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Studio Manager - Fixed term

Woolworths New Zealand

Location: New Zealand

Job Type: Full time


  • Join one of Aotearoa's largest digital retailers and develop your skills and career

  • Competitive base salary and other benefits on offer

  • Hybrid and flexible working with a supportive team culture

Ready to make an impact?

We’re looking for an experienced leader with a passion for content/design operations, governance and traffic management to lead our in-house creative Studio. You’ll be responsible for leading a team of five designers and copywriters, managing and prioritising creative briefs, and planning and allocating capacity to ensure the smooth and timely delivery of UI design and digital copywriting across web, app, email and social. The Studio Manager is a senior leader in the CX Practice, reporting into a Content Chapter Lead.

You’ll be joining a fun and supportive team that celebrates unique perspectives, successes as well as failures (or “fail yays” as we like to call them), and learning and development. We also like to have a laugh, share food inspo, and connect together online and in person.

The title of this role has been changed for advertising purposes. The official role title is Content Manager - Studio

About the role | Mō te Tūranga

You’ll be responsible for:

  • Leading a creative team of designers and copywriters to produce quality digital experiences for our customers

  • Running team stand-ups, sprint planning, retros and quarterly planning sessions

  • Reviewing, prioritising and allocating briefs and work requests

  • Ensuring all work meets our brand standards, and content and design guidelines

  • Building a healthy team culture where everyone is enabled and empowered to do their best work

  • Working cross-functionally with a wide range of stakeholders to determine priorities and requirements, and respectively hold people accountable

  • Actively seek out ways to improve processes, systems, tools and ways of working

  • Contributing to the evolution of our Design System to drive improvements in consistency and productivity

  • Champion content and design best practice across the wider business

About you | Mōu

You’ll love this role if you:

  • Enjoy leading a team of people and show eagerness to learn, grow and continuously improve yourself and others

  • Can demonstrate experience and passion for creating quality, customer-focussed content and user experience

  • Are highly organised, and take a structured systems thinking approach to problem solving

  • Have strong communication skills and are confident dealing with a variety of stakeholders

  • Thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, where you’ll be working on multiple things at once

  • Are performance-driven and can use data to inform decisions, measure efficiency and effectiveness, and identify opportunities for improvement

  • Understand the importance of content standards, tone of voice, language, and accessibility

  • Are comfortable working in a fast-paced, agile environment

  • Love food!

Working with Woolworths NZ | Me mahi tahi tatou ki Woolworths NZ

Our purpose is to make Kiwis' lives a little better every day.

We’re friendly, down-to-earth, and energetic - we work hard but we have a great time doing it, and we love what we do. There is plenty of scope for new ideas, lots of room for you to add value, and importantly, you’ll be working with a business that touches the lives of three million New Zealanders a week. We offer a diverse range of career opportunities across our ecosystem.


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Primary Connect

Wholesale Distributors Limited (Super Value & Fresh Choice)

We are proud to be a Work 180 endorsed employer for all women, view the great work we do here.

We support hybrid working so you can work where and how it suits you best: at home, in the office, or any mix of both.

Come as you are | Haere mai rā

We’re an equal opportunity employer committed to equal opportunity for all.

We know that content people come from lots of different backgrounds with different experiences, so don’t be put off if you feel like you don't “tick all the boxes”. Part of what makes us stronger as a team is the breadth of experience and knowledge that each new person brings, so we invite you to come as you are.