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Senior Account Manager

Southwark, London

Job Ref
SE1 SAM MG
Location
Southwark, London
Salary
DOE plus benefits, inc. 25 days holiday, private healthcare, life assurance

Are you a creative Account Manager who wants to work for a company that can elevate their ambitions?

We’re looking for a driven and ambitious Account Manager with experience of packaging and brand design, who can champion work through our London studio and deliver best in class client servicing.

You will be someone who can think independently, understands the creative process and is comfortable with client facing conversations in order to write proposals, estimates, timelines and support the Account Director with the creation and presentation of strategic and creative work.

Some Client Service roles are more project management but this isn’t! We consider ourselves brand consultants and work in partnership with client, therefore the Client Service team sits at the centre of the creative process.

This is an opportunity for an Account Manager who wants to work with a multi-function studio of designers and strategists, across various briefs spanning from product and packaging innovation to brand design. Someone who wants to apply their strategic thinking in servicing their clients as well as when driving work thru the studio.


About you:

You’ll already be a Senior Account Manager or an Account Manager with a strong level of gravitas who has experience of the management of premium & FMCG brands, briefing and monitoring packaging products from conception through to artwork and delivery.

Ideally, you’ll work at a design agency that delivers strategically informed design for international clients. With an eye on business development and strategy, you’re commercially aware and have some experience growing relationships while dealing with the day to day Account Management of your client.

You’ll have excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to manage clients and projects independently. Most of all, you enjoy the creative process and working collaboratively with colleagues and clients to deliver beautiful work; whilst remembering to have fun along the way!


Reward:

• Salary of up to £45,000 (based on experience)
• 25 days annual leave (+ 8 public days)
• Pension scheme
• Private health insurance


Location:

You’ll be based at our design studio 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 strategic brand and packaging design consultancy that helps brands to win at ‘Moment of Sale’. With an agile ‘top to bottom’ approach based on strategic and creative capabilities, Marks. develops brands to fit in to a modern consumer experience by offering better, faster leaner design activities on a global scale.

Function
Design
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
9am to 5:30pm | Mon-Fri


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Account Manager

Southwark, London

Job Ref
SE1 AM MG
Location
Southwark, London
Salary
DOE plus benefits, inc. 25 days holiday, private healthcare, life assurance

Are looking to further your career and work with some of the biggest brands?

At Marks. you’ll be responsible for the delivery of specific Client projects – this means planning projects and manage work to agreed timeframes, delivering work within Client budget and profitably. You’ll be responsible for ensuring that projects remain within the agreed parameters of the brief and any agreed SLA or contract. Where work exceeds the original brief, you will need to flag this to your line manager with a breakdown of the increased costs - so this means building your knowledge and confidence with the finance system, understanding the importance of timely billing & income recognition.

Be curious, we encourage you to increase your knowledge. Learn about your Clients business, their challenges, trends in their market, the competitive landscape. Understand what threatens their business at both a micro and macro level. Broaden your knowledge of the communications industry, of branding and the mechanics of print and packaging design & delivery.

Partner with the Creative team on your accounts, participate in brainstorms, share insights and information that you glean from research into your Clients. Contribute to account reviews and development plans with both watch outs and opportunities. Assist with the realisation of plans to land opportunities and grow your account. Spend time with your Clients, don’t get into the habit of emailing work; set up a time for you and/ or the team to present face to face. Instil the habit with Clients and always build time into project plans for work to be presented.


About you:

You’ll already be an Account Manager or an Account Executive with a level of gravitas who has experience of the management of premium or FMCG packaging design from conception through to artwork and delivery.
You’ll need to have excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to manage clients and projects independently.


Reward:

• Competitive salary
• 25 days annual leave (+ 8 public days)
• Pension scheme
• Private health insurance

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

Function
Design
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
9am to 5:30pm | Mon-Fri


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Junior Designer

Southwark, London

Job Ref
SE1 JD AW
Location
Southwark, London
Salary
DOE plus benefits, inc. 25 days holiday, private healthcare, life assurance

Are you a Junior Designer with an eye for disruptive marketing and a passion for delighting your clients?


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.

As a designer starting out, you’ll be a brand guardian for us and play a key part of the workflow delivery some big FMCG and premium brands – where you’ll develop an in-depth understanding of their visual language and application across packaging design.

You’ll be enthusiastic to deliver creative and disruptive concepts and take them from original sketches through to final design.

To do all of this we’ll entrust you with a high degree of creative custodianship, so you can deliver projects that are on brand and on time.


About you:

You’ll need to be a bit of a perfectionist as your work will be of the highest standard that will impress your client from both a professional and creative standpoint.

You’ll be part of a team that delivers high volumes of work within tight deadlines, so you must be a fast thinker and comfortable delivering in this environment while maintaining a ‘can-do’ attitude.

We’d expect you to be proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. If you have a basic working knowledge of AfterEffects and Cinema 4D that would be amazing, but don’t worry as it’s not essential.

What is essential is that you’re confident delivering work against tight deadlines and impatient clients – so a well organised, multitasker with excellent time management skills is needed. Remember this isn’t a standard 9-5 job, the work you deliver is too important for that.


Reward:

We know you’re a junior right now, we all started there ourselves - however we know you want to develop yourself and progress further so we’ll support your development and help you to learn new skills along the way.

• Competitive Salary
• 25 days annual leave (+ 8 public days)
• Pension scheme
• Private health insurance


Location:

You’ll be based at our studio 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
09:30 to 17:30pm | Mon-Fri


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Middleweight Designer

Southwark, London

Job Ref
SE1 MWD AW
Location
Southwark, London
Salary
DOE plus benefits, inc. 25 days holiday, private healthcare, life assurance

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.

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:

This is a Mid-weight, brand & packaging graphic design role. We want to see people with a passion for packaging design who have the ability to understand strategic direction and articulate concepts through their designs. Experience of bringing new thinking, order and consistency to premium & FMCG brands would be a real advantage, as would storytelling and designing mode of action.

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.


Reward:

• Competitive (depending upon experience)
• 25 days annual leave (+ 8 public days)
• Pension scheme
• Private health insurance


Location:

You’ll be based at our studio 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
09:30 to 17:30 | Mon-Fri


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Senior Designer

Southwark, London

Job Ref
SE1 SD AW
Location
Southwark, London
Salary
DOE plus benefits, inc. 25 days holiday, private healthcare, life assurance

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


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.

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.

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


About you:

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

This is a brand & packaging graphic design role, we want to see people with a passion for packaging design who have the ability to understand strategic direction and articulate concepts through their designs. Experience of bringing new thinking, order and consistency to premium & FMCG 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.


Reward:

• Competitive Salary (depending upon experience_
• 25 days annual leave (+ 8 public days)
• Pension scheme
• Private health insurance


Location:

You’ll be based at our studio 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
09:30 - 17:30 with a 30 minute unpaid break


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Design Director

Southwark, London

Job Ref
SE1 DD AW
Location
Southwark, London
Salary
DOE plus benefits, inc. 25 days holiday, private healthcare, life assurance

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:

You’ll be based at our studio 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
09:30 - 17:30 with a 30 minute unpaid break


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IT

UI/UX Designer

Yorkshire & Humberside

Job Ref
HU9 UI/UX GD
Location
Yorkshire & Humberside
Salary
DOE plus benefits, inc. 25 days holiday, private healthcare, life assurance

At SGSCO, 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.


About the role:

As an experienced UI/UX Designer capable of delivering high-quality product experiences, you’ll have a chance to lead the re-design of our core software used by 1000’s of users internally, with a significant impact on our company’s revenue and strategic goals. You’ll collaborate with a multidisciplinary team consisting of a product managers, analysts, developers, and testers to deliver the best possible user experience for our users. You'll be a key player in the software engineering team’s objective of designing and building products used by thousands of people around the world every day.

At SGSCO you’ll 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 help create the next generation of SGSCOs technological platform.


About you:

You’re a professional, highly skilled designer who can evolve, adapt to change and thrive in a fast-paced, value-driven environment. You’ll possess a full range of interaction design and visual design skills and utilise user-centred design principles to deliver high-impact projects that are directly tied to our current strategic goals.

What is essential is that you:

• Have strong visual design experience in either Sketch, Figma or equivalent;
• Have experience of enterprise design and a deep understanding of the end to end iterative UX product design process;
• Can thrive in a designer-developer collaborative working environment including the creation and hand-off of detailed design specs;
• Can effectively communicate and articulate design decisions;
• Are well organized, responsible and dedicated, with the ability to work on multiple projects and deliver refined design in a short time;
• Strong general communication skills and the ability to build good working relationships.

Ideally, you’ll have:

• Experience of leading or owning product design projects;
• Proven UI abilities shown in a portfolio of live projects;
• An ability to refine other people’s ideas and come up with new ones to create a highly designed visual experience;
• Proficiency in user research and usability testing.

You’ll be responsible for:

• Presenting user-interfaces so that information is easy to read, easy to understand and easy to find;
• Translating business requirements, user needs and technical requirements into designs that are visually enticing, easy to use, and emotionally engaging;
• Advocating for good user experience across our teams and our platform;
• Contributing to building and growing our design system to cultivate a coherent look and feel across the entire platform;
• Staying in the loop and on top of the latest standards, changes, trends in visual design field.


Benefits:

At SGSCO you’d be a key part of our global software engineering department working under instruction from a mentor alongside a product owner, analysts, testers and developers producing business critical software. We offer a good development path with a mentor to support you on your journey.

• Competitive Salary (dependent upon experience)
• 25 days annual leave (+ 8 public days)
• Pension scheme
• Private health insurance


Location:

We’re based in Hull, not far from the Deep, with onsite parking and the city centre just a short walk away - we can cater for most of your needs. We also have a canteen, with X-Boxes, guitars and fresh fruit for your breaks too.


Who are we:

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
IT
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
08:30 to 17:00 | Mon-Fri


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Apprenticeships

Apprentice - IT Workflow Systems Engineer

Tamworth

Job Ref
B78 AIT SC
Location
Tamworth
Salary
National apprentice wage

Do you have a passion for all things IT and get a buzz from problem solving? Looking to start your career within IT?

SGS would like to help you take that step into the IT industry and develop your future within the world of reprographics and packaging, working with some of the most famous household brands out there.
Through the SGS Apprenticeship scheme we will give support, provide you with a mentor and equip you with the necessary skills, tools and confidence to work on unique IT platforms. Whilst giving you real life experience of working in a forward-thinking IT environment you will also receive ESKO training and become certified upon completion of the Apprenticeship programme.

You will be joining a global team, who support the business and each other. On an average day you’ll be busy dealing with varied technical issues that our colleagues are experiencing to do with automation workflows and Customer facing systems we manage and run. As colleagues and Clients raise issue tickets on our internal system you will be handling calls and emails, deciphering the workflow errors, trying your best to fix them. As SGS is part of a global company you will not only be assisting our UK colleagues but overseas as well such as the US, EU, Mauritius and India.

The role isn’t just about IT and office experience, our Apprenticeship scheme also gives you the chance to get involved with Charity projects and office site events for colleagues. This year alone our Apprentices have helped to raise £825 for local charities.

About you:

You’ll be a highly motivated individual who’s eager to learn, with a great work ethic, drive and ambition to contribute to our highly skilled workforce. You will be reliable, punctual and well organised with excellent IT skills. Great communication both written and verbal is going to be key for you to get the most out of working with your team and dealing with clients.

Qualifications required:

GCSE (or equivalent) Grade C or above in Maths, ICT and English. An understanding of JavaScript will be of great help.

Location:

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

Who are we:

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


Equal Opportunities:

SGSCO is an equal opportunity employer. SGSCO will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, creed, colour, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Function
Apprenticeships
Status
Full Time
Type
Fixed Term Contract
Hours
Monday to Friday (times to be decided)


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