Designer 2
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Designer 2

Southern Graphic Systems, LLC

Location: New York,NY, USA

Date: 2021-07-20T03:13:57Z

Job Description:

Marks is hiring an Onsite Junior Designer for our client in Warren, NJ!

JOB PURPOSETo support the Design Director in managing all aspects of Design across a selection of category brands, developing and implementing an understanding of strategic, tactical and operational level design thinking and management whilst undertaking the individual management of suitable projects.The Onsite Junior Designer will report to the Design Director and work collaboratively with marketing and other functions, helping to ensure quality and the delivery of design excellence and consistency, and thus building brand equity. To help drive high Design quality and consistency at both the category level, in R&D and in the LOCs.

THE ROLE

  • To support the Design Director who leads global projects for specific brands.
  • To independently manage several medium complexity projects as identified by the Design Director as being suitable for experience and learning opportunities.
  • To support the Design Director who manages multiple stakeholders, including Marketing, Marketing Excellence, R&D, LOC teams and external partners.
  • Requires project management skills, including managing multiple projects with independent timelines, budgets, and logistics.
  • Requires hands-on design experience, to be able to do small design projects, create packcepts based on an existing verbal concept, or make adjustments to existing designs within Adobe CC.
  • Requires the ability to influence and challenge marketing on Design best practices.
  • Additionally, this role needs to be effective as the external face of our client.
  • To work on projects that span multiple geographies and cultures, with colleagues from all parts of the world.
  • Must demonstrate resilience and flexibility to effectively operate within the organization.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Relevant experience working in agency/client environment in design management or related function.
  • Commercial acumen developed from experience of being part of a multi-functional team.
  • Design experience/understanding of Branding, Design and Innovation process, Design thinking and how this applies to a business.
  • Junior management experience in FMCG/Healthcare environment (preferable) or Design related business.
  • Experience of other Design disciplines including brand, structural packaging, POS, expert, advertising, digital.
  • Experience of verbal and written design brief authoring.
  • A working knowledge and experience of print processes, technicalities and finishing.
  • Experience with global/local design partners on design projects.
  • Solid strategic thinking, commercial and marketing skills.
  • Understanding of the strategic challenges (competitive, environmental, consumer trends, client capabilities) and competitive environment facing the client.
  • Experience successfully cooperating with people of different levels internally and externally (multiple design partners) and effectively managing design to deliver business objectives.
  • Ability to recognize, respond to (internal and external) customer expectations with sense of urgency
  • Ability to take actions, decisions & to generate ideas, strategies, processes in promised timely manner; involvement in designs or other work requiring creative imagination.
  • A working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and other relevant software.
  • UX/UI experience is desired but not mandatory.

WHY THIS LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE REQUIREDThis role is expected to support the Design Director in establishing Design as a critical business driver for CH and transform the culture around Design. The primary focus will be in the ability to support the Design Director manage a range of projects and help translate design strategy into business results through the development of brand visual brand language & creation of distinctive assets across multiple channels / touchpoints to advance the brands, improve efficiency and optimize cost.

SKILLS/BACKGROUND

  • The ability to work in collaboration with the Design Director and independently to build upon solid strategic skills whilst balancing the tactical and operational requirements of managing design projects.
  • This role requires the ability to work in collaboration with the design artwork coordinator team, technical knowledge is required to:
    • Collaborate effectively with GMS on Pack & Product Development function
    • Ensure consistent ways of working
    • Adhere to design research best practice
    • Deliver against the expectations for Design
  • Strong organizational & administration skills to ensure accurate and visible project management.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The following physical requirements are commonly performed in this job. There are times, on occasion, when the employee may be asked or expected to perform duties with physical requirements that are different from those listed here. It is the employee s duty to notify the management of any physical limitations or inability to perform a certain task.

  • Regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear.
  • Frequently required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  • Vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION

This description is based upon management s assessment of the requirements and functions of the job as of the date this description was prepared or revised. It is a general guideline for managers and colleagues. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent. Management reserves the right on a temporary or indefinite basis to modify as necessary to meet changing business conditions.

ExperienceRequired
  • Design experience/understanding of Branding, Design and Innovation process, Design thinking and how this applies to a business.
  • Commercial acumen developed from experience of being part of a multi-functional team.
  • Relevant experience working in agency/client environment in design management or related function.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor???s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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