Brand Packaging Design Manager
In a nutshell
This is a hands-on packaging & printed material design role managing both design agencies and illustrator & Photoshop to create packaging guidelines in line with the brand guidelines.
To support the Sainsbury’s Argos packaging creative remit and make our graphic communications with vendors / printers / technical teams / global colleagues is most effective.
Ensure the consistency of Sainsbury’s Argos packaging artwork is upheld by maintaining & updating detailed packaging design implementation guidelines.
Work within set timeframes and ensure the agreed deadlines / lead-times are met against overall product critical path and milestones.
What I need to do
You will execute packaging guidelines/designs (majority for of Tu brand), in line with the brand guidelines. You will work the with commercial teams to understand and obtain the seasonal brief and develop concepts/designs to suit these.
You will keep the packaging / other concepts produced and artwork guidelines up to date
Meet all key dates in critical path to deliver the packaging designs on time and to brief
On-going review & proposal of packaging visual improvements & rationalisation.
Maintain the Sainsbury’s Argos packaging quality standards & ensure brand consistency by area.
How I will succeed
Develop strong/robust packaging designs and guidelines
Work effectively with 3rd party agencies to develop packaging
Build solid relationships with the commercial teams to deliver packaging requirements
What I need to know
Skilled user of illustrator & photoshop [to be tested through recruitment process].
Sensitivity & understanding of colour variance on different material types & surfaces.
Understanding on various type of printing processes (litho, offset) paper specifications and coating method (varnish, lamination etc)
Assess & understand 2D cutter guides in relation to the actual (3D) box construction.
Some critical path / dates management experience
Relevant experience within creative / branding / packaging or print industries.
What I need to show
Strong attention to detail
Self starter and works autonomously on tasks
Manages workload effectively
Escalates issues in a timely way
Resources available to me
Brand packaging budget
What decisions I can make
You will approve the application of the packaging guidelines to artwork
Date of last job evaluation