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Brand & Packaging Specialist

  • Brand & Packaging Specialist
  • 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 packaging superstar ready to make your mark working with some of NZ’s high profile and most recognisable FMCG accounts?

Maybe you’ve been working in a fancy Melbourne or New York packaging agency and are now ready to bring all that ‘big time’ experience back to little old Aotearoa to land a ‘big time’ role?

Our client is kicking goals in the packaging space. They’re already globally recognised and have landed a massive new client who has set the challenge of breaking traditional design barriers and delivering world-class packaging solutions for their brands!

What’s in it for you? If the headline didn’t hook you, how does an Auckland city fringe location sound? Or the opportunity to be part of, and learn from a globally recognised tight-knit, no-ego team? This is your opportunity to sink your teeth in and contribute to overall business success.

Supermarket trips with friends will never be the same, the isles will soon become your portfolio. 

The ideal candidate needs to have sound commercial experience within the FMCG sector, solid pre-press understanding is 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 it’s part within the consumer path to purchase.

Needless to say, you’ll be proficient with all things design, branding, ideation, layout and last but not least, a solid understanding of the print and pre-press process and how that relates to the real world package and product.

The successful candidate will contribute to each and every part of the process: from pitch to acceptance, planning, design direction, client presentations, to liaising with internal and external stakeholders and overseeing other creative team members as required. You will be no stranger to a packaging agency environment and will immerse yourself in the industry and its trends!

Required Experience:

  • Min 6 + years within a design agency
  • Confident across FMCG packaging and branding with portfolio examples to show - this is a MUST! 

Required Abilities:

  • Prepare in written form, the strategy, and design of a client brief, including analysis, justification, and rationale for the designs presented
  • Liaise with clients to take the brief and gather more information
  • Demonstrate understanding of the whole market in big picture terms, including world trends, competitors, client needs and target market
  • Ownership of timely development and implementation of the creative concept when approved
  • Liaise with production team once the client approves the concept, briefing the production team and directing the artwork, liaise and brief
  • Portfolio should show beautiful work, packaging, and brand that shows highly conceptual and crafted work
  • Solid understanding of in-store activation and POS experience to bring the brand to life.

Desired Skills:

  • Strong in strategy
  • Craft design
  • Branding
  • Knowledgeable on the pre-print design process
  • In-depth understanding of the print process across all print methods
  • Confident presenter
  • Detail orientated

Required Qualifications:

  • Tertiary qualification preferred

Personality & Fit:

  • Good communicator
  • Humble (the team is too small for a ‘big ego’)
  • A passion for branding and design
  • Highly organised with the ability to multi-task


Let Anna help you realise your market value and future career potential. 

Apply today, or get in touch for more information, you can catch Anna direct at [email protected] or 027 844 9107

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