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Design Delivery Manager

Cincinnati, OH

Procter & Gamble is seeking a Design Delivery Manager to join our team in North America Fabric Care, designing for brands millions of people use every day, such as Tide, Gain, Downy and Bounce! We are one of the fastest growing businesses at P&G with a focus on creating innovative, inclusive and socially responsible products. At P&G, Design Delivery is a critical part of the diverse team, working together to improve the lives of the world’s consumers. We view business challenges through an empathetic lens – people centric in everything we do — as we uniquely transform strategy into irresistible designs and experiences!


The Design Delivery Manager collaborates with Design (Design Manager and internal/external design agencies), Product Supply artwork team and external partners (artwork production agencies, printers) and multi-discipline internal/external partners, on packaging artwork projects throughout the design development and design execution. To ensure that our Design Intent is consistently implemented across all product forms and variants at the First Moment Of Truth.


What You’ll Do:

  • Ensure design intent realization by utilizing deep understanding of brand equity, design principles, supply chain fit-for-use requirements, pre-press and print feasibility.
  • Plan and manage design execution work and critical path schedule using WebCenter.
  • Graphic/2D package design execution expert on multifunctional [internal & external] initiative teams, utilizing deep understanding of supply chain fit-for-use requirements, pre-press & printing, and print feasibility to ensure design intent realization. Responsible for executing with excellence.
  • Partners with pre-press & printers and global Design Delivery resources [when applicable] to assess print feasibility of design concepts, identify alternate solutions, plan & attend print trials, confirm final design intent print feasibility, ensure visual consistency delivered at shelf, and resolve quality issues
  • Plans and manages design execution work and critical path schedule, owns elevating issues, with implications, to key business partners, at-the-right-time, to enable informed decision-making and effective resolution, and drive on-time/on-quality artwork file delivery
  • Manages projects within WebCenter, a graphics lifecycle management tool. Provides low-level support regarding WebCenter to the multi-functional team.
  • Delivers Core Packaging Work, utilizing Best In Class processes, technology, tools.
  • Independently and collaboratively brings innovative ideas/search & reapply learning that drive continual improvements in quality, productivity and efficiency.
  • Proactively explores both cost savings and cost avoidance opportunities. Able to accurately track all Design Delivery metrics on a quarterly/annual basis.
  • Builds capability & mastery in self and Design delivery community, and actively drives organization/company process transformation efforts


Qualifications

Education:

  • Have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Design or equivalent Packaging Work Experience.


Requirements (Skills / Experience) for the role:

  • Strong project and time management skills, experience leading multiple high complexity projects simultaneously, with attention to detail and follow-through.
  • Strong business communication planning and execution skills both verbal and written with the ability to collect, compile and present information effectively and concisely.
  • Strong collaboration and problem solving.
  • A strong understanding of the E2E design process: from design concept through design production.
  • Fundamental understanding of design, brand identity and design standards/guidelines.
  • 2-4 years of experience in Design Production & Print (Design Agency, Pre-Press Agency, Production House, Printer) within the CPG industry (preferred).
  • Software fluency in the latest graphics, business, and AI programs: Adobe CS (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat); Microsoft (Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel); ChatGPT (or similar)
  • Print Industry/Print Quality - Deep understanding of pre-press and printing and artwork file industry standards, print production, print processes and press capabilities, inks, materials/substrates, specialty inks/finishes, proofing, and print trials
  • Comprehensive knowledge of artwork file construction and production, fit for use requirements, print process capabilities, substrates/finishes.
  • Understanding of color management, color development process, spectral color data and digital proofing. Munsell Test score of ‘Average Discrimination’ minimum, ‘Superior Discrimination’ (preferred).


Just So You Know:

All will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, citizenship, HIV/AIDS status or any other legally protected factor.


Starting Pay / Salary Range: $85-$115K


Compensation for roles at P&G varies depending on a wide array of non-discriminatory factors including but not limited to the specific office location, role, degree/credentials, relevant skill set, and level of relevant experience.


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Job Schedule: Full time

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