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Design

Midweight Designer

Amsterdam

Job Ref
AMS MWD MS
Location
Amsterdam
Salary
DOE plus benefits, inc. 25 days holiday, private healthcare, life assurance

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 R5 aim is to help brands thrive by offering more smarter, leaner design services on a global scale.


Our Culture:

Marks R5 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
9am to 5:30pm | Mon-Fri


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Junior Design Manager

Weybridge on site

Job Ref
KT13 JDM PH
Location
Weybridge on site
Salary
DOE plus benefits, inc. 25 days holiday, private healthcare, life assurance

Are you a brand focused, design professional who wants to work on some of the biggest brands out there?

As a Junior Design Manager, you’ll support the Global Design Director in order to help manage projects, work related to design and implementation at both a local and global level. You’ll also independently manage specific projects, including both tactical and operational design.

You’ll be responsible for verbal and written brief authoring for specific designated design and implementation work and projects, along with the resulting allocation to appropriate Agency Partner resource and then the management of these, as well as the engagement with internal stakeholders. You’ll also be responsible for Creative and Design management and the quality control of asset creation.


About you:

This is an ideal role for someone who has a graphic design background but is happy to not be a hands-on designer anymore, instead you’ll need to be able to articulate concepts and solutions in clear design language.

You might have worked in-house for large FMCG pharma brands, or within retail brands. You may have come from an agency or a product/industrial design background, however you understanding you’re not going be designing yourself, instead you’ll be managing brands and leading brand packaging projects.

You’ll need a level of strategic creative intelligence and be able to confidently represent the design agenda when interacting with other departments, while also possessing the maturity to interact effectively and without bias across the Agency Partner roster.

Calm and level headed, you’ll need to defend the Design position without creating conflict and division in all communications.


Essential knowledge:

• Adobe Creative Suite and other relevant software is required
• Working knowledge and experience of print processes, technicalities and finishing.


Benefits:

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


Location:

This role is based on site with our clients in Weybridge, in a beautiful historic building with free onsite parking.

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


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Senior Account Manager

Waterloo, London

Job Ref
SE1 SAM MG
Location
Waterloo, 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 on a Global account in food and beverages, 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 the account:
This role is for a Global account in food and beverages, working with a variety of international and local brands. The client relationship has blossomed over the last three years via a partnership with the packaging innovation team and winning a series of design pitches. We are now the global partner for some of their international brands and continue to offer both 2D and 3D structural solutions, as well as strategic planning and innovation accelerators. This is a great opportunity for someone wishing to work on exciting design briefs, whilst developing their entrepreneurial and consulting skills.


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!

It would be ideal if you had French language skills, however this isn’t mandatory; what is important is that you’re ambitious to progress your career to the next level and move into an Account Director role, and we will develop you into that.


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 studio right next to Waterloo underground and across the road from the Old Vic. It’s at the heart of SE1 so you’ll have everything you need right on your doorstep.


Who are we?

Marks R5 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 R5 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 Director

Waterloo, London

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

Are you a hands-on Account Director who can handle scale?

We’re looking for a meticulous Account Director with experience of consumer brands and packaging for one of our key, global clients.

The basic requirements are as you’d expect – responsibility for briefs, proposals, estimates, timelines and all-round client satisfaction for a category-leading global client and brand.
Additionally,

You need to be a team leader and a team player, making a positive contribution to agency life and culture. We all have good days and bad days but as an Account Director with team reports you’ll need to be a glass-half-full person who identifies solutions when others need support.


About you:

You’ll already be an Account Director or a strong Senior Account Manager at a design agency who has experience of managing design accounts for FMCG brands within large, multinational companies. You will be motivated by the challenges that large clients bring with them, savvy in the art of navigating through client politics to champion the role of design, understanding the difference between ‘acceptable’ and ‘excellent’ in product quality.


Reward:

• Salary of up to £50,000 (based on experience)
• 25 days annual leave (+ 8 public days)
• Pension scheme
• Private health insurance


Location:

You’ll be based at our studio right next to Waterloo underground and across the road from the Old Vic. It’s at the heart of SE1 so you’ll have everything you need right on your doorstep.


Who are we?

Marks R5 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 R5 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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Production

Quality Specialist - (Internal Applicants Only)

Yorkshire & Humberside

Job Ref
HU1 QS RS
Location
Yorkshire & Humberside
Salary
Up to £29,000 Dependent on experience

Are you a Quality Assurance expert who wants to work on some of the most well-loved and established brands in today’s global marketplace?

At SGSCO you’ll be involved with ensuring the Quality Management System is well maintained, effective in its delivery and adhering to certification requirements, whilst adopting global best practice throughout your site.


About the Role

• Engage in Quality Team Meetings including KPI performance, audit results, training and corrective action status.
• Participate in Client conference calls / review meetings with customers to share performance trackers, reports and action plans.
• Conduct and assist with internal investigations to ensure appropriate corrective actions are identified and implemented to prevent recurrence of issues.
• Assist with direct writing and / or review of Standard Operating Procedures and other controlled documents.
• Ensure SOP’s are up to date, accurate, meet the QMS requirements and aid the end users in their day to day roles.
• Help to develop and maintain the sites training documentation, co-ordinating training to procedural changes or new system implementation.
• Conduct internal audits and support additional appointed auditors. Assessing internal processes and procedures to identify areas of Risk and Opportunity.
• Contribute to regular interdepartmental team meetings to promote a culture of collaboration and innovation and to ensure important information on quality matters, workflows and best practices is being shared across all employees.


Educational Experience and Minimum Requirements

• Previous experience working in a Quality Assurance function.
• Working knowledge of ISO 9001:2015 and quality systems management.
• Experience in graphic industry desirable, but not essential.
• Proficient in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
• Excellent attention to detail when working under pressure.
• Practice and enforce SGS Core Values: Quality, Collaboration, Respect, Bravery, Creativity and Results.
• Internal Audit Qualification desirable, but not essential.


Competency Requirements

• Work Quality – provides accurate, thorough, professional work regularly.
• Analysis and Judgement – analyses problems skilfully, uses logic and good judgement to reach decisions.
• Communication – communicates knowledge clearly, accurately and thoroughly.


Benefits:

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


Location:

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

Function
Production
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
Monday to Friday 8.00am to 17.00pm


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Finance

Finance Manager

Yorkshire & Humberside

Job Ref
HU13 FM RJ
Location
Yorkshire & Humberside
Salary
Up to £55,000 dependent on experience

Are you an experienced Finance Leader looking to take the next step?

We’re looking for a highly motivated Finance Manager to join our Finance team. As a Finance Manager with SGS you’ll manage a team who provide monthly reporting of actual results for the SGS Packaging Europe business as well as all treasury functions and management of the accounts receivable team. This role is vital in making sure required controls are in place to deliver accurate financial data to meet business & statutory reporting standards.

You’ll managing all aspects of monthly reports and analysis of performance against budget and forecast for all the separate business sites and making sure that accurate data is being provided for reporting monthly results by the client.


About you:

If you are a dynamic Finance Manager looking to inspire, mentor and lead a team of Finance professionals this could be the ideal role for you. You’ll have the ability to work in an organised and methodical manner demonstrating a high level of attention to detail due to the accuracy of reporting required for the role. This will include the management of management and statutory reporting and management of the balance sheet including cash management. You’ll have also been used to driving and delivering a highly efficient controls environment.

Having excellent communications skills both written and verbal will be vital as you’ll be communicating with key stakeholders across the business, establishing friendly rapport and building relationships to partner the business and make sure efficient processes are being developed and followed.


Benefits:

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

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


Location:

We're based at Bridgehead Business Park in Hessle. With great traffic links and free on-site car parking, our offices provide a cool, modern working environment.


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.

Function
Finance
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 16.30 pm


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Interim Finance Manager

Yorkshire & Humberside

Job Ref
HU13 FM RJ
Location
Yorkshire & Humberside
Salary
Day rate up to £300 dependent on experience

Are you an experienced Finance Leader looking to take the next step?

We’re looking for a highly motivated Interim Finance Manager to join our Finance team. As a Finance Manager with SGS you’ll manage a team who provide monthly reporting of actual results for the SGS Packaging Europe business as well as all treasury functions and management of the accounts receivable team. This role is vital in making sure required controls are in place to deliver accurate financial data to meet business & statutory reporting standards.

You’ll managing all aspects of monthly reports and analysis of performance against budget and forecast for all the separate business sites and making sure that accurate data is being provided for reporting monthly results by the client.


About you:

If you are a dynamic Finance Manager looking to inspire, mentor and lead a team of Finance professionals this could be the ideal role for you. You’ll have the ability to work in an organised and methodical manner demonstrating a high level of attention to detail due to the accuracy of reporting required for the role. This will include the management of management and statutory reporting and management of the balance sheet including cash management. You’ll have also been used to driving and delivering a highly efficient controls environment.

Having excellent communications skills both written and verbal will be vital as you’ll be communicating with key stakeholders across the business, establishing friendly rapport and building relationships to partner the business and make sure efficient processes are being developed and followed.


Location:

We're based at Bridgehead Business Park in Hessle. With great traffic links and free on-site car parking, our offices provide a cool, modern working environment.


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.

Function
Finance
Status
Full Time
Type
Temporary Contract
Hours
Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 16.30 pm


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IT

Software Quality Assurance Tester

Tamworth

Job Ref
B78 SQT CP
Location
Tamworth
Salary
Up to £26k DOE | plus benefits inc. 25 days holiday, private healthcare, life assurance

SGSCO quality assurance team members take pride in the technical and business contribution of their work. They are diligent, innovative, hardworking and passionate about great software and ultimately a terrific customer experience. They are part of a global team who are developing solutions with cloud technologies, the latest Microsoft and open source stack and much more. We look for professional, highly skilled quality assurance technicians who are excellent communicators, can adapt to change and thrive in a fast-paced, value-driven environment.


About the role

You will work in a modern supportive, valued and agile quality assurance and 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 a team that are testing and ensuring the quality of our 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.

A typical day will see you in a stand-up with your awesome scrum team, working alongside developers to create test cases and test plans, work directly with customers and employees to identify software problems and support new user story requirements, run tests and identify bugs, support a teammate or group on a problem, run multi-browser checks, perform regression testing, plan and prioritise future work, pair with development team to test and debug a sprint deliverable, document your work and create and update training and user documentation.


About you:

We are ideally looking for an individual with software testing experience within an Agile and Microsoft stack (.NET) environment, however we will consider people who can demonstrate their experience in working with software systems and can demonstrate the ability to learn testing.

What is essential is that you:
• Are dedicated to the delivery of high quality software to customers;
• Can thrive in a collaborative working environment;
• Are curious and inquisitive and have strong problem solving skills, and
• Can communicate effectively at all levels

Ideally as a junior member of the team we are looking for people that have:
• A degree/HND in a computer science, engineering discipline; or
• Equivalent software testing experience.

It would great if you have experience with Automated Testing and Cloud Technologies (particularly Microsoft Azure), or if you come from a background in graphics technology (particularly within the packaging sector) – but don’t worry if you’re not.


Benefits:

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

• Salary of up to £26,000 (dependent upon experience)
• 25 days annual leave (+ 8 public days)
• Pension scheme
• Private health insurance


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:

At SGSCO, our global software engineering and quality assurance team don’t just develop and test 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.

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
IT
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
40 hours per week (8:30 – 17:00)


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.NET Developer

Tamworth

Job Ref
SGS0001
Location
Tamworth
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.

SGSCO software engineers are innovators, problem-solvers, and hard-workers who are building solutions with cloud technologies, the latest Microsoft and open source stack and much more. We look for professional, highly skilled software engineers who evolve, adapt to change 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.

A typical day will see you in a stand-up with your awesome scrum team, pair with teammates and lead on a complex technical design task, write some tests, implement your applications, design and architect system requirements, review a pull request, mentor a teammate or group, plan and prioritise future work, work with Business Analysts on a new feature, pair with the QA team to test and debug a sprint deliverable, document your work and collaborate in a whiteboard design session.


About you:

We’d expect you to have an in-depth knowledge of at least one of the .NET languages C# (preferred), SQL and JavaScript. A significant understanding of one or more of the following: ASP.NET/Web Applications, ¬MS Visual Studio, MS SQL Server/SSRS, Azure DevOps (VSTS) or¬ GIT would also be desirable.

What is essential is that you:
• Are dedicated to producing clean, testable and highly maintainable code;
• Can thrive in a collaborative working environment;
• Want to help and support more junior team members, and
• Can communicate effectively at all levels

Ideally as a Mid-level in our team we are looking for people that have:
• A degree/HND in a computer science, engineering discipline; or
• Equivalent software development and testing experience with a proven ability to manage and deliver software projects following full lifecycle agile methodologies.

It would great if you have experience with Cloud Technologies, particularly Microsoft Azure, or if you come from a background in graphics technology (particularly within the packaging sector) – but don’t worry if you’re not.


Benefits:

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

• Salary of up to £30,000 (dependent upon experience)
• 25 days annual leave (+ 8 public days)
• Pension scheme
• Private health insurance


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:

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
IT
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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IT Support Technician

Yorkshire & Humberside

Job Ref
HU1 IST IM
Location
Yorkshire & Humberside
Salary
DOE plus benefits, inc. 25 days holiday, private healthcare, life assurance

Are you looking to build on your knowledge and skills and take your career forward into a role with a market leading company?

In this role you’ll be first line IT support, dealing with local issues on machines (and escalating to second line if needed). Working from our global helpdesk system you will engage in many varied IT support issues, mainly desktop OS and application support but also you will get the opportunity to get involved in some of our enterprise level equipment.

You are part of a wider SGSCO IT Infrastructure team having frequent team meetings with colleagues in Europe. The Europe Team is also part of the Global IT Infrastructure Team with support teams all over the globe.


About you:

With a great foundation of IT Support already, we’re looking you to be keen to learn more and more and develop your skills and knowledge into more areas. We have a strong focus on service delivery and providing the best service possible so you will need to deliver this level of support. You will need to be a good communicator and work well as part of a team as well as individually.

The office you’ll cover is mainly graphic production, so the technology in use will be predominantly Apple therefore you’ll need experience in supporting Mac OSX, Adobe CC. You will also need experience in support Microsoft Operating Systems and Office applications. Networking and Server OS / hardware maintenance skills will be advantageous.


Benefits:

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


Location:

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


Who are we:

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
IT
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
08:00 - 16:30 with a 30 minute unpaid break


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Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship in Reprographics - Various Roles Available

Yorkshire & Humberside

Job Ref
HU1 AP EC/AB/SP
Location
Yorkshire & Humberside
Salary
National Apprenticeship Wage

How would you like to take step into a future in the reprographics industry and work on some of the most famous brands out there?

If you’re enthusiastic, motivated and driven, then we’re offering you a fantastic opportunity to undertake an apprenticeship with SGS working with a talented and dedicated team in an amazing working environment.

In this role you’ll train towards a career in either…
• Project Management
• Colour Retouching
• Production Artwork
• Quality Assurance
• Quality Control
• 3D

These are all critical roles within our organisation and your success in them will help to shape both our future and you own.

You’ll spend your time in your apprenticeship in different departments learning Artwork, Quality Control and Project Management. Once you successfully complete the level 2 stage you will be chosen to progress to level 3 and will then specialise in an area of the business that suits your skill set, one candidate will be selected for the QA and one for Colour department where they will remain

You will have the full support of an assigned Team Manager, separate Mentor and the SGS apprenticeship programme manger throughout your scheme ensuring all your needs are met. You’ll also have monthly visits to site from our Training Providers to support you reaching your Print and Printed Packaging, Pre-Press Level 2 qualification. As part of the apprenticeship programme you will also take part in development days, be responsible for several community projects and fund-raising events supporting local charities chosen by the apprenticeship group.

About you:

You’ll need to be a highly motivated individual who’s eager to learn and develop yourself, along with a great work ethic, and the drive and ambition to contribute to our highly skilled workforce.

What we’ll be looking for you is that you’re…

• Reliable & Punctual
• Strong IT Skills
• Well organised
• Able to communicate effectively with colleagues
• Confident and able to work on their own and as part of a wider team
• Have excellent attention to detail
• Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop (although not essential as training will be provided)


Qualifications required:

GCSE (or equivalent) Grade C or above in Maths, ICT and English.


Location:

You’ll be based at either our Malting site in the heart of Hull, with onsite parking and a high end, fully equipped facility. It has a break area containing pool tables, X-Boxes and table football, we have just about everything you need onsite, and what we don’t have is just a short walk away in the City centre. Or you’ll be based at our Head Office at Bridgehead Business Park in Hessle. With great traffic links and free on-site car parking, our offices provide a cool, modern working environment. However as part of your on-going training you could be working from any of our sites.


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
37.5 hours per week


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Client Services Apprentice

Birmingham

Job Ref
B24 9FD
Location
Birmingham
Salary
National Apprenticeship Wage

Client Services Apprentice

How would you like to take step into a future in the design industry and work on some of the most famous brands out there?

If you’re passionate about your career, then we’re offering you a fantastic opportunity to undertake an apprenticeship with Marks, the design arm within SGSCO, working with a talented and dedicated team in an inspiring working environment.

In this role you’ll train towards becoming an Account Executive, undertaking an Apprenticeship in Business Administration and relevant supporting studies (e.g. CIM marketing foundation courses). You will be assigned to the Client Services team and work on a variety of client accounts, gaining an understanding of how client accounts are managed and how client briefs are handled from start to finish. You’ll undertake a variety of client servicing related tasks across the department, working hand in hand with Account Managers and the design teams to ensure outstanding work is successfully delivered to our clients.

On an average day you’ll be involved in the project management of tasks relating to client briefs and account administration ensuring client requirements, deadlines, quality standards and budgets are met.

You will have the full support of an assigned Team Manager, separate Mentor and the SGS apprenticeship programme manager throughout your scheme ensuring all your needs are met. As part of the apprenticeship programme you will also take part in development days, be responsible for several community projects and fund-raising events supporting local charities chosen by the apprenticeship group.


Daily duties to include:

Provide prompt and relevant support to the needs of clients
Maintain status trackers and input information
Create quotes
Prepare briefs
Research industry relevant material that supports briefing for the design team
Support workflow
Work with our Studio Manager to book resources
Reply to correspondence when required
Assist the Client Services department with various tasks
Exploring any issues and ensuring they are dealt with
Assist with the tidiness of the department and office when clients visit
Assist with the catering for clients when they visit
Complete general office tasks
Maintain absolute confidentiality

So, if you’re a driven individual who’s eager to learn, have a great work ethic and the drive and ambition to contribute to our highly skilled workforce then we want to hear from you.


Skills:
• Reliable & Punctual
• Articulate
• Strong IT Skills
• Well organised
• Team player
• Be able to communicate and listen effectively with colleagues
• Confident and able to work on their own and as part of a wider team
• Attention to detail and confidentiality

Qualifications required:

GCSE (or equivalent) Maths, ICT and English - Grade C or above (language skills are a bonus)


Location:

You’ll be based at our studio in Fort Dunlop in Birmingham, not far from J7 of the M6 with an onsite gym, Costa, Subway and deli bar on site. 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. Parking is fully reimbursed via expenses and the Fort Retail Park just a short walk away.


Who are we:

Marks.R5 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 R5 aim is to make brands fit this new world by offering better, faster leaner design activities on a global scale.

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
40 hours a week


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