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Design Manager (Global Consumer Packaging)

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The Design Manager will support domestic and global packaging design initiatives and by outlining and driving key projects on their team. The Design Manager leads meetings with marketing and senior design management team, puts together creative project outline, provides art-direction to packaging designers.

Primary Responsibilities:
- Lead design direction for the product category with oversight and approval on all visual branding, package design, illustrations in all regions
- Translate the creative brief and vision to the graphic design team
- Lead creative projects and present design solutions to clients
- Project manage package designers work load and projects
- Provide project budget and timelines to clients
- Set-up and attend meetings with marketing and senior design management team to download on packaging projects and present designs
- Being strategic when art directing packaging designers
- Utilize knowledge of design and cultural trends to guide solutions
- Manage relationships with external vendors
- Manage multiple projects with critical deadlines
- Demonstrate strong presentation skills


Qualifications:
- Minimum 5-8+ years of Design Management/Art Direction experience for primary packaging, or related experience (preferably at Design/Branding Agency or Consumer Packaged Goods company)
- Fluency with design strategy methods and practices
- Bachelor’s degree required/ Master’s Preferred in Design or related field
- Experience with cross-platform (Mac & PC) software application and document management
- Demonstrate strong visual, written, and oral communication skills
- Experience with design-related software
- Prior people management experience required
- Experience in account management
- Experience working with/managing complex global and cross-functional teams required
- Demonstrated ability to understand trends and cultural contexts
- Must have Consumer Package Goods industry experience (either in-house or agency)
- Full understanding of environmentally responsible design and packaging

This is a 2-3 month temporary position with the potential to extend to a more long-term opportunity. Hourly pay + health benefits and 401K will be offered.

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