Packaging Design PM | Permanent | Arlington, VA
Title: Packaging Design PM
Location: Arlington, VA
- Responsible for the end to end process (design adapt briefing to release to SGS for prepress)
- Partner with their vendor Sr. Design Manager and Design Operations Manager to manage and help bring projects to life.
- Responsible for leading and optimizing the process of design from design frozen through adaptation, artwork & pre-press.
- Leads the project execution from design lock to print production to ensure integrity of design is
- Responsible for ensuring vendor proprietary colours and information are reproduced with absolute accuracy regardless of materials through final sign-off of colour prints or targets
- Routes artwork with cross-functional teams
- Provides creative direction/consolidated feedback to design adapt agency
- Co-ordinates artwork mechanicals/prepress with pre-press partners
- 5+ years’ experience in design and adaptation project management with deep experience in
artwork and print production for packaging/POS.
- Must have experience in a CPG environment, (food industry is a PLUS)
- Proficient using PC platform, (Excel, MS Office, Outlook, as well as web-based systems/asset
management systems). Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite is preferred.
- Ability to speak creative marketing language
- Ability to juggle multiple projects and manage both timelines and budgets.
- Good mix of project management that involves creative experience (working with a design team and the client design team, help with the briefing process, provide consolidated and directional feedback)
- Solid understanding of print production (understand print processes and work with printers, advise on print issues with design concepts).
- Ability to work with high volume accounts & multiple vendors
- In-depth experience managing packaging/POS artwork projects from design through to print
execution in CPG/FMCG or retail experience.
- Experience managing design projects inclusive of print production, pre-press process and technical