Design Account Manager - Print/Packaging

Seattle, Washington | Permanent | Job ID #54221 |
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Our client, a design studio, is seeking a Design Account Manager to join their team.


  • Lead and monitor projects on a day-to-day basis in coordination with the LA team
  • Establish and build strong relationships with co-workers and clients
  • Ensure daily client communication, collaboration, and resolution
  • Review deliverables to make sure the work meets client requirements. Ensure that work is completed on time and within budget
  • Participate in client meetings as appropriate
  • Develop proposals and scope of work documents:
  • Involve Creative and Production leads on proposal development
  • Plan projects to meet goals within constraints of time, cost and material specifications
  • Create and contribute to detailed project timelines that identify key milestones for all stakeholders and resources
  • Efficiently manage challenges due to scope-creep, changed requirements, missed deadlines etc. with the assistance of key stakeholders
  • Provide input for scheduling internal and external resources in collaboration w/ Creative and Production Leads
  • Document client feedback and effectively communicate back to the team
    Gain alignment with client and internal team before proceeding. Act as the “eyes and ears” for LA team on the ground with our clients in Seattle
  • Resolve conflicts in a positive way addressing issues and contributing solutions
  • Juggle multiple clients and projects while maintaining sharp attention to detail
  • Keep the Account Team and Executive Management informed of the status of each account, plans and key meetings
  • Manage invoicing and provide weekly job financials including job profitability and new
  • project pipeline


  • 3-5 years’ experience in a fast-paced packaging/print CPG-focused creative environment
  • Experience with consumer packaging, branding, brand ID systems, guidelines, architecture, line extension, pack adaptations, and finalization
  • Experience working on CPG projects from concept to completion
  • Quick to absorb and analyze large amounts of information
  • Enthusiastic, energetic, imaginative, creative problem solver
  • Approachable, outgoing and diplomatic
  • A clear communicator, in person and writing
  • Skilled at listening, negotiation, presenting and motivating others
  • Mac literate – Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite is a big plus
  • Comfortable creating and working with Google share documents; able to create detailed and concise timelines and action plans
  • Comfortable working as part of a team in a communal and collaborative atmosphere
  • Comfortable working with the LA studio remotely
  • Strong knowledge of creative development and printing production processes
  • Aware of current brands and commercial trends, especially as they relate to design and packaging development
  • Ability to travel when necessary

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Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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