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Thornton & Ross are one of the UK's fastest-growing, leading producers of household pharmaceutical products & own some of the country's most loved brands such as Covonia®, Hedrin®, Cetraben® as well as the leading disinfectant Zoflora®. Many people in the UK will have a product from Thornton & Ross somewhere at home. We are also a trusted & reliable provider of prescription products, including emollients, bone health products & generics to the NHS with over 100 years’ heritage behind us.


About the Role:



We are currently seeking a highly skilled and experienced Print & Packaging Artworker with to join our growing team. This is a newly created role bringing this position in house to deliver an improved and more flexible service to the business. On a day-to-day basis you will work closely with and support the STADA and Thornton & Ross Packaging Co-Ordination team, overseeing designs and artwork from their conception to final sign-off. Your key responsibilities will include:


  • Creating digital and physical packaging mock-ups using Adobe Creative Cloud programs such as: Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator and Acrobat.
  • Generating barcode labels, data matrix codes and add braille to artworks.
  • Preparing and amending artwork files using in-house and manufacturer templates.
  • Amending existing artworks to new packaging formats and keylines.
  • Ensuring artworks are consistent, accurate and follow any brand guidelines.
  • Proof checking using Adobe Acrobat and artwork lifecycle management software such as GLAMs (or equivalent).
  • Providing detailed feedback to external agencies or design studios.



About you:


To be successful in this role you will need:


  • A degree or higher qualification in graphic design and/or a solid track record of industry experience in art-working, proofing and pre-production preparation, preferably in the pharmaceutical and/or FMCG packaging industries.
  • Proven experience creating packaging artwork and a highly competent and adept Adobe Illustrator and InDesign user.
  • Proven experience in the print industry, with sound understanding of pre-press requirements.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to build collaborative working relationships with internal stakeholders and external suppliers.
  • Strong attention to detail, with the ability to prioritise effectively and produce accurate error-free work in a fast paced working environment.
  • A portfolio of work that demonstrates accuracy, attention to detail, and style and possess an interest in the latest software and design trends.



What’s in it for you?



Rewarding our employees is important to us, which is why we offer a range of fantastic benefits, such as:

  • An opportunity to further develop a newly created role within the team!
  • Hybrid working options (3 days on site a week) - our stunning head office is in a recently redeveloped, modern canal side mill setting in Slaithwaite, Huddersfield.
  • 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) and the opportunity to buy an additional 5 days leave.
  • Company Pension Scheme.
  • Life Assurance.
  • Annual bonus scheme.
  • Employee Assistance Programme



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