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A part of Colgate-Palmolive since 1976, Hill's Pet Nutrition offers the highest-quality pet nutrition available through product lines Prescription Diet® and Science Diet®. Veterinarians worldwide recommend and feed their own pets Hill's products more than any other brand of pet food.

Available in approximately 80 countries around the world, our extensive line of products includes more than 60 Prescription Diet brand pet foods and more than 50 Science Diet brand pet foods.

We believe all animals should be loved and cared for during their lifetimes. That is why we are proud our pet foods can make a difference in your pet's life.

A career at Hill’s Pet Nutrition or Colgate-Palmolive is an excellent opportunity if you seek a global experience, constant challenge, and development opportunities in an environment that respects work/life effectiveness.

Job Title:  Design Execution Specialist

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Sep 2, 2021
Remote working option during the current situation

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 106100 - Swidnica, Lower Silesia, Poland

The Design Execution Specialist will be responsible for coordination and management of production ready packaging artwork. The Design Execution Specialist will work cross-functionally, partnering with the global design team, photographers, marketing, engineering, regulatory, legal, artwork routing, designated artwork provider in-region and assigned print partners to deliver best in class packaging for Hill’s Pet Nutrition. The specialist will be responsible to manage the artwork process in compliance with all global artwork quality and color standards, as well as manage all invoicing once work has been completed.

 

Responsibilities: 

- Manage the EU project tracker and lead weekly status calls: maintain, and update daily, the project tracker in order to stay in alignment with the Marketing project scope.

Cross-functional team meetings: attend category meetings and provide input in regard to planning, timing and artwork providers capacity for the artwork process.

Vendor Management: Understand artwork provider workflow and photography (ensuring product samples are requested and supplied to photographer in alignment with deadlines), provide clear direction and set expectations while managing the process through File To Printer (FTP) dates.

BEAT (brand experience to artwork transition): Fully understand the global artwork process and master use of the BEAT trafficking tool. Work in lockstep with the HUB team (proof workflow managers) to keep all projects on track with the set workflow.

Pre-production meetings: participate in pre-production calls with artwork provider(s) and printers (when required) to set expectations in color/file production and quality standards to be met for each product line / project.

Print Production and Quality: work with in-region artwork provider to request ink draw-downs and set print trials when required.

Artwork Routing Process: work with HUB to ensure artwork development moves through BEAT as expected and FTP (File to Printer) dates are met.

- Proof reviews: review all proofs (soft proofs in BEAT and press side mechanical hard proofs) of each sku for approval, then forward to the appropriate print partner for use during production.

Billing and PO creation: work in PPM (portfolio management tool) to create budget requests (GT#’s) for active projects. Work in EBuy for PO creation and release purchase orders for EU artwork and plate production.

 

Qualification:

- College degree in communications, graphics, business or related field; and/or comparable industry experience;

- 3+ Years experience In Graphics Industry;

- 3+ Years experience in Corporate Environment is a plus;

- Bachelor degree and equivalent experience;

- Working knowledge in Adobe CS applications (Illustrator and Photoshop);

Highly competent in a combined Mac/PC environment; advanced skills with office software;

- Excellent interpersonal skills, including being a team player with multiple departments and personalities;

- Ability to enjoy and thrive while working independently most of the time;

- Strong written and verbal skills with superior knowledge and use of the English language;

- Well versed in advertising, graphic arts and marketing principles;

- Meticulously organized and remarkably detail oriented;

Self-directed and self-motivated, with ability to be thorough, ethical and proactive;

- Professional engagement with vendor partner contacts; requesting ongoing feedback for personal growth.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, veteran status (United States positions), or any other characteristic protected by law.

Are you interested in working for Colgate-Palmolive? You can apply online and attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV. Applications received by e-mail are not considered in the selection process. Become part of our team. We look forward to your application.

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. Colgate sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sorriso, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sanex, Elta MD, PCA Skin, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet. 

For more information about Colgate’s global business, visit the Company’s web site at http://www.colgatepalmolive.com. To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® oral health education program, please visit http://www.colgatebsbf.com. To learn more about Hill's and the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love program please visit http://www.hillspet.com. To learn more about Tom’s of Maine  please visit  http://www.tomsofmaine.com.

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact Application_Accommodation@colpal.com with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.


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