Project Manager: Private Label (Packaging Design Operations)

Manage the packaging design operational process from briefing to delivery, driving efficient administrative and operational executionProject manage concept design production, ensuring timeous handover to the packaging production teams to support on-time deliveryPrioritise the delivery of strategic projects, collaborate with the NPD Project Manager and packaging teams, ensure projects are delivered within agreed standards and timeframesProvide clear direction to the concept production team and external packaging resources so as to ensure well-clarified briefs and alignment on all aspects of the production process across all stakeholdersEnsure changes to project scope, timings and costs are managed, reported and escalated as requiredContinuously monitor project progress, escalating potential risks or bottlenecks while ensuring risks are suitably managed to eliminate or mitigate to an appropriate levelPrepare accurate and timeous project status reports and maintain active communication with stakeholders on project milestones and deliverablesSupervise the daily operations of creative, production and photography as well as the Private Label team and external agenciesDevelop processes for optimum concept design and packaging execution that meet the needs and expectations of customersBuild and maintain stakeholder relationships by ensuring consistent implementation and execution of best practices in project scoping, estimating and productionManage budgets and client billings, including ongoing tracking of project costs against agreed budget and maintaining current and accurate information on purchase order statusOngoing maintenance, review, and refinement of existing processes and provide recommendations for process improvements to the Private Label Manager and photography as well as the Private Label team and external agenciesQualifications:Degree or Diploma in Business, Marketing or a related field (essential)Experience:4+ years experience in a similar capacity or role with demonstrated experience managing and executing packaging design operational deliverables through a complete project lifecycle (essential)Demonstrated background in packaging design and production along with a good understanding of packaging design trends, technologies and regulations (essential)Well-developed knowledge of project management principles, methods and techniques (essential)Experience developing business cases and managing project budgets (essential)Strong proficiency in MS Office (essential)Knowledge and Skills:Client focusInterpersonal skills and personal influence
Cape Town, WC, ZA