Company: Packaging Corporation of America
Posted on: November 15, 2023
Bentonville, AR, USA
Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Under limited supervision, the Designer collaborates with customers
and sales representatives to create designs for new products,
redesign packaging for existing products, and develop new uses for
existing packages for the purpose of securing new business and
expanding present business. The Designer is integral to the total
service team accessible to our customers. PCA offers customers the
expertise of our Designers to develop the optimal design solutions
for their business. Designers utilize PCA design software and
techniques to create packaging and Point of Purchase (POP) displays
to help customers get noticed and get results in the
Apply advanced design skills in the creation of designs for
packaging and/or point of service displays for new and existing
products in accordance with PCA design and safety standards.
Evaluate customer needs and expectations and translates them into
drawings, designs, and prototypes within the manufacturing
capabilities of the plant.
Develop, design, and recommend materials and production methods
that will meet customer requirements and most efficiently utilize
existing plant facilities and equipment.
Create or secure samples of designs for customer inspection,
production orders, and/or division operation.
Perform packaging and component testing, evaluate results, and
advise sales, manufacturing, and customers of findings.
Evaluate existing customer or prospective customer packaging for
possible improvement in style, function, appearance, cost, and/or
ease of packaging as directed by supervisor.
Conduct design reviews with customers.
Generate product cost data, including estimation of run speeds,
packaging costs, material usages, and scrap factors.
Coordinate activities related to developing graphics, prototypes
and samples, including vendor negotiations, designing dies,
material availability, direction, troubleshooting, reviewing
samples, testing, and redirection based on feedback and
Provide technical assistance to the Sales Representatives and
Customer Service Representative regarding layouts, estimating, die
making, order specifications, customer packaging procedures,
material handling techniques, detailed artwork, printing dies, and
approve printing press and die cut set-ups for initial order of new
Provide training, guidance and support to junior designers.
Education equivalent to a bachelor's degree in graphic design,
structural design, art, or packaging required.
Strong working knowledge computer systems including experience with
including experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and
Computer Assisted Design (CAD) software.
Experience in corrugated industry with a technical understanding of
corrugated packaging design, cutting dies, converting machinery and
Strong working knowledge of production methods, printing methods,
materials, styles, and standard design forms and retail usage of
packaging and point of purchase displays.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Strong organizational skills with the ability to handle numerous
details, deadlines, and requests.
Able to work in a fast paced, deadline-oriented environment,
prioritize assignments, and handle multiple tasks concurrently.
Solid financial and business operations analysis skills with the
ability to identify opportunities for improvements.
Ability to quickly grasp the customer's current situation and needs
based on the current market environment and cross business
objectives. Based on customer understanding, able to visualize and
develop compelling design possibilities.
Strong listening, evaluating, and problem solving skills. Ability
to create alternative solutions and meet deadlines.
Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to
effectively communicate with multiple audiences on procedures,
policies, practices, and requests for information.
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to network and build
relationships with individuals of various experience and corporate
levels both within and outside of the company.
Strong negotiation and persuasion skills with the ability to create
new business opportunities.
Ability to engage in rapid experimentation of multiple design ideas
and ability to learn from failed design concepts.
Ability to be accessible, available and responsive to the customer
and understand the customer's point of view. Ability to advocate
for customer needs to others and create mutual agreement on project
Previous work experience as a member of a team, or a strong
understanding of the importance of open communication and
information sharing between co-workers.
- Bentonville, AR, USA
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