VGP Recruitment

DTP Manager – Packaging

DTP Finished Artist – Creative (Integrated), Packaging Designer – Creative (Integrated)
Cape Town – Western Cape

We have a tremendous on-site opportunity for an accomplished Mid – Senior DTP Manager to join the in-house packaging design studio at a renowned retailer’s Cape Town HQ.
The role of DTP Manager is tasked with delivering excellence in the roll-out of all the brand’s packaging. You’ll need to make sure that all technical and industry print standards are met with accuracy and precision to deliver on business objectives. You will ensure that all roll-out packaging artwork requirements and standards are maintained. Liaising with external services as needed and offering technical guidance and consultation to staff and users of the service.
We’re looking for a candidate with solid packaging DTP packaging experience. Your previous experience working in FMCG packaging brands will be useful. The client is looking for a DTP Manager with meticulous attention to detail. Is it you? Apply today!
  • To oversee and manage all Packaging DTP Operators
  • To ensure style guides, business processes, daily deliverables and technical industry standards are met with precision
  • To ensure that all checks are 100% accurate against style guides
  • To ensure thorough and meticulous repro checking all internal and external artwork ensuring accuracy of all final print ready artworks
  • To sign off on printers’ proofs
  • To advise on cost-effective print specs and print formats
  • To ensure the delivery of artwork according to the critical path and deadlines
  • To ensure all design disciplines are followed i.e. line rules, image corrections, retouching and final art checks
  • To review and edit text, graphics, or other materials created by writers and designers
  • To ensure and support the final artwork branding elements and packaging
  • To ensure interpretation and alignment to all briefs whilst maintaining brand consistency
  • To deliver specified outcomes and provide others with expert advice while working within established brand programs and briefs
  • To maintain the Packaging Server archives, filing all artwork in a systematic, easy-to-navigate way and saving all external supplier final packaged artworks
  • To provide a strong support base to Packaging Creative Head to maintain brand consistency and set high design standards across the brand’s Private Label.
The successful candidate must have/be:
  • Degree/ Diploma in Packaging Desktop Publishing, Graphic design, Advertising, and Art Direction (or related qualification)
  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience in Packaging Desktop Publishing (desirable in retail/FMCG marketing), with at least 3 years’ experience in graphic design
  • Technical print knowledge and industry standards
  • Style guides
  • Graphic design knowledge
  • Packaging design skills
  • Packaging construction knowledge
  • Able to check printers’ proofs
  • Accurate
  • Solid attention to detail
  • Retouching ability
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Presentation skills
  • People management skills
  • Able to lead and supervise
  • Working with people
  • Applying expertise and technology
  • Analytical
  • Delivering results & meeting customer expectations
  • Able to cope with pressures and setbacks.
  • Please submit a PDF/link to a relevant portfolio along with your CV on application.
Should you not receive a response within 10 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.
Preference will be given, but not limited to, candidates from designated groups in terms of the Employment Equity Act.
City: Cape Town
Level of Expertise: Mid-Senior
Remuneration: Negotiable
Reference Number: #Chris2417
VGP Recruitment


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