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Energizer Lead Designer, Creative Services in St. Louis, Missouri

This is Energizer

At Energizer Holdings, we are passionate about bringing our brands and products to the world better than anyone else. It’s our passion and drive that makes us proud stewards of iconic brands including AC/Pro, Armor All, Energizer, Rayovac and STP, part of our broad portfolio of products that millions of consumers know, trust, and rely on every day.

When you come to work here, you’ll quickly see that we love what we do, we care about each other, and we continuously learn and improve to meet the needs of our customers and consumers around the world.

We have talented colleagues around the world with varied skillsets, backgrounds and experiences, and we embrace this diversity because it’s a big part of what helps us deliver results to grow the company. Whatever your specialty, you'll find that excelling at Energizer provides opportunities to grow in ways you never expected.

Come join our team!

Position Summary

The Production Designer, Global Creative Services role will support our mission through the development and execution of production packaging solutions and artwork for our multi branded portfolio that drives brand preference whilst aligning with global brand and product strategies and priorities to drive growth and profitability.

Accountabilities

  • Global and Area team collaboration

  • Brand and Marketing asset execution

  • Creates print ready production packaging and graphics in line with Global direction

  • Coordinates with Production Manager, Production Designers, Marketing Operations and Packaging Center of Excellence to ensure timely execution of the packaging cycle plan

Specific Accountabilities

  • Understand, embrace and execute brand treatment, priority initiatives and communication with emphasis in providing support from development to execution with heavy focus on production package design and line extensions.

  • Responsible for leading the timely and precise creation and driving packaging designs from concept through final production and delivery of print ready files based on supplied specifications for several types of production

  • Responsible for the execution of brand and product assets as assigned

  • Brand and product assets include but are not limited to: packaging design, product images, mockups; activation assets such as permanent merchandising, temporary merchandising, promotion support, other visibility assets; supporting assets such as trade frameworks, customer presentations, launch kits; etc.

  • Reviewing proofs at all stages, tracking all revisions, organizing & maintaining proof files

  • Lead and attend project meetings to understand concept, timelines, objectives and specifications

  • Lead and manage a team and assign tasks to other production artists

  • Prioritize requests appropriately and manage daily workflow effectively

  • Recommend improvements in production design concept, tools, processes and/or assigned tasks

  • Support the design team with technical problem solving in the development of design elements and layouts

  • Act as advisor to production designers through project deliverables

  • Organizing assets, shepherding/traffic to stakeholders, executing asset deployment

  • Review files prior to releasing/delivering to ensure adherence to established standards of the EHI production team

  • Interact with vendor art departments and printers

  • Collaborate and work closely with other design specialists including but not limited to: lead designers, project managers, production manager, industrial designers, illustrators, retouchers, photographers, etc.

  • May also perform additional duties as assigned

Required Skills and Experience

  • 4-year degree required in Visual Design, Graphic Design, Packaging Design or other related degree or equivalent combination of experience and instruction.

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience with an emphasis on CPG package design.

  • High Fluency in Adobe CS (Illustrator & Photoshop a MUST)

  • Understanding of die line creation, layout, typography, color palettes and processes.

  • Solid knowledge of printing processes and technologies and how it affects different substrate materials.

  • Understanding of pre-flighting tools, as well as a willingness to continue to grow, learn and contribute.

  • Able to work with little supervision.

  • Able to work on multiple projects simultaneously with tight deadlines.

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully deliver on brand.

  • Attention to detail, organization, and great follow-up skills.

  • Team player that strives to maximize team and department performance.

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • CPG background preferred

  • Design experience with packaging

  • Previous experience as a manager and overseeing a group

  • Experience with a Digital Asset Management system

  • Experience with a Project Management system

Working Relationships & Environment

  • Reports to Production Manager, Global Creative Services.

  • Key relationships internally will include Global Marketing, Area Marketing Operations, Packaging Center of Excellence, Legal and Regulatory.

  • Additional relationships include externally with agencies and suppliers.

  • Minimum Travel Requirements

  • Louis, MO

An Offer to Grow On

Come join us!

Energizer offers a competitive total rewards package which includes a range of health, wellness and retirement savings coverage, paid time off and holidays, and many opportunities to learn, develop and grow. At Energizer, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute and make an impact every single day.

Energizer is an equal opportunity employer, and we prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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