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Operations Assistant / Administrator

Southwark, London

Job Ref
JOB0001726
Location
Southwark, London

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

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

Location: London

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


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

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


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

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

Function
Design
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
Full TIme


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Senior Designer

Birmingham

Job Ref
JOB0001214 exDD
Location
Birmingham

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

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

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


About you:

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

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

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

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

What’s in it for me?

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

Location:

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

Why join us?

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

Who are we?

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

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

Function
Design
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
Full TIme


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Planning Manager, Europe (Maternity Cover)

Birmingham

Job Ref
JOB0001661
Location
Birmingham

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

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

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

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

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

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



Function
Design
Status
Full Time
Type
Temporary Contract
Hours
Full TIme


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Design Director

Paris

Job Ref
JOB0001161
Location
Paris

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

Our Culture:

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

Team Contribution:

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

Position summary:

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

Essential Responsibilities, Accountabilities & Results:

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

Educational & Experience Minimum Requirements:

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

Fluent in French and English required
Business travels required

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


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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Midweight Designer - London

Southwark, London

Job Ref
PCN - LON-D2-MK
Location
Southwark, London
Salary
Competitive

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

Come and join us and play a key role within the design team. You’ll be responsible for producing outstanding designs across all disciplines and successfully taking client projects from the 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.

In this role, you'll be accountable for:
• Working with Design Directorate and Senior Designers to understand the brief, brand guidelines, technical constraints for the project and aiding them guide junior team members.
• Challenging the brief, delivering the expected and the unexpected in your response
• Effectively managing your time, collaborating with Resource Managers
• Being a team player. Keeping the channels of communication open between Design, Client Service, Strategy and Operations teams, seeking guidance when things change
• Adding value to internal design reviews, offering a fresh perspective, giving feedback to ensure consistency, art direction of photography.
• Championing and following our file set up, file naming and server filing procedures.
• Pro-actively assisting the team, contributing to studio inspiration and design events

You will need these skills:
Excellence in Adobe CC, (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign), Keynote
Understanding print production

You'll benefit from this experience:
• 2-5 years experience within a Brand, Design, Comms or Media agency, in Design roles
• Understanding of strategic, creative and commercial aspects of brands and the world they inhabit
• A degree in Graphic Design, Product Design, Illustration or related field

Location: London

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

Who are we?
Marks is a global brand design agency specialising in packaging and brand experience. Within Europe we have 4 studios; London, Birmingham, Amsterdam & Paris. We’re not big on clichés but we are big on 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
Full TIme


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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
Full TIme


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Design Director - Shopper

Birmingham

Job Ref
*
Location
Birmingham
Salary
Competitive

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Senior Account Manager

Amsterdam

Job Ref
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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Finance

Business Improvement Manager

Yorkshire & Humberside

Job Ref
JOB0001691
Location
Yorkshire & Humberside
Salary
Competitive salary DOE

Business Improvement Manager

Are you a finance professional looking to take your next step?
As a Business Improvement Manager at SGS & Co you’ll spend your days reviewing balance sheet transactions, statutory financial statements, accrued revenue and working with internal and external auditors.
This is a fixed term contract to cover maternity leave.

About you:
You’ll have worked as an accountant or manager before in a Finance Dept. and have great organisational skills with the ability to manage and prioritise multiple tasks. The ability to work in a tidy and methodical manner demonstrating a high level of attention to detail is key in this role. Excellent communications skills both written and verbal are important as you’ll be communicating with key stakeholders and clients internally and externally, so you’ll be building links, and establishing a friendly rapport
• Professional Finance qualifications, ie AAT
• Good knowledge of Excel and other MS Office products
• Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics AX desirable
• Ability to use own initiative when required.
• Take ownership and responsibility for tasks assigned to them. - A good strong team player who is highly motivated to achieve set objectives/targets.
• The ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines.
• Ability to reconcile complex accounts

Benefits:
At SGSCO you’d be a key part of our Finance department, we offer a good development path and will support your training.
What's in it for you?
• Competitive salary depending on experience
• Private healthcare
• Life Assurance scheme
• 25 days holiday + 8 public holidays
• Buy more holidays scheme
• Health Assured Employee Assistance Programme
• Cycle to work scheme
• Recognition program
• Levy accredited qualifications
• Apple purchase discount scheme
• Relocation packages

Wondering about the office?
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.
As and when we are able to return to the office, we're based in Hull with great traffic links and free on-site car parking, our offices provide a cool, modern working environment.

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
Finance
Status
Full Time
Type
Fixed Term Contract
Hours
Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm


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Director – Commercial Finance

Various Locations

Job Ref
JOB0001747
Location
Various Locations


SGS&Co is seeking a Director to join a new group within Finance, Commercial Finance, reporting to the Vice President of that group.
This position requires knowledge of both Finance and Accounting principles, excellent verbal and presenting skills, contracting knowledge, and proficiency with Microsoft Office; specifically, Microsoft Excel. This role would reside in Europe.
This position will assist our Commercial Team with European, as well as Global opportunities, which will include strategy, pricing, modelling, contracting, negotiating, as well as reporting. This role will interact with many portions of the business including Corporate Finance, Commercial, Operations, and Legal. The candidate will display strong organizational skills, be results-oriented, have strong communication skills, and possess the ability to competently manage multiple priorities. This position will have no direct reports at this time.

Essential Responsibilities and Accountabilities
• Working with Global Commercial Team in reviewing the opportunity, current contract and financials, and putting together a go-forward strategy to provide to the client.
• Working with Global Commercial Team, Operations, and Finance to put an Economic Deal Model together, including the proper costs, allocations, and pricing.
• Being able to present sales opportunities to Senior Leadership, providing color on their strategy, economics, contractual language, as well as provide recommendations.
• Working with Legal Team to put together contracts, SOW’s, pricing schedules, and SLA’s.
• Working with Global Commercial Team to discuss/negotiate opportunities with clients
• Help develop and maintain reporting which will include, but not limited to, renewal reporting, pricing analysis, trends, etc.
• Maintain effective working relationships with various teams including Finance, Commercial, Legal, and Operations
• Assist with implementation of system/process improvements as necessary
• Ad hoc analyses and special projects as necessary and directed by senior management

Competency Requirements
• Strong financial background, specifically understanding pricing and pricing concepts
• Strong ability to dig into details and work with limited data
• Ability to understand and frame complex opportunities in a consolidated and straightforward manner
• Effectively manage tasks and tight deadlines independently
• Must be a rounded individual capable of interacting with all levels of employees and senior management, as well as clients.
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to convey information concisely in writing and verbally to senior management and clients
• History working with clients effectively, both virtually and in person.
• Self-motivated and works independently with minimal supervision
• Highly proficient in Microsoft Office suite, specifically Excel and PowerPoint.

Educational & Experience Minimum Requirements
• BS in Finance, Economics, Accounting or Business – MBA a plus
• 8-10 years of experience in a similar corporate role (ie. pricing, procurement, commercial, etc).


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
Finance
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
Full TIme


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IT

Print Technician - Frankfurt

Frankfurt

Job Ref
JOB0001670
Location
Frankfurt

Managed Print Service Operator.


Location: Frankfurt / Main, Germany

Essential Responsibilities, Accountabilities & Results

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


Educational & Experience Minimum Requirements


This position requires the following knowledge and skills:

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


Competency Requirements

Service level attitude
Positive attitude
Available to the client

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


Our Company :

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

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

Function
IT
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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Software Developer - C#

Paris

Job Ref
PAR-DEV-AS
Location
Paris

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

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

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

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

About the role:

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

About you:

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

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

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

• ASP.NET/Web Application;

You must also be able to demonstrate that you:

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

What's in it for you?

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

Location:

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

Who are we:

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

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

Function
IT
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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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

Project Manager - Packaging

Paris

Job Ref
JOB0001599
Location
Paris

Our Company :

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

Responsibilites:

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

Requirements :

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

Timelines

Job based in Paris
ASAP

Function
Production
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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Project Support/Coordinator (CGI)

Amsterdam

Job Ref
PCN802358
Location
Amsterdam
Salary
Competitive

At SGS & Co as Project Support, you will support the Project Manager with admin duties and updates on the status of projects. You will liaise with the Project Manager and client on all existing and forthcoming projects to ensure clients expectations are met.
Within the capacity of Project Manager, you will be expected to uphold and develop the client relationship and ensure consistent quality of work produced and ensure a smooth transition of new processes and procedures, you'll report all activity each month and provide proactive forecasting to facilitate the planning of upcoming workload and production resource. You will be responsible for the accurate data entry of the client's briefs/orders into our internal system.

Internal communications are a large part of the role, you'll facilitate internal communication through the SGS & Co production facility on the progress of all jobs.
You will use internal systems to ensure work schedules are adhered to and an accurate permanent record is maintained, oversee that all project details are documented through the system. Continually maintain systems so all information is correct for clients and partners.

About you:
You'll have excellent communication skills and be fluent in the English language, if also fluent in Dutch even better. You will be highly organised and have a keen eye for detail.
Interest and/or experience in CGI is preferred.

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

What's in it for you?
• Competitive salary
• 25 days annual leave (+ 8 public days)
• Pension scheme


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

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

Function
Production
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
40 hour week Monday to Friday


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Project Manager (CGI)

Yorkshire & Humberside

Job Ref
JOB0001588
Location
Yorkshire & Humberside

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Function
Production
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time


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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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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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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 Operator - Packaging

Barcelona

Job Ref
JOB0001141
Location
Barcelona

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

Location: Barcelona, Spain.

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

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

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

Right to work in the EU, Spain is required


Function
Production
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
Full TIme


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Prepress Operator

Barcelona

Job Ref
SPA-PPO-SG
Location
Barcelona

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

Position Summary

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

Essential Responsibilities, Accountabilities & Results:

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

Competency Requirements

· Must be able to work with various graphic design and layout software applications commonly used on Mac's and PC's
· Good understanding of digital file formats (pdf, tiff, eps) from different operating systems (Mac and PC) is required
· Basic 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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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

Artwork Project Manager

Various Locations

Job Ref
JOB0001698
Location
Various Locations

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

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

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


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

Function
Sales
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
Full TIme


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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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