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Studio Manager

Du Telecoms


Ref: HP332-388

Job description / Role

We seek a studio manager with a passion for solving problems. You will have a strong can do attitude and an ability to think outside the box. You understand design and timelines and can therefore turn high level thoughts into a road map. Working closely with the UX/Creative director your main responsibility is to help facilitate the smooth running of all projects within research, analysis, UX, UI, content publishing, HTML and testing. It is vital to understand the process of digital delivery, Scrum and Agile methodology as well as the UX, design and HTML processes. Great written and spoken English is essential as you help manage meetings, documentation, processes and deliveries.


Minimum experience:
- Educated to degree standard, with a keen interest in design delivery or project management.
- Experience of project and account management in a design / digital media consultancy or similar environment (minimum 4 years).
- Experience in Human-Centred methods for User Experience Design.
- Strong project management skills.
- An understanding of what makes great design - someone with a "good eye".
- An influencer and persuader who is able to effectively brief and support design teams.
- An excellent communicator, people manager and team player.
- A thinker and a doer. A person with vision, enthusiasm, energy and integrity who consistently delivers to high standards and makes things happen.
- A self-starter and self-motivated problem solver.
- Keen to learn and develop with excellent written and spoken English.

Minimum education:
- Minimum?Bachelor's degree
- Essential requirement priority is higher than experience

Knowledge and skills:
- Strong communication skills.
- Good at planning, and estimating projects, and ensuring they are well managed.
- A problem solver and people's person.
- Good understanding of digital project teams, Scrum and Agile.
- Understanding of when to organise internal creative reviews at appropriate stages.
- Work closely with UX/Creative Director on all projects to progress and help unblock any problems.
- Good stakeholder management skills


Planning and Organizing
Able to think ahead to establish an efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others. Follows through to ensure that quality work is achieved within time and budgetary constraints.

Able to get one's message understood clearly by adopting a range of styles, tools and techniques appropriate to the audience and the nature of the information.

Analytical Thinking
Able to gather relevant information from a range of source, and can simplify complex problems, processes or projects into their component parts. Translates analysis into practical action plans. Translating and communicating IT and tech limitations to UX and makes sure design deliveries gets developed as intended.

Imagination/Creative Thinking
Able to transform creative ideas / impulses into practical reality.

Influencing and Persuading
Able to present sound and well-reasoned arguments to convince others. Can draw from a range of strategies to persuade people in a way that results in agreement or behavior change.

Influencing and Persuading

Resilience and flexibility
Manages emotions in the face of pressure, setbacks or when dealing with difficult situations. Demonstrate an approach to work that is characterized by commitment, motivation and energy.

About the Company

du is the new telecommunication services provider in the UAE. We are an integrated service provider offering voice, data, video and content services over fixed and mobile networks to residential and business customers.

du has three broad target segments:

Consumers: Focusing on individuals and households by offering mobile and fixed voice calling, Internet, data services and television. Businesses: Focusing on small to very large corporations and government agencies by offering integrated fixed and mobile business solutions including voice, data, content and applications as well as professional services.

Carriers: Focusing on providing carrier, international data networks and wholesale services to international operators, multinational corporations and telecom carriers.

The needs of our customers are our primary focus. Our aim is to provide new and innovative services that deliver a better customer experience.

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