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Administration

Assistant(e) Administration des Ventes - CDD

Paris

Job Ref
JOB0001600
Location
Paris

Le poste:
Gestion Administrative, Facturation, Recouvrement

Missions:
• Etablir les devis selon les procédures administratives de chacun des comptes
• Créer des dossiers de production
• Mise à jour des tableaux de reporting financier en conformités avec les exigences des équipes DAF et comptables
• Mise à jour des tableaux de suivi FAE
• Relances téléphoniques et mails pour régularisations des commandes et des impayés
• Réception des PO et préparation à la facturation
• Participer à la rédaction des factures, des avoirs et des préfactures
• Accompagnement à la préparation et mise en forme des données KPIs et financières destinées à être partagées lors des comités de pilotage
• Traitement des données financières et production pour analyse par les équipes de gestions de projet


Profil recherché:

• Minimum 3 ans d’expérience sur une fonction similaire (gestion administrative, facturation, recouvrement, reporting financier)
• Rigueur, Organisation, Esprit d’équipe
• Bon niveau sur Excel

Les +:
• La maîtrise de l’anglais serait idéale mais pas obligatoire

CDD de 8 mois, démarrage début Novembre 2021
Poste basé Paris 15, possibilité de télétravail partiel.

ENGLISH Version

Your missions:
• Create production files
• Establish quotations in compliance the admin process of each account
• Update financial reporting tabs in compliance with Finance & Accounting teams
• Update invoices follow-up tables
• Phone & email reminders on orders/unpaid invoices
• Receive PO & prepare invoices
• Edit invoices, credit notes & pre-invoices
• Support the preparation of KPI/Financial datas aimed for steering committees
• Collect and manage financial & operations datas aimed for project management teams' analysis

Your profile:
• 3 years of experience minimum, within a similar function (Admin management, invoicing, recovering of unpaid invoices, financial reporting)
• Rigour, organisation, team spirit
• Good Excel Level

8 months temporary contract, start date early November 2021
Position based in Paris 15, part-time homeoffice is possible.

Function
Administration
Status
Full Time
Type
Temporary Contract
Hours
Full time 35 hours - France


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Design

Creative Artworker

Birmingham

Job Ref
JOB0001568/ JOB0001569
Location
Birmingham
Salary
Competitive

Are you a creative artworker wanting to work with some of the biggest FMCG brands out there?

As a Creative Artist you will blend creativity with solid production artwork knowledge, translating design intent into robust artwork files ready for handover. You will act as a print, technical consultant to Design and Client Service colleagues, empowering better designs solutions.

On a daily basis you will work with the Production Director and Senior Artworkers and QC to understand the client requirements, the design intent and the brand guidelines. You will prepare accurate artwork from approved design files, using your keen eye for detail to drive consistency and visual cohesion across all touch points.

About you?

Already having an artwork production background, you’ll have an obsession for colour and detail which will come in handy when ensuring colour consistency and achieving accurate colour standards. You’ll be qualified in Graphic Design, Illustration or related field and as a result have excellent knowledge working with Adobe 2020, (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign)

You’ll be able to work under pressure, meet tight deadlines and get a buzz from working in a creative and fast paced environment.

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


Wondering about the studio?

Currently all colleagues have been working remotely due to COVID, under normal circumstances 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 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. We will be offering flexibility in regards to part working from home and part office work.

Who are we?

Marks is part of SGS & Co, 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 work 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
Monday to Friday 8.00am -4.00pm or Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm


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Strategist

Lambeth, London

Job Ref
JOB0001545
Location
Lambeth, London
Salary
Competitive salary DOE

Are you a strategic thinker who can handle complex problems with creativity and is passionate about design?

Ideally we’re looking for a strategist with research and innovation experience who has worked with consumer brands and a can-do, bright and collaborative personality. Your drive for excellence will help our clients shine by identifying relevant insights and providing a strategic story to get to great design that shapes their business.
You will work with the Director of Strategy & Innovation to hone your strategy skills, understand our tools and provide creative inspiration for our designers; working alongside Client and Design Directors day to day to translate client briefs, ask the right questions, maintain excellence and grow client relationships.

Who you are...
You would describe yourself as constantly curious (researching for yourself, watching documentaries, or even reading books!), a keen learner (always wanting to know more/do more), opinionated (you have a voice and a view on everything but it’s not about being right . . . at least not all the time), love a challenge (it’s not the coolest clients that bring you joy, it’s about the challenge and ability to learn something new about a category, consumers or sometimes even yourself).
You’ll already be a Strategist or similar title at a Brand/Design Agency, or come from a research background, but have an understanding of brands and how research must translate into tangible actions for brands. You will have: an understanding of and experience in using and applying semiotics, the ability to craft a logical and inspiring narrative to give your strategic recommendations, the ability to research and write trend decks and thought pieces with little input or guidance, exposure to qual research and innovation workshops – coordinating of, writing stimulous and attending, and of course have excellent presentation writing and presenting skills in hopefully Keynote (but we’ll forgive you if it’s only Power Point).

Who we are...
We are Marks London a rapidly growing brand design consultancy with a network of 18 offices and 500+ employees worldwide across Europe and the US. Marks London is strongly connected to Birmingham and our European network (London, Paris and Amsterdam). Our client base is international, so be ready to visit one of our other offices or take a longer client trip to Moscow, Swizterland or South Africa even.

We are at the forefront of design thinking and sustainability with specialities across pack design, structural/3D design, innovation and strategy and proprietary tools that
allow us to asses and make recommendations before the design process begins. We may not be the biggest or most popular kid on the block but we try harder with our challenger spirit.

Our people make us different and our working culture is upbeat and energetic. We work hard and deliver to short deadlines but without the bad politics and nastiness. We may be part of a larger corporate, but we still have the potential to make our office and culture our own. Time for Tea was started as an employee idea and that has morphed into a weekly Wednesday event where people volunteer to make/bake food with a theme and we chill out for 30min and chat with each other about non-work stuff.

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
• City Bike Scheme (London only)
• Recognition program
• Levy accredited qualifications
• Apple purchase discount scheme
• Time for tea Wednesday afternoons
• Office membership to the Tate and VA
• Friendly faces and kind people that make you feel welcome and support you
• Exposure to a range of clients, categories, countries (Europe of course but we also work with clients in China and Africa)
• Potential to take your knowledge and experience to the next level by learning and honing new strategy skills and tools
• Comfort of a strategy team to bounce ideas of off
• Excitement of working with new people on different challenges to expand your mind and develop your thinking
• Ability to cross over into brand and design thinking if you come from an innovation or research agency


Thinking about our offices?
The studio is based in Southwark, it’s at the heart of SE1 so you’ll have everything you need right on your doorstep, we are near Southwark and Waterloo tube stations.
We are currently working flexibly and would expect 2-3 days of the working week to be onsite in the studio and the remainder WFH.

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


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Midweight Designer

Birmingham

Job Ref
JOB0001548
Location
Birmingham
Salary
Competitive salary DOE

Are you a Middleweight Designer looking for a new challenge?
Marks Birmingham are looking to recruit a Designer to join our growing team.

The successful candidate will be focused on delivering creative excellence across all levels of a project lifecycle, including conceptualisation, design development, crafting and finalisation. They will be comfortable delivering a wide range of project types including design for packaging, concepts, key visuals, storyboarding retouching/visualisation, design principles & guidelines. An agency background specialising in FMCG packaging design would be an advantage.

About you…

• You will have a strong understanding in the use of Adobe CC, specifically Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign – experience in the use of animation software such as After Effects would be an advantage

• Demonstrate strategic design thinking to all creative work, with ability to establish clearly defined routes/territories of exploration

• Have experience in creating and crafting distinctive brand assets and understanding their role as part of a wider brand ecosystem

• Strong communication skills (both written and oral) – client interaction and presentation experience would be an advantage

• Good awareness of brands, brand experience, brand ecosystems, consumer trends and insights would be an advantage


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


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 R5 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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Midweight Designer - London

Southwark, London

Job Ref
JOB0001497
Location
Southwark, London
Salary
Competitive

Are you a passionate Graphic Designer bursting with enthusiasm and ideas?

Come and join us a play a key role within the design team. You’ll be responsible for producing outstanding designs across all disciplines and successfully take client projects from briefing stage through to the final application.

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 Mid-weight, or will have had a good few years as a Junior. 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 FMCG and healthcare brands would be a real advantage, as would storytelling and designing mode of action.

But you’ll be an excellent designer with a passion for problem solving and creating memorable communications. Because of the work we do you’ll be a conceptual thinker with strong typographic skills and attention to detail. You can consistently demonstrate the ability to execute with excellence, creating great work, on time and on budget for our clients.

With a grounded working knowledge of the usual Adobe software (InDesign, Photoshop & Illustrator) and a portfolio that shows conceptual thinking, you’re focussed, open minded, and are excited by the potential of being part of a talented and growing pool of creatives.

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)
• Recognition program
• Levy accredited qualifications
• Apple purchase discount scheme
• Relocation packages


Location:

Due to COVID all colleagues are working remotely. As and when we return to the studio you’ll be based in Southwark, it’s at the heart of SE1 so you’ll have everything you need right on your doorstep.

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 work 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
Monday to Friday either 8.00am - 16.30pm or 8.30pm - 17.00pm


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Midweight Designer - Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Job Ref
AMS-MD-AW
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
Monday to Friday either 8.00am - 16.30pm or 8.30pm - 17.00pm


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Shopper Design Director - Birmingham

Birmingham

Job Ref
JOB0001214
Location
Birmingham
Salary
Competitive

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 Design Director already or be a strong Senior Designer 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 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 mentored along your journey, given top-notch equipment to use and everything you need to develop and grow with us. You will be expected to be flexible on location between the Birmingham studio and being at the Uxbridge client
office. 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 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 work 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
Monday to Friday either 8.00am - 4.30pm or 8.30pm - 5.00pm


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Design Director

Southwark, London

Job Ref
JOB0001213
Location
Southwark, London
Salary
Competitive

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 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 a Design Director who has a keen eye for detail and a passion for problem solving to join our busy London 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.

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 – we’re 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.

About you:

As a Design Director, you are approachable, creative and multi-dimensional. You lead from the front and are able to work across multiple creative projects. You build brand worlds, understand brand experience and hero internal design best practices.

Creative, professional and enthusiastic but first and foremost an excellent designer with a passion for creating memorable communications. You should have the desire to influence,
inspire and mentor other members of the creative team to achieve the best possible
creative output from every brief.

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.

You are the focal point for the creative team and therefore have strong organisational and problem-solving skills plus the ability to brief and provide clear direction to others in the studio team.

Reward:

• Competitive Salary (based on experience)
• 25 days annual leave (+ 8 public days)
• Pension scheme
• Private health insurance
• Cycle to Work Scheme

Location:

Due to COVID all colleagues are working remotely. As and when we return to the studio you’ll be based in Southwark, it’s at the heart of SE1 so you’ll have everything you need right on your doorstep.

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 work 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
Monday to Friday either 8.00am - 16.30 or 8.30pm - 17.00


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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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Senior Account Manager

Amsterdam

Job Ref
NM-2202-SAM
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:

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


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Human Resources

Senior HR Business Partner

Paris

Job Ref
FRA-BP-SH
Location
Paris


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 anticipates 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.

SGS&CO has an immediate opening for a multi-European country Senior HR Business Partner.

The role:
The Senior HR Business Partner is mainly based in France but he/she will work across multiple European countries (Germany, The Netherlands, Spain…).
This Senior HR Business Partner will report to the Senior Vice President Human Resources based in the UK.
The post holder will have proven experience and a strong toolkit in the following:
• Organisational Design
• Employee Relations
• Performance Management
• Culture & Engagement
• Talent Acquisition
• Payroll

Key Responsibilities:
• Provide HR policy and guidance and organisational insight on business restructuring, and succession planning to management.
• Support line managers across the business on organisational structure and design.
• Using experience, skills, and knowledge of the HR industry to make an impact in key areas such as change management, organisational design, employee engagement, and succession planning.
• Build strong relationships and work closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.
• Ensure fairness, consistency, and alignment with the company principles on all HR decisions.
• Provide day-to-day performance management guidance to leaders (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions).
• Partner with managers to execute salary reviews, performance reviews, and annual talent reviews including succession planning.
• Manage and execute employee relations issues, using sound judgment, SGS&CO Principles, and legal guidance. Work with managers to resolve complex employee relations issues and address grievances.
• Identify training needs and partner with the learning organization to successfully execute programs. Follow up to ensure training objectives are met.
• Analyse trends and metrics with the HR department. Analyse trends and metrics within the business relating to people and provide feedback to stakeholders.
• Providing strategic and day-to-day leadership to drive the delivery of the business’ HR plans.
• Work closely with the HR Business Partner – Recruitment UK/CEU on Talent Acquisition.
• Build strong relationships with business and functional leaders to identify organization and business talent needs and develop the candidate pipeline to support these needs.
• Support a best-in-class candidate experience, at the same time ensure all hires meet SGS&CO’s standards for excellence.
• Partner with managers to ensure a smooth onboarding process for new employees.
• Collaborate across the global HR team to support various HR and talent initiatives.
• Responsible for working with the Payroll Specialists to ensure the timely and accurate execution of French payroll and benefits.

Skills and abilities:
• Bachelor’s degree or MBA in HR, Business Administration, or related field and a minimum of 5 years of experience in a senior-level HR role within a global organisation and multicultural environment.
• Strong Legal knowledge of Europe and related countries specific to the role (France, Netherlands, Spain, and Germany)
• Trustworthy and empathetic with the ability to examine issues from multiple viewpoints and cultural lenses.
• Robust interpersonal skills with evidence of teamwork, collaboration, and confidentiality.

About You:
• Strong HR professional skills, knowledge, and significant experience of application of country-specific employment legislation to individuals and groups.
• Extensive experience in French employment law and regulations. Maintain strong expertise and working knowledge of the French employment law and regulations. Able to deal with the French trade union (Syndicats).
• Excellent relationship-building and influencing skills.
• Excellent communication skills, verbal and written - a high level of competence in the English and French languages is required.
• Strong problem-solving skills, combining HR knowledge and skills with a commercial mindset.
• Thinking strategically is a must to deliver and implement new programs and initiatives.
• Act as a change agent to support various HR projects and programs to drive and deliver the HR agenda in an international environment.
• Experience in learning and development and the ability to identify training needs.
• Ability to work with minimal supervision, using own initiative to solve problems, achieve targets and meet objectives regardless of the pressure of work.



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


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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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.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

Finalisation Project Manager - Design/Artwork

Southwark, London

Job Ref
JOB0001567
Location
Southwark, London

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.

The role I’ll play:

I keep the Finalization Team moving forwards, creating and maintaining robust workflows to make sure the team deliver the right priorities at the right time. I’ll be ‘all over the detail’ to maximise productivity, tracking and chasing inputs, authoring strong artwork briefs, making sure every piece of work goes through the right process and is fully signed off prior to final release.

In my role, I’ll be accountable for:

• Alongside the Finalization Manager, identifying best practice and ensuring every piece of work follows that process and is robustly checked prior to final release.
• Collaborating with Client Service, Design Directorate and the Finalization Manager to understand required standards, inputs, timings and volumes to build a robust finalization delivery plan across all accounts and finalization needs.
• Identifying scale and skillset gaps, working alongside Operations and Resource Management to supplement internal talent with freelance resources as required.
• Identifying and coordinating the inputs across different stakeholders (cutter, printer spec, design intent, colour targets, file standards etc) ahead of artwork production to maximise team productivity, adapting the plans when inputs aren’t available or priorities change.
• Escalating and managing risks with the Finalization Director and Client Services team.
• Assisting the Production Manager, authoring artwork briefs, representing Finalization at Client and Operational meetings, supporting administrative tasks when required.

I’ll need these skills:

• A strong service mindset, driven by achieving the best result.
• A natural organizer and clarity seeker.
• Deep knowledge of best practice project and workflow management processes and tools in an artwork context.
• Solid MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) skills. Keynote an advantage.

I’ll benefit from this experience:

• 4-7 years experience within an Artwork, Print, Design agency in Project Management or Production Management roles.
• Emerging conflict management skills.
• A technical understanding of artwork build and print production techniques.
• A recognized qualification in Project Management best practices.

Function
Production
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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Finance Analyst

Yorkshire & Humberside

Job Ref
JOB001337/ JOB001403
Location
Yorkshire & Humberside

Are you an experienced Financial analyst looking to take the next step?

We’re looking for a highly motivated Finance Analyst to join our Finance team.

The successful candidate will...
• Provide assistance to the wider finance team where required.
• Ensure accurate & timely reporting of month end accounts.
• Ensure unused department, LBC and main account combinations are eliminated at month end.
• Produce Trade Creditor Accrual data
• Produce Sales reports and Management Accounts UK & NL business for Production.
• Make changes to sales reports and Management Accounting packs as required
• Work with account directors to create new Management Accounting Reports
• Help train project managers on invoicing in MYSGS and provide assistance where required
• Invoice recharges
• Creating new Customers in DAX
• Provide advice and assistance with project work
• Make changes to customer information within DAX.
• Create Payment Runs
• Any additional duties / workload cover required by the business


About you...

You will be part or fully qualified in ACCA or CIMA and have excellent communications skills both written and verbal.

At SGSCO you’d be a key part of our Finance department, we offer a good development path.

What's in it for you?

• Competitive salary (DOE)
• 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


Thinking about our offices?

Due to COVID, all colleagues are working remotely from home and are provided with the equipment to do so, but you could be expected to attend occasional meetings in Hull.


Who we are...

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
Fixed Term Contract
Hours
Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm


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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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3D CGI Compositing Artist

Amsterdam

Job Ref
AMS-CA-SB
Location
Amsterdam
Salary
Competitive

Are you a 3D CGI Compositing Artist, and wanting to work with some of the most well-loved and established brands in today's marketplace?

On a daily basis you will composite and post produce high quality product renderings using Nuke within a pipeline and visualising products to a very high standard.
You will be applying post production on renders to enhance the final result and meet client expectations, optimise and troubleshoot lighting and rendering issues, along with taking responsibility for ensuring line manager is kept informed of the progress of the jobs you are working on, and any impact there is to the production plan.

About you:

Having previously worked in a 3D CGI Compositing role before you will have a keen eye for lighting and a sound working knowledge Nuke or similar (Flame, After Effects or Motion 5) and a good knowledge of Autodesk Maya and V-Ray. You will also have experience using other Adobe CS applications, Illustrator/Acrobat/Photoshop.

What's in it for you?

Competitive salary
25 days holiday (+ public holidays)
Pension Scheme

Location:

We’re based in the heart of Amsterdam, you’ll have everything you need in walking distance of our modern studio.

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’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
40 hour week Monday to Friday


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Onsite Project Manager - Packaging

Various Locations

Job Ref
JOB0001500
Location
Various Locations

Role:
We are looking for a «On-site Project Coordinator » to liaise with our teams and our customer in France.
Working with the Project Manager, you will be the first point of contact for Client’s Marketing teams in the coordination of packaging / e-commerce development projects. You assist your manager on packaging projects for different supports, artwork, pre-press and e-content.
Ensure the daily coordination of the production: define scope with countries, manage workflows, summarize information received from the customer, follow-up of the quality of the production, ensure deadlines are met.

Key Responsibilities:
· Be an expert of the graphic chain, execution of packaging in compliance with the applicable standards, guidelines and printers' specifications. Be responsible for the development & execution of packaging ranges. You will be the 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.
· You will be in charge of detecting anomalies within the files and alerting the team
· Coordinate the artwork production between our team and clients, you will be our privileged client interlocutor
· Follow-up of the production and deadlines, you will manage and coordinate the project, you will be responsible for the On-time & On-quality delivery
· You will be responsible for the development and execution of packaging ranges
· You know how to perform quality control and quality self-control by using the checklist
· You must comply with the company's internal process
· You will support teams and provide training to new members of our customer teams involved in the artwork process
· Drive continuous improvement pipeline for artwork process and ensure alignment with global artwork process
· Be the guardian of guidelines and you will keep the guidelines book updated
· Provide the client and production team with a clear visibility on the timing and the global roadmap
As a key figure within the process, you will help maintain and improve sgsco’s relationship with the Client. Your primary concern will be to coordinate packaging production via job instructions and schedules to complete jobs.


Skills and Abilities:

· Trained in graphic arts, you have a similar successful experience of at least 4 years in design, print and production art industry.
· 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 are rigorous, organized and possess good management and organizational skills as well as a strong culture of customer service
· English fluent preferred
· Ability to work independently

Function
Production
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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Despatch Operative

Yorkshire & Humberside

Job Ref
JOB0001516
Location
Yorkshire & Humberside
Salary
Up to £19,000 dependant on experience

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 Proof QC and despatch team.

About the role:

There are two elements to the position a listed below, one being Proof QC and the other Despatch.

Proof QC –

• Checking the information from SGS matches correctly on the print proofs
• Making sure the artwork has printed out correctly (No pixels/Missing elements etc)
• Ensuring the proof is damage free (Scratches/Marks)
• Keeping the proofing machines running (Changing paper / Inks)
• Cutting all proofs down during the day
• Keeping the proofing area tidy
• Checking different artworks across 3 accounts

Despatch –

• Sending the final artwork to the printer via FTP
• Using DHL to book on delivery for the printer.
• Deal with good in and out (Sometimes manual handling is involved e.g. paper boxes)
• Answering the doors to visitors and deliveries
• Dealing with visitors/maintenance such as maintenance people etc
• Placing stock orders and putting them away
• Packing up different items safely for shipment (Proofs/Monitors/Computers)

Preflight –

• Check the digital artwork files received meet the brief of the client
• To identify and feedback errors to production team in a timely manner
• To use internal MIS in accordance with standardised work procedures to ensure an accurate permanent asset database is maintained
• To adhere to all internal processes in place for the Preflight process
• Provide input into development of Preflight process based on client needs

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 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
Production
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
Monday to Friday either 8.00am - 16.30pm


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Global Traffic Manager

Barcelona

Job Ref
JOB0001245
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.

Role
The Global Traffic Manager oversees the managing of overall technical and production topics in the framework of the global production delivery from multiple teams located across our global production networks and locations.
The Global Traffic Manager works collaboratively with global cross-site and functional teams on technical and production issues to help drive consistency, best practices, efficiency, and delivery of high-quality products and services, on time, in full, to our client. One of the important parts of the role is to communicate well with other sites to take input and propose solutions.

Key responsibilities
• Ensure all locations working on the account are sufficiently trained and aligned in terms of production processes and quality reporting.
• Ensure consistent communication of information and best practices across multiple global facilities.
• Facilitate collaboration and information sharing across cross-functional teams globally.
• Manage production team for the account in the local production site.
• Ensure priorities are followed, load balancing between sites is efficient, and ensure full utilization of the teams.
• Ensure everything is set up in terms of Automation in all the producing sites.
• Alert Support teams (technical, IT, automation, and Color Management) of issues and support needed and escalate if needed.
• Report on alert points in production sites globally: escalate to Global Account Director in case some issues arise regarding staffing, quality, out of process production.
• Provide operational expertise including organizational efficiency, process improvement, and automation which includes reviewing internal systems and providing suggestions towards development.
• Advise on and implement technology and/or vendor solutions to support operations and sales activities

Skills and Abilities
• 10+ years of operational experience, preferably within the prepress or graphics industry.
• Experience with technical and operational production: implementation of workflow, management of production team.
• Experience directing and motivating individual management teams to achieve and exceed goals.
• Experience and knowledge leading operations across different locations, and possibly even countries and cultures.
• Strong collaboration skills to effectively interact and work with varying levels and cross-functional teams
• Proven ability to build teams, grow management capabilities of individual staff and lead through motivational leadership methods.
• Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities.
• Critical thinking skills to provide strategic support to leaders and staff on complex issues
• Sound judgment – assesses options and implications when making recommendations and decisions
• Change agent with the ability to influence others outside of a direct reporting relationship.

Bilingual in English and Spanish
Right to work in the EU, Spain

Function
Production
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
Full TIme


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Quality Control - Packaging

Barcelona

Job Ref
SPA-QC-SG
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 Tema in Spain.
This position will be part of the quality control team and perform quality review 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 colors used and ensure common separations are respected
· 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
· 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 color 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 color 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 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 color 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 color 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 English and Spanish

Eligibility to work in th EU, Spain required.

Function
Production
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
Full TIme


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Studio Manager - Packaging

Barcelona

Job Ref
SPA-SM-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:
As part of our Production team, we are looking for a Senior Studio Manager Packaging based in Barcelona.
The Senior Studio Manager will manage and guide a team of Artworkers/Production Artists for Creative Adaptations work. The team does mainly adaptations.

Essential Responsibilities, Accountabilities & Results:
· 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
· Fluent 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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Client-Facing Project Manager

Various Locations

Job Ref
SWE-PM-KB
Location
Various Locations

Are you a highly organised and highly personable Project Manager who wants to work on some of the biggest brands out there?

SGS & Co are looking for an experienced client-facing Project Manager with a passion for FMCG packaging. The client-facing Project Manager will be working on world-famous brands within a dedicated client servicing team.

The position is located on-site at the client’s work premises based in Sweden however, regular travel will be expected to Norway and Denmark. The successful candidate will be fluent in both the local language (Swedish language) and English (spoken and written).

The client-facing Project Manager is expected to deliver a high volume of projects from the initial brief to completion, often against very tight deadlines. The client-facing Project Manager is responsible for the delivery of specific Client projects, planning projects, managing artwork to agreed timeframes, and delivering work within the client budget. The client-facing Project Manager is responsible for ensuring that projects remain within the agreed parameters of the brief and any agreed SLA.
As a key contact for the clients, the client-facing Project Manager will manage all aspects of their design to print process ensuring client service excellence is met, providing regular status updates, and ensuring that all tasks are completed in a timely manner, monitoring timelines from a project and individual artwork level.
The client-facing Project Manager is confident to lead PPM meetings with Design Agencies and/or Printers, with our client in attendance.
The PM will give insight into colour separation for multiple Printing Processes, covering a multitude of Substrates over multiple geographies.
The client-facing Project Manager is responsible for writing minutes and fully documenting the key outputs from PPM meetings, whilst being the liaison between project managers and production studios elsewhere in the UK.
The PM is able to work across two different systems (ours and the client’s one) to manage projects of work coming through our studio to print and making sure all internal documentation is up to date and accurate.

About you:

Ideally, you have a background in Print and Packaging due to the nature of the work and have a technical understanding of all print processes, coupled with Artwork, Repro, Colour and Brand Management experience.
Alternatively, you have a creative design background with good project management skills, and you can pick up the systems and processes when you’re with us - so you’ll either be an Account Manager, Senior Project Manager, or Senior Project Coordinator.
Extensive experience and understanding of adaptive design, artwork, and prepress would be beneficial, particularly in the retail and printer sector are required.
The PM manages projects from key markets from start to finish including invoicing so a hands-on approach, can-do attitude with the ability to multi-task is essential.
Great communication skills are essential as you’ll be building and maintaining the relationships across all areas that are essential to your success in this role such as liaising with the Production Teams on a daily basis to get answers to solve any problems you’re facing.
You will also be expected to pacify Marketers and Brand Managers whilst working to the constraints of the Printing Process.
Leadership skills are essential as you will help manage and motivate the team.

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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Colour Retoucher

Yorkshire & Humberside

Job Ref
HU1-CR-SI
Location
Yorkshire & Humberside
Salary
Competitive salary DOE

Do you want to become a Retoucher and work with some of world’s truly biggest brands?

Come and join SGSCO as a Retoucher and be responsible for the completion of colour manipulation retouching activities. On a standard day you’ll be assigned work from line manager, pick designs from schedule, taking native supplied artwork and colour manipulation, to achieve the desired result. This means converting images received into colour correct, production ready images for use in any media environment, managing multi layered PSD’s containing multiple Layer sets and file management.


About you…

You’ll no doubt have come from the reprographic industry as you’ll have knowledge of artwork, pre-press and repro procedures. Don’t worry about having strong Adobe CS skills, we can teach you those skills – as long as you know your way around a computer we can do the rest. A keen eye for colour and colour matching skills along the ability to manage your own workload and meet customer deliveries.

What’s in it for me?

• Competitive salary (DOE)
• 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



Want to know more about our offices?

Our offices provide a cool, modern working environment and you will be based in either Tamworth or Hull.


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
Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm


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Sales

Account Manager - Packaging - Paris or Barcelona

Paris

Job Ref
PAR-SAM-CR
Location
Paris

We are looking for an upbeat individual with a results-oriented spirit and proven track record of successful account retention.
As an Account Manager, you will be a key member of the team working for the growth of our existing account.
As a rapidly expanding account, there is a high degree of opportunity for progression, creativity, and ownership.

What will I be delivering?

- Build relationships with one of our largest clients ensuring revenue growth and client retention
- Nurture and expand in existing accounts.
- Meet core KPI’s around pipeline coverage progression, forecast, meetings, and general activity
- Focus on customer satisfaction and deepen customer relationships
- Be responsible for our partners business performance, analyse their main KPIs and ensure growth MoM. Track and reporting of performance metrics.
- Support Senior Account Director in a day to day operations
- Collect and sort all invoice, credit, bill, and order statements
- Manages the billing and invoicing process including review and approval of invoice packages; process billing corrections due to coding and/or timing issues; posting of period revenue accrual entry; performing A/R adjustments.
- Month-end A/R and Unbilled A/R reconciliation

Experience required

- Minimum 4 years of experience in Account Management, Sales, and Customer Success.
- High-performance mentality and consistency in over achievement
- Bilingual in French and English, Spanish is a +
- Proven track record engaging in value-based customer-centric conversations.
- You have a track record of identifying and executing on upsell opportunities in existing deals
- You’re organized, rigorous, and adaptable to an ever-evolving process and team
- Strong business acumen and comfort with presenting to, and establishing relationships with, senior-level executives in mid-market companies
- The ability to work individually and collaborate within a team environment to achieve set goals: you are a team-player
- Exceptional verbal and written communications skills
- Love putting the customer at the center of your day
- Your key assets: Self-motivation, Hustle, a Strong work ethic, and Ownership
- Strong analytical skills. Ability to look for the root cause of a problem and to solve it
- Get things done attitude, proactive, organized, and obsessed with details
- High Excel skills

Type of contract: Permanent contract
Start date: asap
Location: Paris or Barcelona

Function
Sales
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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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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