Artwork Project Manager

Date: 6 Nov 2023

Location: PL Warszawa, MZ, PL, 609

Company: Matthews International

SGK is a global packaging and brand experience company. From idea to implementation, we deliver packaging solutions and brand experiences that give brands the freedom to speak louder, scale faster and grow stronger. We simplify marketing and amplify brands to deliver value.  SGK is a Matthews International company. 


SGK is recruiting for an Artwork Project Manager to be based in Poland working with our client one of the largest food companies in the world. Ideally you will be based in Warsaw, however, suitable candidates from other locations may be considered. This role can be worked on a hybrid basis. 


The Artwork Project Manager is a strategic partner to all local stakeholders in the graphics packaging process. They are the go-to person for executing packaging graphics projects and provide the “feet on the ground” giving the client on-site leadership and serving as an advocate for the brand. They demonstrate the highest level of ability and skill in all account management and project management capacities and partner with other key stakeholders to ensure the client's expectations are satisfied or exceeded.


  • Full accountability for the packaging project timeline from the point of project inception to print file delivery 
  • Work alongside key stakeholders in Marketing, Activity Managers, Design, Packaging Development and Print Partners to create and agree the critical path timeline
  • Facilitate open and regular communication between key stakeholders to ensure clear understanding of project objectives
  • Attend meetings with cross functional teams
  • Ensure milestones are kept on task escalating any blocks for resolution to the Activity Manager.
  • Police the projects within the sphere of control to ensure adherence to process
  • Help and support the local marketing to build the artwork guide
  • Open projects within an online workflow system
  • Ensure all briefing inputs are suitable to initiate a project
  • Manage the artwork approval process; quality check of brief
  • Help ensure colour is managed from design to Epson proof to printed materials
  • Attend first print run if needed
  • Create and maintain the category activity plan to ensure early visibility of peak volumes and potential clashes
  • Maintain a comprehensive knowledge of the business so challenges and opportunities may be anticipated or avoided, and solutions can be offered quickly
  • Initiate, foster and maintain positive working relationships with both external and internal clients
  • Identify opportunities to drive continuous improvement of the process with the aim of always providing the quickest and most efficient journey to the end goal
  • Lead and participate in Post Implementation Reviews, providing project data to highlight areas of learning or improvement for future
  • Provide agreed KPI data for category on monthly/quarterly basis
  • Manage liaison and process improvements
  • Provide a thorough and comprehensive handshake to the Internal Project Manager at the production milestone. 
  • Identify and develop opportunities to deliver additional services for your client


·       Degree within an appropriate discipline such as Business, Graphic Arts, Marketing, etc or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

·       Multi-lingual required: Polish & English    


  • Robust previous experience of critical path management and cradle to grave packaging graphics development
  • Strong knowledge of consumer product packaging, production artwork, repro and print services
  • Demonstrates excellent communication ability both written and verbal, and strong listening skills
  • Outstanding presentation and customer relationship development skills
  • Highly adaptable and flexible with the ability to multi-task and prioritise. Demonstrates good attention to detail 
  • Idea generator with strong analytical, problem solving, critical thinking and innovative solution capabilities
  • Motivated, autonomous and self-directed attitude requiring negligible supervision 
  • Strong collaboration skills, with the ability to work with multiple partners and peers across organisation to achieve project and operational results
  • Preferably the candidate is from either an FMCG market or print / packaging industry
  • PC literate – Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat
  • Experience of industry web-based briefing and approval systems


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