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Jr. Marketing/Packaging Project Coordinator

Grand Rapids, MI 49544 | Work from home flexibility

Posted: 03/13/2023 Job Type: Contract Industry: Other (HR, Admin, Mkt, Sales) Job Number: 21547 Pay Rate: $ 19.00 - $ 22.00

Job Description

Our client, a family-owned Midwestern grocery/retailer that strives to better the lives of people in all communities is in need of a Jr. Marketing/Packaging Project Coordinator.
Hybrid Schedule: M-W in office; Th-F work from home.
Office: Grand Rapids, MI
This position executes its Own Brand packaging development for assigned products, categories, and/or brands.
 Duties and Responsibilities:
 - Facilitates and executes packaging development process in close collaboration with key partners in Brand, Product Development, Regulatory/QA, and Sourcing.
 - Facilitates and organizes critical project meetings including competitive reviews, kick-offs, interim reviews, and presentations to core teams.
 - Participates in Cross-Functional Team meetings and provides detailed packaging updates to business teams and leaders.
 - Develops and maintains packaging project timelines for all assigned projects; responsible for consistently communicating with all stakeholders throughout the entire project.
 - Executes packaging development against established timelines to meet ship dates.
 - Gathers and shares all packaging information for projects with internal partners and external resources including competitive samples, design briefs, deadlines, packaging copy, or other essential information.
 - Reviews creative and production art in collaboration with cross-functional team to ensure brand consistency and information accuracy
 - Reviews and manages artwork routing and approval process for assigned projects; facilitates issue resolution with expert partners
 - Reviews new project requests and external packaging estimates with the 1st Assistant Manager or Director.
 - Supports Manager, Print and Production, and Packaging Project Manager in Owned Brand Packaging initiatives.
 - Supports and participates in PKG Department administrative and special projects as assigned
 - This job profile is not meant to be all-inclusive of the responsibilities of this position; may perform other duties as assigned or required.

Job Requirements

Bachelor's degree.
 - 1+ years of experience in marketing or project management.
 - Packaging project management or marketing experience preferred.
 - Some knowledge of branding and key marketing principles.
 - Ability to independently manage multiple projects simultaneously.
 - Strong collaboration, communication, and organization skills
 - Ability to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities
 - Ability to collaborate in meetings – as a facilitator, participant, or contributor
 - Proactive problem-solving skills; ability to recognize issues and provide solutions
 - Adept at prioritizing deliverables to meet established timelines
 - Ability to adapt and quickly learn new PKG processes and tools
 - Technical, creative, and business writing ability.
 - Knowledge of the retail industry.
 - Office computer skills; ability to learn company systems and tools, preference for Microsoft application experience
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