SENIOR PACKAGING PROJECT MANAGER - Branded / FMCG Packaging

Posted 4 September by Genesis Associates
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SENIOR PACKAGING PROJECT MANAGER - Branded / FMCG Packaging
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 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

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
-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). Reference number CM1269

Required skills

  • FMCG
  • retail
  • account manager
  • artwork
  • brand
  • branding
  • design
  • repro
  • project manager
  • packaging
  • account management
  • project management
  • reprographics

Reference: 36025617

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