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Design Planner

Brand:  SGK
Company:  Schawk UK Ltd (UK105)
Line of Business:  SGK UK

London, ENG, GB, W2 1NW

Req ID:  9492

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. 


A full time and demanding Design planning position where previous experience of project planning is key.


 You must have impeccable organisation, presentation and communication skills and can illustrate your experience in multitasking and some experience in ‘cradle to grave project management’. 


This role will be to support the Design Planning Team, SGK Design Manager and Account Management teams in all aspects of project planning, batching and data management. Strong excel skills are required and Retail and Brand Design Planning is desired.


As Design Planner, your absolute focus must be on ensuring project / task timelines are adhered at all times, while building an exceptional relationship with the client. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with a sharp eye for detail who can show a real enthusiasm and determination to succeed.




  • Agree & manage critical paths timelines.
  • Sense check and challenge critical path timings.
  • Ensure design work is briefed in to the Design studio.
  • Identify / resolve / escalate any issues
  • Keep all work in progress trackers and project folders accurate/up to date.
  • Organise/attend weekly packaging meetings, to review creative status of projects and discuss new briefs.
  • Work with Product Developers’s to organise Products & clear briefs for Shoots
  • Support Head of Design in gathering data to assess the effectiveness of the design studio.
  • Ensure that expectations are always managed and escalate issues as soon as they arise.
  • Act as an ambassador for SGK, develop and maintain client relationships Build a strong relationship with the key stakeholders.


Strong organisational skills along with ability to multi task.

Data Management and administration.

An eye for Design and attention to detail.

Strong excel skills.

Project Planning and tracking

Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.

Excellent attention to detail.

Flexible and hardworking.

A team player, with an efficient and proactive approach.

Smart appearance and professional attitude.

Approachable and trustworthy.

PC literate – Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, Database management.

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