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Packaging Manager (Licensed Characters)

Job title: Packaging Manager (Licensed Characters)
Contract type: Full-time
Location: New York
Discipline: Beauty
Remote: No
Salary: $90,000- $110,000 DOE
Reference: 450136
Contact name: Rachel Neusch

Job description

Client Overview: Our client, a leader in children's cosmetics and accessories, is looking to hire a Packaging Manager to join their team.

This role is onsite 5 days in Manhattan.


Role Overview: The Packaging Manager will create and execute innovative, fun and unique products applicable to the main age demographic/market. You will also manage and approve all art created in NY & China.

Packaging Manager Responsibilities:

  • Create products and designs based on assortments and direction as determined by internal and external program planning.
  • Spec out all CADS for in a clear manner for excellent product execution.
  • Design best-selling items based on a variable of factors. (Cost, newness, innovation, customer, design, sourcing of new components & add-ons.)
  • Create product presentations (displays, end caps, sidekicks, etc. and continue to explore the market bringing on trend, relevant & innovative ideas to each of our individual product/brand lines.
  • Assist in staffing department & training new hires.
  • Work daily with NY & China to schedule all SKUS and work with designers on a cohesive direction in the beginning of each season.
  • Review & approve each SKU created with Director of Product Development before sending off for LIC approval & mechanicals/full set up.
  • Work with Licensor at the beginning of each season to understand packaging & style guide direction.
  • Communicate with China team early on so they understand the direction of season & line.
  • Create mockups for sales presentations when necessary & anything else requested by supervisor


Packaging Manager Qualifications:

  • 3-4 years of department management experience
  • Experience with CAD software and Abode Creative Suite
  • Excellent understanding of Marketing briefs and Packaging definition to provide guidance in mitigating technical risks in achieving Marketing concept
  • Full understanding of product development process, launch timelines, manufacturing execution, supplier development process as it pertains to the global imprint of headquarters.
  • Attention to detail across all aspects of Packaging role.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills to take preemptive actions in managing packaging defect
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