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Graphics Production Senior Analyst

Company: Del Monte Foods
Location: Walnut Creek
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Position Function and Scope:

This role will be one of two positions responsible for production oversight of all packaging across the US Del Monte Foods portfolio, including Retail, Foodservice and Export. This person will serve in an oversight capacity of our print production vendor who is responsible for day to day execution of packaging projects. Projects will range from minor label changes to line extensions to completely new products with new pack forms. The ideal candidate will have predominately print production expertise and some design experience. While design, isn't a key requirement for the role, there is an opportunity for this person to provide support in creative packaging design.

Responsibilities:

Packaging Design

* Provide guidance on packaging design architecture with agencies, brand and innovation teams, ensuring consistent brand positioning, equity and product hierarchies * Oversee Project Brief development for key input compliance and overall timeline management * Ensure smooth transition across key touchpoints: design, pre-production, printing, shipping. * Identify potential design implications in printing process

Print Production

* Oversee outsourcing of print production projects, ensuring right linkages are in place internally with the vendor and processes are working efficiently * Oversee all print production projects; participating in pre-production meetings, review of mechanicals and separations, proofs, or participating in press checks as needed * Identify and assist in implementing process improvements to drive efficiency and/or cost savings (such as creative routing process, project management and asset management system for packaging) * Document packaging process and implement training for the organization * Adhere to print quality management best practices and collaborate with preferred printing partners

Department Administration & Budgeting

* Participate in cross-functional team meetings * Oversee company creative routing process (this is automated system managed by print production agency) * In partnership with production agency, manage overall packaging priorities and timelines to hit Start of Ship dates and asset packs for Customers (3ds, Sales Samples, etc.) * Manage production budgets to estimates * Monitor all packaging files via project management system (Filemaker), ensuring accuracy of mechanicals, color standards and ink draw downs * Provide oversight to Digital Asset Management system for packaging and recipe photography * Manage 3rd party relationships where necessary - agencies, printers, etc. * Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

* BA/BS four-year degree * 3-5+ years of experience as a creative leader in the packaging industry, with proven expertise in a consumer-packaged goods environment * Background in packaging, design, and process/project management * Thorough understanding of pre-press and on-press supervision for a wide variety of consumer brand packaging; knowledge of flexography, rotogravure and offset lithography printing processes and changing technologies in the industry * Strong communication skills to manage across multiple teams, printers, vendors, etc. under tight timelines * Comfortable with ambiguity - high level of product innovation * Problem-solving, project management and cross -functional leadership skills will be required to keep projects on track and on budget * Moderate level of design processes and principles * Experience with all printing processes and variety of packaging forms, including co-packers and printers - ideally in CPG/Food. International printers a plus. * Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word, Excel and Power point * Managing outsourced services a plus * Experience using project management systems, creative routing systems and DAMs (digital asset management systems)

WE OFFER

* Competitive salary. * Comprehensive benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, and 401(k).

Del Monte Foods, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, medical condition, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

ALL RESUMES NEED TO BE SUBMITTED THROUGH WWW.DELMONTEFOODS.COM TO BE CONSIDERED. (https://www.delmontefoods.com/careers/). Please be advised that your application is not complete until you fill out, sign, and submit an Application for Employment for a specific position for which Del Monte Foods, Inc. is actively recruiting. Your application must reflect that you possess the required qualifications for the position.

No sponsorship is available for this position.

No agencies or 3rd party vendors.

Keywords: Del Monte Foods, Walnut Creek , Graphics Production Senior Analyst, Other , Walnut Creek, California

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