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Title:  Graphics Specialist

Date:  Nov 20, 2023
Location: 

Toronto, ON, CA

Requisition ID: 28851 

A Career in Beer and Beyond:  

Our purpose at Molson Coors Beverage Company is to brew beverages that unite people to celebrate all life’s moments.  We’ve been brewing iconic brands for over 350 years and are now proud to be offering a modern portfolio that expands beyond the beer aisle.    

 

We are Talent Brewers with our culture routed in our core Values.  

We believe in our brands and our people, and that diversity, equity and inclusion are the key ingredients to a winning team culture.  We want you to join our team of brand ambassadors who believe the world is full of untapped opportunities.  So, if you get excited about making a real difference as part of a winning team like we do, we want to hear from you.   

 

The Headlines:

The Graphics Specialist is responsible for bringing design intent to life by orchestrating the setup, testing and production of creative solutions across multiple packaging substrates. Their scope of responsibility includes prepress development, color management, image carrier production, print reproduction integrity and supplier qualifications. They drive consistent, high-quality results that accurately translate brand strategies from initial press run through the lifecycle of the brand design. They support brand teams by providing color and production guidance throughout design development, ensuring understanding of potential issues and production feasibility. The contributions by the Graphics Specialists result in cost efficiencies as potential production issues are identified prior to full production. Their cross-functional understanding of different team objectives gives them the savvy and agility to get packaging successfully executed in a high volume, fast-paced setting.

 

The Responsibilities:

 

 Color and Print Expertise

  • Understands and effectively applies knowledge of color and printing on different substrates to achieve consistent results compatible with approved design intent.
  • Recognizes differences in print processes and how design elements may need to be modified to achieve the best final result.
  • Utilizes empirical knowledge to help advise on relevant historical context related to MC brand packaging and print technology.
  • Counsels agencies on use of color and effect their selections have on the final printed piece.
  • Assists Procurement and Corporate Quality in the evaluation of supplier print quality.

 

People, Process and Project Management

  • Directs the prioritization, timelines, estimates and schedules for the production of all packaging projects
  • Advises brand teams on pilot press runs and color proofing expectations and outcomes while recommending next steps based on results.
  • Partners with Design Manager to assess feasibility of design when considering elements of successful production.
  • Facilitates open dialogue with cross-functional teams including, but not limited to, Project Management, R&D, creative agencies and print vendors to ensure that budgets, timelines and resources are in alignment throughout the course of a project.
  • Partners with R&D and Project Management to facilitate brewery, corporate and cost-savings initiatives involving die lines, substrates, graphic changes, ZPCK requests, etc.
  • Pushes self and others to exceed expectations and achieve executional excellence.
  • Implement/maintain packaging color standards program and monitors the compliance of printers and pre-press suppliers.

 

The Other Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or 2 year technical degree (or related field) with a minimum of 4-6 years of experience in prepress, printing and color management across multiple printing processes preferred.
  • Experience in the consumer packaged goods industry preferred.
  • Problem-solving, scheduling, estimating and organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Professional communication skills are essential, as well as a high level of cross-functional collaboration, process management, business partnering and integrity.

Work Perks that You Need to Know About:

  • Flexible work programs that support work life balance including a hybrid work model of 3 days in the office 
  • We care about our People and Planet and have challenged ourselves with stretch goals around our key priorities   
  • We care about our communities, and play our part to make a difference – from charitable donations to hitting the streets together to build parks, giving back to the community is part of our culture and who we are  
  • Engagement with a variety of Employee Resource Groups, which can provide volunteer opportunities, leadership experience, and networking through the organization  
  • Ability to grow and develop your career centered around our First Choice Learning opportunities 
  • Participation in our Total Rewards program with a competitive base salary, incentive plans, parental leave, health, dental, vision, pension plan with incredible employer match, generous paid time off plans, an engaging Wellness Program, and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) with amazing resources 
  • On site Pub, access to cool brand clothing and swag, top events and, of course... free beer and beverages!  
  • Work within a fast paced and innovative company, meeting passionate colleagues and partners with diverse backgrounds and experiences  

At Molson Coors we seek diversity. Differing perspectives lead to challenging the expected, which keeps new ideas bubbling up. We’re an equal opportunity employer and invite applications from candidates from all backgrounds, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic. We take pride in celebrating our unique brew.