Packaging Design & Development Manager

Amsterdam
European Business Unit – Marketing /
Full-time /
On-site
COMPANY DESCRIPTION

At Beyond Meat, we started with simple questions. Why do you need an animal to create meat? Why can’t you build meat directly from plants? Thus, we make plant-based meats that allow families to eat more, not less, of the traditional dishes they love while feeling great about the health, sustainability, and animal welfare benefits of plant protein. Our goal is to bring exciting change to the plate—and Beyond.

Beyond Meat is in search of a talented Packaging Design & Development Manager to join our dynamic and agile Beyond Marketing Team in EMEA. We're seeking a passionate, enthusiastic, and detail-oriented professional with experience in creative packaging design and/or packaging project management, in combination with understanding of creative production. This role involves collaborating with cross-functional internal teams and external partner vendors to ensure the timely execution of all creative projects, particularly focusing on packaging in a broad sense.
 
This is a hybrid role of creative packaging management and production. The technical understanding of print packaging practices and procedures are a must have to be successful in this position.
The Packaging Design & Development Manager will report to the Senior Innovation Product Manager with a dotted line to the Global Senior Design Director located in the U.S. 
 
TASKS, DUTIES, & GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES
      Manage creative development and packaging production.
      Drive all packaging and creative design projects ensuring key milestones are met, inclusive of approval routings, etc.
      Responsible for all aspects of the creative workflow and production process, including future thinking to streamline processes.
      Track projects through all phases from requests through approvals and distribution of final assets to ensure the accuracy and timely execution of projects
      Proofread and review creative work for content accuracy
      Management of asset portal
      Ability to manage complex and multiple priorities at one time
      Reviews incoming briefs and visual requests, schedules project kickoff meetings, and assigns projects to the team
      Collaborate with the Marketing team to develop best-in-class creative briefs to execute impactful campaigns.
      Function as key contact, both internally and externally, for creative packaging projects.
      Address packaging, design, and brand questions by communicating with project leads.
      Ability to interpret brand needs and communicate them back to the internal and external creative teams
      Partners cross-functionally with other departments to move projects forward
      Build and maintain strong, positive working relationships within the team, promoting efficient and accurate working practices.
      Establish and nurture relationships of trust with stakeholders, suppliers, and partners by providing support and advice where appropriate.
      Ability to be efficiently strategic and provide practical guidance to team members across various channels, including print, packaging and digital.
      Provide valuable insights and recommendations to achieve business goals and objectives.
      Be in a consumer mindset while putting the business first.
      Have basic understanding of packaging production files - eps, ai, psd, pdfs file formats
 
QUALIFICATIONS
 Education, Technical Skills, and/or Previous Experience:
      4/5 plus years of experience as a Packaging Developer, Creative Project Manager or similar role
      Strong knowledge of project management methods - waterfall, agile, scrum
      Familiarity with print production guidelines and food packaging regulations
      Basic knowledge of Adobe ­Creative Suite
      Strong project management platform knowledge [ex: Wrike, Asana, Monday, etc.]
      Intermediate understanding of Google Drive Suite and Microsoft Office applications
      Strong project management skills, secure deadlines and on time delivery of responsible projects.
      Astute attention to detail leaving no stone unturned in delivering excellence.
      Independent thinker and leader. Resourceful, requiring minimal guidance.
      Knowledge of artwork, reprographics & print industry, particularly within branded packaging
      Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written – clear and effective communication is key to our success. Advanced English is required, and if you're Dutch/ German-speaking, that's a plus!


Beyond Meat is an equal employment opportunity employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, gender identify, sexual orientation, national origin, liability for military service, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. If you are interested in learning the status of your application, please note you will be contacted directly by the appropriate human resources contact person if you are selected for further consideration. Beyond Meat reserves the right to defer or close a vacancy at any time.

For all U.S. based roles: Applicants must be authorized to work for a U.S. employer. This role is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship at this time.