Artwork Production Specialist at Unilever

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  • Understand the artwork process, roles and responsibilities and how to fit this into the innovation project management process to deliver projects on time and in full.
  • Understand the Category and Brands you are working on, Brand DNA & guidelines and plans, priorities and volume per year.
  • Collaborate with marketing and design agencies at the design phase, providing expert guidance and technical inputs to ensure that the design is technically printable before the artwork is routed for internal approval.
  • Set-up and run pre-production meetings bringing together design agencies, print management agencies, printers and internal stakeholders to ensure that quality and consistency is maintained from artwork to print phase of the process.
  • Ensure that master design files are created according to prescribed toolbox specifications and handed over to the print management agencies correctly, and that the printed artwork matches the design requirements,
  • Work with marketing to ensure visibility on artwork cost and spend, and that the printed packaging is optimized for cost e.g. print process, number of colours etc.
  • Take accountability for delivery of mechanical artwork and separation files to printers, proactively manage issues if/as they arise.
  • Create and manage projects in the internal artwork management system adhering to Unilever’s defined artwork process.
  • Manage the delivery of digital pack images following Artwork Excellence process, to the right quality and on time.
  • Manage internal and external stakeholder expectations for your tasks relating to status, timings and technical expertise.
  • Ensure that the print management agency follows the approved rate cards and service level agreements, and that responsible procurement and payment procedures are followed, in line with company policy.
  • Approve color reliable proofs on behalf of marketing to ensure that the proof meets marketing’s expectations.
  • Sourcing of printer specifications and align them to the defined processes and ways of working.
  • Approve color standards (1st press pass) if not covered by the print management agency and distribute to the relevant parties if required.
  • The scope of the role covers adaptive design, artwork, print management and digital image creation responsibilities.
  • This position can be responsible for several brands and categories at the same time. This may be across market clusters or countries.
  • There is no central time zone and therefore the position may have to work in several different environments.
  • The individual must also coordinate multiple external vendors, also possibly within other time zones.
  • This will require interaction with many departments to manage all projects as per the artwork process.


  • Completed Graduation;
  • 1 - 3 Years’ experience in artwork management or a similar role, which may include: print production, print management, graphic design, packaging development and or supply management, etc. Project Management;
  • Highly computer-literate;
  • Fluent English, Spanish and Portuguese;
  • Intercultural Awareness.

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