Vice President, Studio Director

JGA, Inc JGA, Inc Employer:
Southfield, MI, USLocation:
Fri, Nov 17 '17Posted on:

JGA is seeking a Vice President, Studio Director to join our management team and be responsible for managing projects for a variety of commercial clients in the retail, hospitality, and technology-related industries. We are seeking a Studio Director with 15+ years of proven management experience to direct the technical activities in the studio, including but not limited to: all project implementation, project profitability, business development support, client success, as well as staff operations and development.

We offer a great working environment along with compensation and benefits package including 401k. If you are a leader with operational experience in retail design, have strong communication skills along with an entrepreneurial attitude and are adaptive to various opportunities, please submit your resume or CV to


  • Reports to the Executive Vice President and serves on the Leadership Team to continuously enhance quality, efficiency and profitability of JGA
  • Is responsible for the overall management of the studio and studio staff as well as external resources and strategic partners
  • Is responsible for the mentoring, continuous training and development of the studio staff to ensure currency of technical skills and professional growth
  • Defines measurable goals for overall studio profitability as well as individual performance goals for staff and conducts annual reviews to assess results
  • Writes and reviews contracts, estimates, project documents and related exhibits for both new and existing clients
  • Actively manages project team assignments, budgets, schedules and programs
  • Works closely with Accounting on the financial administration of the studio and the proactive monitoring of timely billing and invoicing
  • Supports business development efforts

Skills and Qualifications

  • Minimum 15 years of experience in the retail industry with proven management skills in retail design or a related field
  • BA, BS or BFA degree from an accredited university required
  • Architectural Registration preferred or equivalent knowledge based on professional experience
  • Current working knowledge of building, health codes and compliance issues
  • Current working knowledge of AutoCAD, REVIT & Microsoft Office
  • Strong organizational and communications skills
  • The ability to multi-task in a fast-moving, entrepreneurial work environment
  • The ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally
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