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Assistant Packaging Executive
Full-time,

Ref: 6409

Salary:

Hours: Full-time

Contracted Hours: 39

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Chester House, Epsom Ave, Handforth, Cheadle, Greater Manchester, SK9 3DF

Description

Assistant Packaging Executive

Location: Handforth

Contract: Permanent

Salary: Competitive

About the Pets at Home Group

Pets at Home Group Plc is the UK’s leading pet care business; our commitment is to make sure pets and their owners get the very best advice, products and care. We have over 450 stores, over 310 Groom Rooms and 440 First Opinion Vet Practices. Our business is fast-paced, innovative and fun and it's our people that make the real difference. This is a fantastic opportunity to come and work for an award-winning company who put people at the very heart of everything they do. Our diversity and inclusion vision is that everyone is welcome and feels part of our group. If you think you’re a good match to what we are looking for, and you share our belief that together ‘we’re better with pets’, we’d like to hear from you, whatever your background or circumstances

About the Role

We’re recruiting for an Assistant Packaging Executive to join a small team within Pets at Home, where you’ll be reporting to the Brand & Packaging Manager. The main responsibility of this role is to bring new and existing products, ranges, and completely new Brands to market through the creation, sign off and delivery of final artwork. Our diversity and inclusion vision is that everyone is welcome and feels part of our group. If you think you’re a good match to what we are looking for, and you share our belief that together ‘we’re better with pets’, we’d like to hear from you, whatever your background or circumstances

Key Responsibilities

  • Support in the delivery and development of the creative design through to the artwork execution to provide final artwork
  • Develop and explore new packaging concepts for feasibility that turn into real artwork solutions whilst being mindful of broader objectives such as sustainability
  • Liaise with product suppliers and cross functional teams to gather necessary information such as cutter guides, pack copy, and the necessary information needed to commence artwork
  • Produce artwork briefs and working closely with artwork agencies to ensure accuracy of artwork and that brand guidelines are adhered to and created where needed
  • Create packaging mock ups to explore new concepts, layout, cutter guide, text positioning, range hierarchy and segmentation whilst actively solving any problems with wider team
  • Work with internal departments to build strong networks across Buying, Technical, Marketing, Data Maintenance and Legal for attaining brand consistency, copy and codes approval whilst providing regular updates to manage key stakeholders’ expectations
  • Organise and run photo shoots, from initial briefing, pre-shoot organisation to attendance, overseeing the end result
  • Sign off of digital and physical print proofs for accuracy, quality and colour consistency.
  • Attend print runs for on press approval wherever possible
  • Organise and run pre-production meetings with suppliers and printers to ensure the best possible outcome during print production
  • Request cost estimates and see-through associated admin i.e., raising PO numbers, manage the process through to payment
  • Associated administration including filing / organization of archive material on internal system
  • Provide support and guidance to the Packaging Assistants wherever needed according to business needs

About You

  • Ability to operate independently but also a true team player with the ability to work as a key part of a small but extremely efficient team
  • Print, design, and packaging experience would be a distinct advantage and the ability to be communicate and share through the team, developing best practice
  • Excellent organisational, prioritisation, planning, and multi-tasking skills in order to work on multiple projects at once, to strict deadlines and managing critical path timescales with tenacity and drive
  • Ability to work accurately and under pressure with an exceptional attention to detail whilst meeting critical deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills demonstrating the ability to communicate at all levels, both internally and externally
  • Strong influencing skills to drive projects through to completion and meet business objectives
  • A passion for product and brands
  • A good understanding of print processes would be advantageous
  • Ability to critique design and artwork in a constructive manner to improve the offering for our customers and ensure that the work produced meets business needs and key organisational briefs
  • Able to provide guidance to junior team members

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Organisation: Pets at Home

Date Posted: 22-11-2021

Expiry Date: 10-12-2021