Packaging Project Manager

Brand:  SGK
Company:  Schawk Canada Inc.(CA113)
Line of Business:  SGK Americas

Montreal, Quebec, CA

Req ID:  11881

SGK is a global 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. 




This Packaging Project Manager is an unbiased project leader for all design projects. This is a hybrid role that will work onsite at our Montreal office a few days a week. This PPM is responsible for managing the packaging design, including rebranding and design maintenance for the client. Their day-to-day responsibilities include managing the overall prepress timeline and working proactively to help solve printing and prepress challenges, and developing strong client relationships.


They will monitor and communicate project milestones to all stakeholders and ensure projects are executed on time and within budget. The PPM is client-facing and will collaborate across internal and external client teams and will be the info hub on the design and prepress process. This person must be fluent in French and English in a professional setting. 



  • Assist the Packaging assistant in activities involving design agencies, prepress agencies, printers, and internal files.
  • Facilitates inputs required for the creative development with brand design agencies for packaging design projects on time and within the brand’s budget from category audit through initial design concept to handoff to agency partners.
  • Monitors production art development from agency handoff through & including final materials to client.
  • Coordinates project kickoffs, follow-ups, distribution, and internal archiving.
  • Verify and analyze technical data related to packaging design projects and sustainability data collections
  • Coordinate and supervise corrections and modifications to packaging files with the team, ensuring graphic reproduction quality before printing.
  • Participate in process improvement efforts and various production meetings to have a positive impact on the company.
  • Manages every portion of the approval process between internal and external partners, ensures alignment at every step of the design and activation process.
  • Plans, directs, and coordinates activities of employee(s) to ensure goals or objectives are accomplished.  
  • Mentors, coaches, trains and develops team.
  • Additional duties as assigned. 


  • Diploma of College Studies (DCS) in prepress, Graphic Design, or Project Management
  • 2-5 years of previous project management experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Bilingual (oral and written) in French and English at a professional level.
  • Occasional travel either locally, nationally, and/or internationally may be required.
  • High degree of proficiency MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications.
  • Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, budgeting, project management (from conception to completion), & planning skills 
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization, as well as, internal and external clients
  • Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.
  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting


  • Regularly required to stand; walk; sit; and talk, hear and see.  
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. 

* Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.


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