Responsible for the continuing development and growth of BCI through innovation, design initiatives, and sales support
The following duties are normal for this position. The incumbent may perform some or all of these duties, however, it is neither an exclusive nor all-inclusive list.
Development of product packaging and display concepts, including collaboration with management, production, designers, and sales representatives to ensure the integrity of concepts.
Increases the awareness and recognition of structural design capabilities through award competition.
Manages ArtiosCAD installation and maintenance, including building templates, managing database information and performing additional system admin duties.
Assists in the growth of business through both new and existing accounts. Includes making joint calls with/without sales personnel, developing relationships with accounts and working with Sales to effectively use design/graphics as a sales tool.
Understands and assists with Sales and Marketing plans/growth opportunities.
Understands the customer’s products and the challenges in the marketplace, and utilizes data to drive the creative process.
Works with Sales to market design products and their capabilities.
Supports Sales by participating in sales meetings, trade shows, and sales and marketing related “special” events.
Works with Sales in developing graphic/design sales marketing strategies.
Research & Development
Coordinates regional/national research relating to technology, techniques, innovations, new products, materials and equipment that are applicable to the Company’s and its customers processes, and which enhance its graphic/design programs.
Champions redesigns to foster environmental sustainability, cost savings initiatives and retail sales velocity.
Works directly with other plant locations as the liaison to share and promote design innovation.
Engages in innovative partnerships with the Company’s customers and vendors.
Works directly with Sales Support department heads to drive continuous process improvement, and participates in the development of standards, policies, procedures, guidelines, rules, forms, etc. in support of continuous improvement.
Promotes the Regional/National design capabilities as a competitive advantage and works with Sales to effectively use artwork as a sales tool.
Develops, implements and supports plan to increase the growth of specialty packaging in new and existing accounts.
Increases awareness and recognition of the Regional/National graphic design capabilities through award competition.
New or upcoming college degree with education in packaging (structural) design, graphic design, packaging science, packaging engineering, industrial design or related.
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About Buckeye Corrugated, Inc - Cedar Falls Division
Founded in 1958, BCI is a privately-held, employee-owned designer and manufacturer of corrugated packaging and displays. BCI serves the corrugated packaging market east of the Rockies, south through Texas and Tennessee and from the Midwest to the Eastern seaboard.
Services and capabilities in our 13 locations in 10 states complement each other – providing tight tolerance printing, specialty die cutting, folding and gluing, combined with fulfillment and logistics that give our customers the advantage where and when it matters most.
Our independently managed businesses supply a diverse range of customers with custom-designed corrugated packaging, point-of-purchase displays and point-of-sale packaging. Customers recognize a higher standard of excellence inspired by our employee ownership. Because we each have a stake in BCI’s success – we work harder, smarter and make the extra effort to do the job right for our customers. It is not a box, container or package – it is an introduction to our customer's brand.