We’re Karen Millen. Since 1981 we’ve been a household name and trusted brand. We’re known for elevated style and our reputation for fabric, finish, quality, and detail speaks for itself. Our love for fashion revolves around long-lasting, luxurious designs that can effortlessly slip into an established wardrobe at an attainable price point.

Responsible for the running of the Studio and its day-to-day functions. You’ll have a strong background in working within a Studio environment and have an understanding of and passion for photography / fashion. Reviewing daily work schedules of the studio and ensuring work is delivered on deadline. You have the ability to work quickly and efficiently and are able to use initiative and to work in a pressurised environment. You will lead the studio teams to ensure shoots and throughputs are managed and deadlines met. The role requires a focused, driven and hardworking individual who is great with people. You will oversee the entire studio team, supporting all areas of Samples, Photography, Retouch and Styling throughout the Studio. A distinct knowledge of e-commerce is a must to deliver a smooth-running studio 

What you'll be doing

  • Working closely with the Art Director to provide all photography procedures and assets in accordance with brand demands. 
  • Supporting the Studio and Production Coordinator with daily sample tasks, freelance/model booking and model castings. 
  • Overseeing and monitoring monthly budgets and reporting to the finance team and Brand Director. 
  • Overseeing the daily workloads among the studio team and freelancers 
  • Ensure the shoot team adheres to the shoot guidelines including lighting/HMU sign off and are aware of delivering quality and quantity. 
  • Attending weekly trade meetings to represent the studio team and to process any image requests from around the business.
  • Liaising with buying daily to smooth out any issues and to ensure a timely publishing process. 
  • Reporting on throughput and team KPI’s. 
  • Coaching, developing and motivating the studio team. 
  • Supporting with the implementation of new technologies and software to increase productivity. 
  • Being aware of potential opportunities arising from new kit or process change. 
  • Ability to manage personal workload while providing support to the wider studio team 
  • Additional projects will be required on an ad-hoc basis.

Working with us

To succeed here, you have to love working at pace. It’s relentless, but we love it. Change is a certainty – you need to adapt and be agile. We want you to challenge the status quo, innovate and be open to trying new things. We’re always pushing boundaries. We empower our people, giving them freedom and autonomy to learn and grow in their roles. We’re passionate, agile, creative and one team.

More about you

  • Previous experience working as a Studio Manager or in a similar role
  • Experience in a studio environment
  • Creative & operational experience
  • Some experience leading a team
  • Work well to deadlines, pace and under pressure.
  • Strong communicator

Why join us

We’ve set our sights on dominating the global e-commerce fashion market, and because we’re 13 brands (and counting), there are plenty of opportunities to grow your career. Our mission is to create a workplace where everyone is respected, their individual differences are valued, and they can be themselves at work without exception.

  • You’ll get the opportunity to take part in our various share schemes
  • Core hours enable you to flex your working times around your needs on an ad hoc basis
  • Benefits that support your health and wellbeing
  • There’s up to 40% discount off our all of our brands
  • Our social calendar? Next level
  • With HQs in Manchester and London and offices across the globe (some are dog friendly!), we offer a buzzing atmosphere and the boohoo family culture wherever you work


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