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Global Artwork Project Manager

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

Paris, FR, 75009


SGK is recruiting for a Project Manager to be based onsite in Paris, France with our client one of the largest food companies in the world.


The Global Project Manager is a strategic partner to the Global Marketing Team in the graphics packaging process. The Global Project Manager is the go-to person for executing packaging graphics projects and provides the link between the global Master Design and the local adaptation managed via SGK Local Onsite Project Managers. The Global Project Manager demonstrates the highest level of ability and skill in all account management and project management capacities and partners with other key stakeholders to ensure the clients expectations are satisfied or exceeded.




  • Initiates Master design in English per format based on the creative design agency in case of global project and colour targets associated
  • Archives Master design in English per format in the online workflow system
  • Attend the Design awareness meeting and propose solution with all internal stakeholders
  • Attend the Technical Design awareness meeting and propose solution with printers
  • Help and support the Global Marketing & Activity Manager teams to build the artwork guide
  • Attend the transfer meeting between global and local marketing
  • Follow and reconcile budget with Global Marketing
  • 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 in English within an online workflow system
  • Help ensure colour is managed from design to Epson proof to printed materials
  • 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: French & 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

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. 

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