Packaging Associate Project Manager - 12 month FTC

Summary

Salary
Competitive
Team
Compliance and approvals
Location
Malmesbury - United Kingdom

Description

Based in the UK Graphics and Packaging project team, the role is to project manage activity related to Product Packaging and Graphics materials.

 

Working within a multi-disciplinary team including Packaging Design, Copy, Studio and Manufacturing Support functions, you play a key role in the team's deliverables, driving efficiency and quality improvement through all stages of development and production.

 

The role reports to the Graphics and Packaging Category Manager and is responsible for planning, managing and delivery of projects to production. The role is supporting a Packaging Designer and working closely with G&P Project managers in delivering materials to new product launches and driving current product change management. Key functions are: identifying and securing resource required, managing timings, packaging design reviews, control of day-to-day priorities and ensuring all participating within the project are given clear direction on what they need to do and when. You will be working closely with your team and other project stakeholders, sharing information, mitigating risks, giving accurate project updates and ensuring you are up to date and invested in the team's long term goals.

 

The role forms a link between the Graphics & Packaging, Creative, RDD Engineering, Commercial Product Marketing, Standards & Compliance and Production teams globally - resolving all the short term, day-to-day issues and managing long term project plans. 

Accountabilities

  • Brief writing:  discuss all packaging, labelling and graphics requirements with relevant teams (packaging design, engineering, creative, commercial, legal, IP, tech services, standards, compliance etc) to raise an accurate electronic brief in Censhare.

  • Coordinating any revisions and updates, ensuring vision and specification changes are documented and traceable, supporting Packaging Designer in delivering materials on cost, on spec and on time for each project.

  • Teamcenter (electronic part management system): investigating G&P part and assembly requirements, inputting into new G&P assemblies, checking for accuracy and approving G&P assemblies.

  • Planning and managing small G&P projects. Depending on business need, either delivering smaller standalone projects or assisting more senior PMs on delivering elements of larger, more complex projects.

  • Supporting Packaging Designer and Graphics and Packaging Project Manager and wider Project team on new launches, and managing packaging change for the current product portfolio.

  • When new projects come in, challenging them with your team. Asking questions, getting involved, exploring opportunities and thinking about how to tackle the challenge. Pro-actively engaging, briefing, encouraging and motivating your project team to take on the task in hand.

  • Organizing the construction of a schedule supporting your project, ensuring that Graphics and Packaging, Marketing/Commercial, Creative Services and Engineering milestones are aligned. Defining different timelines, key input and outputs for each deliverable identified within your project. 

  • Setting the goals and drivers from a production perspective. Establishing Engineering, Marketing/Commercial and Creative key decision points and driving the project team to meet deadlines, ensuring robust schedules are in place.

  • Ensuring projects are briefed, planned, managed and approved to correct process. This role is responsible for ensuring all Packaging design projects follow company processes driven by other departments within this business. This includes Engineering, Testing, Costing and Graphics processes.

  • Writing Packaging brief and booking Packaging resource based on priorities, deadlines, availability and by negotiation with other PMs in both UK and SEA teams.

  • Driving packaging materials through the review and approval process proactively.

  • Working with Packaging designers in UK and SEA, Graphics and Packaging Project Manager, Creative teams, Print Production Controller and Change Management Coordinators to ensure that all part material specifications are correct for purpose and on budget to the original project target and assembly specification.

  • Ensuring that each packaging assembly and item is checked for suitability. Ensuring that any changes to packaging assembly are clearly communicated to the project stakeholders and briefed to Packaging design team. Ensuring that Packaging assembly parts and material specs are released and recorded at the right time. Checking all changes have been made in drawings and assemblies correctly and ensuring that they are set up correctly in the first place.

  • Working closely with G&P Change Management Coordinators in SEA to track timely and cost effective release of packaging materials to production and to coordinate effective implementation of any changes.

  • Escalating to relevant stakeholders and flagging for investigation any discrepancies found, investigating any Non-Conformances.

     

Skills

  • Suitable for a Junior or Assistant Project Manager with experience in Graphics, Packaging, Print production or similar.

  • Degree in relevant discipline (Graphics, Design, Project management) or equivalent experience preferable, but not essential.
  • Demonstrable experience in relevant field (e.g. print production, packaging design, engineering, product management) demonstrating a good understanding of New Product Design and Development process, as well as an appreciation of product Graphics & Packaging design and production process.

  • Knowledge of a variety of packaging materials and solutions.

  • Good knowledge of Dyson product range.

  • Excellent English language skills (written and verbal).

  • Excellent communication skills, able to listen, and convey complex issues concisely and accurately. Able to tailor communication to the right audience, share the right information with the right people at the right time, be professional, clear and concise.

  • Approachable, professional, confident and flexible.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and cultural awareness, able to build productive working relationships within the team and across the business and influence others.
  • Analytical mind-set, attention to detail and ability to challenge assumptions and convention, always looking for new and better ways of doing things.

  • Proactive problem-solver, able to navigate complex processes and systems.

  • Self-motivated and competent, with excellent time management skills.

  • Excellent team-working skills.

  • Able to handle demanding workload, manage multiple projects at once and deliver on schedule

  • Experience of delivering projects in a production environment.

  • Experience of driving a project team to deliver to defined and agreed schedules.

  • Experience of managing project progress by constantly tracking deliverables and finding ways to pre-empting and removing obstacles.

     

Benefits

  • 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Performance related bonus
  • Sport centreLife assurance
  • Free on-site parking
  • Subsidized café and restaurants
  • Discounts on Dyson machines

Posted: 27 March 2019