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Mgr - Color and Artwork

Сфера деятельности: Operations

Тип должности: Permanent

Тип занятости: Full - Time

Место расположения: Clark, NJ

Страна: United States

  • POSITION PURPOSE

Oversee the métier Color and Artwork (C&A) Development team responsible for delivery of timely and cost effective decoration of new product launches and maintenance of basic business activities. Lead new and improved color & artwork processes that will result in effective cost reduction / harmonization programs for new or existing products.

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ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES

  • TEAM MANAGEMENT 
    • Oversee métier C&A developers
    • Cascade, support, and implement C&A vision to team
    • Cultivate strong collaborative relationships with Product Development, Packaging, and Supply Chain
    • Strengthen C&A community through transparency, vision, and collaboration
  • CORE RESPONSIBILITIES: 
    • Oversee the execution of Color Matching activities for all components. 
    • Ensure that the team is owning the C&A deliverables in accordance to the validated timeline 
    • Anticipate and elevate blocking points to ensure meeting deadlines and or major launches
    • Drive Division + Operations + Vendors Adherence to key dates 
    • Communication to and alignment with Development of dates when they move 
    • Foster extrapolation in Homologation and Compatibility, through discussions with technical teams but also, while discussing conception with Brand Development and Marketing
    • Anticipate potential risks in regards to timing or conception, align with Development and Packaging on action plan
    • Systematically follow “Risk Elevation Process” and elevate appropriately to key operational partners
    • Travel to vendors and plants will be a requirement (10-15% of time)

  • P&L MINDSET: 
    • Provide recommendation for cost effective and improved flexibility decoration at QCP
    • Develop decoration solutions aimed to improve flexibility, profitability and reduce slow movers and obsoletes
    • Reinforcing awareness of impact of decisions made on development spending Industrial Budget (production color sample costs, on-site press approvals)
  • QUALITY: 
    • Ensure teams are using all extrapolation, homologations, color approval and proofs approved are completed and met on time for SPEC issuance (ie made in statements, label claim)
    • Knowledge of supplier capability in anticipation of the pre-QCP/QCP
    • Participate /Lead-decoration portion in QCP meetings with Brand Development and provide advice to respect project complexity and minimize Time to Market 
    • Ensure no first reception rejections due to missing color standards and panoplies 
    • Complete risk analysis on decoration briefs
  • DIGITAL: EFFICIENT TOOLS
    • Ensure team is utilizing digital tools
    • Accelerate digital printing (personalization, late differentiation)
  • PERCEIVED VALUE INNOVATION
    • Ensure the aesthetic consistency
    • Be consumer centric and aware of consumer insights
    • Propose the highest perceived value decoration at the lowest cost
  • PROTECT CONSUMERS AND DATA
    • Respect confidentiality of launches

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Minimum 5 years experience in proven package development project work/quality experience, preferably in the cosmetics, consumer goods or related field
  • Bachelor’s degree in Packaging Engineering or a related technical discipline a plus
  • Proficient PC skills – Excel / Powerpoint and Esko System.
  • Proficient communication skills (written & verbal), to be able to deal effectively with all levels of our organization AND our suppliers.
  • Good organizational skills to manage the documentation, materials and information.
  • Develop and maintain a professional knowledge of new or emerging trends and technologies.
  • Must be team oriented and able to create strong relationships with all cross functional partners

INTERDEPENDENCIES

  • Creative (DMI + US)
  • Marketing staff (DMI teams & U.S. Marketing )
  • Middle Management Levels, AVP, VP and Senior VP DMI and US Marketing Management
  • Manufacturing staff (Manufacturing – MSL, Logistics, Purchasing and UP)
  • Technical development teams (Packaging & International Development)