Design Manager

Develop and maintain client relationships, and manage wayfinding projects for this mutli-disciplinary design studio
  • Salary: A$80000-100,000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Sydney
  • Sector: Business Support
  • Job Ref: 45111

About this role

A design studio specialising in graphics, environments and wayfinding are seeking an experienced Design Manager to manage their projects. You will work closely with the director and design team, working across a variety of sectors including infrastructure, transport and commercial. The team are well known for their future focused and innovative approach to deliver integrated solutions in the built environment. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Initiate project briefings with external team
  • Develop project programs and maintain throughout project
  • Understand scope and project contract
  • Ensure all briefs are signed off by the Strategy and Design Director prior to internal briefing
  • Help determine resource allocation
  • Proactively manage client deliverables and expectations
  • Maintain project WIP and issue weekly to the client
  • Ensure all communications are saved according to business requirements
  • Proactively drive projects both internally and externally
  • Issue agendas to the project team 3 days in advance of meeting
  • Set project workshops and client presentations
  • Promptly deliver meeting minutes internally and to client
  • Report issues to Managing Director
  • Collaboration with internal and external teams to enable best possible outcome for the project and client
  • Grow and maintain network of client relationships
  • Identify new business opportunities  


Skills and Experience

  • 3+ years experience in a similar role
  • Background in Wayfinding, Architecture or Interior Design
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience in maintaining client relationships
  • Ability to lead a team

Alex Maher

Bio: Alex studied Applied Arts at The Bill Blue College of Design, renowned for its innovative education taught by designers for designers. Alex now uses his knowledge to help studios find the best support staff for roles in marketing, business development and graphics, amongst others.

+61 (0)2 9212 0230

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