Artwork project manager

We have an exciting new opportunity for a **Category Lead (Project Manager),** based in the Netherlands, reporting to the Project Manager Team Leader.

This role will be responsible for heading up a specific area of one of our industry leading FMCG clients, working for one of the biggest skin care companies worldwide to deliver on the end-to-end process of a large number of projects.

The individual will proactively manage the client’s expectations, ensuring smooth delivery & communication at all times. Working closely with all stakeholders and graphic service partners, the ideal candidate will ensure an aligned approach to all projects & processes, driving on time delivery, full visibility and streamlined ways of working.

The individual will positively support all functions, working in a fast-paced environment and will be a key point of contact both internally and externally for their Category. The individual will also interact with production teams to create an efficient working environment, understanding priorities and achieving best outcomes.

Through accurate reporting they will recommend the best approach to achieve the clients desired results, highlighting risks and engaging support. Being commercially aware and responsive to client goals is essential.

Understanding and interpreting briefs from our client will be a huge part of this role, as such a creative background or knowledge of the packaging & artwork industry would be very much beneficial.

**Key Responsibilities:**
• Taking artwork packaging briefs from clients and on-site contacts, interpreting and delivering to the studio for production assembly
• Answering queries and artwork/packaging specific questions in relation to the brief and delivery
• Working with the team & key stakeholders to ensure all artwork projects are planned, executed and delivered in a professional manner
• Build and maintain a strong positive working relationship between the team and promote efficient and accurate working practices.
• Provide up to date and timely reporting internally and externally regarding status updates and critical path plans
• Build and maintain relationships of trust with all of the client teams and suppliers providing support and advice where appropriate
• Prioritise workloads within your category and flag/discuss potential challenges with PM Team Lead
• Work with the client to ensure delivery of fit for use artwork inputs

**Required Skills, Abilities and Qualifications:**
• Demonstrate and actively promote a positive ‘can do’ attitude
• Strong people skills and the ability to take a lead where appropriate
• Strong organisational skills with ability to multi task
• Exceptional communication skills both verbal and written
• Astute attention to detail
• Independent thinker and leader requiring minimal guidance
• Approachable and trustworthy
• Knowledge of artwork, reprographics & print industry, within brand packaging
• Professional English required, German speaking ideally
• 3 years experience in a similar position

**Flexible working- Remote or Hybrid at Amsterdam office**
**SGS & Co** is a global brand impact group delivering speed and quality through innovation and insights to drive impact for our world-class clients. We combine deep expertise in design, graphic services, production, technology, and process optimization with unmatched marketplace understanding, dynamic ideas, and client-first customer service. We bring the world’s best brands to life and set them up for success in the modern world.
SGS & Co shifts brands to impact through the strength of our people. Our team of nearly 5,000 employees across 30+ countries works collaboratively to exceed client expectations today and anticipates how we’ll need to pivot together to win tomorrow. We take pride in our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion along with our ambition to lead the industry to a more sustainable future to drive positive impact for our clients, our people, and our planet.