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Veritiv - VGS Chandler AZ
Veritiv has an expansive North American network with more than 180 locations, and we do business with
more than half of the Fortune 500. We're a big company, but we’re also a new company, shaping our
systems and processes to support a successful and sustainable future. We don't just encourage an
entrepreneurial spirit, we embody it.
Are you looking to join a company where you feel empowered in your work and your job is not just a job,
but a path toward a rewarding and successful career? Do you want to be part of a company that
customers and suppliers not only want to do business with but need to do business with?
If you answered yes, then Veritiv might be the place for you. We encourage you to learn about and apply
to Veritiv if you seek a unique work experience, where diverse ideas are met with enthusiasm, and where
you can realize your full potential.

Position Description
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The Structural Packaging Designer will be part of the Veritiv Packaging Designer Center and will work in a diverse group of Program Managers, Graphic Designers, Package Engineers and Lab Technicians under the leadership of the Regional Packaging Design Manager.  The Designer will create custom and innovative packaging design concepts for a variety of clients and industries.  These engineered solutions will meet our customers packaging requirements and solve the packaging manufacturing challenges faced by Veritiv suppliers.  Suggestions of a better packaging solution are expected along with delivering the original solution requested.  The Designer will work independently, manage multiple projects of various complexities and will utilize available resources including an ISTA certified test facility.  All of the Designer’s efforts are targeted to support Veritiv sales professional team.

Job Responsibilities  

  • Generate high quality ideas, prototype, evaluate and refine.
  • Review packaging design, manufacturing and materials to reduce the total cost of packaging.
  • Prepare, develop proposals and present to the client with a comprehensive action plan.
  • Conduct on-site packaging audits, specification reviews, lab testing and trials of packaging concepts.
  • Incorporate information on customer’s current practices at packaging sites and distribution centers.
  • Responsible for the organization, storage and distribution for all design specifications, revision control, assembly instructions and manufacturing releases files.
  • Collaborates with internal and external customer as well as other functions of Veritiv Engineered Solutions team in the development or testing of engineered solutions.
  • Stays current with Artios CAD, Tops/CAPE, Solidworks, PowerPoint, Word, Excel and other software updates, industry standards and technology developments (continuing education, trade shows, conferences, etc.).
  • Calibrates and ensures that the Kongsberg cutting table is working well and makes full utilization of the cutting tables capability as well as the drop test system.
  • Knowledgeable in corrugated, folding carton, foam and manufacturing capabilities and practices.  Understand what and how packaging components will be printed, die cut, stripped, glued and assembled using automated equipment. Has a good understanding of corrugated material, including liners and mediums and board various board combinations.
  • Manage and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Other related duties and responsibilities as required or assigned.

Required Skills

  • Advanced critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Creative/Innovative.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks and technically challenging assignments simultaneously.
  • Strong communication and technical writing skills are required with ability to discuss technical issues in business environment.
  • Ability to adapt to rapidly changing business priorities and assignments.
  • Strong interpersonal, collaboration, and teamwork skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to present to clients.
  • Knowledge of packaging testing and analysis.
  • Successfully establishes and maintains partnerships with peers, suppliers and customers.

Required Experience

  • 3+ years experience in Packaging Design and Development.
  • BS in Engineering, Packaging Science or a similar discipline, required. Advanced degree is a plus.

  • Experience working with point-of-purchase, corrugated, folding carton, foams and cushioning products. Knowledge of production processes, machine limitations and production standards are required.

  • Intermediate level experience using 2D software (Artios CAD, CAPE or Tops, etc). Experience with Adobe CS suite for graphic interaction is preferred. 3D modeling and presentation skills are a plus.
  • Intermediate experience with 3D software (Solidworks or Pro-E).

Veritiv is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Individuals seeking employment are considered without regards to race, ethnicity, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status or any other classification protected by law. Additionally, Veritiv will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with Veritiv’s legal duty to furnish information. If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant, please click here:http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf


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