Design Manager - Packaging
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Design Manager to join a hugely successful speciality design studio based in Bedfordshire. Part of a larger national packaging operation the business provide some of the most innovative packaging solutions on the continent.
The business is a multi-functional packaging provider, producing innovative solutions to major blue-chip businesses across the UK and Europe.
The focus of the role is to lead the structural design team who innovate market leading packaging solutions from client briefs right through to manufacture and delivery of goods.
The Experience we need;
- Managing the day to day operations and studio traffic throughout the design function
- Design and lead new packaging solutions around client products to meet the needs of the brief
- Pitching to customers with the sales team to help secure accounts
- Manage relevant documentation for estimating / Sales teams
- Identify possible changes to existing packaging to aid packing & or production efficiency's
- Ensuring paperwork & databases are kept up to date
- Liaising with clients and designers regarding artwork requirements & processing proofs through to approval stage
- To be considered for the role you will need structural design experience ideally in the corrugated packaging sector
- You will have knowledge of the corrugated industry and exposure to structural design
- Computer literate with knowledge of packaging-based CAD software (Kasemake, Artios or Impact), Adobe CC & Microsoft office applications
- Previous experience of leading a team and pitching to clients is highly desirable
- Self-motivated with an eye for problem solving, and attention to detail
- The ability to follow a design brief and adapt as necessary
- Able to thrive in a fast-paced fluid environment & work to deadlines
- Willing and able to build a rapport with key personnel, customers and shop floor personnel
What's on Offer;
Attractive Salary depending on experience, Industry leading employee benefits discussed if successfully invited to interview.
How to Apply;
If you have experience in the packaging industry and are looking for a creative client facing role with a market leader click the apply button to send over your CV.