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PACKAGING PROJECT MANAGER

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PACKAGING PROJECT MANAGER
START DATE: ASAP
CONTRACT: ON GOING
LOCATION: SAN FRANCISCO
PAY: $38.46/HR

** A FORTUNE 500 RETAIL COMPANY IS LOOKING FOR AN EXCEPTIONAL ASSISTANT PACKAGING PRODUCTION MANAGER! **

JOB DESCRIPTION:
• Manages structural development of packaging in assigned categories -- includes developing prototype with vendor based on structural concept, receive & approve dieline and material samples.
• Determine packaging specifications & costs -- includes working with designers to understand graphic concept, negotiating pricing with suppliers, approving specs, communicating pricing to merchants.
• Manages prepress process-- includes schedule/workflow management, analysis of color proofs and directing color corrections.
• Manages design reproduction-- includes working with designers to advise about vendor printing capabilities, reviewing all layouts for compliance with specs, communicating color & artwork requirements to vendor, reviewing & approving proofs, drawdowns, printed samples.
• Manage vendor performance/ execution-- includes review of performance standards and company requirements, communication of packaging components & assembly (label placement, assembly instructions, etc), review of samples, QA and troubleshooting, provide recommendations for rework, manage exception process in conjunction with internal teams and external packaging & product vendors

MUST HAVE:
• 3-4 years print buying experience.
• Experience with food or cosmetic packaging due to the FHA guidelines and rules.
• Working knowledge of 3-d forms/reviewing & approving dielines.
• Experience directing color correction/retouching.
• Familiar with litho & flexo printing processes.
• Exposure to a variety of print materials, negotiating skills.
• Overseas experience a plus

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