Design Manager - Packaging

North East England
£ Highly Competitive + Pension + 25 Days Holiday + Bank Holidays
12 Feb 2018
12 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time



£ Highly Competitive + Pension + 25 Days Holiday + Bank Holidays

Our client is a specialist in the manufacture of high quality packaging products,  they are currently looking to recruit a Design Manager to manage the local design facility and establish packaging design specifications to meet the customers requirements.

The successful candidate will also be responsible for working with the Customer, Sales and Operations to develop design for manufacture packaging solutions in line with both the needs of the customer and the business.


  • To manage the design function/team, allocating work and determining priorities
  • To undertake pack development projects
  • To identify efficient manufacturing routes
  • Able to carry out pack reviews for customers
  • To meet / visit customers and discuss project briefs as appropriate
  • Manage two Designers and be responsible for all management / development duties for these team members
  • To produce and present completed project material to customers
  • To manage specific design led customers
  • To be the lead technical support within these customers
  • To delegate and monitor work with a clear brief and dead line
  • To liaise with production personnel and improve design for manufacture
  • To liaise with personnel in other functions especially graphic design and sales
  • To produce design prototypes as appropriate
  • Reporting directly to the Regional Sales Director

Skills & Experience:

  • To have proven experience of computer aided design tools
  • An in-depth understanding of the different applications and performance of the range of pack styles
  • Have an aptitude to manage
  • Knowledge of production capabilities
  • An in-depth understanding of the appropriateness of  different materials and pack styles
  • An understanding of the commercial implications of different materials and pack styles
  • To be computer literate especially when using Microsoft packages
  • A self-motivated individual with an organised approach and   excellent communication skills
  • The efficient use of company technical software