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Account Manager

Southwark, London

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

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

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

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

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


About you:

You’ll already be an Account Manager or an Account Executive with a level of gravitas who has experience of the management of strategically informed, premium or FMCG packaging design, from conception through to artwork and delivery.

You’ll need to have excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to manage clients and projects independently.


Reward:

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

You’ll be based at our studio in Southwark. It’s at the heart of SE1 so you’ll have everything you need right on your doorstep.


Who are we?

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

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


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Middleweight Designer

Southwark, London

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

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


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

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

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


About you:

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

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

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


Reward:

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


Location:

You’ll be based at our studio in Southwark, it’s at the heart of SE1 so you’ll have everything you need right on your doorstep.


Who are we?

Marks is a global brand design agency specialising in packaging and brand experience. Within Europe we have 4 studios; London, Birmingham, Amsterdam & Paris.

We’re not big on clichés but we are big on work hard play hard… we are a team focused business that wants new joiners to develop, grow and have fun with us.

Function
Design
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
09:30 to 17:30 | Mon-Fri


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Design Director

Southwark, London

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

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


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

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

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


Why join us?

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


About you:

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

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

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

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


Reward:

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


Location:

You’ll be based at our studio in Southwark, it’s at the heart of SE1 so you’ll have everything you need right on your doorstep.


Who are we?

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

Function
Design
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
09:30 - 17:30 with a 30 minute unpaid break


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Production

3D Artist

Yorkshire & Humberside

Job Ref
HU1 3D JW
Location
Yorkshire & Humberside
Salary
Up to £32,000 Dependent on experience

Are you a creative 3D artist with 3D production visualisation experience, that wants to work with some of the biggest brands out there?

We are looking for 3D Artists to join our expanding CGI team in our amazing redeveloped Maltings facility in Hull. The role will be working within a vibrant team, creating beautiful, compelling, realistic high poly packaging & product images for a wide range of applications, for some of the biggest and best loved brands on the planet. You will have exposure to a global production network and will be working in a fabulous environment with a great social scene.

In this role you’ll create photo-realistic high poly CGI of products & packaging to high technical and aesthetic standards on time and to specification. We’re looking for collaborative team-players who will join a team of talented 3D artists producing high volumes of photo realistic imagery. You’ll be a great communicator with excellent organisational skills and attention to details.

About you:

You may be a graduate with 3D skills/experience who wants to join a company that will coach, train and support their development into becoming a truly great 3D artist! You’ll have a great technical knowledge of asset creation in 3D Software and the ability to use your 3D skills to resolve issues in creative and effective ways. You’ll need to have knowledge of CG lighting and shading techniques with the ability to troubleshoot common rendering issues.

Key skills:

• 3D graduate and/or proven experience (by way of online portfolio) in creating high polygon 3D product visuals.
• Previous experience in a production studio environment.
• A sound working knowledge of Maya (or similar 3D Software), Vray (or similar) and Adobe Photoshop.
• Knowledge of how light reacts to surfaces in the real world for recreation in the 3D environment.
• A keen eye for detail and the ability to produce high quality images to fast lead times.
• Self-organised and ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced production environment.
• To adhere to established internal production processes and standards.

It would be advantageous if you also had…

• Photography experience.
• Product design experience.
• Experience of capturing accurate measurements of products using 3D scanning hardware.
• Scripting experience.
• Knowledge of 3Ds Max and Nuke a plus.
• Previous experience in the packaging creation industry a plus.

Benefits:

• Salary of up to £32,000 dependent upon experience
• 25 days annual leave (+ 8 public days)
• Pension scheme
• Private health insurance

Location:

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

Who are we:

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

Function
Production
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
Monday to Friday 8.30am to 17.00pm


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Apprenticeships

Apprentice - IT Workflow Systems Engineer

Tamworth

Job Ref
B78 AIT SC
Location
Tamworth
Salary
National apprentice wage

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

SGS would like to help you take that step into the IT industry and develop your future within the world of reprographics and packaging, working with some of the most famous household brands out there.
Through the SGS Apprenticeship scheme we will give support, provide you with a mentor and equip you with the necessary skills, tools and confidence to work on unique IT platforms. Whilst giving you real life experience of working in a forward-thinking IT environment you will be working towards an Infrastructure Technician- Level 3 qualification and in addition will also receive ESKO training and become certified upon completion of the Apprenticeship programme.

As part of the Infrastructure Technician – Level 3 qualification you will be taught via webinars, online courses, video and have remote contact with tutors via phone, skype, email and an eLearning platform. This means that you will have the guidance you need as well as the flexibility to learn around the requirements of the job. You'll learn many skills to kick start your career such as how to deal with colleagues and customers, how to operate securely across platforms. You’ll be taught how add mobile devices to networks and analyse and communicate data, along with optimising performance of hardware, software, networks and manage workflow.

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

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

About you:

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

Qualifications required:

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

Location:

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

Who are we:

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


Equal Opportunities:

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




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


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