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Title:  Print and Artwork Technologist

City:  Market Drayton
Department:  Operations & Production
Location: 

Market Drayton, GB, TF9 3SQ Shrewsbury, GB, SY5 0BN Telford, GB, TF2 7GJ

Müller UK & Ireland is wholly owned by the Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller which employs over 24,000 people throughout Europe. In the UK, Müller develops, manufactures and markets a wide range of branded and private label dairy products made with milk from more than 1,700 British farmers. The Müller brand is ranked at No.7 in The Grocer’s Top 100 list of Britain’s Biggest Brands and is also the 7th most chosen brand in the UK.

 

Müller pride ourselves on offering support to help develop your knowledge and skills. In return for your commitment, drive and enthusiasm, we offer an attractive benefits package within a highly successful European business that offers financial rewards and resources, including bonus scheme, contributory pension, life assurance, generous holiday allowance and a flexible benefits programme.

 

We take care of all decorative aspects of Müller packaging which you’ve probably seen already this week, if not today; we are currently recruiting for a Print & Artwork Technologist for a fixed term of 6-9 months.

 

What You’ll be up to and how you’ll get it done.

 

  • Managing the artwork process across all projects requiring new print designs or print and artwork changes for the Muller business, both Branded and Private Label activity, using our online workflow tool.
  • Collaborating with multiple interfaces both internally and externally to assess project timing, aesthetics, technical influences, costs and other factors that could have an impact.
  • Managing multiple relationships: Internally: Marketing, Legal, Food Law, Packaging Development, Factory, Quality, Commercial & Sales; and externally: Private Label Retailers, Design Agencies, Repro Agencies and Suppliers to name a few.
  • Using your experience of pre-press and the packaging artwork process you’ll be able to provide Print Management expertise to assess concepts for feasibility, and artworks for printability.
  • You’ll be tapping into your problem solving skills to remedy challenges in the design for decoration process. Ensuring our printed packaging is fit for purpose; printed on time, in budget and satisfies our customer’s expectations.
  • With a keen eye for detail you’ll be assessing finished packaging to Print Quality, ensuring colour management processes are adhered to and liaising with Printers to optimise print where appropriate.
  • You will often be the voice of reason, when time is tight and/or demands aren’t sensible, you’ll be able to manage expectations and prioritise rationally.
  • You’ll need some experience of the main print methods used for food packaging, and complexities of using multiple substrates, printers and processes within a brand portfolio, along with a finger on the pulse of the Packaging Industry – the trends, challenges and innovations.
  • You’ll ideally have some experience in the FMCG environment so that you’ll be aware of the pace that we work at, the amount of projects we handle and arrive ready for a challenge!

 

Key Skills & Experience

  • Degree in design/or similar/or experience
  • Project Management
  • Office literate, especially Office 365 & experience of Artwork Approval Tools
  • Working in a remote and office based team
  • Collaborative and engaging
  • Analytical and logical
  • Curious and inquisitive
  • Resilient and self motivated

 

 

The Process
If you have the skills and experience in the above areas and would like to be considered for this role, please apply at www.mullercareers.co.uk
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