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Available Positions


Packaging Designer

Project Executive – German language skills required

Senior Project Manager - German language skills, plus any other language skills advantageous

Project Management Coordinator with German language skills

Account/Project Manager – German language skills required

Account Director – Packaging Design – Australia (Melbourne)


Packaging Designer

As a Packaging Designer, you will be passionate and experienced in conceptual design, you will also have experience within the food packaging and branding industry.  By working with the Creative Directors, you will also help to drive forward the creative department, whilst ensuring work is commercial and to the highest quality.

 

Overall Responsibility:

 

-Create new, original, and exciting design concepts.

 

-Experience with packaging and branding.

 

-Help drive the creative department forward with your enthusiasm and passion for design.

 

-Highly proficient in Photoshop and Illustrator.

 

-Ability to quickly conceptualise and create ideas.

 

Look after design projects from initial briefing through to final presentation.

 

-Work with style guides and brand guidelines to ensure brand compliance with a high attention to detail.

 

-Liaise directly with Account Managers to ensure full understanding of the client’s brief.

 

Ensure that all deadlines are met within project budgets.

 

Attend design and project briefings.

 

-Become more independent, analytical, and creative in all disciplines.

 

-Assist senior members of the Design team as requested.

 

Job Skills and qualifications:

 

-3+ years of experience in packaging design.

 

-Solid FMCG packaging experience.

 

-Ability to take ownership and responsibility to take design projects from initial brief through to final presentation.

 

-An outstanding portfolio of commercial food packaging design.

 

-Working to tight deadlines, you know how to choose the best process and tools to deliver on time and in budget.

 

-Strong typographical and illustration skills.

 

-Working with stock imagery, you will need highly polished Photoshop skills.

 

-Experience of working with style guides.

 

-Able to assist and mentor junior designers.

 

-Ability to cope with shifting priorities.

 

-Fluent in Adobe Creative Suite/CC (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign).

 

Please email your CV and covering letter to careers@tjarksandtjarks.com. Due to the volume of applicants only successful applicants will be contacted.

 

No search firms/agencies please.

Project Executive – German language skills required

This is an amazing opportunity for a dynamic and experienced Administrator looking for a Project based role.  This role offers the opportunity to work on high profile accounts within the organisation which requires excellent communication skills in both German and English, previous experience within Project Management would be highly beneficial but not essential. The successful candidate will have the ability to administer a number of projects working within a highly successful and fast growing, medium-sized international organisation. Fluency in German is required to at least A-level/professional standard. This role would suit professionals with a linguistic background looking to expand their career and/or to take a step into project management.

Overall responsibility:

 

-To support a Senior Account/Project Manager and in time manage and run your own projects from concept to delivery.

 

-To own and manage the entire project from taking the initial brief from the client to obtaining approval to release the project to the client, working closely with the internal Design and Artwork teams to facilitate the production of packaging for our clients.

 

-Responsible for ensuring projects are completed to the highest standard and to deadline.

 

To communicate with clients professionally, building client relationships to inspire trust and confidence in the Company.

 

-Maintain excellent standards of spoken and written communication in German and English.

 

-To effectively communicate client briefs to the Design and Artwork departments to ensure work is produced to client specification first time.

 

-To liaise with the Studio Manager, Design and Artwork departments, giving adequate notice for jobs to be scheduled for production.

 

-Analyse, understand, question and challenge client briefings.

 

-Write briefings for internal design, photoshoot and digital artwork projects.

 

-Brief the design or artwork team on individual projects.

 

-Effectively manage the timing and execution of the internal design and artwork process.

 

-Organise photoshoots, get quotations, book photographers and home economists, organise/source product samples, write photo briefings etc.

 

-Proof read your designs.

 

-Ensure that your projects comply with all current client design and artwork guidelines.

 

-Keep full track of all your live projects and be able to give a full account of the status of each project at any given time.

 

-Manage client expectations and make sure that all deadlines are met.

 

-Responsible and accountable for complete budgets of all projects.

 

-Accountable to ensure all projects are invoiced promptly and within company timelines.

 

-To assist other members of the Client Services Department as required.

 

Job Skills and qualifications:

 

-To have at least 2 years’ strong administration experience.

-To have at least A Level/professional standard in speaking/writing German.

-To have project management experience in the creative/branding industry is advantageous.

-Advanced in Excel and managing spreadsheets is essential.

-You will have experience in other MS Office packages (Outlook/Word).

-You will be able to balance and own your own workload.

-You will be flexible and able to co-ordinate multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.

 

Application – Please email your CV and covering letter to careers@tjarksandtjarks.com. Due to the volume of applicants only successful applicants will be contacted.

 

No search firms/agencies please.

Senior Project Manager - German language skills, plus any other language skills advantageous

This is an amazing opportunity for a dynamic and experienced Senior Account/Project Manager who has at least 5 years project management experience.  This role offers the opportunity to work on high profile brands within the organisation which require excellent project management skills.  The successful candidate will have the ability to take on a number of projects independently, will demonstrate efficiency and resilience and will ideally have the experience of managing projects within the creative industry. German language skills is essential, other language skills including Dutch and French is advantageous.  Some line management responsibility may be required.

 

Responsibilities

 

Responsible for the administration and running of accounts, projects and complete brands, and for maintaining long-standing client relationships as well as building and maintaining strong internal relationships across the company.

 

To own and independently manage a large number of projects and/or complete brands (at times 100 – 200 SKU’s) from taking the initial brief from the client to obtaining approval to release the project to the client, working closely with the internal Design, Retouching, Artwork and Quality Control teams to facilitate the production of packaging for our clients.

 

Have detailed knowledge of all your brands and your brand guidelines, and ensure consistency of design and production across all product packaging and outer cases within the brands.

 

Analyse, understand, question and challenge German client briefs.

 

Be able to confidently advise clients on timelines for the design and artwork process, the requirements for branded and own-label packaging and the details of specific client (brand) guidelines. Have complete and detailed knowledge of our clients’ corporate, barcode, nutritional declaration and sustainability guidelines.

 

Write briefings for internal design, photoshoot and digital artwork projects and brief the design or artwork team on individual projects.

 

Effectively manage the timing and execution of the internal design and artwork process.

 

Have a good understanding of cutter guides for packaging and of print processes. Identify potential difficulties in the print process for each project early and discuss them with the artwork/production department and the printers.

 

Organise photoshoots, get quotations, book photographers and home economists, organise/source product samples, write photo briefings etc.

 

Responsible for ensuring all projects are completed to the highest standard, to deadline and to complete client satisfaction. Managing conflicting deadlines to ensure changing priorities are recognised and planned for accordingly. Ensuring that your projects comply with all current client design and artwork guidelines.

 

Proof read your designs and artworks.

 

Keep full track of all your live projects and be able to give a full account of the status of each project at any given time.

 

Communicate with clients professionally, building client relationships to inspire trust and confidence in the Company. Manage client expectations and make sure that all deadlines are met.

 

Effectively communicate client briefs to the Design and Artwork departments to ensure work is produced to client specification first time.

 

Ensure the accuracy and precision of all work by continuously checking all details against the client brief, brand guidelines and/or style guides.

 

Liaise with the Studio Manager, Design and Artwork departments, giving adequate notice for jobs to be scheduled for production.

 

Advise and assist other members of the Client Services department as required.

 

Provide guidance and support to more junior members of the team.

 

Fully accountable for the quality and accuracy of all work that is released to our clients.

 

Responsible and fully accountable for the complete budget of all projects.

 

Accountable to ensure all projects are invoiced promptly and within company timelines.

 

Line management and mentoring more junior members of the team.

 

The candidate

Fluency in German is essential.

 

Language skills in Dutch and French is advantageous.

 

Account/Project Management experience is essential. You must be able to demonstrate previous experience running accounts or projects with precision in a fast paced environment and working to short deadlines.

 

Previous experience working within a creative environment is essential.

 

Experience within a print and design environment would be highly advantageous but not essential.

 

Some marketing or branding experience would be highly beneficial.

 

Experience of dealing with a German client base is essential.

 

You must be articulate, have an excellent telephone manner, and proven communication skills dealing with clients over the phone or in writing in both German and English.

 

Self-motivated, highly organised, able to manage time-lines and meet constant deadlines.

 

You must demonstrate a passion for building strong working relationships.

 

Some experience of managing a range of projects from design through to print ready artwork would be beneficial.

 

A proven ability to work to strict deadlines coupled with excellent attention to detail is essential and an understanding of design briefs and creative direction would be advantageous.

 

You will be highly organised and efficient in managing an admin heavy workload.

 

Job Description – the job description is written at a specific time and is subject to change as the demands of the business and role develop.  The role requires flexibility and adaptability and the employees of the company need to be aware that they may be asked to perform tasks and be given responsibilities not detailed on this job description.

 

Equal Opportunities – as a company, we adhere to and promote equal employment opportunity for all, regardless of any characteristic as protected by law.

 

Data Protection – any information we receive as part of an enquiry about opportunities with Tjarks and Tjarks Design Ltd including personal contact details, CV and email address will be kept and used for recruitment purposes for a period of at least one year.  You can view the Privacy Notice at https://tjarksandtjarks.com/en/job-applicant-privacy-notice/. Please contact us on careers@tjarksandtjarks.com if you wish us to delete any information you have given us and, subject to our rights and obligations under the GDPR, your information will be deleted upon request.

 

Application – we welcome direct applications either in response to one of our advertised vacancies or on a speculative basis. Please email your CV and covering letter to careers@tjarksandtjarks.com. Due to the volume of applicants only successful applicants will be contacted.

No search firms/agencies please.

 

Project Management Coordinator with German language skills

A Project Management Coordinator with German language skills is required to assist and support the client services team.

 

The Project Management Coordinator requires excellent communication skills in both English and German.  You will be able to speak German to A-Level standard and will have the ability to administrate and balance a number of projects.  You will be assisting the Account Managers/Directors with their projects for clients in Germany and potentially other countries.

 

Responsibilities

 

 

To assist a Senior Account/Project Manager, and/or Account Director in all duties as and where needed, for clients in Germany and potentially other countries.

 

To provide assistance within the Client Services department as required including but not limited to; organizing proofs, packshots, sample shootings, couriers, assisting with quotes, setting up jobs on Traffic (internal system), coordinating Account Managers mailboxes in absences.

 

To assist in ensuring projects are completed to the highest standard and to deadline

 

To communicate with clients professionally, building client relationships to inspire trust and confidence in the Company.

 

Maintain excellent standards of spoken and written communication in German and English.

 

Under guidance of a senior team member, liaise with the Studio Manager, Design and Artwork departments, giving adequate notice for jobs to be scheduled for production.

 

Learn to analyse, understand, question and challenge German client briefings.

 

To assist in writing briefings for internal design, photoshoot and digital artwork projects.

 

To attend briefs to the design or artwork team on individual projects as required.

 

To assist in effectively managing the timing and execution of the internal design and artwork process as required.

 

Organise photoshoots, get quotations, book photographers and home economists, organise/source product samples, write photo briefings under guidance etc.

 

Proof-read all designs and artworks you are assisting with, whilst learning to ensure brand consistency across the product range.

 

Learn to ensure that projects comply with all current client design and artwork guidelines.

 

Keep full track of all live projects you are assisting on and be able to give a full account of the status of each project at any given time.

 

Work closely with the Account Managers to enable you to manage client expectations and make sure that all deadlines are met.

 

Assist with the preparation of invoicing with the Client Services Department as required to ensure all projects are invoiced promptly and within company timelines.

Skills, Qualifications & Attributes

 

To have at least one years’ strong administration experience.

 

To have project experience in the creative/branding industry is advantageous.

 

To be at A-Level standard in German (speaking and writing).

 

Advanced in Excel and managing spreadsheets is essential.

 

You will have experience in other MS Office packages (Outlook/Word).

 

You will be able to balance and own your own workload.

 

You will be flexible and able to co-ordinate multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.

 

Conscientious, reliable, good attendance and timekeeping standards

 

Excellent attention to detail and works with precision

 

Effective project manager, able to manage workload

 

Honest, trustworthy, and able to work unsupervised

 

Demonstrates initiative, is creative and contributes ideas

 

Pragmatic approach to problem solving without cutting corners

 

Friendly, approachable, respectful and a positive team player.

 

Flexible, adaptable, calm whilst working under pressure

 

Professional with excellent communication skills.

 

Proactive, takes ownership of daily tasks with a can-do attitude.

 

Must be able to work flexibly to meet the needs of the business.

 

 

Job Description – the job description is written at a specific time and is subject to change as the demands of the business and role develop.  The role requires flexibility and adaptability and the employees of the company need to be aware that they may be asked to perform tasks and be given responsibilities not detailed on this job description.

 

Equal Opportunities – as a company, we adhere to and promote equal employment opportunity for all, regardless of any characteristic as protected by law.

 

Data Protection – any information we receive as part of an enquiry about opportunities with Tjarks and Tjarks Design Ltd including personal contact details, CV and email address will be kept and used for recruitment purposes for a period of at least one year.  You can view the Privacy Notice at https://tjarksandtjarks.com/en/job-applicant-privacy-notice/. Please contact us on careers@tjarksandtjarks.com if you wish us to delete any information you have given us and, subject to our rights and obligations under the GDPR, your information will be deleted upon request.

 

Application – we welcome direct applications either in response to one of our advertised vacancies or on a speculative basis. Please email your CV and covering letter to careers@tjarksandtjarks.com. Due to the volume of applicants only successful applicants will be contacted.

No search firms/agencies please.

Account/Project Manager – German language skills required

This is a great opportunity for an experienced project/account manager, ideally with a minimum of 2 years’ experience working within a creative environment to join this highly successful international packaging agency.  This role offers the opportunity to work on high profile accounts which require excellent communication skills in both German and English.  The successful candidate will have the ability to manage a number of projects, and will demonstrate efficiency and resilience to deal with a demanding but rewarding workload.

 

Responsibilities:

 

Responsible for the administration and running of accounts/projects and for maintaining long-standing client relationships as well as building and maintaining strong internal relationships across the company.

 

To own and manage entire projects from taking the initial brief from the client to obtaining approval to release the project to the client, working closely with the internal Design and Artwork teams to facilitate the production of packaging for our clients.

 

Responsible for ensuring projects are completed to the highest standard and to deadline. Managing conflicting deadlines to ensure changing priorities are recognised and planned for accordingly.

 

Communicate with clients professionally, building client relationships to inspire trust and confidence in the Company.

 

Maintain excellent standards of spoken and written communication in German and English.

 

Effectively communicate client briefs to the Design and Artwork departments to ensure work is produced to client specification first time.

 

Ensure the accuracy and precision of all work by continuously checking all details against the client brief, brand guidelines and/or style guides.

 

Liaise with the Studio Manager, Design and Artwork departments, giving adequate notice for jobs to be scheduled for production.

 

Analyse, understand, question and challenge client briefings.

 

Write briefings for internal design, photoshoot and digital artwork projects.

 

Brief the design or artwork team on individual projects.

 

Effectively manage the timing and execution of the internal design and artwork process.

 

Organise photoshoots, get quotations, book photographers and home economists, organise/source product samples, write photo briefings etc.

 

Proofread your designs and artworks.

 

Ensure that your projects comply with all current client design and artwork guidelines.

 

Keep full track of all your live projects and be able to give a full account of the status of each project at any given time.

 

Manage client expectations and make sure that all deadlines are met.

 

To advise and assist other members of the Client Services department as required.

 

Responsible and accountable for complete budgets of all projects.

 

Ensure all projects are invoiced promptly and within company timelines.

 

 

Skills, Qualifications & Attributes

 

2+ years of account/project management experience.

 

German language skills is speaking and writing is essential.

 

FMCG packaging experience desired.

 

Experience of dealing with clients with high expectations within a pressured environment delivering to tight deadlines.

 

Ability to manage the commerciality of projects to make sure they are profitable and delivered to time scale.

 

You will be flexible and able to co-ordinate multiple projects in a fast-paced environment

 

Conscientious, reliable, good attendance and timekeeping standards

 

Excellent attention to detail and works with precision

 

Effective project manager, able to manage workload

 

Honest, trustworthy, and able to work unsupervised

 

Demonstrates initiative, is creative and contributes ideas

 

Pragmatic approach to problem solving without cutting corners

 

Friendly, approachable, respectful and a positive team player.

 

Flexible, adaptable, calm whilst working under pressure

 

Professional with excellent communication skills.

 

Proactive, takes ownership of daily tasks with a can-do attitude.

 

Must be able to work flexibly to meet the needs of the business.

 

Job Description – the job description is written at a specific time and is subject to change as the demands of the business and role develop.  The role requires flexibility and adaptability and the employees of the company need to be aware that they may be asked to perform tasks and be given responsibilities not detailed on this job description.

 

Equal Opportunities – as a company, we adhere to and promote equal employment opportunity for all, regardless of any characteristic as protected by law.

 

Data Protection – any information we receive as part of an enquiry about opportunities with Tjarks and Tjarks Design Ltd including personal contact details, CV and email address will be kept and used for recruitment purposes for a period of at least one year.  You can view the Privacy Notice at https://tjarksandtjarks.com/en/job-applicant-privacy-notice/. Please contact us on careers@tjarksandtjarks.com if you wish us to delete any information you have given us and, subject to our rights and obligations under the GDPR, your information will be deleted upon request.

 

Application – we welcome direct applications either in response to one of our advertised vacancies or on a speculative basis. Please email your CV and covering letter to careers@tjarksandtjarks.com. Due to the volume of applicants only successful applicants will be contacted.

No search firms/agencies please.

 

Account Director – Packaging Design – Australia (Melbourne)

A unique opportunity has arisen for an experienced Account Director with a background in packaging design to join this highly successful international packaging agency. This is an exciting role, leading our Australian retail accounts from Melbourne. Working closely with client stakeholders and the internal international team, you will be responsible for strategies to protect and develop revenue, and to maintain and build critical client relationships. This role can be remote working however it is essential for this person to be based in Melbourne with the flexibility to attend the client site/office as and when the process requires.

 

Reporting to the Vice President, you will effectively forecast revenue and project growth, enabling effective resource plans to be developed. As the first point of contact for the client, you will develop strategies to gain their trust, build your own credibility and be confident having strategic and high level creative client meetings/conversations. Selling in concepts and opening new avenues will be second nature. Your experience will include Global Retail clients.

 

An aptitude for languages, particularly the ability to speak German to conversational business level will be a distinct advantage but not essential.

 

You will be joining at an exciting time of change for the business; the ability to self-manage, respond positively to change and to motivate team members will be critical.

 

Responsibilities

 

-Creating and maintaining long lasting client relationships.

-Develop existing and new client relationships to open new opportunities and increase turnover.

-Ensuring client needs are being met and executed to the highest standards.

-Communicate with clients professionally, building client relationships to inspire trust and confidence in the Company.

-Promote effective communication through strong and lasting relationships internally, facilitating a meaningful interaction at peer level and between departments that ensures the efficient and smooth running of the business.

-To provide strategic direction to clients where required and lead conversations that direct clients.

-Leading your team effectively where required; inspire, mentor and coach all members of the department

-Provide advice and guidance on interpreting and communicating client briefs to team members and often your peers.

-Managing budgets & account and ensuring KPIs are met.

-Identify opportunities for cost savings and process improvements.

-Be a driver of change and lead from the front where process and technology upgrades are being implemented in the business.

-A high level of emotional intelligence is required, along with cultural empathy that will ensure you relate and are credible to clients in Australia and internationally.

-Due to the changing nature of the business we require you to be flexible. As a term of your employment you may be required to undertake such other duties as may reasonably be required of you.

Essential Requirements & Attributes

 

-A minimum of 5 years’ experience working at Senior Account Management level within client account services.

-Previous experience building long standing relationships – knowledge of branding, packaging design and packaging artwork is essential.

-Must be based in Melbourne, remote working with flexibility to attend the Melbourne client site/office as and when required is essential

-Experience managing Global Retail clients.

-Able to demonstrate the ability to build and develop high performing teams to deliver sustainable and profitable growth.

-A thorough understanding of internal design agency procedures and standards, client expectations, and the demands for executing a high turnover of artworks for a major retailer (thousands of SKU’s per year)

-FMCG packaging experience from conceptual design through all stages of the artwork process.

-Have experience of dealing with clients with high expectations within a pressured environment delivering to tight deadlines.

-Operate well in an extremely fast moving environment.

-Demonstrate the ability to lead the department successfully.

-Be a strong and motivational leader.

-Be able to lead and drive multiple projects, working to tight deadlines and changing priorities.

-Be highly precise with exceptional attention to detail.

-Possess strong business acumen and have a full understanding of the commercials behind the client services department.

-Have a strategic approach.

-Be extremely cost aware to drive profitability.

-Efficient management of staff costs within your department when required including enhancing motivation techniques and ensuring staff retention.

 

-Conscientious, flexible reliable, good attendance and timekeeping standards

-Excellent attention to detail and works with precision

-Effective project manager, able to manage workload

-Honest, trustworthy, and able to work unsupervised

-Demonstrates initiative, is creative and contributes ideas

-Pragmatic approach to problem solving without cutting corners

-Friendly, approachable, respectful and a positive team player.

-Flexible, adaptable, calm whilst working under pressure

-Professional with excellent communication skills.

-Proactive, takes ownership of daily tasks with a can-do attitude.

-Must be able to work flexibly to meet the needs of the business.

 

Job Description – the job description is written at a specific time and is subject to change as the demands of the business and role develop. The role requires flexibility and adaptability and the employees of the company need to be aware that they may be asked to perform tasks and be given responsibilities not detailed on this job description.

 

Equal Opportunities – as a company, we adhere to and promote equal employment opportunity for all, regardless of any characteristic as protected by law.

 

Data Protection – any information we receive as part of an enquiry about opportunities with Tjarks and Tjarks Design Ltd including personal contact details, CV and email address will be kept and used for recruitment purposes for a period of at least one year. You can view the Privacy Notice at https://tjarksandtjarks.com/en/job-applicant-privacy-notice/. Please contact us on careers@tjarksandtjarks.com if you wish us to delete any information you have given us and, subject to our rights and obligations under the GDPR, your information will be deleted upon request.

 

Application – we welcome direct applications either in response to one of our advertised vacancies or on a speculative basis. Please email your CV and covering letter to careers@tjarksandtjarks.com. Due to the volume of applicants only successful applicants will be contacted.

 

No search firms/agencies please