Brand Artworker
Graduate, Textile, Retail, Transport & Logistics

£28000.00 - £30000.00 Per Annum
May 24, 2023

Ultimate Products are a multi-million-pound international business, and we are looking for creative individuals to join our Company in our Brand Department! You will play a crucial role in creating print-ready artwork for a diverse range of design projects. The position requires the ability to meet demanding deadlines, whilst consistently maintaining a high standard of quality work during busy periods.

Key Responsibilities in Brand Artwork

You must demonstrate meticulous attention to detail in your work, ensuring the production of error-free artwork that meets the precise technical specifications. Proficiency in software such as Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and Quark (where necessary) is essential, and your knowledge of these tools should be at an advanced level.

  • To construct print ready artwork on a wide range of design projects including branded packaging, corporate stationary, instruction manuals, catalogues, brochures and adverts.
  • To create error-free artwork from scratch including setting up artwork files within set timeframes.
  • To retouch artwork images quickly and accurately using Photoshop.
  • To communicate effectively with internal departments to ensure that artwork is produced in line with artwork briefs.
  • To ensure all technical and print specifications are met including checking spot colours, image resolutions, text and legal requirements.
  • To typeset branded instruction manuals and assist with error checking of all artwork and manuals in line with specified guidelines.
  • To ensure all files are saved accurately on the Design server to ensure they are accessible to the Creative team.
  • To assist with the direction of photography shots including props, lighting and conforming to brand guidelines for all product images.
  • Be prepared to assist in any other aspects of the studio workload as and when necessary.
  • To complete all workloads within the specified and sometimes tight timeframes.

The UP story

From a spark in Oldham to a global success. We’re the cogs in the retail machine, designing, manufacturing, and distributing innovative branded products at the best prices to a mass market. Our brand portfolio includes Salter, Beldray and Progress. Each has a reputation for high quality and on trend design, and they’re faithful household names – some that even your grandparents love.

Ultimate Products has been bringing branded kitchen and laundry products to the market since 1997. Now a public limited company, our annual turnover exceeds £150 million. We’ve established strong working relationships with Internationally recognised retailers, including Tesco, Asda and Primark, filling the shelves of the world’s favourite stores across 38 countries. Despite our continued growth, strong corporate values remain at UP’s core; we are committed to supporting local charities and initiatives to give back to the community that helped build us.

Our people are a key driver to our success and we are proud of creating an environment that enables our colleagues to thrive both professionally and personally, which is why we recently invested £1.6M in a brand new office at our Oldham headquarters. With thriving employee wellbeing and environmental committees, we are dedicated to empowering our people to have a voice and share their views.

We recognise how important it is to recharge, which is why we’ve also introduced complimentary yoga and boxing sessions this year, and most recently, a 3pm finish every Friday so that our employees can make the most of their weekends!  In a recent survey, 84% of our employees said that they would recommend Ultimate Products as a great place to work, a figure that we’re hoping to improve even further in 2023!

What we look for

Candidates must be ambitious, driven and enthusiastic, with an interest in pursuing a career in a leading international business. Application requirements:

  • A degree in Design (preferable)
  • Minimum 5 years experience
  • Must have experience and be proficient with MAC 
  • A high knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign are essential and any other industry packages would be beneficial
  • Hard working, motivated and able to manage multiple projects at one time
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent organisational skills with a keen eye for detail
  • Local to Greater Manchester

What is in it for you?

We care about your progression:

  • Structured training and personal development plan during your career with us.
  • Ongoing salary reviews as you take on more responsibility and progress your career.
  • Employee Save As You Earn share save scheme.
  • Optional salary sacrifice pension contribution of an additional 10% on top of your standard pension contribution.

We invest in our people:

  • Based from our new £1.6M state of the art office in Oldham.
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays after your first 12 months.
  • Access to wellbeing support, including 24-hour access to Employee Assistance Helpline.
  • Wellness sessions including yoga and boxing.
  • Babylon GP – 24/7 access to a doctor through video or phone consultation.
  • Charity, Environmental and ESG committees, created to encourage positive change within the company and our wider community.
  • Every UP employee is authorised to complete a day of paid charity work volunteering.
  • In the North West’s Top 100 companies to work for.
  • High levels of employee satisfaction- Glassdoor rating of 4* and above.
  • 3pm finishes on a Friday.

We celebrate in style:

  • Annual Summer and Christmas parties paid for by the company.
  • Flowers or a gift for landmark birthdays, weddings, and births.
  • £250 towards a wedding cake.
  • Complimentary team lunches.
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