Packaging Production Coordinator

Organic Valley

If a company is going to make a difference in today’s world, it’s going to have to think differently. At Organic Valley, our philosophy and decisions are based on the health and welfare of people, animals and the earth. We’re a mission-driven cooperative, owned by family farmers, and we’ve been leaders in organic agriculture from the very beginning. Once pioneers of organic agriculture, we’re now an established leader. Organic is all we do. We are driven by our mission to promote regional farm diversity and economic stability by the means of organic agricultural methods and the sale of certified organic products.

Position Details

Packaging Production Coordinator
Southwest Wisconsin
Cashton, WI

The Packaging Production Coordinator is responsible for a variety of production-related tasks within the department, including vendor coordination, file preparation for vendor production and packaging mock-up production and various layout duties. This role will intensively fulfill all packaging production duties required within the department. General graphics production art duties also required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Produce final art files and proof to internal customers and external vendors on our full line of packages.
  • Prepare electronic files for our packaging vendors with varied printing processes; troubleshoot as necessary to attain best results with consideration to print limitations.
  • Assist with development of new package design; especially applying existing design templates to updated and/or new packages.
  • Archive completed projects on a timely basis.
  • Execute and/or coordinate all necessary digital and 3-D package mock-up art; includes creation of 3D mockups of OV/OP line for Digital Asset Management system (DAM) and e-commerce sites as necessary.
  • Maintain Graphic Packaging Resources on the OV asset management software in different formats for Interactive, Brand, Sales and other departments for their various needs.
  • Manage internal proofs and proof routing.Maintain and nurture vendor relationships.
  • Monitor active packaging projects to ensure they remain on schedule; includes keeping Workamajig status current for weekly update meetings with Manager.
  • Review color proofs for approval; provide detailed feedback to vendor when changes needed, communicate print quality concerns/changes to internal clients/Brand Team when necessary.
  • Extensive photo retouching of photo assets as used on packages.
  • Attend on-press viewings of new packages when determined necessary.
  • Provide OV assets to outside vendors/agencies on a timely basis.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform extended position duties; complete & manage requisitions, P.O.s, receiving and reporting as required.
  • Schedule required meetings for WP&Rs and annual reviews with manager to review performance and set goals for upcoming months and year.
  • Proficiency with department project management software, Workamajig and be open for training when necessary.
  • Attend weekly production/packaging meetings; completing action items per deadlines.
  • Develop and maintain relevant spreadsheets for co-op wide use: farmers on cartons, package deadlines, packaging legalities, plate costs.
  • Other duties as assigned by manager.
  • Serve as print liaison for Stonyfield and OV Fresh.
  • Train new production artist hires with full gamut of duties; emphasizing OV-specific processes and concerns.
  • Mastery of Adobe Creative Cloud, and proficiency with Microsoft Office environment.
  • Proficiency with Marmoset 3D software.
  • Strong Photoshop skills.Able to perform a variety of computer and manual art production tasks on deadline.
  • Ability to troubleshoot/adjust vendor files to meet our printers’ specifications.
  • Attend to a multitude of details successfully while under pressure.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with other departments, from requests for additional assets or relaying/receiving feedback on projects.

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