The Estee Lauder Companies Manager, Artwork Package Development, Le Labo in New York
Manager, Artwork Package Development, Le Labo
Brand: Le Labo
About Le Labo
Le Labo is a niche perfume company, born in Grasse and raised in New York City.
We sparked a revolution ten years ago and today we remain unconventional in the luxury perfumery market.
Every fragrance is freshly hand-blended and each label is personalized before the eyes of our clients at the moment of purchase.
Mindful in everything we do - from fragrances creations to where we choose to open a new boutique - our primary mission is to share the beauty of our craft with the world. It is more than just product; Le Labo offers sensorial experiences, memories and a point of view. It is a lifestyle.
Our distribution is intentionally selective: 30 lab-boutiques worldwide and limited corners with curated partners.
We are also a recent addition to the Estee Lauder family.
Manifesto of the company
Written by our founders, it is our backbone in everything we do.
“ We believe that there are too many bottles of perfume and not enough soulful fragrances
We believe the soul of a fragrance comes from the intention with which it is created and the attention with which it is prepared
We believe fine perfumery must create a shock - the shock of the new, combined with the shock of the intimately familiar
We believe that fine perfumery must be irreverent
We believe it is more humane to test cosmetics on New Yorkers than on animals
We believe celebrities should pay full price
We believe the future of luxury (hence of perfumery) lies in craftsmanship
We believe in the soulful power of thoughtful hands: hand-picked roses, hand-poured candles, hand-formulated perfumes and handshake agreements
We believe in the passionate souls who work close to us
We believe in Hafiz's take on life : "Act great, dear. Always act great”
We believe New York made us this way, with a dose of Wabi-Sabi and a few lines from Thoreau
We believe we/you should put away our modern tools and take the time to smell the roses along the way
We believe that we are only young once, but we can be immature forever
And we believe that explanation kills art. Therefore, forget about all of this ! “
Le Labo is currently experiencing a very rare and special moment in a brand.
We are fortunate enough to be growing and expanding our cult following at an exponential rate and we would like to adapt and scale our internal organization accordingly. It is paramount during this growth period, that we preserve the values of our unique business model and mission: slow perfumery, man-made approach, and mindfulness in everything we do.
We are looking for a Global Artwork Project Manager who will report to the Global Product Development Executive Director and intrinsically share our values and passion for craftsmanship.
This role’s key initiative will be to manage the development, production and electronic workflow of packaging artworks working closely with outside agencies and freelance graphic designers to support the global brand expansion, ensuring on time delivery of accurate and legally compliant packaging artworks for global distribution.
This role’s main responsibilities will be:
Manage the development of packaging artworks for international markets including:
Collect local translations and all local labelling requirements from legal and international affiliates
Develop labelling guidelines, artworks, printable files and any label sizes/material specifications to ensure to meet all local regulations while preserving the brand equity
Track and collect pictures/ products samples to ensure proper execution of the local labelling
Support international affiliates at every step of the process to ensure deadlines are met
Manage all existing packaging artworks revisions (global and local needs) to adjust to new regulations and support the brand’s expansion, collaborating closely with supply chain, regulatory, legal, packaging as well as international affiliates and outside vendors.
Review and confirm accuracy of all artwork data and required elements in preparation for artwork production including: design turn over, die strike, copy, foreign language translations, bill of materials data, design, color, print specifications. Review and approve the accuracy of all final artworks prior to final release.
Identify, prioritize, and resolve all artwork and timeline issues collaborating closely with internal teams and outside vendors
Develop and maintain high level proficiency in corporate labelling guidelines while preserving the brand equity in order to produce comprehensive, brand specific, legally compliant packaging artworks
Prepare status reports for all pending and in-process artworks on a weekly basis
Prepare mock ups and materials for meetings to align on new potential artworks layouts and revisions
Responsible for organizing and keeping track of all products artworks and upload into internal server and PDS packaging system
This role will report to our Global Product Development Executive Director and work closely with the rest of the team, outside vendors, other departments and international affiliates.
PROFILE / QUALIFICATIONS / SKILLS:
5 years experience including in artwork tracking and comparable project management in a high volume environment
Before anything, needs to genuinely fit with the culture of LE LABO and our values. We are looking for a “personality” with the right sensitivity and who will be eager to contribute to our mission
Strong organizational and follow up skills are a must
Multi tasker with a strong ability to meet deadlines, organize and prioritize projects and to wear different hats, like everybody in our small company, “No task too big or too small” attitude
Mindfulness with an outstanding attention to detail and ability to remain focused on very meticulous tasks
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Flexible, positive and enthusiastic; able to work efficiently and develop trusted relationships with different personalities, teams, vendors and graphic designers
Computer proficiency with MAC OS and Microsoft Suite (Excel, Word, Powerpoint), knowledge of PDS (package definition system) and FMP a plus
College / University degree recommended
Job: Product Development - R&D
Primary Location: Americas-US-New York
Job Type: Standard
Shift: 1st (Day) Shift
We are an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Job Number: 191646