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Structural Packaging Designer


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Here at wilko our Packaging team are looking for a Structural Packaging Designer to join them based at our Head office in Worksop.

The Business

At wilko we exist to free up hard working families to be the best they can be, and we’ve recently launched a bold and ambitious new business strategy to see us face into and thrive within the challenging and continually changing retail industry. As a family-run business we have a unique culture and a refreshingly different way of working.

The Role

This a new role for us as we look to bring more Packaging expertise in house and expand the service we can give to our internal stakeholders. You’ll be responsible for the technical creation of packaging formats, designing from briefs, creating assembly diagrams and 3D rendering for primary, secondary & tertiary packaging. You’ll provide innovative and cost-effective packaging solutions in line with the business objectives and deadlines.

Here are just some of the things you’ll be involved in

  • Produce innovative 3D design sketches and computer generated (CAD), 3-dimensional visuals and proto-types from concept.

  • Prepare plans, designs and specifications ready for estimating.

  • Develop creative concepts, in accordance with the product brief and within budget.

  • You’ll work closely with manufacturers & the Packaging Technologist’s to ensure accurate production of design.

  • Review the cost management throughout packaging creation.

  • You’ll create standardisation across packaging formats that create uniformity and drives commercial efficiency.

  • Contribute to the translation of macro trends in to micro packaging trends working coherently with the Product Design trends.

What we need from you

We need someone who is degree level educated along with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a structural packaging design role. We need this along with:

  • Experience of drawing and sketching along with knowledge and experience of using CAD, Adobe Creative suite, Microsoft Office and other industry standard software.

  • Technical ability to take concepts through development, creating drawings to send to research and finally manufacture and designing structural packaging concepts for product and transit.

  • Experience across a number of packaging materials and processes within a Product or Brand led business.

  • Understanding of manufacturing capabilities and ensure designs are developed to maximise efficiency and cost.

  • Knowledge of packaging CSR and legislation.

  • Detailed understanding of materials and how to utilise these to value engineer packaging formats.

  • Understanding in technical standards and testing requirements with the cost of printing, packaging materials and production and design the packaging to meet a cost price.

The Benefits

At wilko our team members are at the heart of everything we do and we want to reward them for their hard work, not only through our competitive salaries but also through the benefits that we offer. With this role you’ll get:

Be Better Everyday Rewards scheme

33 days holiday entitlement (inc Bank Holidays) rising to 38 days after 5 years’ service

Pension scheme

Team member and family discount of 20% in store and online

Wilko family holiday homes

Wilko WOW flexible benefits – such as great discounts on shopping, days out, holidays, health and fitness and money-saving schemes to cut the costs of childcare

Loyalty Awards

Celebration gifts

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