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National Accounts Lead Designer

Description: 

International Paper is a leading global producer of renewable fiber-based packaging and pulp products with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, North Africa and Europe. We produce packaging products that protect and promote goods, and enable worldwide commerce, and pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal hygiene products that promote health and wellness. International Paper is a leading global producer of renewable fiber-based packaging and pulp products with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, North Africa and Europe. We produce packaging products that protect and promote goods, and enable worldwide commerce, and pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal hygiene products that promote health and wellness.

 

We are committed to strengthening our people and the communities where we live and work using all resources responsibly and efficiently, and ensuring our businesses are safe, successful and sustainable for generations to come. We currently have an opening for a National Accounts Lead Designer in our Value Added Services Group within the North American Container (NAC) business.

 

The preferred location for this position is located in Arden Hills, MN.

 

The Structural Design Lead position provides our customers with industry leading, innovative packaging solutions. This position is responsible for producing a variety of packaging and presentation materials. The key functions include research, development, prototyping, retailer knowledge, customer knowledge, mentoring, and providing creative direction to some team members regarding best practices for design and manufacturing. This Designer should be able to work independently and may have account responsibilities requiring them to work directly with clients and vendors.

 

Key Accountabilities

  • Consistent delivery of industry leading solutions that exceed clients’ expectations.
  • Utilizes design skills to elevate IP’s position within the marketplace.
  • Takes design responsibility/lead for multiple accounts.
  • Has in depth understanding of corrugated and paper material properties from the smallest solid fiber box to large bulk applications.
  • Ability to independently make creative decisions regarding structural design and some graphic design including, logistics considerations, print, retail environment, and retailer guidelines and specifications.
  • Conceptual Development: Works with sales, designers, project managers, design manager and/or the customer to understand requirements and translates those requirements into a creative practical solution.
  • Creates dynamic, structurally sound designs and understands how to create thought out, innovative solutions that can be produced within our manufacturing operations.
  • Advanced understanding of manufacturing methods/applications and utilizes knowledge when developing concept and production designs.
  • Will provide creative direction and oversee multiple projects.
  • Will work directly with clients and support multiple accounts.
  • Ability to make client presentations.
  • Evaluates and improves processes.
  • Constantly monitors industry trends sharing knowledge within team.
  • Continually develops cross-functional skills/awareness (individually and team).
  • Ability to design around the use or removal of alternative materials including, wood, metal and plastic.
  • Is capable of leading local design and manufacturing to ensure alignment of National Account customer solutions.

 

Requirements:

  • BS or BA in related field or equivalent experience required.
  • A minimum of eight years of experience in design or a packaging related industry preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of design, corrugated and retail channel guidelines.
  • Advanced knowledge of CAD engineering software and hardware.
  • Strong time management, organizational skills, and oral and written communication skills.
  • Attention to detail and ability to work independently and as part of a larger design team.
  • Comfortable working on multiple projects under tight time constraints.
  • Independent thinking and action.
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Creativity and innovation.
  • Action oriented and focused on customer satisfaction.
  • Ability to lead others and drive change.
  • Ability to conduct structural performance calculations and offer recommendations.
  • Able to work evenings or weekends, as needed, to meet department needs.

 

International Paper offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, disability, life and accident insurance, vacation as well as a 401(k) plan and retirement savings account.   Qualified candidates should express interest by applying online at internationalpaper.com.

 

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International Paper is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Arden Hills  MN  55112

Location: 

ARDEN HILLS, MN, US, 55112 STATE WIDE, MN, US, #

Category:  Sales & Marketing
Date:  Sep 16, 2022

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