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.
Apply advanced design skills in the creation of designs for packaging and/or point of purchase displays for new and existing products in accordance with Unicorr 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, evaluates results, advises 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 results.
Provide technical assistance to the Sales Representatives and customer service representative regarding layouts, estimating, die making, order specifications, customer packaging procedures, and material handling techniques orders detailed artwork and printing dies, and approves printing press and die cut set-ups for initial order of new designs.
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.
Ability 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 working knowledge of production methods, printing methods, materials, styles, and standard design forms and retail usage of packaging and point of purchase displays required.
Minimum of four (4) years’ previous experience with packaging and point of purchase display creation and design.
Strong working knowledge computer systems including experience with including experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Computer Assisted Design (CAD) software.
About Unicorr Packaging Group
Unicorr Packaging Group is a family owned and operated business that has been incorporated since 1946. Experience, expertise and value-added services have made us the preferred supplier to hundreds of customers regionally, nationally and globally. Our customers range from the high tech and medical industries to food and beverage companies.
Unicorr has distinguished itself by its integrity and its manufacturing, design and service excellence, being among the largest converters of corrugated products and protective packaging in the Northeast. Practicing lean thinking to promote efficiency, sustainability and the elimination of waste along with a customer-partnership philosophy, has led to Unicorr’s success and growth.