Senior Manager, Artwork (Libertyville or Durham)

Libertyville, IL, US
Oct 28, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Ready to join a team committed to developing and commercializing gene therapies for patients and families devastated by rare neurological genetic diseases? Since 2013, Novartis Gene Therapies (formerly AveXis) has had one focus: bringing change to those devastated by genetic diseases.

The Novartis Gene Therapies culture embraces this mission. As a compassionate and dedicated team, we are enthusiastic about the science behind our work and finding answers to difficult questions. We are dedicated to communities affected by rare diseases, and these patients and families are the motivation for everything we do.

We have built a team with exceptional depth of experience, unified by a common vision; to develop gene therapies with the potential to positively impact the lives of the patients and families devastated by rare and life-threatening neurological genetic diseases. Though we are proud of what we have achieved to date, we remain relentlessly focused on making that vision a reality.

The Senior Manager, Artwork, is responsible for managing and optimizing domestic and international artwork preparation and production processes. This role can be based in Libertyville, IL or Durham, NC.

  • Artwork Development, Artwork Management, Artwork Systems Management, Vendor Management, and some aspects of printed packaging design.
  • Manages interactions with internal stakeholders and with external partners and suppliers.
  • Develops and manages global Artwork Management processes and systems in conjunction with Quality, Regulatory Affairs, Supply Chain and Suppliers.
  • Develops, reviews and approves Packaging Artwork in conjunction with Marketing, Quality, Regulatory Affairs, Supply Chain, Manufacturing and Suppliers.
  • Partners with Packaging Technology efforts involved in the creation, management and control of printed product packaging items, specifically: vial labels, bottle labels, product information leaflets and printed cartons.
  • Monitors and approves graphics and printed commodity supplier invoices against purchase orders.
  • Drives regular artwork and packaging development meetings with CMOs and suppliers (weekly meetings and business review meetings).
  • Participates in and provide information for weekly Supply Chain functional meetings.
  • Participation in cross-functional teams as required.
  • Drive or support, as needed, the improvement of artwork management practices and procedures.
  • Other related job duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, Industrial Design or related area with 8 years of labeling and artwork experience in the bio/pharmaceutical industry or 12 years equivalent experience in lieu of degree.
  • Proven record of accomplishment in managing international artwork functions.
  • Strong knowledge of Artwork Management systems and Packaging Development processes.
  • Experience with managing requirements for regulated product labelling.
  • Outstanding supply chain planning, communication and collaboration skills.
  • Highly efficient with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint applications. Familiar with Adobe and Artwork software
  • Compliance mind-set and robust understanding of cGMP environment.
  • Ability to work cross-functionally in a small team.
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of external stakeholders.
  • Must be willing to take on additional supply chain activities when required.
  • While entrepreneurial, ability to maintain the highest degree of integrity, represent the company's high ethics, moral behavior, and professionalism.
  • Experience with Digital Asset and Content Management.
  • Experience in implementing new artwork management systems and processes preferred.
  • Experience and understanding of Print Production processes preferred.

The level of this position will be based on the final candidate's qualifications.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Novartis Gene Therapies is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, sexual orientation or veteran status.