Project Manager (French Speaking)

20000.00 - 22000.00 GBP Annual + DOE
31 Jul 2019
28 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Project Manager - French Speaking

Initial 2-month contract to start ASAP (may go perm!)


SALARY; Up to GBP22K Negotiable depending on experience

Company: Working for a global packaging and branding agency on some of the major FMCG clients


The Project Manager is a key partner for all stakeholders in the graphics packaging process.

The Project Manager is the go-to person for all packaging graphics projects during the production phases and operates as the conduit between the Client and the Production Studio. Demonstrates a high level of ability and skill in project management capacities and partners with other key stakeholders to ensure the clients expectations are satisfied or exceeded.

The Project Manager displays a moderate to strong ability to engage with Design Agencies in the management of artwork, colour targets and colour expectations. With a basic technical knowledge that allows him/her to engage in simple technical discussions and participate in presentations that allow to streamline the colour management of colour targets. Coordinates projects from estimation to completion for assigned client(s). Serves as the main day-to-day contact on current projects for clients, internal departments, and vendors.

The Project Manager resolves issues of certain complexity using a basic and reasonable technical knowledge (training will be provided). Maintains client relationships by ensuring the delivery of high-quality services and solutions


Relationship Management

Foster and maintain positive working relationships with both external and internal clients.
Be commercially driven and responsive to client needs.
Act as the main contact for the branded account teams and project teams internally.
Work closely with the Account Director and give required support as necessary by providing accurate information for inclusion in proposals as needed Process

Collate all artwork elements ready for production handover.
Organise and lead pre-production meetings with all stakeholders to discuss optimum print set up, expectations and timings.
Brief and co-ordinate any colour development or print trials required.
Oversee the project through the production phases working closely with the production studio.
Work as a liaison between Account Directors and Production teams to promote process improvements and better ways of working.
First point of escalation for any issues.
Management of all Artwork, Reprographic & plate cost capture and invoicing process. Requirements:

Language skills: English & French.
Robust previous experience of critical path management and cradle to grave packaging graphics development
Productive under pressure and hands on when required. Able to work in a fast-paced, hectic environment
Strong collaboration skills, with the ability to work with multiple partners and peers across organisation to achieve project and operational results
Ability to deal effectively with difficult customer situations displaying a superior level of client service
Proactive approach, hardworking and commercially aware.
Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with internal clients and/or external
clients (e.g. printers, product manufacturers, service providers, and/or clients).
handle a heavy workload, to prioritize work, and to meet assigned deadlines.
Ability to translate client requests into technical instructions for production.
Strong organisational skills along with ability to multi task.
Proactively seeks opportunities to increase knowledge, skills and abilities.
Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
Ability to make quick decisions
Excellent Project management skills
Strong time management skills
Good attention to detail.
Flexible and hardworking.
A team player, with an efficient and proactive approach.
Smart appearance and professional attitude.
Approachable and trustworthy.
PC literate - Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat with experience of industry web based briefing and approval systems
Methodical but flexible approach (working/following processes), good attention to detail
Strong analytical, problem solving, critical thinking and innovative solution capabilities.TO APPLY please email your full CV details to us and we will be in touch. All applications are strictly confidential and your details will not be shared with any organisation without your express permission and consent.

Key words; account manager / traffic manager / project manager / prepress / packaging / artwork / graphics / flexographic / gravure / lithographic / POP / POS / Point of sale / point of purchase / project coordinator / project administrator / client services / project coordinator / marketing / French / france