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Project Manager Packaging Graphics Food at MARS


As Interim Project Manager Packaging Graphics at MARS you are responsible for the translation of the packaging design into industrial packaging material for the food segment. You will work in a team of fifteen packaging specialists and will cooperate with a large number of European printers, various advertising agencies and repro companies. A versatile assignment in a dynamic, international environment.

  • 11-07-2019
  • Veghel
  • Tijdelijk, Vast
  • Packaging
  • HBO, WO
  • 32 - 40 uur
  • Flexibele werktijden, Opleidingsmogelijkheden
  • Afwisselend werk, On-the-job feedback, Informele sfeer, Flexibility, Responsibility

What are your main tasks as Project Manager Packaging Graphics Food at MARS

In the role of Interim Project Manager Packaging Graphics you are involved in translating an artwork / design into industrial packaging material that meets the quality requirements and budgets. You are responsible for evaluating designs, risk analyzes of the printwork, developing and implementing a print development plan and checking the final printed packaging material with the color standards for the European regions. During this project these activities relate tot Mars' food segment which includes brands like Kantong, Dolmio, Mirácoli and Uncle Ben's.


  • You contribute to sructural impovements with regard to printing issues regarding packaging designs. 
  • You work closely with departements like Marketing, Activity Managent, Logistics, and Packaging Development. 
  • As an expert you will advice internal and external parties and you are involved in creating, formalizing and monitoring the print development plan for packaging designs. 
  • You oversee an efficient and timely implementation of packaging designs. Facilitate your project and supplier evaluations, and make recommendations to improve them.


Who is your new employee?

Mars is a multinational with a wide range of products in the FMCG. Your workplace is located in Veghel (NB), less than twenty meters away from one of the largest chocolate bar factories in the world. Own initiative and collegiality occupy a special place in Mars' corporate culture: there is ample room for personal input and employee development is encouraged and, where possible, supported. The team you will be part of consists of fifteen packaging specialists / artwork coordinators.

Who are your colleagues?

SMS Intermediair has been recruiting and seconding Project Managers and Artwork Coordinators for the Packaging Graphics department of Mars for more than twenty years. During a personal interview we like to tell you what your workplace at Mars looks like, and who your colleagues are.

What do we offer?

The role of Project Manager Packaging Graphics is a position for 12 months up to 5 years (secondment via SMS Intermediair). Preference is given to availability of 40 hours per week, 32 or 36 is negotiable. You will be seconded by SMS Intermediair with a competitive salary.

What do we ask of the new Project Manager Packaging Graphics Food at MARS?

The following aspects are important in the selection of the new Project Manager Packaging Graphics Food:

  • You have demonstrable knowledge of various printing techniques including offset, flexo and engraving. 
  • You are administratively strong and you are able to continue to work meticulously under time pressure. 
  • Your English is good; speaking and understanding professional jargon in English gives you no problems. 
  • In due course you are willing to visit printing companies in the United States 
  • You have demonstrable experience in project management. 
  • You are willing to learn and you have good reflective skills.

Why apply at SMS-Intermediair?

SMS Intermediair and Mars Nederland go back to 1999. As a specialist recruitment and selection agency in design, print and packaging, we have been seconding Artwork Coordinators, Project Manager Packaging Graphics and printing specialists with various expertise to Mars for more than twenty years. This allows us to give you a good understanding of how the department works, with whom you will collaborate and what is expected of you as an employee. We are happy to explain this to you in a personal meeting at our office in Eindhoven.

How to proceed next?

Are you interested in this vacancy and would you like to know more? Please contact George Janssen: george@sms-intermediair.nl / 040-2114075 / after 18.00 hrs: 06 - 2245 3216. Already convinced? Then send an up-to-date resume toward us. We will contact you as soon as possible for a follow-up appointment. 

  • You can respond until the 31st of July. 
  • A color blindness test is part of the procedure.

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George Janssen

George Janssen

Partner / Senior Consultant

Email: george@sms-intermediair.nl

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