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Senior Packaging Designer

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Senior Packaging Designer (6 Month Fixed Term Contract)

M&S Food is changing, and fast! We are undergoing one of the biggest transformations in retailing today to build a bigger, better, fresher food business.

From Percy Pig to the freshest M&S Select Farms produce, we grow, source, and develop our own products to give our customers family-ready food that's unbeatable on flavour and innovation.

We need motivated people who are ready to bring their whole self to work and give it their all in a fast-paced team committed to being the best. After all, this is not just food… This is M&S Food.

This is not just any job, this is a job working within our award winning M&S Design team. Our dynamic studio creates all the design and photography for all M&S Food packaging from the Organic range, to the Frozen category or Beers, Wines and Spirits - who wouldn’t want to work for M&S Food?

We are looking for a Senior Packaging Designer to play a key role in delivering outstanding packaging design. You will join a busy, encouraging design studio - it is an exciting role where the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work within a highly creative, fast paced, dynamic environment.

As part of your application please upload or include a link to your portfolio

Key accountabilities and measures

  • Being able to deliver against fast paced deadlines, innovating the process from design concepts, development, briefing of external resource (photography/illustrator/copywriting), through to production
  • Building strong, collaborative relationships with multiple stakeholders including our external artwork house
  • Delivering outstanding design strategy for sophisticated product ranges across a number of product tiers
  • Ensuring all design work is rooted in customer understanding and facilitates ease of shop
  • Accountable for key deadlines and for delivering work in line with agreed timelines

You will have comprehensive food and drink packaging design experience with magnificent credentials. You will need expert knowledge of Adobe CS (Illustrator & Photoshop) grounded in a detailed knowledge of print techniques. Highly creative with a showstopping portfolio of outstanding ideas and branding experience. Must have a keen eye for detail and a passion for design and thinking in an unexpected way, as well as having the care for how your ideas are portrayed and the standard to which the are presented. You will build and maintain collaborative relationships within your team and the business. Be an excellent multitasker with meticulous attention to detail with strong organisation skills. You will influence your team with your positive can do demeanor.

M&S is ready to push boundaries to lead the industry into a greener, speedier, more inspiring digital era. That’s why we’re revolutionising how we work and offering our most exciting opportunities yet. There’s never been a better time to be part of our team. Marks & Spencer aims to be an inclusive organisation, trusted and admired by our colleagues, customers and suppliers. Join us and make an immediate impact. We are committed to an active Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunities Policy, which starts with our recruitment and selection process, and we are happy to talk smart/flexible working. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process. If you consider yourself to have a disability or learning difficulty which means you are unable to complete the application process online, please get in touch either by phone on 0345 300 3725 or by email so we can make alternative arrangements for you.