PB CAREERS: Home Depot – MANAGER PACKAGING DESIGN

Home Depot Store Support CenterHome Depot – MANAGER PACKAGING DESIGN

Position Description
POSITION PURPOSE
The Manager, Packaging Design position will lead a team of creative agency partners that will be responsible for the design direction and execution of all private label packaging across The Home Depot enterprise. Responsibilities include initiating, planning, executing and controlling packaging design projects to deliver departmental strategic objectives. Major tasks in this assignment include development of creative development processes, project management of seasonal programs and consistent interpretation of brand creative direction across multiple brands. This position will also be responsible for coordinating timelines for project deliverables across numerous Merchants at the same time. Communication, prioritization and organization are key skills needed to accomplish this multi-tasking position. As a member of the Brand Development team, this position is also crucial to the integrity of delivering the brand’s promise and customer experience through packaging design and copy.

MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITIES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • 40% Partner with key business partners to execute and manage packaging design development
  • 30% Project management to ensure timelines are met
  • 20% Manage a pool of creative agencies effectively
  • 10% Consistently benchmark brand creative vs. competitors to ensure creative treatments represent current brand positioning

NATURE AND SCOPE
This position reports to the Sr Manager, Brand or the DMM Product Development

ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS
Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be eighteen years of age or older.
  • Must pass the Drug Test.
  • Must pass the Background Check.
  • Must pass pre-employment tests if applicable.

EDUCATION REQUIRED
The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor’s degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.

YEARS OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE – 5

PHYSICAL JOB REQUIREMENTS
Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Prior experience in creative packaging design
  • Knowledge of advertising agency structure
  • Computer skills to create design direction and mechanical executions

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND COMPETENCIES

  • Knowledge or experience with creative packaging design
  • Cross-functional multi-project management
  • Packaging process operations/development

Date Posted: Jan 17, 2013
Functional Area: Merchandising
Company: The Home Depot
Position Type: Full-Time
Travel: 0-10%
Relocation Provided: No
#: 77183
Location: Atlanta, Georgia

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Christopher Durham

Christopher Durham is the president of My Private Brand and the co-founder of The Vertex Awards. He is a strategist, author, consultant and retailer who built brands at Delhaize-owned Food Lion, and lead strategy and brand development for Lowe’s Home Improvement. He has consulted with retailers around the world on their private brand portfolios including: Family Dollar, Petco, Staples, Office Depot, Best Buy, Metro (Canada), TLW (Taiwan) and Hola (Taiwan).

Durham has published five definitive books on private brands, including his first book, Fifty2: The My Private Brand Project. In 2017, he will debut his newest book, Vanguard: Vintage Originals, a visual tour of innovation and disruption in private brand going back to the mid-1800’s.
Dynamic in his presentation while down to earth and frank in his opinions, he has presented at numerous conferences, including FUSE, The Dieline Conference, Packaging that Sells, Omnishopper and PLMA’a annual trade show in Chicago.

Durham lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife, Laraine, and two daughters, Olivia and Sarah.