Creative Support | Permanent | City of London, London | £48,000/annum

Business Manager for Interior Design Studio Job

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Business Manager for Interior Design Studio

A rapidly growing Interior Design Studio is seeking a Business Manager to join their busy team. This person will have to implement new project management systems. A successful candidate would be responsible for driving profitability and cost awareness through the office along the project life cycle.

This person will be a pivotal member of the management team contributing to business improvement opportunities, they will raise the commercial awareness in the office and contribute to an enhanced commercial culture.

Areas of responsibility

The role is multi-faceted, working closely with both the Executive team and Project Managers. As Business Manager you will have responsibility for the following functions;

  • Project financial management to include tracking and reporting of hours and expenses against project budgets, highlighting variances and reporting of these to the Project Team
  • Preparation of monthly project work in progress reports
  • Change order management
  • Assisting planning, resource forecasting and estimating
  • Preparation of visual charts and project plans
  • Production of weekly job activity reports and statistical analysis to aid project planning and management
  • Implementation, management and reporting of new systems to monitor studio efficiency rates and profitability
  • Cost variance analysis and reporting
  • Analysis of hours booked to projects ensuring maximisation of billable hours
  • Introduction of a monthly billing cycle and in conjunction with Finance, the preparation of monthly sales invoicing for all projects
  • Assist in the preparation of Client Contracts and in the translation of these to budget schedules for input to the time re coding system and billing system
  • Preparation of reports on completed contracts to assist the business in developing methods to increase efficiency in future contract negotiations
  • Management of company’s legal documents

Key Skills Needed:

  • Graduate with a Business Degree or equivalent
  • 3 years working within a creative environment
  • Business management experience in a time-billing environment
  • Strong communication skills (verbal + written)
  • Customer centric approach
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Generalist skill set with interest in commercial aspects

Please get in touch with Gemma Naylor (Creative Support) if you are interested!

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