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Graphic Design Manager

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A major CPG company in NYC - is looking for a Design Manager for a 5-6 month assignment on it's skincare category team.

The Design Manager is responsible for:
- Executing the design projects that make up the business plan and for carrying out the creative vision as set by the Design Directors.
- Strategic direction of projects via brand equity, brand architecture, and design language.
- Driving solutions that best fit the brands’ image and lead to a competitive advantage.
- Project management activities for multi-functional teams and external partners.
- Leading teams to execute and deliver multiple projects.

Primary Responsibilities:
- Execute the projects and initiatives set forth in the annual business plan, as well as supplemental and design-led initiatives
- Advocate, drive, and execute environmentally sustainable and low-impact design solutions
- Utilize knowledge of design and cultural trends to guide solutions
- Manage relationships and results of external vendors
- Manage, develop, and mentor team of designers
- Responsible for managing project budget
- Demonstrates strategic insights and design vision for:
- Brand identity and/or Packaging Design
- Product Innovation and/or Industrial Design
- Partner cross-functionally to develop and implements project briefs
- Manage multiple projects with critical deadlines

Qualifications:
- Minimum 5 years of Design related experience
- Understanding of design strategy methods and practices
- Bachelor’s degree required/ Master’s Preferred in Design or related field
- Demonstrate strong visual, written, and oral communication skills
- Up to 50% hands-on design work
- Experience with cross-platform (Mac & PC) software application and document management
- Demonstrate strong presentation skills
- Experience with design-related software
- Prior management experience preferred
- Consumer Package Goods industry experience preferred

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