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Senior Designer

Birmingham

Job Ref
JOB0001790
Location
Birmingham

Do you have a keen eye for detail and a passion for problem solving?

Come and join us and play a senior role within the design team, where you’ll be entrusted with a high degree of creative custodianship and empowered to take ownership of projects and the quality of the work produced.

But we’ll expect you to get involved with internal initiatives, playing an active role in supporting both your immediate colleagues - nurturing and supporting younger designers in the team, spot their strengths and be a champion of their skills and development.

About you…

You’ll either be a Senior Designer already or be a strong Mid-weight with a good number of years agency experience working on big brands across packaging and off-pack comms.

This is a packaging graphic design role, we want to see people with a passion for packaging design who have the ability to adapt designs, so experience of bringing order and consistency to FMCG and healthcare brands would be a real advantage.

Creative, professional and enthusiastic but first and foremost an excellent designer with a passion for creating memorable communications. Because you’ve previously worked in a similar agency environment, you’re truly passionate about design with an excellent understanding of communication and branding. Conceptually thinking and able to produce an array of creative design solutions, you can successfully take client projects from briefing stage through to the final artwork or application. You’ll have strong typographic skills with an attention to detail and be able to articulate ideas with conviction.


What’s in it for me?

• Salary between £35,000 - £45,000 depending upon experience
• Private healthcare
• Life Assurance scheme
• 25 days holiday + 8 public holidays
• Buy more holidays scheme
• Health Assured Employee Assistance Programme
• Cycle to work scheme
• Recognition program
• Levy accredited qualifications
• Apple purchase discount scheme

Wondering about our offices?

You’ll be based at our studio in Fort Dunlop Birmingham with onsite parking, a gym and multiple eateries, you’ll have everything you need in walking distance. Working from our spacious studio you’ll be mentored along your journey, given top-notch equipment to use and everything you need to develop and grow with us. The Marks family is big on fun too; with dozens of social events planned throughout each year to help balance out the work with the play.


Who are we?

Marks is a shopper-led strategic brand and packaging design consultancy that is part of SGS and Co. We help brands to win at ‘Moment of Sale’. With more products available on our smartphones than a tradition retail environment and with the ability to experience multiple touchpoints at once, ‘Point of Sale’ has turned into ‘Moment of Sale’. We believe Packaging design is at the centre and has become the most strategic piece of brand content. With an agile design toolbox based on strategic (FMOT, SMOT and Semiotics) and with adaptive capabilities, Marks aim is to make brands fit this new world by offering better, faster leaner design activities on a global scale.

Function
Design
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm


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Account Director - Marks

Amsterdam

Job Ref
JOB0001725
Location
Amsterdam

Client Services within Marks are looking for an Account Director.
Client Services are the voice of the client within Marks. They help our clients to shine by identifying and shaping the clients’ business, brand and personal needs into actionable briefs, ensuring we deliver against them on time, on budget and with excellence.
The Account Director will lead our client relationships – growing our clients’ success and our own by selling and delivering excellence across all Marks capabilities. The Account Director not only is a business leader, but the AD will also shape and develop others , facilitating the growth and success of the team.

In this role, you will be accountable for:
. Driving revenue and client satisfaction by identifying my client needs, matching them to Marks’ capabilities and tailoring the agency experience accordingly
. Using my brand, marketing and strategic design knowledge to add richness to client discussions, presentations and giving insight to briefs
. Ensuring excellence across my direct reports, tackling problems as they arise:
- Project plans, timely delivery and quality of output exceed client expectations
- Ensuring we deliver our targets, we manage investment choices
- We follow financial best practices, accurately report sales, we get paid for the work we do (managing accruals, disputes, aged debt)
. Maximising the efficiency of our resources and minimizing wastage
. Growing my team by coaching, setting clear objectives, following the PDR process

You will benefit from these skills and experiences:
. Commercial drive and revenue focus
. Strong brand development, life-cycle and strategic design process knowledge
. Coaching, mentoring, influencing and people management skills
. Excellent presentation skills
. A clear understanding of design value
. Workflow management across a team
. 6-8 years experience within a Brand or Design/Packaging agency, in Client Service roles
. Understanding of artwork, print, manufacturing processes
. A degree or equivalent, in Marketing, Advertising, Design or related field

About Marks:
Marks is a global brand experience agency with 4 studios located in Europe: London, Birmingham, Amsterdam and Paris.
Enthusiastic with all our creatives, we enjoy working hard and playing hard, a team focused purely on results and thrive to deliver out of this world designs.
Marks is a genuinely friendly, fun and engaging place to work. Whilst we all have very serious work to do, we are emphatic that our employees should have the most rewarding experience at work we can possibly give them in a business environment, as well as a great place for all to nurture their talents. We’re bringing together a diverse team of creative people with perspectives from all over the world to create a vibrant environment full of ideas, opinions, and experiences.

Function
Design
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
Full TIme


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Senior Graphic Designer

Birmingham

Job Ref
JOB0001758
Location
Birmingham

We are looking for a super creative Senior Graphic Designer or you’ll be a strong Middleweight Designer looking to take the next step up who has agency experience, ideally working on branding, shopper activation in retail and point-of-sale. If you’re passionate about FMCG and would love to work with some of the UK’s biggest confectionary brands, this could be a fantastic move for you. The role is permanent, full-time and based in Birmingham with flexible working. We are not permitted to advertise the salary however please be assured it is highly competitive and based on experience.

As Senior Graphic Designer you will join a thriving creative studio team of 30 and work alongside Design Directors, Senior Designers, Midweight Designers and Creative Artworkers who all work together to collaborate and support each other with any tasks large and small. You will be focused on brand activation and the shopper journey and develop designs for a range of on-pack visual communications and point-of-sale, creating a final suite of work that fits together seamlessly as a campaign. With the increase of digital you will need to create animated campaigns in After Effects whilst still showcasing your flare to expand the brief. You will immerse yourself in the brands you work with and become a guardian of the visual language and strive to deliver creative excellence across all projects including conceptualisation, design development, crafting and finalisation.

About you:
You will have a minimum of 6 years’ experience ideally from an agency or agency environment, where you will have worked on FMCG brands. Your portfolio demonstrates your familiarity with the shopper journey and an understanding of branding & packaging, animation and point-of-sale. You have a strong eye for detail and a passion to challenge all things creative are looking to up-skill and take on your next challenge working with global brands. You are highly proficient in the Adobe CC suite, specifically After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign. You feel confident presenting your work to colleagues and clients, able to rationalise your ideas with good awareness of current consumer behaviour and trends.

What's in it for you?
• Competitive salary depending upon experience
• Private Healthcare
• Life Assurance scheme
• 25 days holiday + 8 public holidays
• Buy more holidays scheme
• Health Assured Employee Assistance Programme
• Cycle to work scheme
• Recognition program
• Levy accredited qualifications
• Apple purchase discount scheme

Location:
Depending on the individual, you’ll be either based in our studio in Fort Dunlop, Birmingham with onsite parking and multiple eateries or you can be based at our London studio in Waterloo, where you’ll have everything, you need within walking distance. Working from either of our spacious studio’s you’ll be surrounded by a team of young creatives and at times will be expected to be flexible on location between both offices if needed.

Who are we?
Marks fuels brands to move fast, move forward and move confidently. We are a brand experience agency created to meet the unique and dynamic conditions of today’s market. Delivering insight-driven, innovative, and strategic experiences and pack design for both premium and FMCG brands. Providing our clients with fluid, day-to-day design leadership and/or game-changing provocation and fresh thinking.
Marks is a global brand experience agency with 4 studios located in Europe: London, Birmingham, Amsterdam, and Paris. Enthusiastic with all our creatives, we enjoy working hard and playing hard, a team focused purely on results and thrive to deliver out of this world designs. Are you ready to be a Marks player and nurture your inner drive? Now is your chance!

Function
Design
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
Full TIme


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Operations Assistant / Administrator

Southwark, London

Job Ref
JOB0001726
Location
Southwark, London

The Marks Operations team is looking for an Operations Assistant, also called internally a Studio Coordinator.

The Operations team enables our studios to work as one agency across multiple locations – tracking our financial performance, managing our resources against our revenue, ensuring our studios work efficiently and safely.
The Operations Assistant supports the Marks Operations team.
The Operations Assistant acts as an agency partner with our credit control team and works to decrease and manage our debt. The Operations Assistant coordinates IR35 regulation documents, the management of royalty-free imagery, and collaborates across the Operations team.

Location: London with the opportunity for flexible working, work from home.

In this role, you'll be accountable for:
. Working with Project Managers to resolve invoice disputes, escalating as required and highlighting priority items
. Identifying underlying causes of disputes and working with PMs to prevent future recurrence, providing coaching/training in financial processes where required
. Continually tracking and reporting weekly debt provision and escalating any risk
. Continually reviewing debt control processes to identify areas of improvement
. Providing support with HMRC IR35 regulations, coordinating and issuing determination certification and record-keeping
. Working closely with the Planning Manager to ensure regulations are on-track
. Managing the royalty-free imagery purchasing and coordination
. Ad hoc administration as necessary to support the above functions


You will benefit from this experience and skills:
. 2+ years experience in a finance or operational role, preferably in an agency or service background
. High level of attention to detail
. Experience working with teams across multiple locations
. Able to work independently and as part of a team
. Ability to quickly build strong working relationships and provide a high level of customer service to both internal and external clients
. Positive communication style
. MS Office, strong Excel knowledge

Critical requirements:
. Right to work in the UK and fluent in English.


What's in it for you?
• Competitive salary
• Private Healthcare
• Life Assurance scheme
• 25 days holiday + 8 public holidays
• Buy more holidays scheme
• Health Assured Employee Assistance Programme
• Cycle to work scheme
• City Bike Scheme (London only)
• Apple purchase discount scheme

Who are we?
Marks is a global brand design agency specialising in packaging and brand experience. Within Europe we have 4 studios; London, Birmingham, Amsterdam & Paris. We’re not big on clichés but we are big on working hard playing hard… we are a team focused business that wants new joiners to develop, grow and have fun with us.

Function
Design
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
Full TIme


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Senior Designer

Birmingham

Job Ref
JOB0001214 exDD
Location
Birmingham

Do you want to play a senior role at an innovative agency and help shape their culture and direction?

Marks fuels brands to move fast, move forward and move confidently.
We are a brand experience design agency, created to meet the unique and dynamic conditions of today’s market. Delivering insight-driven, innovative and strategic experiences & packaging design for both premium and FMCG brands. Providing our clients with fluid, day-to-day design leadership coupled and/or game-changing provocation and fresh thinking.

We are looking for an adaptive focused Senior Designer who has a keen eye for detail and a passion for problem-solving to join our busy Birmingham studio.
This is a rewarding role for a team player with a positive attitude, working in a friendly and relaxed, yet focused and hard-working environment.
Experience in working with higher volumes of files delivering consistency and excellence on every one would be ideal.


About you:

As a Senior Designer, you are approachable, creative and multi-dimensional. You are highly self-motivated and able to work across multiple creative projects. You understand the brand experience and build brand worlds whether from concept or through the developed design intent. You naturally hero best working practices and champion internal processes. You have extensive packaging adaption experience; packaging design and adaption are essential for this role.

Creative, professional and enthusiastic but first and foremost an excellent designer and adapter with a passion for creating memorable communications. You should have the desire to collaborate, influence, inspire and mentor other members of the creative team to achieve the best possible result from every brief. You set the bar for design quality, execution detail, consistency and accuracy of output. With great technical and print knowledge you are happy to work closely with and support the production team ensuring that great design is finalised to print perfection.

You have previously worked in a similar agency environment, are truly passionate about design with an excellent understanding of communication and branding. You are able to think conceptually and also have excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to manage clients and projects independently. You are comfortable working on premium & FMCG brands and have a deep understanding of how they operate.

As an accomplished senior you are looking to also develop your overseeing and leadership skills supporting the creative director in managing mids and juniors helping them to ensure briefs are understood, followed and delivered on time.

What’s in it for me?

• Competitive salary
• Private Healthcare
• Life Assurance scheme
• 25 days holiday + 8 public holidays
• Buy more holidays scheme
• Health Assured Employee Assistance Programme
• Cycle to work scheme
• Recognition program
• Levy accredited qualifications
• Apple purchase discount scheme

Location:

You’ll be based at our studio in Fort Dunlop Birmingham with the opportunity for flexible working. There is onsite parking and multiple eateries, you’ll have everything you need in walking distance. Working from our spacious studio you’ll be mentored along your journey, given top-notch equipment to use and everything you need to develop and grow with us. The Marks family is big on the fun too; with dozens of social events planned throughout each year to help balance out the work with the play.?

Why join us?

We’re changing and growing, so you can be a part of something new and have ownership of the direction and scope of what you’re working on. In the last 5 years we’ve grown from 10 people to 130 with Europe so you’d be working in a new agency that isn’t locked down in terms of their culture & process – were defining that and as a senior member, you can help guide and shape our approach. We’re moving fast and we’d love you to be part of that journey - a chance like this doesn’t come around very often.

Who are we?

Marks fuels brands to move fast, move forward and move confidently. We are a brand design agency created to meet the unique and dynamic conditions of today’s market. Delivering insight-driven, innovative and strategic experiences & packaging design for both premium and FMCG brands. Providing our clients with fluid, day-to-day design leadership and/or game-changing provocation and fresh thinking.

Marks is a global brand design agency specialising in packaging and brand experience. Within Europe we have 4 studios; London, Birmingham, Amsterdam & Paris. We’re not big on clichés but we are big on working hard play hard… we are a team focused business that wants new joiners to develop, grow and have fun with us.

Function
Design
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
Full TIme


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Resource Planning Manager, Europe (Maternity Cover)

Birmingham

Job Ref
JOB0001661
Location
Birmingham

We are looking for a Planning Manager EU (Maternity Cover) who will own and manage the agency workflow, embody Marks spirit of collaboration and ensure we have the right talents deployed to deliver the clients needs. The Planning Manager will also manage our local freelance resources.
The Planning Manager is a key member of the Operations team which enables our studios to work as one agency across multiple locations – tracking our financial performance, managing our resources against our revenue, ensuring our studios work efficiently and safely, we align with the wider business HR policies and processes.

As the Planning Manager, you will be accountable for:
• Creating a strong network across Marks and SGS&Co Operations and Studio management, building awareness of colleague talents and location capabilities.
• Partnering with Client Services Teams and Design Directors to understand the client requirements.
• Creating robust resource plans, working seamlessly with Design Directors and Creative Directors to ensure we have the right talent deployed to deliver the clients needs.
• Understand the revenue pipeline to ensure Marks and sgsco efficiently maximize the use of their own resources before considering external resources.
• Building a network of freelance talent that gives the agency short term scalability. You will also manage our local freelance resources.
• Securing freelance resources where we need an additional scale or need to plug skillset gaps to deliver the client needs. Coordinating equipment and IT access for freelancers.
• Co-ordinating with line managers to balance the impact of holidays and mitigate the impact of absence against our delivery plans.
• Track freelance spend, ensuring timely invoice submission and purchase orders are raised

You will need these skills and experience:
• 6-8 years experience in Brand, Packaging, Creative or Advertising agencies in Studio Management roles
• Understanding of agency P&L (especially Direct, Indirect and Freelance costs)
• Financial awareness
• Exceptional people skills and positivity
• Managing Freelance and Agency staff
• Experience working with teams across multiple locations
• Strong ability to organize yourself and those around you
• Capable of being the calm in the storm, working across competing requirements to reach a solution
• Conflict management and resolution
• MS Office, strong Excel skills

What’s in it for you?
• Private Healthcare
• Life Assurance scheme
• 25 days holiday + 8 public holidays
• Buy more holidays scheme
• Health Assured Employee Assistance Programme
• Cycle to work scheme
• Recognition program
• Apple purchase discount scheme

You will be based at our studio in Fort Dunlop, Birmingham but you will also have the possibility to work from home. You may also be required to visit the London studio.
Studio in Fort Dunlop, Birmingham has onsite parking and multiple eateries, you’ll have everything you need within walking distance. Working from our spacious studio you’ll be mentored along your journey, given top-notch equipment to use and everything you need to develop and grow with us. The Marks family is big on the fun too; with dozens of social events planned throughout each year to help balance out the work with the play.

Who are we?
Marks fuels brands to move fast, move forward and move confidently. We are a brand design agency created to meet the unique and dynamic conditions of today’s market. Delivering insight-driven, innovative and strategic experiences & packaging design and adaption for both premium and FMCG brands. Providing our clients with fluid, day-to-day design leadership and/or game-changing provocation and fresh thinking.
Marks is a global brand design agency specialising in packaging and brand experience. Within Europe we have 4 studios; London, Birmingham, Amsterdam & Paris. We’re not big on clichés but we are big on working hard play hard… we are a team focused business that wants new joiners to develop, grow and have fun with us.



Function
Design
Status
Full Time
Type
Temporary Contract
Hours
Full TIme


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Design Director

Paris

Job Ref
JOB0001161
Location
Paris

We are a strategic brand and packaging design consultancy helping brands to win at ‘Moment of Sale’. Our focus is on using design to scale business and amplify brands in the most effective, efficient ways possible and deliver it globally. With an agile design toolbox and with adaptive capabilities, Marks' aim is to help brands thrive by offering more smarter, leaner design services on a global scale.

Our Culture:

Marks is a genuinely friendly, fun, and engaging place to work. Whilst we all have very serious work to do, we are emphatic that our employees should have the most rewarding experience at work we can possibly give them in a business environment, as well as a great place for all to nurture their talents. We’re bringing together a diverse team of creative people with perspectives from all over the world to create a vibrant environment full of ideas, opinions, and experiences.

Team Contribution:

Design translate brand needs into distinctive visual outcomes. Design craft and implement the brand experience across all touchpoints; through cleverly applied insight, compelling conceptual territories, confident creativity, and powerfully consistent activation.

Position summary:

Partnering with Client Services, the Design Director will own the creative client relationships and quality of design across brands and/or accounts. IThe Design Director will embody Marks' vision of can-do positivity, agility in approach, and belief in the power of co-creation and ensuring we deliver the best against each brief. The Design Director will use strong judgement and analytical skills to drive better design, deliver beyond the client expectation and enable the personal growth of the team.

Essential Responsibilities, Accountabilities & Results:

• Building strong client relationships, acting as their brand custodian. Using his/her understanding of strategic, creative and commercial aspects of brands to add provocation and richness.
• Leading by example, guiding and inspiring the team to produce exceptional, insightful work that fully explores, challenges and goes beyond the brief. Knowing the power of sketching.
• Approving work before client submission, maintaining our quality of output.
• Acting as the design consultant to our Client Service partners, aligning briefs to the client and brand needs, adding richness and insight to enable the design to go deeper, stronger.
• Maximising our resources, managing the team’s workflow to deliver efficiently, adapting the plan when things change in partnership with Resource Management.
• Growing the team by coaching, setting clear objectives, following the Performance Development Review process.
• Ensuring the team follows file, server, naming conventions, business policies and processes.

Educational & Experience Minimum Requirements:

• 8-12 years experience within a Brand/Packaging Design agency in Design roles.
• A degree in Graphic Design, Product Design, Illustration, Digital Design, or related field.
• Strong knowledge of strategic, creative, and commercial aspects of brands and the world they inhabit.
• Stakeholder management skills.
• Be an engaging presenter, debating, defending design work, influencing.
• Team management.

Fluent in French and English required
Business travels required

Function
Design
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
Full time 35 hours - France


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Midweight Designer

Birmingham

Job Ref
JOB0001548
Location
Birmingham
Salary
Competitive salary DOE

Do you have an eye for detail and a passion to challenge all things creative?

We are looking to employ a Middle Weight Designer to join our ever-expanding team. They will have been disciplined with agency experience, especially someone who has a strong brand packaging background within the FMCG category. They thrive on all aspects of creativity showcasing passion and flare, have a good understanding of brand experiences and are looking to up-skill and take on their next challenge whilst working with global brands.

The successful candidate will be focused on delivering creative excellence across all levels of a project including conceptualisation, design development, crafting and finalisation. Surrounded by a team of young creatives, you will join a close-knit family whilst being educated and developed by more senior members and directors who share a wealth of design experience.

About you…

Already a Middle Weight or looking to take the next step up? You will have a strong understanding of the Adobe CC suit, specifically Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign whilst demonstrating strategic thinking to all creative work, and the ability to establish clearly defined design routes and territories of exploration. Strong communication skills, client interaction and presentation experience would be an advantage, along with a good awareness of how brands evolve whilst understanding current consumer behaviour and trends.

What’s in it for me?
• Competitive salary
• Private healthcare
• Life Assurance scheme
• 25 days holiday + 8 public holidays
• Buy more holidays scheme
• Health Assured Employee Assistance Programme
• Cycle to work scheme
• Recognition program
• Levy accredited qualifications
• Apple purchase discount scheme
• Relocation packages

Location:
Depending on the individual, you’ll be either based in our studio in Fort Dunlop, Birmingham with onsite parking and multiple eateries or you can be based at our London studio in Waterloo, where you’ll have everything, you need within walking distance. Working from either of our spacious studio’s you’ll be surrounded by a team of young creatives and at times will be expected to be flexible on location between both offices if needed.

Who are we?
Marks fuels brands to move fast, move forward and move confidently. We are a brand experience agency created to meet the unique and dynamic conditions of today’s market. Delivering insight-driven, innovative, and strategic experiences and pack design for both premium and FMCG brands. Providing our clients with fluid, day-to-day design leadership and/or game-changing provocation and fresh thinking.

Marks is a global brand experience agency with 4 studios located in Europe: London, Birmingham, Amsterdam, and Paris. Enthusiastic with all our creative, we enjoy working hard and playing hard, a team focused purely on results and thrive to deliver out of this world designs. Are you ready to be a Marks player and nurture your inner drive? Now is your chance!



Function
Design
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm


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Midweight Designer - Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Job Ref
JOB0001371
Location
Amsterdam
Salary
Competitive

We are a strategic brand and packaging design consultancy helping brands to win at ‘Moment of Sale’. Our focus is on using design to scale business and amplify brands in the most effective, efficient ways possible and deliver it globally. With an agile design toolbox and with adaptive capabilities, Marks aim is to help brands thrive by offering more smarter, leaner design services on a global scale.

Our Culture:

Marks is a genuinely friendly, fun and engaging place to work. Whilst we all have very serious work to do, we are emphatic that our employees should have the most rewarding experience at work we can possibly give them in a business environment, as well as a great place for all to nurture their talents. We’re bringing together a diverse team of creative people with perspectives from all over the world to create a vibrant environment full of ideas, opinions, and experience.

About The Role:

Our Amsterdam Studio is growing rapidly, and we are looking for a talented Midweight Designer who is bursting with enthusiasm and ideas to join our creative team. This is a rewarding role for a team player with a positive attitude, working in a friendly and relaxed, yet focused and hard-working environment.

As an excellent designer with a passion for problem solving and creating memorable designs, you’re eager to learn new aspects of the business with a proactive attitude and approach. You’re truly passionate about all things design. A conceptual thinker with strong typographic skills and an attention to detail, you can consistently demonstrate the ability to execute with excellence, creating great work for our clients.

You’ll be part of a dynamic team and have the opportunity to participate in projects from concept to execution. You’re focussed, open minded, and are excited by the potential of being part of a talented and growing pool of creatives.

What you’ll do:

• Apply your knowledge to turn raw ideas into skilfully crafted executions
• Collaborate with the rest of the team, iterate quickly and respect deadlines
• Move effectively while still being meticulous and conscientious in your work
• Participate in agency life and get involved with internal initiatives, playing an active role in supporting your immediate colleagues

What you’ll need:

• Overall experience in branding, packaging and corporate identity
• An ability to translate design briefs into compelling creative solutions
• A can do attitude with a confidence and willingness to use your initiative
• A great portfolio that shows conceptual thinking in the world of FMCG, healthcare brands are a plus
• A hands-on approach, keen eye for detail and great crafting skills
• A passion for visual culture, creativity, innovation and tech, beyond the world of graphic design
• A grounded working knowledge of the usual Adobe software (InDesign, Photoshop & Illustrator)
• Organisation skills. You can effectively manage your time, prioritise your work and handle multiple projects simultaneously

Come and join us if you are hungry to learn, determined to create beautiful things and be part of a growing new studio in the heart of Amsterdam.

Function
Design
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
Full TIme


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Design Director - Shopper

Birmingham

Job Ref
*
Location
Birmingham
Salary
Competitive

Do you have an eye for detail and a passion to challenge all things creative?

Our design team awaits you, where you’ll be entrusted with a high degree of creative custodianship and empowered to take ownership of quality projects.

But we’ll expect you to get involved with internal initiatives, playing an active role in supporting both your immediate colleagues - nurturing and supporting younger designers in the team, spot their strengths and be a champion of their skills and development.

About you:
Already a Design Director or you’ll be a strong Senior Designer specializing in the Shopper Activation category, you’ve lived and breathed the retail environment, understood the role of shopper, omni channel communication and through the line experience on-line and off-line. This is a shopper design role, and we want to see people who understand pack design and the ability to adapt and bring order and consistency to FMCG and healthcare brands in the retail space.

Creative, professional, and enthusiastic but first and foremost an excellent designer with the ability to create memorable off pack communications. Because you’ve previously worked in a similar shopper agency environment, you’re truly passionate about design with an excellent understanding of communication and branding and be able to present confidently to clients. Conceptually thinking and able to produce an array of creative solutions, you can successfully take client projects from the briefing stage through to the final artwork or application with attention to detail.

What's in it for you?
• Competitive salary depending upon experience
• Private Healthcare
• Life Assurance scheme
• 25 days holiday + 8 public holidays
• Buy more holidays scheme
• Health Assured Employee Assistance Programme
• Cycle to work scheme
• Recognition program
• Levy accredited qualifications
• Apple purchase discount scheme
• Relocation packages

Location:
You’ll be based at our studio in Fort Dunlop, Birmingham with onsite parking and multiple eateries, you’ll have everything you need in walking distance. Working from our spacious studio you’ll be mentoring a team of young creatives and will be expected to be flexible on location between the Birmingham studio and being at the Uxbridge client offices.

Who are we?
Marks fuels brands to move fast, move forward, and move confidently. We are a brand experience agency created to meet the unique and dynamic conditions of today’s market. Delivering insight-driven, innovative, and strategic experiences and pack design for both premium and FMCG brands. Providing our clients with fluid, day-to-day design leadership and/or game-changing provocation and fresh thinking.

Marks is a global brand experience agency with 4 studios located in Europe: London, Birmingham, Amsterdam and Paris. Enthusiastic with all our creative, we enjoy to work hard and play hard, a team focused purely on results and thrive to deliver out of this world designs. Are you ready to be a Marks player and nurture your inner drive? Now is your chance!

Function
Design
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
Monday to Friday either 8.00am - 4.30pm or 8.30pm - 5.00pm


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Senior Account Manager

Amsterdam

Job Ref
JOB0001793-1789 + PCN
Location
Amsterdam
Salary
Competitive

Are you looking to further your career with a move into a more strategic role?

This is an opportunity for a Senior Account Manager who is established in their role; someone who is ready to take more ownership in the success of the both the agency and client business by leveraging your strategic knowledge, visual capabilities, business acumen, interpersonal and presentation skills.

You will report into the Account Director and aid them in delivering on the Client Business Plan by providing accurate forecasting for your segment of the account, as well as developing new initiatives to increase revenue and profitability.

You will be confident briefing and reviewing work, leveraging strategic and creative principles, and championing the cause of the client. Your proof reading will be fastidious, and desire for quality output the driving force behind all you do. You will be able to support the presentation of creative work with Design Directors, or in their absence present work confidently yourself. You will be required to write proposals, estimates and timelines, as well as manage all the financial aspects of your projects.

You’ll need to be an excellent written and verbal communicator with the ability to manage clients and projects independently, in association with the Creative, Strategy and Operations teams. Key to this role’s success will be teamwork and collaboration.

You will be exposed to the most senior stakeholders in the global client business, taking part in status meetings, as well as working sessions and workshops. You will also be required to deal with the most junior marketers in their teams. With this in mind, you will be professional in all you do and say, able to guide and educate, adept at listening, be calm in a tricky situation, and present yourself with gravitas.

At times you will be required to attend face to face presentations and client development meetings, particularly in Europe. Day-to-day client meetings are completed remotely with Global and Local teams all around the world.

Initially, you will roll your sleeves up and get your hands dirty, operating independently on your segment and seeing projects through from conception to completion. Once established (3-6 months) you will gain a report to help with the administration aspects of the role; you will need to get to grips with them yourself first, in order to effectively train your report. You will be willing and capable of guiding them to become the best they can be; nurturing their talents to the advantage of the wider Client Services Team.

Responsibilities

• Account segment reporting for
o planning, including forecasting and volume estimation
o profitability, on a day to day, monthly, quarterly and annual basis
• Client development, spotting opportunities for Marks R5
• Brand guardianship, across all projects
• Project ownership
• Briefing, WIP and delivery
• Costing and invoicing
• Tracking and critical path
• Resource planning
• Line of sight for all projects to Global HQ
• Team cohesion, ensuring all team members are involved at the right time, and that their roles and responsibilities are taken into consideration
• Management and development of reports
• Ensuring the Account Director has full visibility of creative briefs and projects, globally

Core Competencies

• Brand strategy and positioning – highly beneficial
• Creative strategy – essential
• Experience working with multinational FMCGs – essential
• Packaging design principles – essential
• Tactical / POS – beneficial
• Mac Usage – essential
• Adobe Creative Suite – basic understanding for opening and checking files
• Microsoft Office – essential
• Business English – essential
• Proficient in other languages – highly beneficial

What's in it for you?

• Competitive Salary
• 25 days annual leave (+statutory public days)
• Pension scheme - minimum government scheme only

Location

We’re based in the heart of Amsterdam, near to Waterlooplein overlooking the Amstel River and Herengracht.

Who we are:

Marks is part of the SGS & Co global brand impact group, delivering speed and quality through innovation and insights to drive impact for our world-class clients. We combine deep expertise in design, graphic services, production, technology, and process optimization with unmatched marketplace understanding, dynamic ideas, and client-first customer service. We bring the world’s best brands to life and set them up for success in the modern world.

SGS & Co shifts brands to impact through the strength of our people. Our team of nearly 5,000 employees across 30+ countries works collaboratively to exceed client expectations today and anticipate how we’ll need to pivot together to win tomorrow. We take pride in our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion along with our ambition to lead the industry to a more sustainable future to drive positive impact for our clients, our people, and our planet.

Function
Design
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm


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Human Resources

Talent Acquisition Lead

Remote - WFH

Job Ref
JOB0001893
Location
Remote - WFH

SGS & Co, a global brand impact group, is looking for a confident, motivated, and energetic individual to serve as the Talent Acquisition Lead for Production, Commercial, Sales and Shared Services.

In this critical role, you’ll be expected to deliver an outstanding in-house end to end recruitment service globally. You will work closely with business managers and recruiting managers. You’ll ensure resourcing needs are consistently fulfilled; sourcing and supplying quality candidates.
An important part of this role will require a particular focus on metrics, process, and compliance.

The Talent Acquisition Lead will report to the Head of Global Talent Acquisition.

You will be accountable for:
. Contributing to the execution of the strategic vision related to the employment brand, talent acquisition tools, processes, and systems in addition to driving a positive candidate experience.
. Delivering all aspects of the recruitment service from briefing, advertising, sourcing, shortlisting screening, interviewing, selecting, and offering to candidates within agreed timeframes.
. Using own networks and talent pools to proactively headhunt, as well as using all available methods to source candidates, including social media, LinkedIn, and Job Boards.
. Developing strong relationships with hiring managers across the business, understanding their current and ongoing recruitment requirements.
. Supporting managers with the creation of quality job descriptions.
. Advising hiring managers on job appropriate psychometrics and testing and assisting with the interpretation of results.
. Managing risk through ensuring policies and practices are adhered to and compliant with employment law and regulations, working closely with others to implement changes to practices as needed to meet regulatory and legal requirements.
. Creating a wide range of ad hoc, weekly and monthly reports, statistics and trends analysis related to the recruitment.
. Ensuring the recruitment data is collected, centralised and maintained with high quality and accuracy. Data manipulation and reporting.
. Driving continuous improvement through managing performance metrics. Meet budget/forecast goals in quantitative measures.
. Maintaining accurate candidate tracking data in the applicant tracking system.
. Focusing on delivering an exceptional candidate experience to every applicant at each stage of the process.
. Identifying and evaluating trends on recruiting, including local conditions, economic conditions, and competitive institutions to develop innovative strategic plans to respond quickly to these trends. Identifying trends from the ATS, market research and candidate feedback.
. Leading a small team globally.


You will benefit from the following skills and experience:
. Solid experience as a recruiter gained in-house and via a professional agency. Extensive experience in proactive sourcing and identifying passive candidates.
. Ability to successfully manage multiple projects and tasks in a rapidly changing, fast-paced environment.
. Excellent communication and influencing skills, professionalism, integrity, and executive presence.
. Demonstrated ability to effectively manage client relationships at all levels and develop a strong, consultative-style partnership.
. Experience in leading a small team.
. Fluent in English
. CIPD qualified preferred

Location: UK or EU - WFH.

SGS & Co is a global brand impact group delivering speed and quality through innovation and insights to drive impact for our world-class clients. We combine deep expertise in design, graphic services, production, technology, and process optimization with unmatched marketplace understanding, dynamic ideas, and client-first customer service. We bring the world’s best brands to life and set them up for success in the modern world.
SGS & Co shifts brands to impact through the strength of our people. Our team of nearly 5,000 employees across 30+ countries works collaboratively to exceed client expectations today and anticipate how we’ll need to pivot together to win tomorrow. We take pride in our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion along with our ambition to lead the industry to a more sustainable future to drive positive impact for our clients, our people, and our planet.

Function
Human Resources
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
Full TIme


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Total Rewards Advisor

Yorkshire & Humberside

Job Ref
JOB0001897
Location
Yorkshire & Humberside

SGS&Co, a global brand impact group, is looking for a Total Rewards Advisor to join the HR Team based in our UK office in Hull.

Position Summary:
The overall responsibility of the Total Rewards Advisor is to administrate the organisation's payroll and rewards program for UK employees.

In this role, the Total Rewards Advisor will act as the key main point of contact for all stakeholders including employees, managers, team leaders, HR team members and Finance, regarding Payroll and Benefits enquiries.
Managing employee relationships, responding to any queries or problems that they have and managing their expectations in relation to Rewards, Payroll and Benefits.
Handling all Payroll and Reward/Benefit work accurately, reliably and in accordance with all legal requirements.
Delivering timely filing of any company returns such as monthly pension and P11d filing, Gender Pay Reporting, updating external stakeholders on reward changes.

As the Total Rewards Advisor, you will be accountable for:
• Filing monthly UK payroll with external third party pay bureau
• Filing some International payroll with external third part pay bureaus
• Liaising with Finance Dept re timely paying of all payrolls
• Ensuring that pay practices adhere to current legislation
• Ensuring all changes are reflected on both UK & US systems
• System administrator duties for 2 HR systems and external Payslip platform.
• Inputting Rotas to T & A system
• Collaborating with all stakeholders on benefit & reward changes
• Working with insurance brokers and benefits providers for Medical, Pension, Fuel, EAP etc
• Managing the enrolment, renewal, and distribution processes of benefits
• Storing/updating of Personnel files both paper and electronic – in line with GDPR
• Updating various Headcount reports for the business to track employee costs
• Outputting system reports for HR Team

You will need these skills and experience:
• Advanced in MS Excel strongly preferred (e.g VLOOKUP, power query, Pivot tables and reporting, data simulations ...) - Ability to use spreadsheets, graphing, tables, calculations, data analytics and simulation.
• Previous working experience as a Payroll or Reward Advisor required
• Experience in a fast-paced HR/Payroll environment
• Strong organisational and administrative skills
• Practical and logical; able to solve problems quickly across multiple country areas
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills, relationship building capabilities across all levels of the business both locally and Internationally
• Worked in a Corporate and process-driven Environment
• International and/or European payroll knowledge desirable
• Prior experience in HR operations and knowledge of best practices
• Good understanding of full-cycle hiring process advantageous
• Familiarity with current employment rules and regulations
• Hands-on experience with HR software
• Role models SGS&Co values and behaviours.
• CIPD or CIPP Qualification desirable

What’s in it for you?
• Competitive salary
• Private healthcare
• Life Assurance scheme
• Buy more holidays scheme
• Health Assured Employee Assistance Programme
• Cycle to work scheme
• Recognition program
• Levy accredited qualifications
• Apple purchase discount scheme

Our company:
SGS & Co is a global brand impact group delivering speed and quality through innovation and insights to drive impact for our world-class clients. We combine deep expertise in design, graphic services, production, technology, and process optimization with unmatched marketplace understanding, dynamic ideas, and client-first customer service. We bring the world’s best brands to life and set them up for success in the modern world.
SGS & Co shifts brands to impact through the strength of our people. Our team of nearly 5,000 employees across 30+ countries works collaboratively to exceed client expectations today and anticipate how we’ll need to pivot together to win tomorrow. We take pride in our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion along with our ambition to lead the industry to a more sustainable future to drive positive impact for our clients, our people, and our planet.

Wondering about our office?
We're based in Hull just off the A63, only a 5 minute walk away from the city centre we have great access to public transportation links and all city-centre amenities.
You will also have the possibility, sometimes, to work from home.

Function
Human Resources
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5hrs per week, Mon-Fri


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IT

IT Workflow System Engineer (Remote Working)

Various Locations

Job Ref
JOB0001401
Location
Various Locations

IT Workflow System Engineer ( Remote Working).

SGS&Co is a global company on 6 Continetnts, in 30+ Countries with over 4,700 members working in One Dynamic Structure with a pulse on driving ideas that lead our industry, SGS& Co drives impact for brands, packaging and beyond.

The role
The IT Workflow Systems Engineer is primarily responsible for installing, configuring, maintaining and supporting mission critical prepress production technologies. The position is also responsible for innovating to improve automation for the purpose of quality improvement, cost reduction and shrinking timelines through the elimination of non-value added activities, such as data entry, file transmission, file organization, etc. The IT Workflow Systems Engineer will contribute to improving production operations in alignment with business goals and client demands. The IT Workflow Systems Engineer will advise to synergies between client facing technologies, production prepress systems and other 3rd party applications.

Your Education and/or Background Experience will have:
Experience in problem solving, and a quick learner and IT competency.
Analytical mindset, with a calm, methodical approach to problem solving.
• Primary or second language English speaking
• Experience in prepress/print environment is of value
• Familiarity with PHP7 and Laravel framework is of value
• Experience in installing, configuring and managing Esko Artwork Automation Engine systems
• Advanced experience in workflow automation for packaging pre-media production
• Familiarity with XMP, XML, JDF and JMF languages/standards
• Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, FileMaker, SQL databases is of benefit
• Experience in Digital Asset Management is of benefit
• Ability to create Apple/Javascript Scripts is of benefit
• Ability to document Functional Requirements for development
• Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution in Computer Science, Engineering, Graphic Arts or related category
• Experience in Azure with Microservices and API’s is of benefit

Function
IT
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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Print Technician - Frankfurt

Frankfurt

Job Ref
JOB0001670
Location
Frankfurt

Managed Print Service Operator.


Location: Frankfurt / Main, Germany

Essential Responsibilities, Accountabilities & Results

Installation of new multifunctional devices
Replacing of hardware being out of order
Regular and on demand Replacing of supplies/consumables (cartridges, staples, waste container etc.)
Visual examination of multifunctional devices
Managing on-site hardware/software & consumables inventory
Wiring up multifunctional devices
Simple status checks as to software on multifunctional devices, comparison with intended state as documented
Monitoring Printer Status and faults via Print Server Interface and Tools
Diagnosis of simple fault states (based on information displayed by the equipment, unmistakable error messages, simple control measurement)
Execution of Simple configuration tasks based on specifications
Installation of firmware
Simple Installation of software changes for bug-fixing or extinguishing vulnerabilities (e.g. patches, updates)
VIP support i.e. end-user-support in functional aspects, on-site troubleshooting should there be any issue.
Documents and reports all MFP meter reads on a monthly basis


Educational & Experience Minimum Requirements


This position requires the following knowledge and skills:

Basic knowledge of Microsoft office and windows based application
Good technical knowledge of print devices, here Multifunctional Printer.
Good working English level


Competency Requirements

Service level attitude
Positive attitude
Available to the client

Shift work hours : Some days from 7am to 1:30pm and other days from 1:30pm to 7pm


Our Company :

SGS & Co is a global brand impact group delivering speed and quality through innovation and insights to drive impact for our world class clients. We combine deep expertise in design, graphic services, production, technology, and process optimization with unmatched marketplace understanding, dynamic ideas, and client first customer service. We bring the world’s best brands to life and set them up for success in a modern world.

SGS & Co shifts brands to impact through the strength of our people. Our team of nearly 5,000 employees across 30+ countries works collaboratively to exceed client expectations today and anticipate how we’ll need to pivot together to win tomorrow. We take pride in our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion along with our ambition to lead the industry to a more sustainable future to drive positive impact for our clients, our people, and our planet.

Function
IT
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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Software Developer - C#

Paris

Job Ref
PAR-DEV-AS
Location
Paris

At SGS & CO, our global software engineering team don’t just develop software – we have a worldwide impact. We help global household brands own the moment when a consumer’s interest in their products turns into a desire to purchase.

SGS & CO software developers are innovators, problem-solvers, and hard-workers who are building solutions with cloud technologies, the latest Microsoft and open source software and much more.

We are looking to enhance our current team with additional software developers at all levels. Whether you are a junior wanting to join a progressive and forward thinking team that can provide you with the new skills and mentoring you need to start your career; a mid-level developer looking for a new sector and technical challenge with a chance to work with the latest technologies; or a senior developer who can help shape, drive and craft new technical solutions that will have a real world impact across a global company then this is an opportunity to join us.

So at whatever level we are looking for professional, skilled software developers who want to learn, evolve, and thrive in a fast-paced, value-driven environment.

About the role:

You will work in a modern supportive, valued and agile software development environment. Working closely with key stakeholders and third parties on prioritised business objectives you will join our fast growing and dedicated technology team. You will be part of that team that are building and designing software solutions that power an always-on collaborative platform used by a worldwide collective of thousands of talented people to deliver end-to-end marketing solutions from concept through to implementation for all our clients.

About you:

We are looking to recruit across all levels so whether you are a junior or a senior we are looking for candidates with appropriate experience and skillset; for example a degree/HND in a computer science, engineering discipline; or equivalent software development experience. We’d expect you to have in-depth knowledge, appropriate to role level, of at least one or more of the following languages:

• C#.NET;
• SQL;
• HTML, CSS;
• JavaScript.

It is also desirable that you have experience of the following:

• ASP.NET/Web Application;

You must also be able to demonstrate that you:

• are dedicated to producing clean, testable and highly maintainable code;
• can thrive in a collaborative working environment;
• want to help and support your team members, and
• can communicate effectively at all levels.

What's in it for you?

At SGSCO you’d be a key part of our global software engineering department joining one of our software development teams, working alongside other developers, business analysts and testers producing business critical software. We offer a clear development path with a designated mentor to support you on your journey.

Location:

Position based in Paris.
Few days of homeoffice per week.

Who are we:

SGS & Co is a global brand impact group delivering speed and quality through innovation and insights to drive impact for our world class clients. We combine deep expertise in design, graphic services, production, technology, and process optimization with unmatched marketplace understanding, dynamic ideas, and client first customer service. We bring the world’s best brands to life and set them up for success in a modern world.

SGS & Co shifts brands to impact through the strength of our people. Our team of nearly 5,000 employees across 30+ countries work collaboratively to exceed client expectations today and anticipate how we will need to pivot together to win tomorrow. We take pride in our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion along with our ambition to lead the industry to a more sustainable future to drive positive impact for our clients, our people, and our planet.

Function
IT
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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.Net Software Developer Mid to Senior (Remote Working)

Various Locations

Job Ref
HU13-SD-DG
Location
Various Locations
Salary
Competitive

At SGS & CO, our global software engineering team don’t just develop software – we have a worldwide impact. We help global household brands own the moment when a consumer’s interest in their products turns into a desire to purchase.

SGS & CO software developers are innovators, problem-solvers, and hard-workers who are building solutions with cloud technologies, the latest Microsoft and open source software and much more.

We are looking to enhance our current team with additional software developers at all levels. Whether you are a junior wanting to join a progressive and forward thinking team that can provide you with the new skills and mentoring you need to start your career; a mid-level developer looking for a new sector and technical challenge with a chance to work with the latest technologies; or a senior developer who can help shape, drive and craft new technical solutions that will have a real world impact across a global company then this is an opportunity to join us.

So at whatever level we are looking for professional, skilled software developers who want to learn, evolve, and thrive in a fast-paced, value-driven environment.

About the role:

You will work in a modern supportive, valued and agile software development environment. Working closely with key stakeholders and third parties on prioritised business objectives you will join our fast growing and dedicated technology team. You will be part of that team that are building and designing software solutions that power an always-on collaborative platform used by a worldwide collective of thousands of talented people to deliver end-to-end marketing solutions from concept through to implementation for all our clients.

The role will see you as part of team whose typical day starts with remote stand-ups across our scrum teams followed by any of the following: development pairing with teammates, supporting or leading on complex technical design tasks, writing unit tests, implementing applications, designing and architecting system requirements, reviewing pull requests, mentoring teammates or groups, planning and prioritising future work, working with business analysts on new features, collaborating with our quality assurance team to test and debug sprint deliverables, documenting your work or collaborating in whiteboard design sessions.

About you:

We are looking to recruit across all levels so whether you are a junior or a senior we are looking for candidates with appropriate experience and skillset; for example a degree/HND in a computer science, engineering discipline; or equivalent software development experience. We’d expect you to have in-depth knowledge, appropriate to role level, of at least one or more of the following languages:

• C#.NET (preferred);
• SQL;
• JavaScript.

It is also desirable that you have experience of one or more of the following:

• ASP.NET/Web Application;
• Blazor (web apps with C#);
• ¬MS Azure;
• MS Visual Studio;
• MS SQL Server/SSRS;
• Azure DevOps (VSTS) / GIT.

You must also be able to demonstrate that you:

• are dedicated to producing clean, testable and highly maintainable code;
• can thrive in a collaborative working environment;
• want to help and support your team members, and
• can communicate effectively at all levels.

What's in it for you?

At SGSCO you’d be a key part of our global software engineering department joining one of our software development teams, working alongside other developers, business analysts and testers producing business critical software. We offer a clear development path with a designated mentor to support you on your journey.

Salary range is competitive dependent on role and experience we also offer:

• Private Healthcare;
• Life Assurance scheme;
• 25 days holiday + 8 public holidays;
• Buy more holidays scheme;
• Health Assured Employee Assistance Programme;
• Cycle to work scheme;
• Recognition program;
• Levy accredited qualifications;
• Relocation packages.

Location:

This is a remote working role. The Software Engineering head office is based in Hull but our team comprises software developers from across the country.

Who are we:

SGS & Co is a global brand impact group delivering speed and quality through innovation and insights to drive impact for our world class clients. We combine deep expertise in design, graphic services, production, technology, and process optimization with unmatched marketplace understanding, dynamic ideas, and client first customer service. We bring the world’s best brands to life and set them up for success in a modern world.

SGS & Co shifts brands to impact through the strength of our people. Our team of nearly 5,000 employees across 30+ countries work collaboratively to exceed client expectations today and anticipate how we will need to pivot together to win tomorrow. We take pride in our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion along with our ambition to lead the industry to a more sustainable future to drive positive impact for our clients, our people, and our planet.

Function
IT
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
Monday to Friday 8.00 -16.00 or Monday to Friday 8.30 to 16.30


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Production

CGI Artist

Yorkshire & Humberside

Job Ref
JOB0001852
Location
Yorkshire & Humberside
Salary
Competitive including 25 days holiday + 8 statutory days, private pension and healthcare scheme

Are you a creative 3D artist with Maya skills, that wants to work with some of the biggest brands out there?

We are looking for 3D Artists to join our expanding CGI team in our amazing redeveloped Maltings facility in Hull. The role will be working within a vibrant team, creating beautiful, compelling, realistic high poly packaging & products for a wide range of applications, for some of the biggest and best loved brands on the planet. You will be working in a fabulous environment with a great social scene.

In this role you’ll create photo-realistic high poly CGI of products & packaging to high technical and aesthetic standards on time and to specification. We’re looking for collaborative team-players who want to help a developing team by sharing your Maya knowledge while learning about how we do things here. You’ll be a great communicator with excellent organisational skills and attention to details.


About you…

You may be a graduate with 3D skills/experience who wants to join a company that will coach, train and support their development into becoming a truly great 3D artist! You’ll have a great technical knowledge of asset creating in Maya with 3D skills that can be used to resolve issues in creative and effective ways. You’ll need to have knowledge of CG lighting and shading techniques with the ability to troubleshoot common rendering issues.

It would be advantageous if you also had…
• Knowledge of 3DS Max is advantageous, although training will be given.
• Good knowledge of Adobe suite including Photoshop & Illustrator
• Scripting experience
• Photography experience
• Knowledge of Nuke & After FX


What’s in it for you?
• Salary of up to £29,000 dependent on experience
• Private healthcare
• Life Assurance scheme
• 25 days holiday + 8 public holidays
• Buy more holidays scheme
• Health Assured Employee Assistance Programme
• Cycle to work scheme
• Recognition program
• Levy accredited qualifications
• Apple purchase discount scheme

Wondering about our offices?

We’re based at The Maltings in the heart of Hull, with onsite parking and a high end, fully equipped facility, it’ll be the best office you’ve ever worked at! With a break area containing pool tables, X-Boxes and table football, we have just about everything you need onsite, and what we don’t have is just a short walk away in the City Centre.

Who are we?

SGS&CO is a collective of companies, expertise, and talent assembled specifically to help brands own every possible moment — in the physical world and in the digital world — when a consumer’s desire can be converted into action. We are not a holding company, we’re the team for the future, helping brands own the moment. With offices in the UK, Europe, North America and Asia, SGS&CO boasts a diverse client base consisting of many well-known global brands.

Function
Production
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
08:00-16:30


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Despatch Operator

Tamworth

Job Ref
JOB0001937
Location
Tamworth

We are looking for a personable, enthusiastic individual who can roll their sleeves up and work well in a fast pasted environment to join our despatch team.
This is part time working 5 days a week Monday to Friday from 12:30 to 16:30.
As a Despatch Operator, you will work individually alongside the production teams to help service our customers. You will be packing and despatching products in a safe and efficient manner. You will also be responsible for the receiving, handling and storing of goods entering the site.

Key Responsibilities…
- Maintaining a clean and safe environment
- Ensure products are despatched correctly, efficiently and on time.
- Communicate the status of multiple deliveries to the relevant personnel.
- Ordering, storing and maintaining stock levels of consumables used in the packing process.
- Ensure quality of deliverables is maintained throughout the packing and despatch process.
- Receiving and distribution of addressed deliveries into the site.
- Ensure documentation and paperwork is accurate and up to date.

About you…
Applicants will be expected to have excellent communication skills and a positive and friendly attitude. You will also have good computer skills.
Ideally the successful applicant will have experience of despatch procedures, but this is not essential as full training will be given to help support the right candidate to develop the required skill level.
You will have excellent time-keeping and have a positive and friendly attitude.
If you have experience of working within the printing or production industry that’s great, we can support you to take your career further within SGS. If you don’t have any experience but have the right attitude, we can offer a good development path with a mentor to support you on your journey.

What’s in it for you?

• Competitive salary of £10,000 (20 hours per week)
• Private healthcare
• Life Assurance scheme
• Buy more holidays scheme
• Health Assured Employee Assistance Programme
• Cycle to work scheme
• Recognition program
• Levy accredited qualifications
• Apple purchase discount scheme

Wondering about our offices?
We’re based in Tamworth, not far from J10 of the M42, with a gym across the road, onsite parking and Ventura Retail Park just a short walk away - we can cater for most of your needs. We also have a canteen, X-Box and table football for your breaks too.

Who are we?
We’re SGSCO is a global collective of companies, expertise, and talent assembled specifically to help brands own every possible moment — in the physical world and in the digital world — when a consumer’s desire can be converted into action. We are not a holding company, we’re the team for the future, helping brands own the moment. With offices in the UK, Europe, North America and Asia, SGSCO boasts a diverse client base consisting of many well-known global brands.

Function
Production
Status
Part Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
Shifts


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CGI Project Manager

Yorkshire & Humberside

Job Ref
JOB0001946
Location
Yorkshire & Humberside

Do you want to work within the growing field of CGI?

This is not your standard client-facing project role, this role is within the rapidly expanding field of CGI imagery and will require a creative flair as well as strong customer service. We are looking for a person who can think outside of the box and problem solve up against tight timelines. Ideally experienced in handling multiple projects, whilst at the same time managing the clients’ expectations.

You will be our SGS&CO representative, providing regular status updates and ensuring that all tasks are completed in a timely manner, monitoring timelines from a project and artwork level. There is a large number of systems work in this role as you’ll be working across two different systems (ours and our clients) to manage projects of work coming through our studio from initial briefing all the way through to the delivery of CGI assets.

About you:
You’ll ideally come from a production/packaging or print background due to the nature of the work, but if not then you’ll have a creative background with good project management skills, and you can pick up the systems and processes when you’re with us.
Great communication skills are essential as you’ll be building and maintaining the relationships across all areas that are vital to your success in this role. Seniority: 1-3 years experience.

What’s in it for you?
• Competitive (dependent upon experience)
• 25 days annual leave (+ 8 public days)
• Pension scheme
• Private health insurance

Wondering about the office?
Due to COVID our colleagues in this particular team are working remotely from home. The office is based in The Maltings in the centre of Hull, with onsite parking and a high end, fully equipped facility. With a break area containing pool tables, X-Boxes and table football, we have just about everything you need onsite, and what we don’t have is just a short walk away in the City centre.

Who we are:
SGS & Co is a global brand impact group delivering speed and quality through innovation and insights to drive impact for our world-class clients. We combine deep expertise in design, graphic services, production, technology, and process optimization with unmatched marketplace understanding, dynamic ideas, and client-first customer service. We bring the world’s best brands to life and set them up for success in the modern world.

SGS & Co shifts brands to impact through the strength of our people. Our team of nearly 5,000 employees across 30+ countries works collaboratively to exceed client expectations today and anticipate how we’ll need to pivot together to win tomorrow. We take pride in our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion along with our ambition to lead the industry to a more sustainable future to drive positive impact for our clients, our people, and our planet.

Function
Production
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time


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Project Manager

Remote - WFH

Job Ref
JOB0001881
Location
Remote - WFH
Salary
Competitive + benefits

Our company:
SGS & Co is a global brand impact group delivering speed and quality through innovation and insights to drive impact for our world-class clients. We combine deep expertise in design, graphic services, production, technology, and process optimization with unmatched marketplace understanding, dynamic ideas, and client first customer service. We bring the world’s best brands to life and set them up for success in the modern world.
SGS & Co shifts brands to impact through the strength of our people. Our team of nearly 5,000 employees across 30+ countries works collaboratively to exceed client expectations today and anticipate how we’ll need to pivot together to win tomorrow. We take pride in our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion along with our ambition to lead the industry to a more sustainable future to drive positive impact for our clients, our people, and our planet.

Location: UK, remote reporting to our Hull based site

Position Summary
Serves as Project Manager for a limited number of key accounts. The purpose of this position is to facilitate jobs in the execution phase of our Client’s artwork and pre-press process for packaging production. As a key facilitator within the supply chain for packaging artwork issues, you will communicate with design firms, printers, engravers, On-Site Personnel /Sales and Clients to ensure proper printability for packaging. As a key figure within the process, you will help maintain and improve Southern Graphic’s relationship with the Client. Your primary concern will be to coordinate packaging production via job instructions and schedules to complete jobs. Within SGS, you will effectively communicate specifications for each piece of packaging artwork on your brands by utilizing our order entry system as well as being a resource for production departments when issues or questions arise. The Project Manager is the primary resource to the On-Site Personnel and Sales, and the key point of contact to the Production Department at SGS. PM must be able to adapt and create a plan when colleagues are absent.

Essential Responsibilities, Accountabilities & Results
- Client/Supply Chain Interaction
• Consult with On-Site Personnel and/or Client during the artwork development and pre-press execution.
• Attend any pre-production meetings (or other meetings), when feasible, per On-Site Personnel’s/Sales request or request of the Client.
• Respond in a timely manner to Clients.
• Establish a good and professional working relationship with our Client(s) and design firm(s), engravers and printers.
• Communicate artwork issues with the Client/On-Site Personnel /Sales/Printer.
• Communicate minor issues direct with design firms. If timing is impacted, contact Client/On-Site Personnel/Sales.
• Respond in a timely fashion to requests of Client/On-Site Personnel /Sales and others
• Document all critical and pertinent information that may impact quality
• Participate in process improvement efforts and various production meetings to foster a positive creative impact on the business.

- Project Coordination
• Gather, coordinate and communicate job-related information to production
• Verify technical supplied data is correct to supplied art
• Schedule and see that deadlines are being met on all aspects of the project
• Review PDFs for questions/comments
• Troubleshooting and problem solving with the plant
• Shipping - print tools and tracking when necessary
• Communicate received and shipped art to On-Site Personnel/Sales and perform user functionality in a Client’s database used for tracking artwork projects
• Understand the Client’s process (deliverables, rework)
• Communicate any and all issues to Management ASAP
• Order entry (ensure orders are complete and concise when delivered to production)


Educational & Experience Minimum Requirements
This position requires the following knowledge and skills:
• Some College/Associate’s Degree preferred
• Relevant experience preferred
• Previous experience as a CSR in the print industry preferred
• Experience in the design, print or production art industry
• Full comprehension in reading work instructions and business memos
• Proofreading skills required
• Ability to work independently after initial training

Benefits include:
Company Pension
Life Assurance
Private Healthcare
Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
25 days holiday (+ banks)
Buy More Holidays Scheme

Function
Production
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
37.5hrs per week, Mon-Fri


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Artworker/Designer - Packaging

Paris

Job Ref
JOB0001820
Location
Paris

ENGLISH VERSION
(French version can be found below)

We are looking for a hybrid Artwork/Designer.

You'll assist your manager on packaging projects for different supports, design, mockups and artwork
You will be responsible for the development and execution of packaging ranges.

- Execution of packaging in compliance with the applicable standards, guidelines and printers' specifications
- Creation and execution of different types of media and communication,
- Creation of packaging in compliance with the graphic guidelines,
- You will be in charge of detecting anomalies within the files and alerting the coordinators
- You perform quality self-control by using the checklist

- You enter your time spent by activity in the management tool
- You must comply with the company's internal process


Your profile:
• Junior Artworker or Designer, experience with packaging (Cosmetics ideally)
• Photoshop skills, to create 3D/2D visuals & photomontage
• High Illustrator & Indesign skills for Artwork projects
• Motion Design skills would be a +
• Ability to understand and communicate in the English language + French language

Onsite role at our client's offices in Paris Area
Start date: February 2022

FRENCH VERSION

Le poste:
Nous recherchons un graphiste qui sera basé en implant chez notre client, groupe international de premier plan spécialisé dans les secteurs du luxe & cosmétiques.

Missions & profil:

Les missions:
• Gérer tous les documents « test d’encombrements », de la prise de brief marketing à l’envoi final du PDF technique à SGS&CO
• Créer les déclinaisons créatives de format à partir d’un format référent.
• Assurer la création et le suivi des timings des documents : décor avec textes définitifs et éléments techniques non définitifs.
• Travail et brief en direct avec les chefs de produits et les assistantes sur les documents de décors,
• Support des chefs de produits avec fichiers des agences de créa, maquettes, PLV et packaging ainsi que travaux ponctuels liés aux réunions
• Vous serez amené à gérer de l’exécution pure mais également de la déclinaison créative
• Création de maquettes (tubes, cartons, étiquettes)

Le profil recherché:

• Profil Créa ou Exé Junior, sensible à la cosmétique
• Connaissance des éléments techniques autour du packaging : surface décorable, techniques d’impressions, technique d’exécution et d’édition.
• Maitrise de Photoshop, notamment pour faire des visuels en 3D/2D et du Photomontage.
• Parfaite maitrise d’Illustrator et Indesign notamment pour faire de l’Exécution.
• Motion Design serait un plus (retouches video sur adobe premiere pro / after effects)
• Maîtrise de l'anglais courant + français courant


Poste à pourvoir dès Janvier 2022

Function
Production
Status
Full Time
Type
Temporary Contract


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Despatch Operator

Yorkshire & Humberside

Job Ref
JOB0001900
Location
Yorkshire & Humberside

We are looking for a personable, enthusiastic individual who can role their sleeves up and work well in a fast pasted environment to join our despatch team. This is shift work rotating between 12 hour shifts of days, and 12 hour shifts of nights.
As a Despatch Operator, you will work as part of a team to help service our customers by packing and despatching products in a safe and efficient manner. You will also be responsible for the receiving, handling and storing of goods entering the site.


Key Responsibilities…
- Maintaining a clean and safe environment
- Ensure products are despatched correctly, efficiently and on time.
- Communicate the status of multiple deliveries to the relevant personnel.
- Ordering, storing and maintaining stock levels of consumables used in the packing process.
- Ensure quality of deliverables is maintained throughout the packing and despatch process.
- Receiving and distribution of addressed deliveries into the site.
- Ensure documentation and paperwork is accurate and up to date.
- Daily delivery of products to sister sites in Hull

About you…
Applicants will be expected to have excellent communication skills and a positive and friendly attitude. You will also have good computer skills. Forklift Licence would be a bonus.
Ideally the successful applicant will have experience of despatch procedures, but this is not essential as full training will be given to help support the right candidate to develop the required skill level.
You will have excellent time-keeping and have a positive and friendly attitude.



What’s in it for you?
If you have experience of working within the printing or production industry that’s great, we can support you to take your career further within SGS. If you don’t have any experience but have the right attitude, we can offer a good development path with a mentor to support you on your journey.
• Competitive salary
• Private healthcare
• Life Assurance scheme
• Buy more holidays scheme
• Health Assured Employee Assistance Programme
• Cycle to work scheme
• Recognition program
• Levy accredited qualifications
• Apple purchase discount scheme


Wondering about our offices?
We're based in Hull just off the A63, only a 5 minute walk away from the city centre we have great access to public transportation links and all city centre amenities.

Who are we?
We’re SGSCO is a global collective of companies, expertise, and talent assembled specifically to help brands own every possible moment — in the physical world and in the digital world — when a consumer’s desire can be converted into action. We are not a holding company, we’re the team for the future, helping brands own the moment. With offices in the UK, Europe, North America and Asia, SGSCO boasts a diverse client base consisting of many well-known global brands.

Function
Production
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
Shifts


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Production Director - Packaging - Mauritius

Various Locations

Job Ref
MAU-PDR-AP
Location
Various Locations

Production Director:
The Production Director is responsible for the planning and execution of all aspects of Production, with a very strong focus on Quality, On Time Delivery, Efficiency, Utilization, Agility, Customer Satisfaction, Profitability, Employee Engagement and Production Excellence

Key Responsibilities:

• Lead various Production functions (on-site and virtual) primarily related to Production Art and Pre-Press. This role will also work in close collaboration with Customer Service, Quality Control, Design, Automation and IT Departments
• Drive a Performance Driven Culture with a major focus on Quality, On Time Delivery, Efficiency, Utilization, Agility, Customer Satisfaction, Profitability, Employee Engagement and Production Excellence
Be responsible for the India growth , think innovative plans of bringing in and training people to handle huge work volumes
• Accountable for meeting all Annual, Quarterly and Monthly targets related to Financial, Operational and Cultural KPIs
• Build strong collaborative relationships with External Customers, as well as Internal Partners (e.g., HR, Finance, Design, Sales, IT and counterparts in other sites) to ensure strategic alignment and achievement of shared goals
• Lead Organic Growth initiatives stemming primarily from Internal Customers (Offshoring), from Recruitment to Employee Productivity
• Manage capacity planning to ensure we consistently match supply and demand
• Optimize Production Agility by the ability to level load across accounts (including a major emphasis on cross-training)
• Conduct regular business reviews with key strategic clients (Internal Host Sites and External Customers)
• Develop and implement strategies, structures, policies, processes and change management that enables successful and sustainable performance for Country goals
• Lead Employee Engagement initiatives in collaboration with the HR team to promote employee engagement, improve communications and minimize employee turnover
• Drive Continuous Improvement with a high emphasis on Automation
• Assess and develop the leadership skills of Leaders at all levels, including Team Leads and Cell Managers
• Lead strategic initiatives as assigned by Manager
• Participate in Corporate Initiatives as needed
• Partner with other Production Leaders across the globe for synergies and best practices

Requirements:

• 15 + years of managerial experience in Packaging or related Industry with proven skill set to lead a large-scale team out of which 10 years in leadership role
• Strong knowledge in Artwork Pre-press, Printing and Graphics related operations, as well as fluent in related Technology
• Degree in Printing & Packaging or related field
• Exceptional Leadership skills
• Expert in Production Management, with a strong knowledge of Lean Manufacturing
• Assertive, results-driven and customer-centric
• Highly responsive and pro-active
• Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
• Excellent Problem-Solving skills
• Data driven with exceptional analytical skills
• Self-motivated, energetic and reliable
• Strong interpersonal, communication, facilitation and presentation skills
• Strong team-building skills and ability to motivate

Function
Production
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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Artwork Project Manager

Various Locations

Job Ref
JOB0001698
Location
Various Locations

SGS&CO, a global brand impact group, is looking for a client-facing Artworker Project Manager.
Packaging is a strategic element of the marketing mix and an enduring face of the brand. The Artwork Project Manager is the gatekeeper to ensure client brands are best represented on the pack, produced with accurate content and adheres to quality and safety standards.
This role is client-facing and our client is based in Germany, Munich. The Artwork Project Manager requires to communicate regularly and track a high volume of projects from the initial brief to completion, often against very tight deadlines.

As the Artwork Project Manager you will be accountable for:
. Serving as a key liaison between agencies, client and SGS stakeholders
. Managing artwork from design through to print
. Collecting cross-functional information required from stakeholders
. Leading and championing the cross-functional approval process
. Managing communication from multiple locations worldwide
. Briefing off-site production studios
. Maintaining and managing product launch timelines using the client-based online tool.

You will need these skills and experience:
. A high degree of fluency in English – both spoken and written.
. Experience in retail packaging design and/or artwork management an asset
. Print production knowledge is an asset
. Direct client experience critical
. Understand corporate guidelines and be able to clearly communicate to an artwork team
. Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and remain well-organized
. Must be a team player with great problem-solving skills, positive, proactive and adaptable to a fast-paced environment
. Professional and effective communicator
. Good judgment and customer focus are fundamental qualities
. Assertive and action-oriented
. High sense of ownership for project success
. Ability to build relationships
. It is an entry-level role.


You will be based in Germany. The client is based in Germany, Munich. Some business travel may be required.
Who are we?
SGS & Co is a global brand impact group delivering speed and quality through innovation and insights to drive impact for our world-class clients. We combine deep expertise in design, graphic services, production, technology, and process optimization with unmatched marketplace understanding, dynamic ideas, and client-first customer service. We bring the world’s best brands to life and set them up for success in the modern world.
SGS & Co shifts brands to impact through the strength of our people. Our team of nearly 5,000 employees across 30+ countries works collaboratively to exceed client expectations today and anticipate how we’ll need to pivot together to win tomorrow. We take pride in our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion along with our ambition to lead the industry to a more sustainable future to drive positive impact for our clients, our people, and our planet.

Function
Production
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
Full TIme


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Project Manager - Packaging

Paris

Job Ref
JOB0001599
Location
Paris

Our Company :

SGS & Co is a global brand impact group delivering speed and quality through innovation and insights to drive impact for our world class clients. We combine deep expertise in design, graphic services, production, technology, and process optimization with unmatched marketplace understanding, dynamic ideas, and client first customer service. We bring the world’s best brands to life and set them up for success in a modern world.
SGS & Co shifts brands to impact through the strength of our people. Our team of nearly 5,000 employees across 30+ countries works collaboratively to exceed client expectations today and anticipate how we’ll need to pivot together to win tomorrow. We take pride in our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion along with our ambition to lead the industry to a more sustainable future to drive positive impact for our clients, our people, and our planet.

Responsibilites:

Working with the Account Manager, you will be the first point of contact for Client’s Marketing teams in the coordination of packaging / e-commerce development projects.
Ensure the daily coordination of the production: manage workflows, summarize information received from the customer, follow-up of the quality of the production, ensure deadlines are met.
Point of contact for technical aspects: participation in technical meetings (launch of range, contact with the printers, etc.), press passing, technical point of contact for proof management.
Business development and optimization of the quality of our services.
Administrative coordination for invoicing.

Requirements :

High school diploma +4 / 5 years of higher education
At least 2 years of experience in a similar position
Possess very good technical skills, excellent knowledge of the graphic chain and packaging (artwork and reprography), printing processes (offset, flexo, rotogravure), proofing and color management
You like working on a team and have good interpersonal skills.
You are organized, rigorous and proactive.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Pack
Knowledge of Indesign, Illustrator and Photoshop preferred

Timelines

Job based in Paris
ASAP

Function
Production
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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Quality Control Operator - Packaging

Barcelona

Job Ref
JOB0001141
Location
Barcelona

Our company:
SGS & Co is a global brand impact group delivering speed and quality through innovation and insights to drive impact for our world-class clients. We combine deep expertise in design, graphic services, production, technology, and process optimization with unmatched marketplace understanding, dynamic ideas, and client first customer service. We bring the world’s best brands to life and set them up for success in the modern world.
SGS & Co shifts brands to impact through the strength of our people. Our team of nearly 5,000 employees across 30+ countries works collaboratively to exceed client expectations today and anticipate how we’ll need to pivot together to win tomorrow. We take pride in our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion along with our ambition to lead the industry to a more sustainable future to drive positive impact for our clients, our people, and our planet.

Location: Barcelona, Spain.

Role: 
We are looking for a Quality Control - Packaging to join our Team in Spain.
This position will be part of the quality control team and perform quality reviews of production art and pre-press jobs to ensure products are produced accurately to supplied specifications in a timely manner.

Key Responsibilities:
· Ability to read, understand and follow work instructions, specifications, workflow diagrams and SOPs
· Verify colours used and ensure common separations are respected
· Check job to ensure basic mark positions, correct including centres, corner trims, screen scales, punch marks, job name, colour designations, and job data/labels if applicable
· Ensure the accuracy of the final data deliverable such as, but not limited to, PDF, TIFF, stepped LEN files, FTP upload and CD upload
· Measures job trim to trim to calculate length and width and any distortion
· Responsible for ensuring that all required checklist(s) are completed accordingly and in full, with any errors found subsequently corrected
· Flag any errors or deviations from standard work procedures to the Production Manager or Supervisor
· Complete task assignments MySGS.
· Participate in process improvement efforts and various production meetings to foster a positive creative impact on the business.
· Possess ability to learn and develop within a team and through direct mentorship
· Maintain a clean area by adhering to clean desk policy and picking up as needed.
· Be flexible to fill in for others throughout the team as needed.
· Support and complete any and all documentation or processes required by the company’s Quality Program.

Skills and Abilities:
· Must be able to work with various graphic design and layout software applications commonly used on Mac's and PC's.
· Good understanding of digital file formats (pdf, tiff, eps) from different operating systems (Mac and PC) is required.
· Basic colour management skills and the ability to understand and recognize the different digital formats are required
· Must have the ability to output digital files to various output devices; must have the ability to continue to learn and use new graphics software on an ongoing basis
· Must understand print processes and how each colour affects another
· Must possess excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
· Motivated self-starter with the ability to manage multiple tasks and work independently with a commitment to detail and accuracy.
· Enjoys focusing on the details, ability to quickly recognize defects
· Work in a pre-press/printing environment preferred
· Strong computer skills including the ability to learn new software usage quickly.
· Able to effectively communicate, especially through written instructions and evaluations.
· Proofreading skills required.
· Fluent in English and professional level in Spanish

Right to work in the EU, Spain is required


Function
Production
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
Full TIme


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Prepress Operator

Barcelona

Job Ref
SPA-PPO-SG
Location
Barcelona

SGS & Co is a global brand impact group delivering speed and quality through innovation and insights to drive impact for our world-class clients. We combine deep expertise in design, graphic services, production, technology, and process optimization with unmatched marketplace understanding, dynamic ideas, and client-first customer service. We bring the world’s best brands to life and set them up for success in the modern world.
SGS & Co shifts brands to impact through the strength of our people. Our team of nearly 5,000 employees across 30+ countries works collaboratively to exceed client expectations today and anticipate how we’ll need to pivot together to win tomorrow. We take pride in our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion along with our ambition to lead the industry to a more sustainable future to drive positive impact for our clients, our people, and our planet.

Position Summary

This position will be part of the production team and will help to execute packaging artworks. All artwork executions are coordinated to maintain the integrity of the approved designs and themes. The pre-press position provides preparation and application of printer’s technical specifications to pre-media packaging graphics files maintaining the highest level of quality and workmanship. Work is typically performed under supervision, receiving guidance from senior operators about how the work needs to be completed

Essential Responsibilities, Accountabilities & Results:

· Ability to read, understand and follow work instructions, specifications, workflow diagrams, and SOPs
· Responsible for ensuring that all artworks are saved in designated file locations on the server with the appropriate document control file naming specifications
· Participate in process improvement efforts and various production meetings to foster a positive creative impact on the business.
Pre-flight and Organization of Incoming Jobs
· Check customer supplied files when starting a new job, and compare it to the supplied hard copy for any differences and size conformity
· Ensure that job instructions are aligned to artwork supplied and/or referenced
· Verify colors used and check the resolution of any CT’s
Trapping & Assembly
· Receive product definitions from sales, project managers, or production managers
· Manipulate files to match customer specs
· Creates traps, holdbacks, overprints, knockouts, minimum type and line thickness accordingly based on specifications for different types of printing and client requirements to ensure customer jobs print properly
· Add appropriate color control marks for graphics process control, printer registration marks, and ID marks to all press-ready files
· Files must be organized to follow defined job folder and server structure and properly prepared for achieving upon completion of the project
· Output proofs as needed for internal checks and as specified on the order for customer review and approval
Completed Job Quality Control Check
· Check job to ensure basic mark positions, correct including centers, corner trims, screen scales, punch marks, job name, color designations, and job data/labels if applicable
· Ensuring the accuracy of the final data deliverable such as, but not limited to, PDF, TIFF, stepped LEN files, FTP upload, and CD upload
· Responsible for ensuring that all required checklist(s) are completed accordingly and in full, with any errors found subsequently corrected
· Flag any errors or deviations from standard work procedures to the Production Manager/Supervisor

Competency Requirements

· Must be able to work with various graphic design and layout software applications commonly used on Mac's and PC's
· Good understanding of digital file formats (pdf, tiff, eps) from different operating systems (Mac and PC) is required
· Basic colour management skills and the ability to work with different digital formats are required
· Must have the ability to output digital files to various output devices; must have the ability to continue to learn and use new graphics software on an ongoing basis
· Must have an understanding of print processes and how one colour affects another

Educational & Experience Minimum Requirements

· High School Diploma or GED equivalent. Some College/Associate’s Degree preferred
· 1-3 years of work in a printing environment preferred
· Full comprehension in reading work instructions and business memos.
· Proofreading skills required.
· Fluent in Spanish and conversational level in English.

Eligibility to work in the EU, Spain required.

Function
Production
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
Full TIme


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Senior Studio Manager - Packaging

Barcelona

Job Ref
JOB0001141
Location
Barcelona

SGS & Co is looking for a Studio Manager - Packaging to join our Production team in Barcelona, Spain.

SGS & Co is a global brand impact group delivering speed and quality through innovation and insights to drive impact for our world-class clients. We combine deep expertise in design, graphic services, production, technology, and process optimization with unmatched marketplace understanding, dynamic ideas, and client-first customer service. We bring the world’s best brands to life and set them up for success in the modern world.
SGS & Co shifts brands to impact through the strength of our people. Our team of nearly 5,000 employees across 30+ countries works collaboratively to exceed client expectations today and anticipate how we’ll need to pivot together to win tomorrow. We take pride in our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion along with our ambition to lead the industry to a more sustainable future to drive positive impact for our clients, our people, and our planet.


Position Summary:
As part of our Production team, we are looking for a Senior Studio Manager - Packaging.
The Senior Studio Manager will manage and guide a team of Artworkers/Production Artists for Creative Adaptations work. The team does mainly adaptations.

In this Senior Studio Manager role, you will be accountable for:
· Participating in briefing and internal technical meetings, pack development, and working with other stakeholders in the graphic chain (agencies, printers ...).
· Handling and managing the creation and production of the execution of the packaging including masters, as well as quality control
· Implementing applicable standards, guidelines, and printers' specifications
· Preparing production files which will also be produced by the studio in the back office (adaptations from masters, complex documents, and/or large volumes).
· Monitoring the production made by the back office.
· Ensuring quality and meeting deadlines.
· Ensuring consistency on product ranges for each client
· Participating in technical meetings with customers and suppliers (printers and photoengravers).
· Participating in the definition and implementation of internal graphic charts/guidelines
· Managing a team of up to 5 people

Competency Requirements:
· 2-5 years experience in managing people
· Technical Experience with printers
· Knowledge and experience with prepress
· Strong knowledge and experience in the graphic packaging chain
· Ability to communicate in English and ideally in Spanish
· Higher education in Graphic Arts
· 5-7 years of experience in a senior graphic designer or studio manager position
· Excellent knowledge of Illustrator and Photoshop required
· Proficient in Office Pack, knowledge of Indesign preferred
· Good knowledge of photoengraving would be a plus

Function
Production
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
Full TIme


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Sales

Account Director (Sales)

Amsterdam

Job Ref
JOB0001276
Location
Amsterdam

Who we are ...
SGS & Co is a global brand impact group delivering speed and quality through innovation and insights to drive impact for our world-class clients. We combine deep expertise in design, graphic services, production, technology, and process optimization with unmatched marketplace understanding, dynamic ideas, and client-first customer service. We bring the world’s best brands to life and set them up for success in the modern world.
SGS & Co shifts brands to impact through the strength of our people. Our team of nearly 5,000 employees across 30+ countries works collaboratively to exceed client expectations today and anticipate how we’ll need to pivot together to win tomorrow. We take pride in our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion along with our ambition to lead the industry to a more sustainable future to drive positive impact for our clients, our people, and our planet.

Role
We are looking for a seasoned Account Director with FMCG design-to-print experience. A solution-focused leader, you will be the first point of contact and a trusted advisor to the client to ensure the delivery of all activities. An active eye for strategic development opportunities and growth, helping the client to exceed their business objectives. This is a senior role within the team, reporting directly to the Sales Global Account Director.

Location
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Key responsibilities
To provide superior service to the business by:
• Ensuring you and your team consistently deliver across a design-to-print process, consisting of cross-functional accountabilities.
• Continually building and maintaining strong and effective relationships with the client/s.
• Providing strategic insight, planning, and implementation.
• Continuously monitoring the progress of service levels, quality, and KPI data. Working together with senior management to analyse, review and facilitate change/improvement.
• Taking overarching ownership and responsibility for the financial health and profitability of your client and their projects.
• Controlling the financial procedures, ensuring all members of the team are fully aware of targets.
• Completing all forecasts when required and preparing and developing the client’s business plan in conjunction with more senior member/s of the team.
• Providing excellent leadership and guidance to junior team members.
• Demonstrating an understanding of SGSCO’s vision and values by regularly presenting credentials and introducing new potential clients to SGSCO’s unique selling points.
• Demonstrating insight and understanding of the creative/marketing mix; including adaptive design, digital, design and marketing.
• Striving for continual personal development of the team through guidance, assistance, and empowerment.

Frequent Internal & External Communications with:
• Client, to ensure the client is provided with a superior level of service at all times through outstanding account handling performed within time, resource, and budget and also to identify potential new business opportunities.
• Client Service Director and Project Management Account Team, to lead by example and inspire your team to work together to deliver their PDP goals and account objectives.
• Finance, in order to manage the teams' adherence to SGSCO’s financial processes and procedures.
• Production and Print Management department, to ensure excellent relationships are nurtured and maintained between the account team and the technical department.

Skills and Abilities
• 10 years of experience in expertise area CPG (Design-to-print Manager), Repro-house (Senior Account Manager/Director), or packaging printing.
• Bachelor’s degree in Business or Marketing.
• 7+ years of experience in a Sales based capacity.
• Experience in pre-press, packaging.
• Excellent presentation and influencing skills to senior client stakeholders.
• Strong leadership, project management, and solution-focused skills.
• The agility to make decisions regarding projects execution and priority setting.
• Great ability to motivate people and promote team building.

Right To work in the EU, the Netherlands required
Fluent in Dutch and in English required
Business travel may be required

Function
Sales
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
Full TIme


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