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Branding & Packaging Manager

Company: Lidl US
Location: Arlington
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

SummaryThe Manager - Branding and Packaging (BAP) develops packaging artwork across multiple Food and Non-Food categories, consistent with US consumer needs and Lidl US strategic initiatives. In addition, the role leads the packaging timeline and coordinates packaging development from the initial briefing with the creative agency through production of final artwork with the production agency.**This position is Hybrid, requiring 3 days in office and 2 days working from home**What You'll Do

  • Organize and lead all cross function team (CFT) meetings for purchasing. Responsibilities to communicate, escalate, and organize the teams to effectively prioritize work loads in order to meet business needs
  • Special focus on the ability to collaborate in a fast paced and dynamic working environment to ensure speed to market for new or redesigned products
  • Manage job details, timelines, and proactively raise questions and provide solutions within the packaging management process
  • Advise Sr. Manager of potential conflicts, issues or delays to the design, implementation, production and release of final print files
  • Lead the development of product packaging and range from the initial briefing of the creative agency through production
  • Oversee and manage external agency partners in each step of the package development timeline
  • Communicate and collaborate with other organizational teams such as buying, label compliance, legal and retail marketing, to gather required information and ensure alignment
  • Manage and negotiate creative, production budgeting and invoice reviews as needed such as obtaining bids for special projects, and cost- benefit comparisons within area of responsibility
  • Ensure the planning, controlling, monitoring and closing projects in assigned area of responsibility
  • Perform market and competition analyses and design analyses in order to identify relevant design category codes
  • Optimize processes and the production of internal handbooks in the field of packaging management
  • Develop print style guides and systems for improving and assuring print quality
  • Supervise and manage workflow through a team of one or more Analysts and Senior Analysts.
  • Perform all other duties as assignedWhat You'll Need
    • Bachelor's in business, Process Management, Supply Chain, or related field required In lieu of degree, a total number of 5 - 8 years' experience in related field will meet the education and related experience requirements listed above
    • Four to Six years' experience in related field required
    • Knowledge of packaging design project management: preferably in CPG, FMCG and/or grocery retail
    • Ability to provide actionable feedback to design and production agency partners
    • Ability to create project schedules using one or more tools including Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Project, Word, Power Point) and/or other project management systemsWhat You'll ReceiveAt Lidl, we know that in order for our people to do their best, they must be at their best. That's why as a company, we offer one of the most generous benefits packages in the industry.
      All our Lidl employees are eligible to receive the following benefits: Medical - Dental - Vision coverage
      Paid Holiday & Paid Time Off (PTO)
      401k Plan (+ 5% company match and no vesting schedule)
      And so much more, visit our benefits page for more details and the latest updates
      In addition to the great benefits above, our Full-Time employees receive these additional benefits: Group Term Life & AD&D Insurance, Short & Long-Term Disability Insurance, Voluntary Critical Illness and/or Accident Insurance, Parental Leave - 100% pay for birth mothers and non-birth parents, Additional Paid Time-Off & Sick Time.LocationHQ
      3500 S Clark Street
      Arlington, VA 22202Employment TypeFull-TimeExperience LevelManagementTarget Start Date05/15/2022Reference number77526

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