French (Frans) Product Launch Coordinator

Posted on Dec 11, 2018 by Unique Multilingual Utrecht

Rotterdam, Rotterdam Netherlands
Construction & Architecture
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

As a Fulltime French (Frans) Product Launch Coordinator you will be responsible for:

• Completing proficient with artwork origination, reprographics and all major print processes.
• Owning and controlling the launches of all new product introductions and re-designs.
• Minimising business exposure to write off of redundant packaging materials.
• Packaging development and product launch activities for all food, oils SBA’s (branded and own label), for both PFBV and PMC
• Project management of all finished goods launches, amends and de-lists, creating and issuing critical paths to track launch progress.
• Initiating and controlling the information flow across account managers, retailers, printers, reproduction and artwork houses to ensure that all projects deliver against their pre-established launch dates. To highlight in advance (to line manager and key stakeholders) any project which is at risk of delay.
• Initiating, taking full control and executing environmental, innovation and cost saving initiatives in conjunction with the group packaging function.
• Performing quarterly packaging audits at warehouses, identifying issues and working these through to resolution. Issue of regular reports to demonstrate progress.
• Attending bi-weekly NPD / Product Launch meetings, attended by managers from PFBV / PMC, and communicate updates to the wider business.
• Maintaining Product Launch Plan and Product Launch Summary for the monthly Board Reports.
• Managing printers, artwork houses and repro. houses and purchasing to achieve the best price and required delivery of new packaging items.
• Controlling of budgeted spend for all Customer Own Brand APC costs.
• Controlling of work flow and processes associated with progressing artwork through internal and external procedures from concept to printed packaging.
• Ensuring that all new designed packaging components will be available for the time of the launch.
• Act as the business representative for all at pre-artwork meeting with the customers, artwork and reproduction houses and printers.

• Responsible for final artwork approval for all new packaging items, undertaking business and customer approval on first print runs in person as required. To check printed packaging quality and instruct remedial action if necessary.
• Owner and leader of the business de-list processes and procedures, responsible for minimizing business exposure to material write off.
• Responsible for creation and issuing product information sheets, ensuring the communication of product data associated with product launch or amends.
• Maintaining a comprehensive artwork library of all packaging items for all customers and branded products.
• Assimilating and advising on all queries relating to barcoding and to provide technical evaluations of barcode problems and rectification advice.

Reference: 597719248

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