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Launch Delivery Manager

Date: 28-Jul-2022

Location: London, GB, EC1V 7LQ

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. 
 

ROLE

We are looking for a Launch Delivery Manager to be based in London.

This full time and demanding role, which requires you to have high level proven presentation and communication skills, ability to illustrate your experience in cradle to grave project management, with an ability to work in the FMCG sector.  Preferably you are already from either the retail / FMCG markets or print / packaging industry.

 

This role can be worked on a hybrid basis.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Build and maintain strong relationships within category teams
  • Works as a liaison between leading design agencies and categories
  • Establish and maintain a strong client relationship Act as a point of conduct for client personnel assigned to project ranges within your control
  • Attend client and supplier studio tours. Assist the Account Director with presentation of the artwork and repro process.
  • Own and be responsible for ensuring that all artworks are managed in a professional manner.
  • Be able to run high profile projects and pillar brand redesigns
  • Create and manage critical paths according to the clients launch schedule and knowledge of print leads times.

  • Manage design and clinic forums for projects within your control, for new ranges and re designs.
  • Build a relationship with leading design agency contacts. Ensure that cutters are sent in a timely fashion
  • Arrange and attend pre-production meeting with suppliers, printers, clients, and pre-production technicians. Ensure any concerns with the printability are discussed.
  • Brief artwork using both SGK and Client PLM systems 
  • Arrange and chair artwork sign off meetings
  • Provide status report Client/Suppliers and printers on a weekly basis, either 1:1 or via conference call
  • Raise any issues whether client, production or team related to the Art Director.
  • Assist the Account Director to mentor and train new team members

SKILLS

  • Strong organisational skills along with ability to multitask.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written. 
  • Good 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.
  • Experience of industry web-based briefing and approval systems.
  • Knowledge of print or repro.
  • Knowledge of design, retail, brand, and packaging.

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