ACCOUNT MANAGER Retail / FMCG Packaging - up to £37k basic

Recruiter
Genesis Associates
Location
Hertfordshire
Posted
15 Dec 2018
Closes
28 Jan 2019
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
TITLE: ACCOUNT MANAGER – Retail Packaging / FMCG Packaging
BASIC: £34-37k basic salary + benefits
AREA: London
EXPERIENCE – COULD SUIT A CLIENT SIDE PERSON CURRENTLY WORKING IN THE PACKAGING DIVISION FOR A LARGE RETAILER SUCH AS LIDL OR ALDI OR AN FMCG COMPANY SUCH AS UNILEVER OR P&G.

You might currently be working client side in one of the following roles;
Account Manager / Senior Project Manager / Project Manager / Packaging Account Manager / POS Account Manager / Retail Account Manager / Artwork Account Manager or similar

In the following industries;
FMCG Packaging / Retail Packaging / Packaging Repro / Packaging Artwork / Packaging Graphics / Graphics Service Provider

Living in one of these areas;
London or Home Counties; London / Surrey / Hertfordshire / Middlesex / Essex / Kent

ROLE:
- An on-site role to work at the premises of a great client with a well-recognised name and brand.
- Manage all day to day responsibilities across a category or several categories dependent on the size and volume
- Acting as the Pack-Change department in an incredibly in-depth and challenging project management and account management function.
- Essential to forge a close working relationship with this client and lead meetings
- A production / graphics focused role (NOT creative) so requiring some understanding technical print processes is beneficial.
- Responsibility for the management of new, re-launch, amendment, line development and pack copy changes for global brands.
- Responsible for the co-ordination of pre-artwork meetings with the client, design agencies, suppliers, printers etc.
- Involvement in all developments and the packaging artwork process from conception through to production.
- Utilising the support of a studio team where necessary and knowing when to ask.
- Reporting to an Account Director who is also based on site and to join an established team.

COMPANY:
- Market leaders in branding, design & graphics deployment.
- A global organisation with offices and presence in several countries.
- Offering excellent industry training, career prospects and longevity.

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS:
- This role could suit somebody currently working for a large retailer or FMCG company. Maybe one of the following; ALDI, LIDL, P&G, Unilever
- Must have stakeholder experience in a similar role on a packaging team and be an excellent client manager
- Must have good knowledge around design to print sector and the artwork process including colour management, artwork and colour separation.
- Bags of confidence in meetings and communicating with all internal and external partners and agencies
- Excellent project management skills and ability to lead large scale and high volume projects
- Ideally have understanding of technical print processes and supply chain requirements.
- Commercial knowledge around estimating, using internal systems, tendering, price matrix and negotiating with stakeholders
- Must be able to operate closely with the client and empathise yet be tough when necessary.
- Must be extremely organised, customer service focused and autonomous.

Please call or email to discuss further and quote CM11891

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