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Junior Design Manager

Weybridge on site

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

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

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

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


About you:

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

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

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

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


Essential knowledge:

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


Benefits:

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


Location:

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

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


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Strategy and Innovation Director

Waterloo, London

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

Are you a design focused strategist with a passion for ideating and crafting inspiring future brand experiences?


As a Strategy and Innovation Director you’ll oversee the management, development and vision of the strategic offer for Marks for Europe, providing support across a wide range of projects as well as having a deep ownership of core client accounts.

You’ll share a lead role within a multi-disciplinary team, developing relationships with clients to become the trusted resource they readily turn to in order to address design strategy challenges. You’ll effectively leverage these relationships to build business for Marks.

You’ll be providing strategic and innovation leadership across our three studios on projects, ensuring that brand, design and communication plans, programs, methodologies and strategies are built and documented from consumer insights, trend work, and brand and market audits.

This is an ideal opportunity for somebody who wants to lead the strategic thinking for a Design Agency with studios across Europe that owns a great wealth of proprietary tools and methodologies from Semiotics to FMOT and SMOT Assessment.


About you:

This is a strategy role so you’ll either be a Senior Strategist with a wealth of experience creating brand design and strategy, or you may be with a Design background from a strategic agency but you’ll need a wealth of experience in a strategy and innovation team, analytical, ideation, brainstorming, strategy and innovation workshops and problem-solving skills, with the ability to diagnose issues, develop insights and identify solutions to all client challenges.

You’ll have a passion for brand, design, innovation, research and creative insights, with a creative instinctual ability. Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal – including listening and negotiation) are key as you’ll need to build and manage client relationships while being able to question, challenge the status quo and drive fresh thinking without being confrontational.

Experience of leading and mentoring junior strategists is needed as you’ll have two direct reports in this role.


Reward:

• Salary of up to £80,000 (dependent on experience)
• 25 days annual leave (+ 8 public days)
• Pension scheme
• Private health insurance
• Life Insurance


Location:

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


Who are we?

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

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


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Senior Account Manager

Uxbridge, London

Job Ref
UB8 SAM SH
Location
Uxbridge, London
Salary
DOE plus benefits, inc. 25 days holiday, private healthcare, life assurance

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

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

As you’ll be working from our client site in Uxbridge, you’ll be someone who can think independently, understands the creative process and is comfortable with client facing conversations in order to interrogate the brief and transfer to our design team to deliver.

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

This is a great opportunity for someone wishing to work on exciting design briefs, whilst developing their entrepreneurial and consulting skills.


About you:

You’ll already be a Senior Account Manager who has experience of the management of FMCG brands, briefing and monitoring packaging products from conception through to artwork and delivery.

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

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


Reward:

• Salary of up to £40,000 (based on experience)
• 25 days annual leave (+ 8 public days)
• Pension scheme
• Private health insurance


Location:

You’ll be based onsite at our client’s Head Offices in Uxbridge, with everything you’ll need onsite.


Who are we?

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

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


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Senior Account Manager - 12 Month Fixed Term

Uxbridge, London

Job Ref
UB8 SAMM PH
Location
Uxbridge, London
Salary
DOE plus benefits, inc. 25 days holiday, private healthcare, life assurance

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

We’re looking for a driven and ambitious Account Manager to join us for a 12-month fixed-term period working from our client site in Uxbridge. With experience of POS/Brand activation and man-management, you’ll champion work from our client site through our Birmingham studio and deliver best in class client servicing with the support of an Account Manager and Account Executive.

You will be someone who can think independently, understands the creative process and is comfortable with client facing conversations in order to interrogate the brief and transfer to our design team to deliver.

This is an opportunity for an Account Manager who wants to work on a Global confectionary, food and beverage brand, working on exciting design briefs, whilst developing their entrepreneurial and consulting skills.


About you:

You’ll already be a Senior Account Manager who has experience of the management of FMCG brands, briefing and monitoring POS/Brand Activation from conception through to delivery.

With an eye on business development, you’re commercially aware and have experience growing relationships while dealing with the day to day Account Management of your client.

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


Reward:

• Salary of up to £40,000 (based on experience)
• 25 days annual leave (+ 8 public days)
• Pension scheme
• Private health insurance


Location:

You’ll be based onsite at our clients Head Offices in Uxbridge, with everything you’ll need onsite.


Who are we?

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

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


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Production

Artworker (Digital Packaging - Production)

Tamworth

Job Ref
B78-GS-PA-MH
Location
Tamworth
Salary
17,000 - 30,000 DOE | plus benefits inc. 25 days holiday, private healthcare, life assurance

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

As an Artworker at SGSCO you’ll accurately create artwork (sometimes multilingual) for your client (following their brand guidelines or design requirements), whilst maintaining consistency across the complete range and ensuring that all images and files are complete and ready for printing according to the printers’ specifications.

You’ll spend your time preparing accurate artworks from approved design and brief ensuring artwork interpretation is achievable within print production constraints (maximum colours, minimum font size and line thickness, print margins etc.) Rolling out artwork across complicated multilingual packs from translation documents. You’ll be responsible for ensuring line and traffic managers are kept informed of the progress of jobs, and of any impact to the production plan or deadlines.

About you:

This is not a graphic design role (you’re not design adaptation but instead creating production art for print), but it would be great if you came from a graphic design background.

We’d expect you to have relevant experience of artwork creation and manipulation to a high standard with the ability to understand and execute creative direction and instructions. It would be great if you had experience of the packaging print industry or working within a prepress environment because that would give you experience of building artwork files for multiple print processes (Litho, Flexo, Gravure, Dry Offset etc.) – however this isn’t essential, what is essential is that you’re proficient in Adobe Illustrator. The ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced studio setting will help you to plan production to meet timelines. You’re not just working on art the whole time, so it’s key you have excellent interpersonal skills (both verbal and written)


Benefits:

• Salary between £17,000 and £28,000 (dependent upon experience)
• 25 days annual leave (+ 8 public days)
• Pension scheme
• Private health insurance


Location:

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


Who are we:

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

Function
Production
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
8am to 4:30pm | Mon to Fri [overtime available]


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Project Manager

Amsterdam

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

Do you want to become a Project Manager and work on one of the biggest global brands?


As a Project Manager at SGS you’ll work with our client on all existing and forthcoming projects and ensure their expectations are met to their timescales and that a consistent quality of work is produced across all projects.

A standard day will see you oversee client briefs accurately, work between the client and SGS production to ensure all information is correctly interpreted. Uphold and represent the company, developing relationships with all relevant departments. You’ll be the primary escalation point for your Category and be responsible for day to day issues with the support of your Client Service Manager.

This is a hands-on Project Manager role which requires a lot of administration with a high attention to detail and accuracy in the work you deliver. You’ll work as part of a team of 9 Project Managers, managing projects of all sizes.

Right now, we’re evolving and growing into a creative hub, so this is a great time to join us and be a part of this exciting transformation.


About you:

Energetic and enthusiastic, you’ll probably be a Junior Project Manager looking to move into a Project Manager role, or a Project Manager who wants to work in a dynamic, creative environment.

Excellent communication is essential in this role as you’ll need to able to manage the relationship with our client and motivate them to deliver the right input, while working closely with our onsite and offsite colleagues.

Attention to detail and accuracy in you work in key as invoicing needs to be correct, as does the work you load into our SGS systems to ensure they’re delivered accurately and on time. This will also help with the monthly reporting you’ll provide to forecast upcoming work.

We work on packaging for one of the biggest global brands, however packaging experience isn’t required as we’ll provide you with full training.


Benefits:

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


Location:

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


Who are we:

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

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


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IT

Database Administrator

Yorkshire & Humberside

Job Ref
HU9 DBA DG
Location
Yorkshire & Humberside
Salary
DOE plus benefits, inc. 25 days holiday, private healthcare, life assurance

Are you an experienced, reliable, Database Administrator who wants to play a key role in our Software Engineering department?

As a Database Administrator, you’ll be working as part of the SGSCO software engineering team managing all databases and database servers operated by them. This means you’ll be responsible for the maintenance and administration of Microsoft SQL Server databases that power our web applications, while planning for future database growth.

Your role will include monitoring database performance and pro-actively maintaining and improving databases to ensure the best possible performance. Following and maintaining solid backup and recovery policies as well as maintain any archived databases.

Where necessary you will assist the Development Team with database design on both new and existing databases by identifying system requirements then proposing solutions to meet those requirements.

This is a great chance for someone, who hasn’t before, to get involved in using raw cloud servers such as Azure SQL Database managed instance.


About you:

We’d love it if you have an IT Degree, or related qualification, but we’ll take solid experience over qualifications if that’s what you have.

At SGSCO we use SQL server 2016, so experience of this would be good but not essential – what is essential is your experience of the administration and maintenance of databases. So, you may have experience on one massive website, or twenty smaller ones – that doesn’t matter to us as much as you being a strong, reliable, dependable, solid, Database Administrator.

Communication in this role is not that important to us – you’re not going to be managing stakeholders or any direct reports, but you will need to be a strong character as you’ll control the team’s access to all the departments databases!
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Benefits:

• Salary of up to £40,000 (dependent upon experience)
• 25 days annual leave (+ 8 public days)
• Pension scheme
• Private health insurance


Location:

We're based in Hull just off the A63, only a 5 minute walk away from the city centre we have great access to public transportation links and all city centre amenities. Our offices provide a cool, modern working environment and our canteen comes equipped with X-boxes for break time gaming.


Who are we:

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

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


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Sales

Design to Print Global Leader

Yorkshire & Humberside

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

The RTA Global Leader role exists to provide leadership and accountability for internal implementation, development and management of RTA on the P&G business across all regions. RTA (Real Time Artwork) is the term used to define P&G’s process from design to print of packaging materials. The client has been on a journey over the past 5 years to implement this new process, enabled by core technologies of Webcenter and Enovia, with the objective of transforming the quality, speed and cost of packaging. Sgsco has successfully led multiple pilots and implementation focused on supporting adoption within Global Fabric & Home Care businesses region by region. A Global Leader is now needed to continue this journey ensuring full maturity in all regions and owning implementation of next generation technologies to deliver a ‘win-win’ for sgsco and the client. The RTA Global Leader will be the key point of contact internally working closely with Regional Production and Account Director teams, and externally with the Client; P&G RTA Capability Leaders, Global Purchasing and Corporate IT. This is an exciting and demanding role that provides opportunity to work closely with one of the most respected and challenging fast moving consumer goods companies in the world.


The RTA Global Leader will have overall responsibility for;

1. Understanding Client vision and strategy for RTA and translation into internal roadmap to inform development requests that will enable seamless system integration between mysgs and RTA backbone technologies of webcenter and Enovia.
2. Owning the RTA development program translating client strategy and requirements into tangible development requests and ensuring on-time, on-quality delivery.
3. Building strong and effective working relationships;
a. Externally with client contacts to enable transparent sharing of progress, issues and opportunities
b. Internally with regional teams via network of SPOCs.
c. Collaborating externally with other BVEs (Schawk, trident) and printers as needed.
4. Managing Global training materials and schedule to ensure best practices are captured, scaled and implemented.
5. Understanding reality of current internal user experience (UX) and translation into improvements.
6. Tracking adoption by region (by Business Unit) using maturity scorecard.
7. Ensuring seamless transition of work from legacy epadex to RTA.
8. Relevant metrics that provide insight to operational effectiveness and performance.
9. Thought leadership on how RTA will evolve to impact operating and revenue model and future technologies.
10. Be point of escalation to P&G for urgent issues as needed.
11. Communication of RTA progress and issues directly with the Client including weekly BVE calls and quarterly senior level client business reviews.


Key Behaviours

• Builds and maintains strong and effective relationships with the client stakeholders, internal team members (across regions) and external partners.
• Work effectively with Development, Operations, Customer Service and Helpdesk teams and other key stakeholders to gain insight, support as needed and ensure issues are solved swiftly.
• Analyzes progress, owns review of results, and leads change to facilitate improvement.
• Acts with a sense of urgency for internal and external stakeholders.
• Responsible for quality control within the team ensuring client’s expectations are met or exceeded at all times.
• Able to communicate effectively and transparently via email and face to face.
• Maintains high levels of technical mastery of technology developments relevant to RTA beyond P&G.
• Demonstrates empathy with users to acknowledge reality of UX.
• Able to navigate complex systems and processes.
• Demonstrates an understanding of SGSCO’s vision and values
• Other responsibilities as assigned.


Competency Requirements

• Excellent technical system knowledge with significant experience of successfully leading design and implementation of system improvement and developments that meet/exceed client requirements.
• Excellent ability to translate strategic vision to details of the workflow.
• Excellent leadership and project management skills. Ability to lead with clear recommendations.
• Excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to influence using data.
• Tenacity, passion and drive.
• Technical mastery regarding XML data exchange, AS2, mySGS
• Ability to teach and train others.
• Ability to interpret technical material and translate it to end user.
• Proven understanding of change management, cultural differences, and how people learn.
• Commitment to diversity and maximizing potential of others.

Function
Sales
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
08:00 - 17:00 Mon to Fri


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