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Midweight Designer - Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Job Ref
AMS-MD-AW
Location
Amsterdam
Salary
Competitive

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

Our Culture:

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

About The Role:

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

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

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

What you’ll do:

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

What you’ll need:

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

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

Function
Design
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
Monday to Friday either 8.00am - 16.30pm or 8.30pm - 17.00pm


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Shopper Design Director - Birmingham

Birmingham

Job Ref
JOB0001214
Location
Birmingham
Salary
Competitive

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

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

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

About you:

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

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

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

What's in it for you?

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


Location:

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

Who are we? 

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

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

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


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Design Director - Birmingham

Birmingham

Job Ref
JOB0001215
Location
Birmingham
Salary
Competitive

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

Marks fuels brands to move fast, move forward, and move confidently.

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

We are looking for a Design Director who has a keen eye for detail and a passion for creative problem solving to join our busy Birmingham Fort Dunlop studio. You should also have experience of detail orientated adaptive work delivering larger volumes of files with supporting print production knowledge. This is a rewarding role for a team player with a positive attitude, working in a friendly and relaxed, yet focused and hard-working environment.

Why join us?

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

About you:

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

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

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

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

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

Location:

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


Who are we?

Marks fuels brands to move fast, move forward, and move confidently. We are a brand design agency created to meet the unique and dynamic conditions of today’s market. Delivering insight-driven, innovative and strategic experiences & packaging design 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 work hard play hard… we are a team focused business that wants new joiners to develop, grow and have fun with us.

Function
Design
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
Monday to Friday either 8.00 - 16.30 or 8.30 - 17.00


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Associate Creative Director

Birmingham

Job Ref
JOB0001073
Location
Birmingham
Salary
Competitive

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

Merging the insight-driven, innovative, strategic design approach of Webb DeVlam with the effective design agility of Marks. Marks is a dynamic design agency that delivers better, faster, leaner design & experiences for high-value and FMCG brands.

We are looking for an Associate Creative Director who has a keen eye for detail and a passion for problem solving to join our busy London studio. This is a rewarding role for a team player with a positive attitude, working in a friendly and relaxed, yet focused and hard-working environment.

This is an amazing opportunity for someone looking to prove they can handle life as a Creative Director before progressing to that role.

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 so you’d be working in a new agency that isn’t locked down in terms of their culture & process – we’re defining that and as a senior member you can help guide and shape our approach. We’re moving fast and we’d love you to be part of that journey - a chance like this doesn’t come around very often.

About you:

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

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

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

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


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

Location:

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


Who are we?

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

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

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


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Design Director

Southwark, London

Job Ref
JOB0001213
Location
Southwark, London
Salary
Competitive

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

Marks fuels brands to move fast, move forward, and move confidently.

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

We are looking for a Design Director who has a keen eye for detail and a passion for problem solving to join our busy London studio. This is a rewarding role for a team player with a positive attitude, working in a friendly and relaxed, yet focused and hard-working environment.

Why join us?

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

About you:

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

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

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

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

Reward:

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

Location:

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

Who are we?

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

Function
Design
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
Monday to Friday either 8.00am - 16.30 or 8.30pm - 17.00


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Design Director

Paris, France

Job Ref
JOB0001161
Location
Paris, France

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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Account Manager

Paris, France

Job Ref
FRA-AM-ES
Location
Paris, France

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:

Client Services are the voice of the client within Marks. They help our clients to shine by identifying and shaping the clients’ business, brand, and personal needs into actionable briefs, ensuring we deliver against them on time, on budget, and with excellence.

Position summary:

The Account Manager will be a valuable contributor to the Client Service team, embodying the Marks can-do attitude and spirit of collaboration. The Account Manager will actively manage the delivery of our clients’ needs - whether that’s drafting briefs, authoring estimates, writing project plans, booking in design resource…

Essential Responsibilities, Accountabilities & Results:

• Demonstrating awareness and accountability for revenue targets.
• Managing client conversations, taking briefs, feedback, and seeking clarity where required.
• Drafting engaging studio briefs for alignment with Design Directors.
• Taking ownership for the approval and delivery of:
Our work: project plans, cost proposals, contact and status reports, tracking live projects
Our finances: accuracy of the sales tracker, invoicing completed work, tracking accruals, delivering month-end figures
• Identifying and managing the inputs needed to deliver the project on time.
• Working with Design and Resource Management to ensure we have the right talent on the project at the right time.
• Improving client engagement.

Educational & Experience Minimum Requirements:

• 2-4 years experience within a Brand or Design/Packaging agency, in Client Service
• Knowledge of brand management, strategic design process
• A degree or equivalent, in Marketing, Brand Management, Advertising or related field
• Extensive project management and workflow management skills.
• Extensive experience in client relationship management and client engagement.
• Solid presentation skills, inspire confidence and credibility.
• Well organised, calm under pressure

Fluent in English and French required.
Right to work in the EU required.
Business travels might be required.

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


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Account Director

Paris, France

Job Ref
FRA-AD-ES
Location
Paris, France

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:

Client Services are the voice of the client within Marks. They help our clients to shine by identifying and shaping the clients’ business, brand, and personal needs into actionable briefs, ensuring we deliver against them on time, on budget, and with excellence.

Position summary:

The Account Director will lead our client relationships – growing our clients’ success and our own by selling and delivering excellence across all Marks capabilities. The Account Director (AC) will not only be a business leader, the AC will shape and develop others around him/her, facilitating the growth and success of the team.

Essential Responsibilities, Accountabilities & Results:

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

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

Fluent in English and French required.
Right to work in the EU required.
Business travels might be required

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


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Project Manager

Birmingham

Job Ref
PCN 800175
Location
Birmingham
Salary
Competitive salary DOE

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

We are looking for an experienced Project Manager with a passion for FMCG packaging. You’ll be working on world famous brands within a dedicated client servicing team.

Being on the client site, you will join our team of onsite representatives. You’ll be responsible for the delivery of specific Client projects, planning projects, managing artwork to agreed timeframes and delivering work within client budget. You’ll be responsible for ensuring that projects remain within the agreed parameters of the brief and any agreed SLA. As a key contact for our clients, you will be managing all aspects of their Design to Print process ensuring client service excellence is met, providing regular status updates and ensuring that all tasks are completed in a timely manner, monitoring timelines from a project and individual artwork level. We use a large amount of systems, you’ll be working across two different systems (ours and our clients) to manage projects of work coming through our studio to print and making sure all internal documentation is update and accurate.

About you...
You’ll ideally come from a production/packaging background due to the nature of the work, but if not then you’ll have a creative design background with good project management skills, and you can pick up the systems and processes when you’re with us - so you’ll either be an Account Manager, Senior Project Manager or Senior Project Coordinator.

Great communication skills are essential as you’ll be building and maintaining the relationships across all areas that are essential to your success in this role such as liaising with the Production Teams on a daily basis to get answers to solve any problems you’re facing.

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

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



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

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

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


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Midweight Designer - London

Southwark, London

Job Ref
SE1-MW-AW
Location
Southwark, London
Salary
Competitive

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

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

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

About you:

You’ll either be a Mid-weight, or will have had a good few years as a Junior. This is a packaging graphic design role, we want to see people with a passion for packaging design who have the ability to adapt designs, so experience of FMCG and healthcare brands would be a real advantage, as would storytelling and designing mode of action.

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

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

What's in it for you?

• Competitive salary
• Private Healthcare
• Life Assurance scheme
• 25 days holiday + 8 public holidays
• Buy more holidays scheme
• Health Assured Employee Assistance Programme
• Cycle to work scheme
• City Bike Scheme (London only)
• Recognition program
• Levy accredited qualifications
• Apple purchase discount scheme
• Relocation packages


Location:

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

Who are we?

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

Function
Design
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
Monday to Friday either 8.00am - 16.30pm or 8.30pm - 17.00pm


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Account Director

Birmingham

Job Ref
PCN 802343
Location
Birmingham
Salary
Competitive

Are you a business growth focused Account Director who wants to take their accounts to the next level?

We’re looking for an Account Director to join us and offer overall leadership to their Client Services team, ensuring projects are managed to time, resource and budget. In addition, you’ll be responsible for identifying and developing new business opportunities with new and existing clients.

Your ability to continually build and maintain strong relationships with your clients will ensure your success in this role, as will galvanising your team to win business.

You’ll need to take responsibility for quality control within the team ensuring your client’s expectations are always exceeded, along with taking responsibility and control the financial procedures, making sure your team are fully aware of targets – this means completing all forecasts and preparing and developing the client’s business plan.

About you:

You’ll already be a Senior Account Manager or Account Director, looking for your next move. A genuine heavyweight who can guide clients strategically and build service excellence with the delivery team back in Birmingham. You’ll have both the vision and energy to further develop and push some accounts.

Ideally, you’ll have come from an FMCG packaging background, if not then integrated marketing, or from a print management company. You may even have worked client side – but you’ll need to have strategic sales experience.

You’ll be a fantastic communicator who can work across multiple countries, someone who can politically navigate the layers of the business. Collaboration is key in this role as you’ll be working closely with our Design Leads, the global VP who (is US based) while working hand in hand with sister company SGS to ensure all integration is smooth.

You’ll be able to provide excellent leadership and guidance to team members – bringing your team together and gain their trust and respect.

What's in it for you?

Benefits for Adverts – UK

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


Location:

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


Who are we?

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

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

Function
Design
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
Monday to Friday 8.00am -4.00pm or Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm


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Senior Account Manager

Amsterdam

Job Ref
NM-2202-SAM
Location
Amsterdam
Salary
Competitive

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Responsibilities

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

Core Competencies

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

What's in it for you?

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

Location

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

Who we are:

Who we are:

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

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

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


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Human Resources

Senior HR Business Partner

Paris, France

Job Ref
FRA-BP-SH
Location
Paris, France


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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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


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IT

Lead Application Support

Various Locations

Job Ref
JOB0001238
Location
Various Locations

Lead Application Support

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.

The Role

You will join the Mediabox teams, in a a modern supportive, valued and agile software development environment. Mediabox is a SaaS collaborative tool, a web-based artwork management application.

Working closely with our existing application support teams, your activities will include:

• Perform advanced troubleshooting;
• Update knowledge bases articles with solutions performed;
• To examine potential areas for Service Improvement and raise proposals with the Support Manager;
• Centralize support data across regional entities;
• Design appropriate metrics for reporting on key performance and quality indicators, particularly in terms of in-depth trend analysis;
• Prepare and organize internal training including the related documentation;
• Recognize and escalate difficult technical issues to appropriate resource;
• Maintain good working relationships with local departments as well as teams located in other countries;
• Able to multi-task and work issues at the same time;
• Direct phone conversations with end users;
• Handle incoming tickets and provide clients with updates;
• Provide world class customer service while helping customers;
• Configure the software when necessary, test and adjust it in an agile manner;
• Ensure that customers adopt the solution and remain actively involved in addressing their needs;
• Participate in the enrichment of our product roadmap and global expansion.


About you

We’d expect you to be an experienced senior support consultant with excellent incident management skills who is looking for the next step up.

What is essential is that you:
• Have a minimum of 5 years’ experience of application support;
• Strong customer service and support focus with a desire to deliver a high-quality service;
• Outstanding incident management skills;
• Experience in providing services to agreed SLA’s;
• Logical and analytical approach to problem analysis;
• Strong organizational and planning skills;
• Proven problem-solving skills;
• Can thrive in a collaborative working environment;
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills at all levels (written and verbal);
• Comfortable communicating directly with customers;
• Experience of gathering data for and reporting on support KPIs.
Ideally, we are looking for people that have:
• Experience of working with ServiceNow;
• Exposure to working with Microsoft Visual Studio or Microsoft SQL server;
• Ability to communicate in French, written or verbal, would be a huge benefit.

Location: UK
This is a remote working position.


Who are we:

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

Function
IT
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
7.5 hours Per day, 37 hours a Week


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.Net Software Developer Junior 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

Despatch and Proof QC

Yorkshire & Humberside

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

We are looking for a personable, enthusiastic individual who can role their sleeves up and work well in a fast pasted environment to join our Proof QC and despatch team.

About the role:

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

Proof QC –

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

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

Who we are:

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

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

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


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Global Traffic Manager

Barcelona, Spain

Job Ref
JOB0001245
Location
Barcelona, Spain

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

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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Finance Analyst

Yorkshire & Humberside

Job Ref
JOB001337/ JOB001403
Location
Yorkshire & Humberside

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

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

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


About you...

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

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

What's in it for you?

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


Thinking about our offices?

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


Who we are...

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

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


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Quality Control - Packaging

Barcelona, Spain

Job Ref
SPA-QC-SG
Location
Barcelona, Spain

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

Location: Barcelona, Spain.

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

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

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

Right to work in the EU, Spain is required


Function
Production
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
Full TIme


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Prepress Operator

Barcelona, Spain

Job Ref
SPA-PPO-SG
Location
Barcelona, Spain

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

Position Summary

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, Spain

Job Ref
SPA-SM-SG
Location
Barcelona, Spain

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


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

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

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

Function
Production
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
Full TIme


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Client-Facing Project Manager

Various Locations

Job Ref
SWE-PM-KB
Location
Various Locations

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

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

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

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

About you:

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

Who we are:

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

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

Function
Production
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
Full TIme


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3D CGI Compositing Artist

Amsterdam

Job Ref
AMS-CA-SB
Location
Amsterdam
Salary
Competitive

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

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

About you:

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

What's in it for you?

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

Location:

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

Who are we:

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

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

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


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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
• Relocation packages



Want to know more about our offices?

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


Who are we?

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

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


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Sales

Account 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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