• Senior Creative Program Manager, Packaging

    Location US-CA-Sunnyvale
    Posted Date 1 month ago(5/17/2018 12:36 PM)
    Job ID
    A2Z Development Center, Inc.
  • Job Description

    Amazon Lab126 is an inventive research and development company that designs and engineers high-profile devices like the Kindle family of products. Lab126 began in 2004 as a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc. Since then, we have worked to produce best-selling e-readers and tablets, as well as new inventions like Fire TV and Amazon Echo. What will you help us create?

    The Role:

    As a Senior Creative Program Manager, you will manage the development and creative execution of Amazon branded packaging. You will work with Industrial Design, Packaging Design, Marketing, Offline Retail, Hardware Program Management, Retail Engineering Program Management, Packaging Engineering, and Global Commodity Management to ensure the necessary process steps are planned and executed, while communicating progress against target costs and schedules. In this role, you will:
    • Plan for and manage the creative development of US and International packaging design initiatives, from start to finish, which includes packaging structure, graphic design, print production artwork, localization, and handoff of final artwork to the supplier
    • Lead creative development with cross-functional teams, regional teams, 3P vendors, and suppliers. Includes communicating schedules & next steps, obtaining design direction, production and localization requirements, content (text and assets), and executing within the artwork files ensuring accuracy
    • Create and manage program schedules. Forecast and plan resources for assigned programs
    • Delegate and prioritize tasks to creative resources
    • Schedule and facilitate reviews with internal stakeholders
    • Manage other creative or internal projects as assigned
    • Develop or support process improvement initiatives

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Graphic Arts, Marketing, Advertising, or related studies
    • 7+ years of experience in packaging design program management or equivalent
    • Strong expertise in managing complex projects
    • Experience with web-based project management software (iMeet Central or like)
    • Proficient with Excel and Word
    • Familiarity with Adobe CS (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and Acrobat)
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as ability to problem-solve effectively
    • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, ambiguous, deadline-driven work environment
    • Ability to earn trust, engage, and influence people and teams at every level in the organization
    • Can easily shift from thinking big to rolling up your sleeves to execute smaller tasks

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Program or Project management experience in a design/agency/creative environment
    • Experience in both packaging structure and creative artwork development
    • Experience in localized, region-based packaging development
    • Ability to multi-task and manage a high volume of packaging activities with constant changes
    • Enthusiasm for getting “hands on” in collaborative team environments
    • Proven ability to balance long-term visioning with immediate needs
    • Experience in consumer electronics packaging

    Lab126 is part of the Amazon.com, Inc. group of companies and is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.
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