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Panos Brands

Packaging Coordinator, Marketing (Contractor)

Title: Packaging Coordinator, Marketing (Contractor)
Reports to: Senior Brand Manager, Marketing
Location: LINDEN, NJ

POSITION SUMMARY

This position will be part of the Marketing team at PANOS brands, a consumer products foods company that manages a unique portfolio of shelf stable and perishable specialty food and beverage brands across multiple categories and channels.  The Packaging Coordinator will be responsible for support of the Walden Farms brand, reporting into the Senior Brand Manager.  Core project focus is the coordination of packaging label revisions and managing artwork proofing process for a 200+ SKU portfolio between cross functional departments and external vendors.

SCOPE AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinates all aspects of labeling projects involving regular interaction and project organization with internal stakeholders including Marketing, R&D, Q.A./Regulatory, Procurement and Operations.
  • Project management with external suppliers and vendor partners including printers, graphic designers and packaging suppliers.
  • Full label proofing including all copy, images, graphic elements, nutrition facts panel, ingredient statements, company information, UPC and artwork dieline adherence.
  • May be required to travel occasionally between Walden Farms facility in Linden and PANOS corporate office in Rochelle Park, NJ from time to time.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Familiarity with Food or Beverage manufacturing ingredients/nutritional labeling
  • Food packaging and labeling, specifically die-lines, PMS colors, print processes and terminology
  • Must be task and detailed oriented, thoroughness with acute attention to details is a key performance metric for this role
  • Excellent proof-reading and communication skills
  • Demonstrated bias for action and proficiency in time and project management skills
  • Resourcefulness in getting tasks & projects accomplished with willingness to ask questions, bring issues to the forefront in timely manner as necessary
  • Knowledgeable about artwork processes including releasing files and image types - a plus
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication and relationship-building skills.
  • Comfortable proofing bi-lingual labels, language proficiency not required
  • Having a sense of urgency and willingness to roll up sleeves to accomplish objectives
  • Must be a self-starter, organized, ability to take the initiative and consistently meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial, fast paced and dynamic environment

EDUCATION REQUIRED

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Graphic Design or related field
  • Intermediate to Advanced user of Microsoft Office
  • Experience in project management/PMP Certification a plus
  • Smartsheet/Gannt Project Management Tools – a plus

 

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