focus.

  • Serve as Chief of Staff to the Design Director
  • Manage day-to-day operations of studio
  • Implement existing templates and tools to drive design process results
  • Develop plans for achieving key dates and deliverables
  • Establish and foster strong cross-functional relationship with Product Management, Development, and Merchandising partners
  • Foster a high performance team and studio by executing process excellence and driving synergy across Product, Color and Materials design functions
  • Work closely with Ops Director to ensure all policy and procedures are properly implemented for design teams
  • Ensure adherence to deadlines and deliverables both for design teams and for downstream and upstream partners
  • Manage design team budget including monthly reporting to Finance
  • Partner with Design Director to create inspiring, motivational and educational experiences for design teams to support team building and creative exploration

Minimum requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience

Experience working in creative studios

Preferred: Experience with product creation process, specifically apparel or footwear