Style Guide Manager

Job Summary:

The Style Guide Manager will be required to learn about the brand guidelines department and all required processes.  Assisting in all required tasks to support the department, with the aim to manage brand guideline projects  and lead client conversations.  A keen interest and/or experience in packaging design and artwork and writing brand/corporate guidelines is an advantage.  Fluency in German language skills, efficiency and an eye for detail are essential, along with the ambition and drive to grow with the company.

The Company:

Tjarks and Tjarks has 30 years-experience of designing and producing brands that win at the retail shelf.  Our clients trust us time and again, over decades, to lead them through the changing dynamics of the shopper world and to design packaging that ensures their brands are picked first. We deliver our 360 design to artwork philosophy efficiently, faithfully and accurately, across the globe.  We create and produce as one seamless, joined up team of experts, all under one roof.

Overall Responsibility:

  • You will learn quickly where required about the entire brand guideline process, your aim will be to assist the department and in time manage brand guidelines projects, making sure they are running smoothly and ensuring new and existing guidelines are to the highest standard.
  • Assist and manage in time staff scheduling, weekly guidelines meetings and ensure a cost efficient turnaround of all guidelines within budget.
  • Assist and manage in time the complete internal and external lifecycle of all brand guidelines, ensuring that all tasks are carried out to the required standard.
  • Ensure consistent high standards andcompletion of all projects to deadlines.
  • In time to take the lead on client calls, engaging and directing clients strategically where required, and maintaining and developing long lasting client relationships.
  • Ensure 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.
  • Provide expert advice to the design and artwork departments about which master elements of the new brands need to be prepared, artworked or retouched before work can commence on the guidelines.
  • Systematically and logically analyse projects, and advise on the most logical structure and content of guidelines.
  • Understand which elements of the new brands need to be included, explained and detailed in the guidelines.
  • Foresee, identify, discuss and solve any potential problems in relation to creating new brands.
  • Oversee the setting up of new guidelines in German and English, based on existing templates and guideline examples including the design and layout of individual pages.  Assist creatively if required.
  • Ensure that all design examples within the guidelines are consistent and fully comply with all associated guidelines.
  • Ensure that guidelines are clear, logical, comprehensive and easy to understand; liaise internally to discuss, manage and implement changes until final approval.

Job Skills and Qualifications:

  • You will have a background or a keen interest in packaging artwork and design, and/or good knowledge in print processes
  • Experience in crafting detailed corporate guidelines, brand guidelines, style guides or annual reports is advantageous, you will have the ability to learn this quickly
  • You will be fluent in both German and English, writing and speaking
  • You must be a conceptual thinker and have a highly logical, systematic approach to your work
  • You have an eagle eye to ensure a consistent, high level of precision and accuracy – you will guarantee the technical accuracy of all guidelines documentation
  • Experience of people management and motivation would be advantageous
  • You will have the drive and ambition to grow with the company, and to take ownership of the brand guidelines department in time
  • You thrive in a deadline-driven and fast paced project environment
  • You like to work collaboratively across teams
  • You take complete ownership of all assigned projects from initial briefing through to final presentation
  • You have excellent time managment and organisational skills
  • You have the ability to work independently managing multiple concurrent projects
  • You ensure that all deadlines are met within project budgets
  • You champion our high standards
  • You are fluent in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • Confident, motivated and positive attitude
  • You’re able to work flexibly to meet the needs of the business


  • Conscientious, reliable, good attendance and timekeeping standards
  • Excellent attention to detail and works with precision
  • Effectively 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.

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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 Due to the volume of applicants only successful applicants will be contacted.

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