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Packaging Specialist (Contract)
Job Posting Category: Experienced Professionals (1+ years)
Career Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Industry: Packaged Goods
Job Category: Creative Services
Years Experience: 4-6 Years
Job Type: Contract
Posting Date: October 14, 2020
Job Location:

Mississauga, ON
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Job Description

At Arterra Wines Canada, we love inspiring the big and the small moments that happen when our products are shared and enjoyed. For us, it’s not just about what’s in and on the bottle, it’s what happens when we’re part of people’s lives; this keeps us thirsting for more and not resting on our laurels as Canada’s largest and most enjoyed wine company. We put the consumer at the center of everything we do and we’re looking for people who do the same.

We are looking for a talented freelance packaging specialist with an obsession to detail, deep understanding of design hierarchy, expert skills usingAdobe Creative Suite andan overall passion for producing great work. Individual will need to work independently and collaboratively within a team as needed and be equally at ease working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Must be able to examine a project’s typography to ensure that text elements are balanced and free of errors, so they need a strong grasp of typography and editing
  • Frequently need to resize and adjust images before projects are ready to go, so some experience with image editing is vital in this role
  • Highly organized with a strong attention to detail and have an understanding of legal mandatories
  • Experience with package design, including creating/editing dielines and prototypes, is a must for a package designer position.
  • Familiarity with print on different materials/substrates and adjusting artwork accordingly is essential.
  • They must also have strong problem-solving skills to quickly identify and rectify mistakes.
  • Must be a good listener and collaborate with multiple stakeholders both within an organization and outside vendors to meet branding and business objectives, budget, time, safety and legal requirements.
  • Must be a good listener and be able to collaborate with marketing team members and designers to ensure branding goals, business objectives, budget, time, safety and legal requirements are met.
  • Strong understanding of prepress, file preparation and production processes is essential
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.

File management:

  • Must have experience in file transfers and be able to navigate several file contact points (ftp, servers) in order to download/upload artwork for team access
  • Strong file management skills are required in order to collect and prioritize assets prior to project initiation, as well as maintaining file naming conventions for archiving

Some of the software that a Packaging Designer may use includes:

  • Adobe Creative Suite including Illustrator, Photoshop, or Acrobat
  • MS Office

Key Qualifications

  • 4+ years of experience in graphic design, branding and packaging standards in relevant industry

Number of Openings:


We are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that reflects the diverse population it serves and we encourage applications from all qualified individuals. We are also committed to preventing and removing barriers to employment for people with disabilities, and we invite you to inform us should you have any accessibility or accommodation needs.


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