Design Project Manager - Print/Packaging

Seattle, Washington | Permanent | Job ID #54204 |
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Our client, a design studio, is seeking a Design Project Manager to join their team.


  • A single point of contact for project labeling and artwork content creation with end-to-end accountability connected to project status through the launch
  • Focus on upstream innovation process for new product development, package design and labeling content creation, and transition of finalized adaption design to artwork execution
  • Facilitation of the briefing process, status meetings, driving for clarity and locked decisions
  • Properly assess each project’s business objectives and develop the best strategic workflow for efficiency and success
  • Track and report project milestone status to key business partners
  • Initiate a formal escalation process to address critical issues, project scope changes or roadblocks as appropriate
  • Proactively identify areas for process and performance improvements – new processes, new management tools


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5-8 years of relevant business experience is required with strong experience in print packaging
  • Proven ability to drive the process in complex, interrelated cross-functional new product development and large-scale brand redesign projects is required
  • Demonstrated strategic business and analytical skills; including an understanding of key project management principles in the product development space and how to leverage this knowledge to make sound business recommendations in a fluid strategic environment
  • Ability to interact with all levels of management and lead productive discussions to create alignment of senior cross-functional stakeholders
  • Excellent communication verbal & written, strong interpersonal and team facilitation skills
  • Ability to drive a team forward, stay on track and reconfigure the process if significant scope changes are required
  • Comfortable in facilitating a professional, fact-based, transparent, escalation process when necessary
  • Prior agency or internal creative studio experience a plus
  • Mac literate – Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Comfortable working with offices in LA and/or NYC as needed
  • 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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