homedepot3Home Depot – PACKAGING DESIGNER

Job #: 97819
GA – Atlanta

Position Description
Position Purpose: The Packaging Designer position will support the Packaging Manager for specific private label packaging across The Home Depot enterprise. Responsibilities include executing packaging design projects to deliver departmental strategic objectives. Major tasks in this assignment include project facilitation and consistent interpretation of brand creative direction across multiple brands for seasonal, core and promotional initiatives. 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 & Key Accountabilities:
20%-Partner with key business partners to execute and manage packaging design development
50%-Project facilitation to ensure timelines are met
30%-Consistently benchmark brand creative vs. competitors to ensure creative treatments represent current brand positioning.

Nature and Scope: This position reports to Manager Packaging; This position had no Direct Reports

Environmental Job Requirements: Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable. Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.

Standard Minimum Qualifications:

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

Additional Minimum Qualifications: 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.

Work Experience Required: 5
Physical 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:

  • 5 Years 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 facilitation
  • Packaging process operations/development
  • Conceptualization Leader SKU development
  • File Organization
  • Mockup creation
  • Knowledge of printing processes – Litho, Flexo, Digital Brand Standard creation and updates

Date Posted: Mar 2, 2016
Functional Area: Marketing
Company: The Home Depot
Position Type: Full-Time
Travel: 0-10%
Relocation Provided: No


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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.