Packaging Designer

Packaging Designer

About Ross Stores:

Ross Stores, Inc. is an S&P 500, Fortune 500 and Nasdaq 100 (ROST) Company headquartered in Dublin, California, with fiscal 2017 revenues of $14.1 billion. The Company operates Ross Dress for Less® (“Ross”), the largest off-price apparel and home fashion chain in the United States with 1,409 locations in 37 states, the District of Columbia and Guam. The Company also operates 213 dd’s DISCOUNTS® locations in 16 states that feature a more moderately-priced assortment of first-quality, in-season, name brand apparel, accessories, footwear and home fashions for the entire family at everyday savings.

The company’s merchandise mix and assortments are constantly evolving as merchants and planners focus on what customers want to buy and respond by delivering great discounts on a wider variety of name brand merchandise. With its solid management team, proven off-price concept, strong cash flow and return on equity, Ross is ideally positioned to successfully execute its growth strategies.

At Ross you will find:

  • A career that fits you
  • Teamwork
  • Amazing culture and people
  • Big company with a family feeling
  • Customer focus

Are you ready for the next big move in your career? We look forward to hearing from you!

The culture demands hands-on, close engagement at all levels, and the ability to think and act strategically. Within this culture, there are many opportunities to attain and even exceed personal goals quickly while partnering with professionals across multiple categories. This creates a win-win culture with a rigorous standard of performance for everyone.

Structured for growth and profitability, individuals are measured on performance rather than process. What this yields is an environment that is invigorating and offers a clear, compelling reward system for the team.

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About this job:

The Packaging Designer designs and executes packaging for multiple products produced by Product Development within the Direct Imports division. Develops packaging solutions for new and existing products. Collaborates with Product Development teams or Merchandisers to understand product label and packaging requirements. Works with Product Development teams or Merchandisers to create packaging and drives consistency across packaging solutions, enhancing overall value of products. Drives concept to achieve consistent brand integrity. Collaborates with external partners, including agencies and overseas vendors to ensure execution of said concepts.


Packaging Design & Execution:

  • Resources and manages multiple, complex packaging projects simultaneously. Work with Packaging Manager to adhere to timeframe and cost guidelines
  • Evaluates feasibility of design ideas and develops packaging solutions that highlight product features and benefits
  • Designs and engineers both interior and exterior packaging and graphics. Ensures that packaging is attractive, high quality, communicates effectively, and is cost effective
  • Collaborate with Product Development teams or Merchandisers to effectively bring product to market while also educating on improvements to packaging for cost/aesthetic/functionality
  • Overall aesthetic for multiple brands
  • Produce production art

Agent/Vendor Communication:

  • Works with packaging counterparts at agents/vendors to execute all aspects of packaging and ensures design specifications are met
  • Directs corrective actions with agents and vendors to resolve packaging issues

Process Management:

  • Supports and adheres to Ross standardized Packaging processes
  • Tracks, records and proactively manages T&A for packaging projects
  • Works with Product Development VPs, Directors and Director of Operations to prioritize projects and workload
  • Proactively engages VPs and Product Directors on approval decisions to ensure timely approval of packaging
  • Updates Ross Packaging guidelines and standards, as needed
  • Continuously proposes ways to improve the packaging process

Market Knowledge:

  • Maintains knowledge of industry and packaging trends for current and future applications

Collaboration & Communication:

  • Advises and consults Product Development on packaging best practices to enhance business performance
  • Provides artistic direction and approval for photo-shoots

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Packaging Science, Packaging Engineering or related field
  • Minimum 5-7 years of direct experience designing and managing packaging at a large retail or wholesale company
  • Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • Proven track record of designing packaging and boxing solutions that are aesthetically pleasing, cost effective and functional
  • PC UserAgent/Vendor Relationships
  • Analysis and Judgment
  • Communication/Listening/Collaboration
  • Improved Packaging
  • Product Knowledge
  • Technical/Functional Skills
  • Adaptability
  • Decision Making/Problem Solving
  • Implementing
  • Interpersonal
  • Planning & Organizing
  • Quality
  • Results Orientation: Initiative & Achievement