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Senior Packaging Specialist

  • Senior Packaging Specialist
  • Auckland
  • $90k - $130k
Following application, a talent agent will review your CV, cover note & portfolio against the role and will be in touch within 72 hours (it's the polite thing to do isn't it?).
  • Full Time
  • Live
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Role is with:

Kayla Horvath Senior Talent Agent

We’re on the search for a Senior Packaging Specialist (or an exceptional Intermediate) with FMCG experience and a stunning portfolio.

Our client is one of New Zealand's newest and freshest design agencies. They are on the hunt for a Senior Packing Specialist to contribute to their growing team. While the ideal candidate will be an established senior within the packaging industry, we’re open to hearing from an exceptional intermediate if your portfolio and attitude match.

The day to day of this role is autonomous, drawing on the advice of the company Director when needed. As well as advanced skills in packaging graphic design, you’ll need to be confident in the packing lifecycle from responding to a brief, to presenting the strategy behind your concepts and taking ownership of creative deliverables.

By nature, a fresh eye, ability, and passion to create outstanding design outputs are key for this role. If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you!

Required Experience:

  • 6+ years experience in FMCG packaging design (experience in the liquor industry is ideal)

  • Design Agency experience

  • Strong packing experience is Crucial 

Required Skills:

  • Prepare in written form, and present the strategy and design of a client brief, including analysis, justification and rationale for the designs
  • Liaise with clients to take the brief or gather more information
  • Liaise with internal stakeholders including the production team upon concept approval, briefing the production team and directing the artwork
  • Execute timely development and implementation of the creative concept upon approval
  • Demonstrate understanding of the whole market in big picture terms, including world trends, competitors, client needs and target market
  • A Portfolio that shows beautiful work, packaging and brand that shows highly conceptual and crafted work.
  • In-depth knowledge of the print process
  • Solid understanding of in-store activation and POS and in-store brand experience
  • Attention to detail

Desired Skills:

  • Able to consider new, creative ways to engage with clients 
  • Compelling presentation skills

Required Qualifications:

  • Tertiary qualification (preferred)

Personality & Culture Fit:

  • Good communicator
  • Humble (the team is too small for a ‘big ego’)
  • A never-ending passion for design
  • Highly organised with the ability to multi-task
  • Fun to have around 

Key Benefits:

  • Competitive salary and endless growth opportunities
  • New, city fringe office space
  • Tight-knit experienced team 


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