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FMCG Packaging Designer

  • FMCG Packaging Designer
  • Auckland
  • $100k
Following application, a talent agent will review your CV, cover note & portfolio against the role and will be in touch within 72 hours (it's the polite thing to do isn't it?).
  • Full Time
  • Live
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Role is with:

Anna Bethell Senior Recruitment Consultant

Are you a senior FMCG design specialist with a knack for all things packaged and supermarket isle ready? Maybe you’ve been working in a Melbourne, London or New York FMCG design studio and are now ready to bring your technically savvy design skills back to little Aotearoa to land a senior design role?

Our client has been kicking goals behind the scenes in the packaging space - and they're looking for a special Senior Designer to join their humble, but wildly successful studio. 

The ideal candidate needs to have sound commercial experience within the FMCG sector, solid pre-press understanding is also crucial. The role requires a craft-focused design eye, coupled with a strategic mind. You’ll be able to take a brief from conception, all the while understanding and communicating the strategy of your design and its part within the consumer path to purchase. 

Needless to say, you’ll be proficient with all things design, POS, packaging, ideation, layout and last but not least, real-world package and new product development. 

The successful person will contribute to each and every part of the process: from pitch to acceptance, planning, conceptual ideation, client presentations, to liaising with internal and external stakeholders, and overseeing other creative team members as required. You will be no stranger to a design agency environment and will enjoy immersing yourself in the greater industry – if there’s a new product on aisle three in Ponsonby Countdown, you’ll be the first to notice its design nuances.

This is an excellent role for a designer looking to take a step up, to take charge and responsibility. With a passion for great design and a good attitude - close to business owners, the opportunities are endless in this agency. 

The breakdown

We are looking for a specialist designer with:

  • Min 8+ years’ working in a design studio
  • Experience working in FMCG packaging design
  • Proven client engagement abilities

You’ll have…

  • Ability to create and execute highly conceptual work
  • Experience across various FMCG design touchpoints i.e. Instore and POS roll out
  • Strong conceptual with new ways to tackle typical FMCG problems
  • In-depth understanding of the print process across all methods
  • Efficient on the tools, and deadline-driven
  • Organised file management with clear and detailed processes
  • Confidence managing your own work pipeline to deliver projects simultaneously
  • Great communication skills – ability to speak to clients, and forge good relationships
  • Experience in Adobe Creative Suite

Are you someone who is… 

  • Passionate about packaging
  • Focused, with a technical eye
  • Strong communicator
  • Design smart with a focus on excellence

The reward

  • Salary $100,000 per annum + Kiwisaver
  • Large, social studio
  • Variety of large clients
  • New Mac computer & station
  • Team perks – morning tea provided daily

Mandatory requirements

  • Relevant tertiary design qualification (helpful)

In summary

This is a pivotal career opportunity within a well established FMCG agency that flies under the radar. This role offers the opportunity to grow your career work on diverse projects, in new disciplines, interesting dynamic clients, and work close to management where you can be recognised for your hard work.

Apply today

If this role appeals, apply or e-mail [email protected] with a brief summary of why you may be interested. Or call Pond Recruitment Consultant Anna directly on 027 8449 107 for a confidential chat. 

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