Lidl UK - Packaging and Design (National Team)

Job description

Summary / In brief
Earning from £22,000 per annum (subject to experience) – this is a quality-driven multi-tasking artwork coordination role in a fast-paced friendly and lively environment! 

Introduction
Our Packaging and Design Department buzzes with activity all day long as one of our biggest and fastest-growing teams. Based in our Head Office in Wimbledon, you’ll join an atmosphere where people thrive on the fast pace of the retail sector. Responsible for project managing the packaging process life cycle, you will liaise between buyers, suppliers, design agencies, photographers and legal consultants. With your high standards, exceptional organisational skills and impeccable attention to detail you will play a key role in supporting the performance of your department. 

The ideal candidate will have a keen eye for detail, creative flair and excellent multi-tasking and administration skills! 

Your role
Briefing design agencies and photographers
- Understanding and working to critical paths
- Understanding and adhering to design guides
- Managing multiple products simultaneously and accurately logging each project
- Liaising between Buyers, Directors, Suppliers, Design Agencies and Legal Consultants to ensure all requirements are met
- Ad hoc administrative tasks 

 Your profile
- Ability to work both in a team and independently
- Highly organised and skilled at managing their own time and workload
- Able to work to tight deadlines and prioritise tasks
- Ability to take initiative and be proactive
- Possesses the skills to perform administrative duties effortlessly
- Highly creative, solution driven
- A strong communicator, with a professional and persuasive approach (written and oral, both with internal and external contacts) 
- PC literate with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
- Ability to communicate in German would be useful

  Our offer
Earning from £22,000 per annum (subject to experience) 
- An additional 10% of your annual salary as a non-contractual London Weighting benefit
- 30 days holiday per annum (pro rata, including Bank Holidays) 
- A contributory pension scheme
- 10% discount on all Lidl products, in all stores throughout the UK
- Access to corporate discounts on a range of products and services (including holidays, home and garden products, leisure activities and more)
- Initial training and on-going development from an experienced team member
- Brilliant opportunities to take on more responsibility and long term career prospects

http://careers.lidl.co.uk/cps/rde/career_lidl_uk/hs.xsl/jobsearch.htm?searchquery=Packaging+Design&phraseSearch=false&lat=&lon=&locname=&hitsperchunk=10

JDO - Executive Creative Director

"Together with our Executive Creative Directors, you will be here to set JDO’s long-term creative direction. You will need to prove your creative and commercial worth through your extensive branded packaging experience and your portfolio of work on global superbrands gained in the world’s best pedigree agencies.

You’re already an award-winner and are design, brand as well as commercially savvy. Your industry knowledge is vast, and your passion and energy are infectious - clients love meetings when you are at the helm, and you have the gravitas and charm to take those clients on an intoxicating design journey. Your team admire and respect you, and you have nurtured home grown talent to build effective, inspired teams.

For you, design is a calling, and in your pursuit of perfection, you will work with endless endeavour to get the best possible creative result for the brand, your client and for you. 

You’re now looking for that next career-defining challenge - a step up in responsibility, directing an incredibly talented team and being the key creative lead, designing the agency’s most prestigious accounts, as well as helping shape the future of our agency."

More information and Application here: http://jdouk.com/join-us/

JKR - Account Director - London

We are jones knowles ritchie

We’re an award-winning global design agency who believe in the power of design to help brands grow. By amplifying and celebrating what makes brands unique, we help them get noticed and chosen.

We work for some of the most famous brands in the world out of our studios in London, New York and Singapore.  We are 25 years young and proudly independent.

The Role - Account Director Branding/Packaging

We are looking for an Account Director with a passion for getting to outstanding design work.  You will have the opportunity to lead a number of famous domestic and global brands. Building strong relationships is key to this role, building trust and advocacy for the agency and thereby growing the business.  You will work as a team and have the opportunity to lead a team of account managers as well as work in partnership with Design Directors.

We are looking for candidates from Top design agencies with a background in branding and/or packaging.

Experience of working in FMCG is beneficial.  We will be looking for some experience of leadership and being responsible for the development of others.

https://jones-knowles-ritchie.workable.com/jobs/56665

JKR - Group Account Director - London

We are jones knowles ritchie. 

We’re an international design agency with 24 years of experience in creating brand growth through the medium of design. We help brands get noticed and chosen by amplifying and celebrating what makes them unique and charismatic. 

No matter what the context, category or market, the philosophy remains the same. Brand First design gets you noticed, and charisma gets you chosen. 

This is based on three fundamental truths: 

1. Great design imbues charisma. 
2. Charisma justifies a price premium. 
3. Price drives profitability. 

Proudly independent since 1990, we have studios in London, New York and Singapore.

The Group Account Director Role

This is a senior leadership role within the Client Servicing Team, working across a number of world famous global drinks brands.  You will directly lead a team consisting of an Account Director and a number of Account Managers. Working in partnership with the Creative Director, Design Director, Designers and and Production team to inspire outstanding design work.  As a champion of our design philosophy you will be able to create insight based briefs and create compelling presentations to take to our most senior clients.

This is a Business Development role as well as a Client Servicing one as some of the business in this group is in its formative stages, as well as more established clients. 

http://jones-knowles-ritchie.workable.com/jobs/29681/candidates/new

Design Bridge - Senior Packaging Designer - Amsterdam

Design Bridge is an international branding design agency with a passion for solving challenging brand problems with outstanding creativity and based on insightful understanding of our clients' brands and business issues. Our creative team in Amsterdam are made up of some of the most talented, creative and lovely people in the industry.

The Role

Due to our continued growth and success, we are looking to expand our design team in Amsterdam with Senior Designers who are capable of handling a variety of projects within the team structure and who can be client-facing with ease. As well as providing strategic and conceptual design thinking, a Design Bridge Senior Designer will relish in mentoring and 'bringing on' junior members of the team and collaborating with the rest of the design studio.

Key responsibilities and tasks:

  • To have ownership of all your projects and bring strategic and creative flair to each one
  • To work with the Design Director to ensure that the creative brief is challenged
  • To provide direction for more junior members of the team on projects
  • To ensure that work is presented to our clients professionally and with conviction
  • To act as deputy to the Design Director in their absence
  • To efficiently manage the design budget for all your projects at all stages including artwork and production
  • To ensure that good communication channels are maintained between your team, the other creative design teams and client servicing

The Person

We are looking for a highly talented Senior Packaging Designer with experience of large range brands, to join our award-winning multi-disciplinary studio in the heart of Amsterdam.

We are seeking highly conceptual and inspiring designers who can raise the standard creatively, learning to deliver exciting presentations, both internally and to clients. We're after people who are passionate about brands, are driven to shine and keen to progress within a highly creative agency.

A number of key characteristics and behaviours form our definition of a first class senior designer:

  • At least five years experience as a graphic designer within a similar leading branding design agency
  • Ideally someone who has just reached senior designer level or a strong middleweight who is ready for that important step-up
  • A deep and strategic understanding of brands with award-winning projects under their belt
  • Experience of working on a large range brand would be a bonus for this role
  • Organised, with the desire to lead projects with confidence
  • Truly inspirational and passionate about creativity and 'the big idea'
  • Exceptional crafting abilities
  • Strong verbal communication and presentation skills
  • A team player who strives to learn and develop and helps others do the same
  • A lively and uplifting contributor to the team and studio, bringing a smile to all they do!

Design Bridge offers the opportunity to grow and develop in your role - many designers, who have joined in junior roles, are now at a far more senior level, such as a Design Director or even a Creative Director! Our client base is varied and often provides opportunities to travel. We also have studio exchanges with our London and Singapore offices, which allow you to experience working in another office for a short period of time.

If this sounds like you and you match the above criteria then we'd love to hear from you! Please apply by sending us a pdf version of your portfolio together with your CV and a covering letter in English. We are sorry but due to the volume of response, only successful candidates meeting all our specified requirements will be contacted.

careers_amsterdam@designbridge.com

Design Bridge - Senior Brand Strategist - Amsterdam

Due to expansion, we are currently seeking a highly experienced and passionate Senior Brand Strategist to join our Amsterdam team.

The Role of the Senior Brand Strategist:

  • To lead or contribute to pure brand consultancy projects (e.g. brand architecture, training, guardianship etc.)
  • To lead or contribute to the development, marketing and implementation of brand strategy services
  • To lead workshops and many and various client-facing meetings and sessions
  • To define and evaluate potential new business opportunities with both existing and new clients, formulating fresh and stimulating views on issues which are or will be important to our clients and to the offer of Design Bridge 
  • To strengthen Design Bridge's relationship with its existing branding and design clients 
  • To maintain good relationships with client management and creative teams within Design Bridge 
  • To maintain knowledge of Brand Strategy and Innovation offers among client handlers and creative teams 
  • To prepare initiatives (with appropriate assistance) 
  • To work closely with Brand Insight Researchers, Brand Planners and Group roles in other offices of a similar nature 
  • To reflect in everything that you do, our core values - creative thinker, inspirational people person, entrepreneurial spirit 

To be considered for the position of Senior Brand Strategist, you must have: 

  • A significant number of years experience as a Brand Strategist within a similar branding design agency, or relevant client side experience. 
  • The ability to clarify, simplify and inspire. 
  • Must be passionate about, and committed to, making the complex simple 
  • Flexibility across a variety of sectors, from FMCG to corporates, and within many disciplines, including packaging, naming, point of sale, innovation etc 
  • Senior level gravitas with the ability to lead large internal teams, facilitate workshops and influence top level decision makers Intuition, energy, speed and confidence. 
  • The ability to think on your feet is a must 
  • Passion for consumer insight 
  • Proven ability to inspire design teams 
  • Proven new business pitch wins 
  • A strong commercial understanding 
  • A full breadth and depth of strategic expertise 
  • Passion for/experience in FMCG 

This is an excellent opportunity to work on a variety of first class brands within a truly dynamic team!

If you match our above requirements, then please contact us and send a copy of your CV and cover letter in English - we would love to hear from you.

careers_amsterdam@designbridge.com

Design Bridge - Sr Copywriter, Brand Comm - London

The Design Bridge studio prides itself on being collaborative. So while everyone here has a job title, everyone is expected to be an all-round creative - intensely passionate about ideas and their execution but equally curious about every other aspect of the creative process. Our creatives are sponges to all the cultural references around them, and able to translate all their inspired thinking into tangible, exciting and brilliant ideas.

The Team

We are looking for a Senior Copywriter to join our communications team, which is part of the wider DB studio, to help create strong, conceptual campaigns that engage consumers' hearts as well as minds at all parts of the consumer journey, across a varied portfolio of clients. Ultimately, creating famous work for famous brands - on the basis of knowledge, experience, understanding and intuition - so that we consistently deliver the right response to any brief, securing strong and lasting relationships with our clients and of course, our consumers.

Key responsibilities and tasks within the role:

  • To generate original, creative, clear and persuasive copy ideas and campaign concepts, either in conjunction with other creatives or independently
  • To drive conceptual ideas at all stages of communication across a brand
  • To liaise with clients and interpret their briefs
  • To be involved in pitches and present ideas to clients in an exciting, professional and effective way, with conviction and supported by a clear rationale and recommendation
  • To brainstorm visual and copy ideas with the creative team
  • To be present at, and add value to, all key meetings ensuring they are run with clear objectives and conclusions
  • To champion high creative standards throughout the business and externally
  • To pair with all team members to achieve the best creative output

The Person

We're essentially after a creative who can excite, inspire and thrive in a fast-paced and ideas-led team.

Someone with integrated agency experience, exceptional creative work, a passion for strong conceptual ideas and a love of words.

A number of key characteristics and behaviours form our definition of a first-class copywriter:

  • Highly creative and imaginative - not just a pure writer
  • Impeccable grammar, punctuation and draft proofing
  • Strong verbal communication skills - comfortable presenting ideas to clients
  • Well-informed about clients' business and general brand/marketing issues
  • Have an interest in commerce, popular culture, new trends and techniques
  • Able to deliver to deadlines
  • Team player
  • Flexible, approachable and enthusiastic
  • Pro-active attitude - dedicated, committed, willing to go the extra mile, resourceful and open-minded

If this sounds like you and you match the above criteria then we'd love to hear from you! Please apply by sending a selection of work samples together with your CV and covering letter. We are sorry but due to the volume of response, only successful candidates will be contacted.

careers_london@designbridge.com

Design Bridge - Production Project Director - London

As an extension of the design studio, Design Bridge also has its own production team. This allows us to expand on our branding offering, enabling clients to take creative pack design right through to artwork and print management. The team comprises of artworkers, retouchers, project managers, print consultants and a production director.

The Role

Due to the success of our business strategy and increased volume of work flowing through to our production team, we now require a driven and proactive Production Project Director to work in liaison with the Production Director and Print Director to manage the team as a whole. The Production Project Director will be required to manage their own projects as well as overseeing four project managers and a project coordinator. The role requires close working with our client servicing team in order to continue to strengthen client relationships, in particular, the clients' internal production team.

Key responsibilities and tasks:

  • To manage and oversee multiple projects at the production phase, ensuring they are delivered to budget and on time
  • To provide inspirational team leadership and mentoring
  • To ensure the client gets the best out of Design Bridge and our opportunity with them is maximised

The Person

The Production Project Director must have a thorough knowledge of the technical side of print production, primarily within FMCG packaging. Ideally, someone who has climbed the project management ranks, either within the production arm of a leading brand design and packaging agency like Design Bridge or within a leading print management agency specialising in FMCG packaging. They must be commercially savvy with the skills to not only manage complex artwork and print projects but also lead and inspire a team of dedicated project managers.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Expert knowledge of production and artwork processes
  • Proven knowledge of all the commercial print processes and their pros and cons
  • Clear understanding of correct artwork build for FMCG packaging
  • A passion for brands and for creativity
  • At least five years' experience in a client-facing role
  • A natural interest in maximising the client relationship
  • A motivating and inspirational team management style

If this sounds like you and you match the above criteria then we'd love to hear from you! Please apply by sending your CV and a covering letter. We are sorry but due to the volume of response, only successful candidates matching the above criteria will be contacted.

careers_london@designbridge.com

Design Bridge Senior Client Director, DIY - London

Design Bridge is an international branding design agency with a passion for solving challenging brand problems with outstanding creativity and based on insightful understanding of our clients' brands and business issues. Our client services team consists of eight teams of some of the most talented, pro-active and lovely people in the industry. Each team is built around one or two major clients and consists of between five and eight people, including senior client directors and client directors, supported by client managers and coordinators.

The Role

Due to the continued growth of our business, we are urgently seeking an outstanding Senior Client Director to lead a major global brand relationship. The person will report to the Group Client Director and will be supported by a team of four people. The role offers opportunity for progression to Group Brand Director/Group Client director, so we are looking for an individual with the drive and ambition to continue to grow and progress.

Key responsibilities and tasks:

  • To lead direct client relationship
  • To lead major strategic projects
  • To oversee multiple projects, managing the allocated team
  • To work in strong collaboration with the lead creative and strategist
  • To ensure that the client gets the best out of Design Bridge and our opportunity with them is maximised

The Person

We are looking for a really driven and motivated  senior client director to join our exceptional client servicing team. This position requires somebody with extensive experience within the branding design industry but some experience from advertising or integrated is also beneficial. The successful candidate will have:

  • A passion for brands and for creativity
  • Solid experience in working with major FMCG brands
  • An interest in sectors associated with DIY
  • At least five years' experience at client director level
  • Previously worked at a top 10 brand design agency
  • A natural interest in maximising the client relationship
  • A collaborative approach to working with the creative and strategy teams
  • A motivating and inspirational team management style

The right person will be pro-active, forward thinking, energetic and have a strong ability to engage with people around them - both internally, establishing good working relationships with creative and strategy teams, and externally, establishing strong relationships with their clients and instilling trust because of their confidence, knowledge, intuition and pro-activity.

If this sounds like you and you match the above criteria then we'd love to hear from you! Please apply by sending your CV and a covering letter. We are sorry but due to the volume of response, only successful candidates will be contacted.

Design Bridge - Senior Client Mgr / Director, Drinks - London

Design Bridge is an international branding design agency with a passion for solving challenging brand problems with outstanding creativity and based on insightful understanding of our clients' brands and business issues. Our client services team consists of eight teams of some of the most talented, pro-active and lovely people in the industry. Each team is built around one or two major clients and consists of between five and eight people, including client directors, supported by client managers and coordinators.

The Role

As we're establishing an office in the US to specifically service our American clients, we are looking for a senior client manager or client director to lead and manage the projects which will all be done in our London studio on behalf of the client business director based in New York. This role will be supported by client managers for the day-to-day project management, as well as project coordinators providing admin support to the team.

Key responsibilities and tasks:

  • To work as an extension of the New York office
  • To plan and organise all projects with the London creative and strategy teams
  • To manage perfect communication between the NY client business director and London teams
  • To direct multiple projects, managing the allocated team
  • To work in strong collaboration with the lead creative and strategist
  • To represent the team in communication with the clients, building relationships predominantly through phone/video conferencing/email

The Person

We are looking for a confident, organised senior client manager / client director with a passion for design who thoroughly enjoys getting to fantastic creative solutions for complex brand problems. This position requires somebody with solid experience within the branding design industry - especially within drinks - and is not suited to an advertising or integrated agency background. The successful candidate will have:

  • A passion for brands and for creativity
  • Solid experience in working with major FMCG and drinks brands
  • At least three years' experience at client manager level or above
  • Previously worked at a top 10 brand design agency
  • A collaborative approach to working with the creative and strategy teams
  • A motivating and inspirational team management style

The right person will be pro-active, forward thinking, energetic and have a strong ability to engage with people around them, establishing good working relationships with creative and strategy teams, and instilling trust because of their confidence, knowledge, intuition and pro-activity. Due to the time difference, a flexible and pragmatic approach to working hours is required.

If this sounds like you and you match the above criteria then we'd love to hear from you! Please apply by sending your CV and a covering letter. We are sorry but due to the volume of response, only successful candidates will be contacted.

careers_london@designbridge.com

 

Anna - Senior Designer / Design Director - Dubai

Senior Designer / Design Director - £50k-£60k (Tax Free).

Fantastic opportunity to join the Dubai office of this International multi award winning design agency network.

The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years experience within a brand and packaging design agency. You’ll be comfortable presenting to colleagues & clients alike and relish the opportunity to mentor/ manage junior members of the team. In return you’ll be offered a very competitive salary (tax free), generous holiday allowance, 1 flight home per year, medical insurance and a very attractive relocation package.

Contact: anna@annaltd.com

Gass Associates - Designer - Dubai

Reference: VG328595
Location: Dubai
Salary: £38,000 - £42,000 Per Annum
Work Type:Permanent

About the Role:

Creative Designer for innovative brand agency in the UAE. Our client, a boutique brand experience agency, is looking for a middle-weight creative to join their team in Dubai.

The ideal candidate will be dynamic with fresh, innovative ideas. They will be expected to have a good knowledge of sales, promotion, digital and social media marketing but most of all creative and be an idea generator within a team.

The incumbent will be a confident communicator, who has the ability to multi task while working under the pressure an agency position bestows. They will be responsible for devising original, strategically sound persuasive concepts for both existing accounts and pitches. Work with copywriting resource where appropriate to ensure approved copy is accurately translated into Mac visuals and artwork.

The agency is looking for somebody who is passionate about brands, ideas, stories, design and events/live/environmental…and fascinated with how to apply that to events, exhibits, and user conferences.

Skills & Experience Required:

• Creative flair, which may manifest itself in many ways eg: empathy, insight and inspirational problem solving
• Mac Literate and digitally aware, good understanding of physical experiential touchpoints and social media
• Flexibility and willingness to react quickly to the changing demands of the business
• The ability to understand and interpret background information
• An understanding of the various target audiences for whom material is being prepared
• Good presentation skills
• Good typography and design skills
• Attention to detail
• Open and friendly personality

Contact Valerie Gascoyne M.+44(0)7590117457 or
Shirley Hart M.+44(0)7867806250 or email info@gassassociates.com

DewGibbons + Partners - Senior Designers - London

DewGibbons + Partners is hiring! My fab award-winning agency is looking for Senior Designers with minimum of 5 years packaging experience. We're growing like mad and jumped 25 spots in the Design Week Top 100 over the past 2 years.

You'll get to lead creative project teams, manage and mentor more junior designers, get involved in our Open Eye newsletter, champion creativity with some amazing health and beauty brands, and much more.

Interested? Send your CV and some examples of your work over to: nick@dewgibbons.com

Elmwood - Designer - Singapore

We are looking for a Designer to join our fast-growing team in Singapore. You will have experience in a reputable Brand Design Consultancy and a portfolio of FMCG packaging and brand identity projects that demonstrate creativity and effectiveness. You’re a conceptual thinker with strong graphic design skills and able to communicate effectively. Approaching each challenge with enthusiasm, you enjoy working as part of an expanding team and excel in a fast paced environment.

To apply, please send your CV, portfolio and covering letter to recruitment@elmwood.com, titling your email ‘Designer – Singapore’

Elmwood - Design Director - London

We are looking to bring onboard a new Design Director to support the Creative Director and ultimately the creative output, and design excellence of the London studio.   The role demands the ability to work beyond brief, through directing, inspiring and coaching members of the design team, and ensuring delivery of highly creative work on time and on budget.

The ideal candidate will have a body of work that demonstrates creativity, intellect, practicality and most importantly, effectiveness.  You will think strategically, be confident and articulate – a person with gravitas, yet be able to engage with people at all levels from different cultural and commercial backgrounds.

If you have 2-3 years experience as a Design Director, an outstanding track record, proven experience within a branding consultancy and have expertise across FMCG, Corporate and Retail clients then please get in touch.

To apply, send your CV and portfolio to recruitment@elmwood.com, titling your email with ‘ Design Director – London’

Elmwood - Creative Director - Melbourne

We are looking for a Creative Director to join our team in Melbourne. Working closely with Elmwood’s senior design management the Creative Director is ultimately responsible for the quality of creative output from the studio. Acting as the voice of creativity amongst the leadership team, you will challenge, support, develop and motivate those that report into this position.

The ideal candidate will have a body of work that demonstrates creativity, intellect, practicality and most importantly, effectiveness.  You will think strategically, be confident and articulate – a person with gravitas, yet be able to engage with people at all levels from different cultural and commercial backgrounds.

If you have an outstanding track record and proven experience within a branding consultancy and have expertise across FMCG, Corporate and Retail clients then please get in touch.

To apply, send your CV, portfolio and covering letter to recruitment@elmwood.com, titling your email with ‘ Creative Director – Melbourne’

Bulletproof - Deck Designer - London

Looking for a place in a cutting edge design agency? Can you create presentations that leave others standing? We're looking for a special person who’s going to feel the love for creating all things Bulletproof.. we want someone who is 100% dedicated to the creation and management of all Bulletproof’s design work, think; presentations, credentials and case studies. Do you have sound knowledge of Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator and an eagle eye for detail to ensure the highest standards and a consistent brand visual identity is continually maintained? If so then get in touch and tell us why!

If you think you are the best of the best and would like to join the Bulletproof team, please email your CV / resume to joinus@wearebulletproof.com

Bulletproof - Senior Artworker - London / New York

Are you an artworking freak? Would you love to work within a busy, creative studio for the best brands in the world? We're looking for a senior artworker to produce exquisite artwork for our FMCG Packaging and Brand Comms clients. Top end skills in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign with the ability to work to tight deadlines and detailed prepress knowledge are a must. You will need to show experience retouching and compositing to create high resolution elements and build final artworks. Visualising skills are a distinct advantage ... if this is you then get in touch.

If you think you are the best of the best and would like to join the Bulletproof team, please email your CV / resume to joinus@wearebulletproof.com

Bulletproof - Packaging Designers - London / New York

Packaging Designers senior and middleweight. Is packaging design your thing? Do you still feel a thrill when you see new packaging you love and admire? Is your passion overflowing? Do you want to be the designer that creates those brilliant pieces of packaging whilst working amongst like-minded designers? If you are and you have a portfolio of work others will wax lyrical over with 2 years (middleweight)/6 years (senior) or more experience delivering the very best work then get in touch.

If you think you are the best of the best and would like to join the Bulletproof team, please email your CV / resume to joinus@wearebulletproof.com