Design Network Lead

Clifton, New Jersey | Job #311026

You may be perfect for this Design Network Lead position. We are helping our client in their search for an advanced creative individual to take over the role of Design Network Lead. This is a full-time, temp to hire opportunity located onsite in Clifton, NJ. The ideal candidate will work and lead a single designer or a group of designers to prepare and present packaging solution proposals that can meet those needs and be integrated and implemented with the customer’s systems and equipment to ensure a complete plan is feasible within cost, time and environment constraints. If you are interested in leading the generation of multiple design concepts, then this may be your next opportunity!

Design Network Lead Responsibilities: 
  • Use appropriate skills, sketching, 3D modeling, rendering, animation and video, to define and communicate project concepts
  • Utilize current graphic design technology and computer software to develop, and edit, graphic layouts to meet customer needs
  • Prepare files for optimum alignment through quoting and sourcing
  • Analyze market and design trends and apply through design thinking
  • Create broad scenarios/ themes/ concepts that explore potential or articulate an innovative proposition
  • Communicate ideas clearly and persuasively at an individual and group level, often using story-telling to bring an opportunity to life.
  • Ensure a high-quality Design output, respecting business requirements, brand values and design excellence
  • Demonstrate advanced understanding, and application, of project management systems specific to design development, execution and file management
  • Effectively communicate thorough knowledge of packaging design, converting and manufacturing
  • Work with automated equipment, and packaging manufacturers to ensure the creation of designs that do not exceed manufacturing limitations
  • Provide technical sales support to ensure successful customer integration and implementation of established packaging products
  • Coordinate, manage and maintain all creative project information (i.e. revision level, changes, product line, project design costs, etc.) with the company's project management tools to ensure accurate project progress reporting
  • Create and or review/approve advanced specification drawings and blueprints for manufacturing
  • Understanding ISTA procedures and use its guidelines to interpret test data, and reports results for each validation/verification and provide packaging solutions

Design Network Lead Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in appropriate field such as Packaging Design, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, or Product Design. (Advanced degree is a plus)
  • 7-10 years demonstrated experience with product and/or packaging design
  • Advanced understanding of 3D cad such as SolidWorks, Rhino, 3d Studio Max, or other comparable software packages
  • Advanced ESKO ArtiosCAD 2D & 3D
  • Advanced knowledge of computer rendering tools
  • Ability to prepare specification plans of design work to translate to sourcing and/or manufacturing teams
  • Advanced knowledge of graphic design software and printing technology
  • Advanced understanding of Microsoft product suite
  • Ability to visualize concepts and turn concepts into 3D renderings, graphic layouts and physical mock-ups
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to present issues, plans and objectives
  • Strong organizational skills with demonstrated ability to lead individuals and small groups
  • Ability to lead cross functional teams and continuous improvement projects (concept through implementation)
  • Relies on extensive experience and judgments to plan and accomplish business and personal goals
  • Excellent quality hand-sketching ability to demonstrate multiple concepts in a relatively quick turnaround time
  • Ability to generate physical conceptual mockups using simple and effective materials such as: foam core, eps foam, paper, etc
  • Acts as mentor and lead designer to other CDs
  • High level of direct customer interface
  • 30-50% possible travel may be necessary

About The BOSS Group:
We offer an attractive compensation package including competitive salary, 401(k) plan, weekly paychecks, holiday pay and a health benefits program. 

A specialist in placing creative, marketing and digital talent, The BOSS Group, offers temporary and direct hire/full-time positions with corporations, associations design agencies and non-profit organizations across the U.S. With 28 years of experience staffing and recruiting top creative talent we seek the best placement for you.  The BOSS Group is an equal opportunity employer. 

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