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SENIOR PACKAGING PROJECT MANAGER - Artwork/Illustrator skills

London and South East, UK | £40,000 - £45,000 per annum
  • Job ref:CM1269e_1537250648
  • Sector:Creative
  • Job type:Permanent

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Genesis Associates Tel: Email: calmond@genesisassociates.co.uk Contact Genesis on Linkedin
SENIOR PACKAGING PROJECT MANAGER - Branded / FMCG Packaging / Illustrator skills essential
BASIC: £40-45k basic
AREA: Central London
EXPERIENCE - Must have excellent high level project management experience, superb client management ability, great grasp of the packaging artwork process, good knowledge of print processes, illustrator knowledge and experience of working with a major FMCG / Branded client.

You might currently be working in one of the following roles;
Account Manager / Senior Project Manager / Artwork Account Manager / Packaging Account Manager / Senior Packaging Project Manager / Packaging Project Manager

These industry terms will apply to you;
Packaging Repro / Packaging Artwork / Packaging Graphics / CGI Packaging / Illustrator

Living in one of these areas London or home county areas or nearby;
London / Hertfordshire / Essex / Kent / Surrey / Middlesex


ROLE:
-This is a senior level role with a good salary to reflect the level of client responsibility and say on projects
-Acting as the pack-change department for a major client in an incredibly in-depth and challenging project management function.
-Essential to forge a close working relationship with this client.
-A role focused on the production stages of the process (NOT creative) so requiring some understanding of technical print processes.
-Responsibility for the management of new, re-launch, amendment, line development and pack copy changes for global brands and as such including some localization across various regions
-Responsible for pre-artwork meetings and communicating and managing the relationship with design agencies, suppliers, printers etc.
-Involvement in all technical developments and the packaging graphics process from conception through to getting the product out.
-To ask the client the right questions and to ensure they consider size, colour, number of colour packs and other vital production aspects.
-Utilising the support of a studio and technical team where necessary and knowing when to ask.
-This role is to replace somebody who has progressed on a new role in the company

COMPANY:
-Excellent company culture and employee retention
-Fantastic & incredibly stable client base of recognised clients
-A global organisation with offices and presence in other countries.
-Offering excellent training, career prospects and longevity.

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS:
-Must have experience in a client focused project management role with senior level stakeholder responsibilities and control over the packaging artwork process .
-Must have experience in the packaging graphics / reprographics / packaging artwork
-Excellent project management skills are essential
-Good proven Illustrator knowledge is essential
-Will have understanding of technical print processes and studio requirements.
-Will have experience of working with major clients, ideally within FMCG or Retail (such as Cadbury's, Unilever, Waitrose, M&S, Sainsbury's, Unilever, P&G)
-Commercial knowledge is highly advantageous - including estimating, using internal systems, tendering, price matrix.
-Must be able to operate closely with the client and empathise yet be tough when necessary.
-Must be extremely organised, customer service focused and autonomous.
-Must be confident face to face, instructing individuals and when in client meetings.
-Will have experience of colour management, artwork and colour separation
-Will be a doer as well as an instructor of tasks

Please forward your details to us ASAP if it sounds like you! Then we can discuss in more detail or call on +44(0)1625 446060. Reference number CM1269e
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