Camden, New Jersey


Job Description

NTT DATA, Inc., a top 10 global IT services company, has an Associate Design Manager position for our direct client in Camden, NJ

To apply for this position, please follow the link below or send your resume directly to
Kim.Ladka@nttdata.com. For more information please call Kim Ladka at 732-362-2602.

Position Overview

The Associate Design Manager position is focused on the creative process and efficiency with a bias for action orientation. The ADM brings an experienced aptitude for managing creative programs and activities, design timelines, budgets, etc.

The qualified ADM candidate is intimately familiar with the design development process, has respect for design excellence and a passion for project efficiency and information accuracy. The primary responsibility is to manage the package design process from initial contact with Marketing through production, ensuring that the final product meets strategic brand and business objectives.

The successful ADM exhibits strengths and is a key contributor in five areas:

• Understands business needs and priorities for specific brand or line of businesses
• Acts as a Client of commercialization and process excellence for the assigned brands (or lines of business)
• Understands specific project needs and pressure points, and then manages project activities in creative and customized ways to supports those needs
• Is a strong advocate for quality, speed and accuracy
• Confidently challenges conventional practices when necessary to meet objectives

Reporting:
• Reports to Senior Design Manager
• Strong cross-functional relationship with BPLs, Regulatory, Legal, Kitchens, R& Packaging
• Direct liaison to Brand Marketing and design agencies

Responsibilities:
• Manages design projects (including new package design, line extensions and adaptive packaging development), working directly with creative and production resources to maintain the effectiveness of the package design process.
• Guides creative development with an action orientation and mindset to ensure that all deliverables meet business objectives and continue to build & support the product portfolio.
• Leads where appropriate or facilitates key meetings with Brand Marketing (briefing discussions, project kick-offs, creative reviews, etc.) with professionalism and focus, insuring all materials needed to conduct the meeting are available.
• Develops and manages project budgets including negotiating costs with agencies to work within any budget constraints and tailor scope/deliverables to meet Marketing needs.
• Manages timelines in compliance with existing package design process steps to ensure design excellence and commercialization milestones.
• Coordinates with production resources to manage color-proofing, retouching and press checks for every project managed.
• Coordinates photo shoots with creative agencies and internal brand & cross-functional teams to ensure all needs/materials for shoot are available.
• Represents the Strategic Design team in cross-functional meetings to insure clear communication of design needs and deliverables.
• Participates and contributes input into weekly departmental staff meeting, including ownership of Design update documents to Senior Management.
• Insures that design solutions (from design through production) meet Brand Identity Standards and accurately and consistently fulfill the requirements for which they were intended.

Required Skills:
• 5+ years experience in Food Industry Design Management or managing the commercialization process.
• Bachelor Degree is preferred, though not required (Business, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, or comparable)
• Strong project management leadership and customer service skills.
• Ability to multi-task and manage a multitude of projects simultaneously, and to ensure that critical deadlines are met while ensuring high quality and cost-effective delivery of services.
• Ability to manage through ambiguity, conflict and tight timeline demands successfully by using creative problem solving and design thinking skills.
• Strong communication, presentation and organizational skills with strong attention to detail.
• Working knowledge and understanding of photography, production, proofing, color separations and print
• Ability to work independently as well as within a cross-functional team to define problems and create customized solutions.
• Strong understanding of retail markets/channels and current trends
• A natural thirst for and commitment to quality and a focus on uncompromising level of performance.

The Company is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs. The Company will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran or marital status, or any other class protected by law. To comply with applicable laws ensuring equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, the Company will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or an employee unless undue hardship to the Company would result.

NTT DATA Services is a leading IT services provider and global innovation partner with 130,000 professionals based in over 50 countries. NTT DATA recently acquired Dell Services. NTT DATA Services emphasizes long-term commitment and combines global reach and local intimacy to provide premier professional services, including consulting, application services, business process, IT outsourcing, and cloud-based solutions. We are a part of NTT Group, one of the world's largest technology services companies, generating more than $100 billion in annual revenues and partner to 80% of the Fortune 100. Visit www.nttdataservices.com to learn how our consultants, projects, managed services, and outsourcing engagements deliver value for a wide range of businesses and government agencies.



Camden, New Jersey

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