Sr. Designer, Packaging



About Ross Stores:


Ross Stores, Inc. is an S&P 500, Fortune 500 and Nasdaq 100 (ROST) Company headquartered in Dublin, California, with fiscal 2018 revenues of $15 billion.  The Company operates Ross Dress for Less® ("Ross"), the largest off-price apparel and home fashion chain in the United States with 1,480 locations in 38 states, the District of Columbia and Guam. The Company also operates over 230 dd’s DISCOUNTS® locations in 18 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 Senior Packaging Designer creates and executes packaging for a broad range of Direct Imports product. Adapts both private label and unbranded designs for new and existing products. Collaborates with Merchants to understand product positioning and packaging requirements to support key business strategies. Collaborates with Art Director and Manager Packaging to create on-brief, on-time packaging solutions and style guides that enhance the overall value of products. Collaborates with external partners, including agencies and overseas vendors to ensure consistent quality execution.




Packaging Design and Execution

  • Manages multiple, complex packaging projects simultaneously and accurately ensuring consistent execution of private labels
  • Proactively and independently delivers high quality packaging concepts to support a broad range of businesses
  • Able to communicate and adapt Ross’s off-price approach to packaging concepts
  • Partner with Packaging Manager to create guardrails for new design systems, communicating parameters and ensuring adherence across product categories
  • Ensures packaging is attractive, high quality with clear communication hierarch
  • Proactively proposes improvements to packaging for cost/aesthetic/functionality

Collaboration & Communication

  • Onboards and mentor designers as needed
  • Maintains a reputation of credibility and responsiveness with internal clients (merchants) and agents
  • Collaborates with team members to leverage shared assets and maintain consistency across design execution

Market Knowledge

  • Keeps abreast of industry and packaging trends and applies to future projects
  • Independently comp shops and shares takeaways with the team on a quarterly basis


Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Art, Design, or related field 
  • 7-10 years of direct experience designing and managing packaging at a large retail or wholesale company, inclusive of private label
  • Proven track record of designing and delivering on time packaging solutions that are aesthetically pleasing, cost effective and functional
  • Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Mac/Pac operating systems, PC User