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Designer

Division/Dept

Marketing

Location

SSC Ansty

Reporting to

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

Grade

C3

Hay Score

Date of last job evaluation


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