Full Job Description
Position Function and Scope:
In this new role, the Creative Services Manager will oversee all aspects of product packaging across the entire U.S. Del Monte Foods portfolio including Retail, Foodservice and Export. Projects will range from minor label changes to line extensions to completely new products with new pack forms. The ideal candidate will have print production and design expertise. He/she will be the central point internally and externally for all packaging projects, creative routing and budget management, managing our design agency and production agency partnerships.
Identify and manage design agency and photographer partnerships
Provide guidance on packaging design architecture with agencies, brand and innovation teams, ensuring consistent brand positioning, equity and product hierarchies
Oversee Project Brief development for key input compliance and overall timeline management
Manage packaging photo shoots
Help facilitate and oversee any multi-brand, multi-year packaging change
Ensure smooth transition across key touchpoints: design, pre-production, printing, shipping.
Optimize the recent outsourcing of print production, ensuring right linkages are in place internally with the vendor and processes are embedded internally
Oversee the print production process; participating in pre-production meetings, review of mechanicals and separations, or participating in press checks as needed
Assist with tech stack transition - new creative routing process, new project management system and new asset management system for packaging - implementing training for the organization
Adhere to print quality management best practices and identify preferred printing partners in collaboration with procurement
Department Administration & Budgeting
Oversee company creative routing process (this will be automated, thus will serve as point of contact for problem resolution)
Manage overall packaging priorities and timelines to hit Start of Ship dates and asset packs for Customers (3ds, Sales Samples, etc.)
Manage overall design and production budgets
Manage the PO and invoicing process
Monitor all packaging files via project management system, ensuring accuracy of mechanicals, color standards and ink draw downs
Provide oversight to Digital Asset Management system for packaging and recipe photography
Manage 3rd party relationships where necessary - agencies, printers, etc.
Other duties as assigned
Strong communication skills will be required to successfully manage many new processes in the organization
High level of functional expertise is required to successfully manage the outsourcing of print production
Problem-solving, project management and cross-functional leadership skills will be required to keep projects on track and on budget
High level of functional knowledge of design processes, principles, print production and implementation
Experience with all printing processes and variety of packaging forms - ideally in CPG/Food
Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word, Excel and Power point
BA/BS four-year degree
8+ years of experience as a creative leader in the packaging industry, with proven expertise in a consumer packaged goods environment
Background in brand identity, packaging, art direction, process/project management
Thorough understanding of pre-press and on-press supervision for a wide variety of consumer brand packaging; knowledge of flexography, rotogravure and offset lithography printing processes and changing technologies in the industry
Managing outsourced services a plus
Experience using project management systems, creative routing systems and DAMs (digital asset management systems)
Comprehensive benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, and 401(k).
Del Monte Foods, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, medical condition, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.
ALL RESUMES NEED TO BE SUBMITTED THROUGH WWW.DELMONTEFOODS.COM TO BE CONSIDERED. (https://www.delmontefoods.com/careers/). Please be advised that your application is not complete until you fill out, sign, and submit an Application for Employment for a specific position for which Del Monte Foods, Inc. is actively recruiting. Your application must reflect that you possess the required qualifications for the position.
No sponsorship is available for this position.
No agencies or 3rd party vendors.