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Studio Managerat CDW Careers (UK)

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03 Jan 2023
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Bring your career and talents to CDW, where you can have a greater impact, be inspired by our mission and excited about your job and future. With revenues of over £1 billion, CDW UK is a leading supplier of IT solutions and services to a broad range of commercial and public sector customers globally.

As Studio Manager, you will oversee, support and manage the creative team while communicating with stakeholders on projects. You will be a highly organised individual with proven project management skills. This role plays a key part in advancing CDW’s marketing initiatives.

What you’ll do:

  • Set clear direction, motivating, and inspiring a team of multi-disciplinary creative professionals. Be focused on the personal and professional development of the team. Manage the team, allocating tasks and ensuring enough resource is available.
  • Oversee CDW online and offline creative production and delivery across creative concept development, writing and editorial, design and artwork video, photography, and asset management.
  • Manage projects from ideation to completion. Liaise with stakeholders to understand business and project needs. Assessing, interrogating and clarifying briefs and assigning the appropriate resource to a project.
  • Clearly communicating the stakeholder and project needs to the creative team to ensure that work meets the agreed brief.
  • Assisting on creative production when needed and meeting with team members for feedback.
  • Curating image libraries and video, art work and branding assets. Ensuring files are stored and named according to conventions.
  • Proofing and reviewing designs and checking documents before submitting.
  • Creating and implementing monthly deadlines, project goals, expectations and workflows to ensure a smooth production with on-time delivery and to budget.
  • Drive innovation in design, content creation and user experiences.
  • Lead the team’s processes for prioritising projects and BAU delivery, whilst ensuring delivery against CDW’s strategic priorities.
  • Excel at developing strong relationships outside of your team to lead cross-organisational strategies to drive results for CDW.
  • Oversee the management of agencies the wider marketing team works with.
  • Attend and present at the international creative meetings with the global CDW Creative teams.
  • Act as the CDW brand guardian, ensuring quality control with all output.

What you need to succeed:


  • 2+ years of experience in developing and managing a multi-disciplinary team.
  • 2+ years in resource management
  • Creative/Designer background preferred with experience in Adobe Creative Cloud Applications & UI design
  • Management of multiple projects, requiring multiple skills, deadlines and budgets
  • Relationship builder with internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience working in a B2B organisation


Personal attributes:

  • Planning and multi-tasking is a prerequisite, as the jobholder will need to manage several projects at the same time
  • Proven ability to prioritise and work well under pressure, on own initiative & as part of a team to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Professional attitude, building relationships with internal & external stakeholders
  • Highly creative, imaginative & innovative with strong attention to detail.
  • Supportive of colleagues and management
  • Confident communicator and persuader with all audiences
  • Confident with own knowledge and expertise
  • Passionate, professional, motivated to achieve targets, with a ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Proactive, enthusiastic, with a strong willingness to learn and develop
  • Methodical, adaptable approach to working in a rapidly expanding and fast changing environment.

Who we are:

CDW is a leading technology solutions provider to business, government, education and healthcare organisations in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States. Our fingerprints can be found on technology in workplaces of more than 250,000 companies; from startups to international conglomerates. With the breadth of products and services we offer, there is no request too big or too small. 

What you can expect from us: Culture, coworkers, careers:

CDW is not only the People Who Get IT, but the People who get People. Our relationships are fueled by our deep expertise and grounded in the CDW Way. Our empowering leadership makes things happen and inspires their teams to do the same. From the teammates beside us to the leaders who guide us, we move forward together. At CDW, you’ll work with people who inspire you. People with positive, success-driven attitudes who you will learn from and forge strong relationships with. Bring your best true self—and your best ideas—to CDW. Because diverse perspectives bring forth better problem solving—and better solutions for our customers on a rapidly evolving technology landscape.


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