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We strive to be the leading marketer, manufacturer and seller of organic and natural products by anticipating and exceeding consumer expectations in product quality, innovation, value and convenience. We are committed to growing our Company while continuing to implement environmentally sound business practices and manufacturing processes.  To achieve our goals, we need the very best team of employees. We look forward to developing our future with you.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Manager, Graphic Services (Full-time / Toronto)

Hain Celestial Canada, a division of the US-based Hain Celestial Group, is a leading organic and natural products company with operations in North America, Europe and India. We provide consumers with superior food and personal care products for a healthier way of life.  We are currently seeking a qualified individual to fill the role of GRAPHIC SERVICES MANAGER.

The Graphic Services Manager is responsible for managing and executing internal brand and graphic design projects for Hain-Celestial Canada. Ensuring on-time execution, flawless production artwork, ready for turnover to various printers for a variety of Marketing and Corporate initiatives.

The ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced and deadline driven environment, which requires the candidate to be highly organized and able to work well under pressure.

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Graphic design -  print related materials (packaging, advertising, brochures, sell sheets, posters, POP, digital) - 70%
• Project Management - 25%
• Maintain Workflow Systems - 5%

Graphic Design (70%)


• Design, production and maintenance of marketing assets including but not limited to: packaging, print advertising, print-ready collateral material, web and digital graphics
• Participate in internal briefing meetings and pre-production meetings with internal teams as required
• Brainstorm and implement creative concepts consistent with brand strategies
• Oversee printer proof and printing process to ensure colors of graphics match with brand aesthetics
• Source freelancer designers and provide creative direction and support as needed
• Establish and actively monitor critical paths
• Ensure all information is correct and thorough, prior to artwork going out for approvals
• Communicate with Marketing regularly throughout the project
• Utilize relevant software to create and or modify digital files
• Provide hard copy proofs or PDF’s for approval circulation and sign off
• Manage photography/illustration process (securing artists, estimates, shoot dates, product delivery, call sheet, set up preproduction meeting)
• Assure smooth project transition from the design phase to the production phase; interact with
Package Engineering, Print Production Manager & Production Partners to ensure smooth workflow
• Working as part of a team with brand managers, key account managers, other designers, printers and agencies

Project Management (25%)

• Manage the flow of incoming projects, timelines and information into the project management tool
• Provide daily communications to the marketing teams and Manager about project status
• Manages graphic design projects to ensure timely completion of objectives and deliverables
• Proactively organize work-flow to meet deadlines
• Exercise time management skills and ensure smooth execution of projects (both internal and external)
• Efficiently prioritize various internal needs to ensure timely action
• Anticipate challenges and prioritize effectively
• Strive to provide knowledge and deliver service which exceeds expectation
• Gain confidence of internal staff and external partner teams throughout consistent attention to detail, good judgment and people skills
• Ensure tone and manner used with suppliers is professional and in keeping with the company’s guiding principles

Maintain Workflow Systems (5%)

• Utilize all Hain-Celestial communication forms to ensure project related information is stored in Hain database (briefs, project management tool, etc.)
• Preparation of project timelines and revise as the scope of a project changes
• Provide change orders to Managers
• Monitor design and production hours on Project Management System
• Source quotes for outside services as required; illustration, photography, prepress, sales sample printing, and mock-ups
• Ensure thorough documentation of information
• Maintain accurate records and filing systems (physical and digital) for ease of future reference
• Maintain and organize data base / asset management of all art files (Graphics Resource Library)

Additional responsibilities that are concurrent with outlined duties:

• Embrace Company’s Guiding Principles:

o Create a positive and lasting impression for your colleagues
o Provide insight, leadership, exercise professionalism, and dedication to create flawless artwork and exceptional design
o Support a corporate culture that is positive, fulfilling, and rewarding

COMPETENCIES

• Strong Mac skills are necessary, including Internet and email
• Good use of Word, Excel and PowerPoint
• Excellent computer literacy in relevant programs; Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and Font management software
• Excellent project management skills, with a strong attention to detail from concept development through production for flawless end results
• Familiarity with team-based project management software (i.e. Asana) and graphics project management tools (i.e. Blue)
• Excellent knowledge of typography and design principles
• Strong knowledge of the principles of package design, editorial design as well as promotional and advertising design
• Excellent knowledge of die lines, Health Canada mandatories, government guidelines and copy regulations
• Strong attention to detail
• Excellent time management ability to meet strict deadlines and work under pressure
• Ability to multitask on many different projects at the same time
• Ability to be flexible to changing requirements
• Excellent understanding of priority projects
• Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
• Ability to work independently or work well within a team environment
• Ability to take direction and proactively see tasks to completion

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

• Completion of post-secondary education from a certified Graphics Program
• Bachelors of Design and/or specifically a Graphics Design degree an asset
• Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in a similar role within an agency or in-house design studio environment

Hain-Celestial Canada, ULC. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, disability, age, or veteran status. Reasonable accommodations are available upon request.

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