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Artwork Project Manager / Marketing / Labelling - £20 - 28 PerHr

Company: Elevate Direct Ltd
Location: Maidenhead, Reading
Reference: PH-AL-ATWPM-080817
Closing Date: 08 Sep 17
Type: Contract
Salary (£): Competitive

Job Summary:

Artwork Project Manager / Maidenhead / 9 Months Contract / 20 to 28 GBP (Per Hour)


Artwork Project Manager / Maidenhead / 9 Months Contract / 20 to 28 GBP (Per Hour)

Department: Hub Marketing – Northern Europe

Reports To: Artwork Project Management Lead NE

Artwork Project Manager - The Role

Manage and support the overall implementation of packaging change identifying impact issues for all new packaging developments, artwork changes and new product launches to meet UK, IRE, EAME & Global Branding.

Operational Requirements

  • Ensure that packs and packaging materials are accurate and specified in accordance with the requirements of a high-level business performance, GMP (European Guide to Good Manufacturing Practice) and J&J Global Change Control Guidelines. This includes the checking and approving of amendments to existing or new packaging.
  • Management of the local change control process with Regulatory, Supply Chain Planners, Quality Assurance and Inter-Company and Third Party Manufacturing to ensure changes occur within Regulatory and Legal constraints of implementation.
  • Partner with Marketing to deliver NPI & Rebrand Activity for UK & IRE. Over-see artwork process from pre-production briefing through to press pass.
  • Liaison with Artwork Houses, Production, Hub Operations, Distribution and Storage to ensure all technical packaging requirements are fulfilled. Adhere to bespoke operating processes as defined by J&J.
  • Management of Artwork Approval Process to deliver Final Artwork in line with the CPA. Providing information regarding printed packaging materials to internal departments and appropriate outside agencies.
  • Partner with key stakeholders to deliver customised packaging solutions e.g. security; promo, SRP. Manage specific quality related re-pack activity e.g. over-labelling.
  • Provide artwork to support In-House Image Library and manage the commercial availability of Artwork to external providers.
  • Deliver Key Strategic Projects as deemed necessary to support Johnson & Johnson Consumer Healthcare Business objectives.

Technical Accountability

  • To advise technical and business constraints of printed packaging components for new and existing company products from design stage through to actual production.
  • Actively participate in internal and external packaging change meetings. Pro-actively preparing and communicating project status to support implementation timings.
  • Create artwork brief’s and effectively manage required steps with the Artwork Design

Agency relating to technical requirements and timing constraints.

  • To consistently review and update existing packs and packaging components, ensuring that consideration is given to all relevant factors including:

o Marketing requirements for presentation of product and company image.

o Regulatory requirements for data accuracy and implementation deadlines.

o Technical requirements for Production, Distribution and Storage.

o Legal, commercial and environmental constraints.

  • Manage and co-ordinate new project development with marketing, regulatory and design agencies to support UK, IRE & European affiliates ensuring effective project timings and plans are in place to meet the necessary business constraints.
  • Check artwork as per guidelines including design and layout, colour, over printing, Braille, etc and ensure the process of artwork change takes place within GMP guidelines and is documented accordingly. Authorisation of final proofs prior to ordering / printing componentry.
  • Ensure that codes and information in associated company systems are correctly generated and issued in a timely manner.
  • Initiate and track project using Johnson & Johnson change control procedures eg Change Request Document (CRD) / Euro Code Request (ECR).
  • To provide technical assistance to other company departments, contract packaging companies, companies whose products we market, including acting as team member for project teams looking at packaging relating activities e.g. attending print runs of new product components. Generation of sub-contract instructions.
  • To indirectly support the Artwork Technologist with any technical requirements and information e.g. electronic data and drawings to ensure project timings are achieved taking into consideration artwork constraints.
  • To prepare and submit accurate costings for new and changed products to be produced or packed at third party.


  • Through trade associations, technical journals, seminars and other sources identify future trends, legal requirements and other changes that may influence our packaging operations.
  • Carry out regular process/systems reviews to highlight areas of improvement for the benefit of the J&J business. Develop and implement strategic procedures with new suppliers to comply with GMP.


HND Level in business studies or equivalent.

Degree level in a science related subject (preferred).

Qualification: Institute of Packaging Diploma.


  • 3-5 years FMCG and/or 2yrs in the Pharmaceutical/OTC Industry within a similar role
  • Knowledge of J&J Company systems an advantage, together with co-ordination experience in multi-department projects.
  • Purchasing related and Logistics knowledge also required.
  • Excellent communication skills (ability to communicate across all levels of the business both internally and externally).
  • Negotiation Skills – ability/evidence of experience having to negotiate across multiple stakeholders

Key Competencies:

Results and Performance Driven

  • Holds self accountable for compliant & flawless execution
  • Takes personal responsibility for decisions and delivering results
  • Takes action to build customer value
  • Eagerly accepts stretch goals

Strategic Thinking

  • Makes complex issues easy for others to understand
  • Effectively manages and adapts to change
  • Thinks strategically to create growth, improve financial performance, and gain global competitive advantage.

Sense of Urgency

  • Quickly assimilates information
  • Persists in face of obstacles or challenges
  • Creates a sense of urgency for direct reports and team members to meet objectives

Collaboration & Teaming

  • Build strong, productive relationships
  • Demonstrates ability to work with teams and individuals
  • Assert personal ideas and opinions using persuasion to influence others

Prudent Risk Taking

  • Build strong, productive relationships
  • Makes decisions based upon facts
  • Demonstrates the courage to stand alone on ideas and opinions which differ from others

This description is not exhaustive and does not devote or limit the scope of your role. In addition, you will be required to undertake any other reasonable duties or changes of responsibility in accordance with business need.

The Client

Johnson & Johnson is an American multinational medical devices, pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods manufacturer founded in 1886.


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