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Brand Assistant - Global Retail (Kildare)

Location: Kildare

Contract: Permanent

Experience Level Required: 2-3 years

About the Role

Our client, one of Ireland’s leading retailers based in Naas, Kildare, are looking to recruit a Brand Assistant. This is an ideal opportunity for a driven and capable individual with previous brand experience. The ideal candidate will also have a genuine interest in food and grocery, and be commercially minded, conscious of the impact that their work has on the wider business.

  • Managing the design to print process for a set of retail categories.

  • Ensuring packaging designs and artwork follow approved brand guidelines.

  • Creating cost estimates based on approved rate card.

  • Putting together critical paths and managing timelines of all stakeholders.

  • Resolving delays.

  • The daily upkeep of the Product Portal.

  • Status reporting.

  • Weekly Buying Director meetings.

  • Pre-production of meetings.

  • Completing Competitor analysis.

  • Liaising with all stakeholders to ensure projects are kept on track.

  • Monthly agency KPI reviews.

  • Brand training (internal/external).

  • Identifying cost saving opportunities.

  • Briefing artwork and design for all packaging products roll out.

  • Management of packaging design approvals.

  • Helping implement new systems and processes to improve speed to shelf.

Employment experience required:

  • Experience within a Buying role with critical path responsibilities (at least 1 year in Buying) or experience of working for a Design / Branding / Packaging agency or Printer, specialising in packaging design to print.

  • Strong organisational skills.

  • A good understanding of the retail pack change process.

  • Experience of managing a project using critical path management.

Key areas of expertise:

  • Knowledge of design and print processes.

  • Experience in writing design

  • briefs and approving artworks.

  • Understanding of the requirements for artwork and design.

  • A strong communicator, both verbal and written.

  • Has a creative mindset.

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • Client facing, can do attitude.

  • Highly computer literate and an experienced user of Microsoft Excel.

  • Irish Full Driver’s License.

This is a Permanent Contract.


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