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Senior POP Graphic Designer

Vanguard Packaging | Kansas City, MO

Posted Date 9/07/2022

Company Profile

Vanguard Companies is one of the industry's largest corrugated merchandising solution providers. We combine great products with a knowledgeable team to provide superior operations, service, and quality.

We are a family of companies. Our expertise in point-of-purchase displays and retail-ready graphic packaging is seen through Vanguard Packaging, e-commerce packaging solutions by BoxGenie, industrial packaging via Great Plains Packaging, and fulfillment services through Advanced Logistics and Fulfillment (ALF). We believe in the power of strong collaborative partnerships and thought leadership. We are focused on helping our partners reduce program cost, drive brand value, sell more product, and improve their bottom line.

We are committed to sustainability using sustainable business practices and are recognized as the most sustainable packaging company in North America. The Vanguard Companies strive to create a diverse environment which embraces difference and fosters inclusion. This collective sum of unique capabilities and talent is ultimately how we've earned our reputation and achievements.

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Vanguard provides medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, 401k, vacation, and bonus eligibility based upon performance.

Job Summary

The Senior POP Graphic Designer is responsible for interacting with sales representatives and customers to ascertain design needs and creative
objectives. The individual will be accountable for the ability to develop innovative corrugated display component solutions or improve upon current creative display solutions. Responsible for the use of the Adobe Suite of Products, as well as Cinema 4D, as a key communication media in order to interact with the customer and sales representatives to develop designs and concepts that will meet and exceed the customer's needs. Stays informed on software and hardware upgrades and advances.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work with Sales Representatives and customers to develop creative corrugated display solutions.
  • Interacts with customer to determine packaging design/display needs.
  • Provide conceptual sketches and rendering solutions to meet client objectives.
  • Work with and through various mixed medium materials to provide display solutions.
  • Accountable to provide graphic solutions within business objectives.
  • Completes routine and complex production art projects, sometimes under tight time constraints.
  • Must have the ability to create SOMETHING GREAT even when provided with very little information.
  • Coordinate with customer's graphics department by providing die-lines and/or custom graphics.
  • Prepares graphic design files for proofing, mock-up, and final production outputs.
  • Maintains project records and generates in accordance with company policy.
  • Assure that on a daily basis all Vanguard standards and customer commitments are met.
  • Monitors and follows all guidelines and quality control procedures.
  • Ensure all direct customer feedback is promptly communicated/documented.
  • Counsel customers on design needs for their product.
  • Build effective relationships with all Vanguard service departments ensuring ability to produce a superior
  • Proactively provide creative solution suggestions.
  • Maintain and manage an effective time-management schedule.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Attendance is an essential function of the role.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in graphic design or equivalent of education and experience.
  • Design or Corrugated background preferred, but not required.
  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic.
  • Pleasant, yet assertive communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Project management skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced/Team-oriented growth environment.
  • Strong Graphic Design portfolio.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of work experience in corrugated packaging or related field.
  • Knowledge of Esko, Artios, CAD or similar tools
  • Illustration skills preferred, but not required.

Application Assistance

If you require alternative methods of application or screening, contact Vanguard Packaging Human Resources at 816.455.4000.




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