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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Project Management
Project Manager 2 (Design)
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Kwikee | Woonsocket, RI
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Job Description

Marks Design, an sgsco company, needs an AWESOME Project Manager at our Woonsocket location!


Marks IS brand design. In a heartbeat, Marks can deploy a talent pool skilled in the science and art of creative adaptive design, and work with clients and design agency partners to seamlessly develop artwork to any scale.


You'll wear many hats, but a day in life generally includes:

Being a project management pro.

* Attends briefings and design presentations with Account Manager, participating to ensure positive client relations, and performing as an information source.
* Quarterback the budget and advises the Account Manager if the estimate requires adjustments.
* Writes and briefs all projects into the studio.
* Develops and manages timelines on all projects, tracking/reporting on time delivery or alterations of the timeline to the key stakeholders.
* Manages circulation, following up on all jobs that are out for approval to process approvals in a timely fashion.
* Maintains a project status report. Attends/holds weekly status meetings as required.
* Manages photography bookings and ensures the correct staffing, assets and products are on hand for photoshoot.
* Enters requisitions and coordinates outside services as required for the Design Team (ie illustration).
* Acts as central liaison point between Onsites, Marketing, and the Studio Teams in all matters during project execution.
* Acts as liaison with Marks./SGS and internal production managers to identify resources/requirements for upcoming projects.
* Manages 3D requests when required.

Keeping a close eye on production.

* Reviews and validates mandatory project information required prior to project kick-off.
* Verifies information is accurate on design briefs, layouts, and specifications received from the Onsite and/or client.
* Gathers dielines, copy, packaging specs and reference materials to complete Design. Places all documents within the assigned folder structure on the server.
* Works in a project management tool to download information from client and writes up project into job information system, uploads pdfs into project management tool and routes with client.
* Provides accurate and clear briefing to the Studio in a timely fashion in partnership with the Account Manager.
* Acts as a liaison between the studio and the client to obtain missing information and materials.
* Attends art turnover meetings with Production art/Prepress.
* Writes up revisions once consolidated by Onsite and/or client.
* Attends technical review of projects via pre-pro meetings, in consultation with PA/PP department, and/or SGS and print supplier.

Controlling quality like no one's business.

* Checks all design files to ensure work has been executed to the client brief prior to releasing artwork for approval.
* Attends photoshoots when required.

Getting us paid!

* Gathers and preps all dockets that are ready to bill.
* Reconciles bills of lading, expediting charges and client alterations.
* Calculates accurate price quotes for jobs using client price guide.


The obviously qualities: Flexible, Friendly, Dedicated and…

* Completion of post-secondary university or college degree, preferably in graphics communication management and/or design or similar.
* 3-5 years proven experience in client service, preferably in a packaging environment.
* Strong understanding of Packaging Design requirements.
* Strong understanding of Flexo, Litho and gravure printing processes.
* Strong knowledge of job costing and order entry systems
* Excellent organizational and time management skills.
* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
* Proven client service skills and ability to deal effectively with difficult client situations.
* Ability to multi-task in high-pressure situations.
* Ability to work with minimal supervision.


In addition to working in an open-concept and pet-friendly environment we offer:

* An RRSP with company match, gym membership deduction and several health and welfare plans.
* Casual dress (prepare your jeans game, because that's what we wear on most days)
* Creative, collaborative, supportive and sometimes hilarious work environment. We ALWAYS welcome innovative ideas to make our processes better.


If this doesn't sound like a fit for you, but you have an awesome friend who might be our missing puzzle piece - send them the link. We love referrals!