Artwork Project Manager

Artwork Project Manager
Paris - France



The Artwork project Manager (Front Office) is responsible for converting (transforming) a marketing/ creative concept into an executable artwork corresponding to the marketing idea while being technically executable.  The artwork concept transformation and execution of packaging artwork is for new and updated products going into our global markets. 


The Artwork project Manager Front office will work across functions from creative to production to ensure all labeling is accurate, compliant, executable while maintaining design integrity and marketing needs. This role is fast paced and requires excellent communication and influencing skills, design and beauty sensitivity, technical artwork skills, good computer, project management and organizational skills, a detailed eye, plus a passion for excellence. The Artwork project Manager FO is responsible for multiple projects running concurrently. 


This position is to be held in Paris


•    Drive the discussion with Creative and Marketing to understand, influence and gather crucial information to initiate artwork activities
•    Own and drive packaging artwork development autonomously from the executable phase (executable file is turned over from Front office or creative) until supplier proof 
•    Be a trusted artwork expert, within the Initiative project, ensuring artworks compliancy and always in adherence with the agreed work processes.
•    Lead the artwork project schedule to deliver artwork synchronized with overall initiative schedule, as per initiative success criteria, with a multifunctional team and internal to Coty and to other external partners.
•    Ensures necessary actions are taken to adhere to the artwork timeline.
•    Initiate and own Artwork meetings when needed.  
o    Ensure smooth handovers between Back Office and the Studio
o    Ensure artwork planning with the cross functional delivery team to ensure Fit for Use inputs on time  
•    Brief Artwork Studio or Artwork production partner (Back office team) and review artwork files in terms of legal and regulatory compliance and printing specifications. Follow through with cross functional team members on their final deliverables (technical drawing, design data, ingredients, Codes, etc..) to hit key milestones for 100% CPS adherence. 
•    Be an artwork team resource for artwork file setup, printing and adaptive design.
•    Address, resolve or escalate issues when needed and thrive for continuous artwork process improvements and efficiencies
•    Owns artwork change management process (after Artwork approval and before production).
•    Is fully capable to use the artwork platform Esko WebCenter and connected tools.
•    Is responsible to maintain and improve KPI’s


•    Excellent communication skills both in writing and oral
•    Very strong influencing skills to be able to lead marketing and Creative teams towards technically feasible artworks 
•    Artwork production experience and knowledge of print processes
•    Proven track record on managing artwork projects and delivering on time, on cost and on quality
•    Proven experience in delivering projects as leader and/or member of a multi-functional team. 
•    Experience in operating in a matrix structure and across borders is a plus
•    Detail oriented
•    Must have high organizational skills
•    Able to discuss with challenging partners
•    Proficient with computer skills and MS Office. Knowledge of Artwork tools (ie WebCenter) and Adobe Suite a bonus.
•    Self-managed
•    Fluency in English (spoken and written).