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Manager, Creative Packaging

VCNY Home k

North Bergen, NJ

Mar 20
Job Description

Support the VCNY Home Brand strategy to continue to be the leader in prestige beauty by ensuring brand packaging is developed to support the values of unrivaled quality, creativity and innovation. Support designated business segment by being the brand steward for the package, ensuring all aspects meet or exceed the quality, creative and product delivery requirements within a managed timeline and cost objective.
Reports to EVP Sourcing

Indirect report: (2) graphic designers

Responsibilities:

Brand Steward

Understand that the first consumer experience is the package. Represent the culture and DNA of the brand or business segment being managed.
Package Concept Feasibility

Drive innovation by presenting new packaging concepts, technologies and delivery systems to support new Marketing, Product Development and Design ideas.
Search new applicable technologies both within and outside our industry in order to continuously evaluate best practice and support product innovation.
Provide a comprehensive feasibility of each concept or package that defines function, manufacturability, component cost, tooling estimates, preliminary development lead time, risk and consistency.
Project Management

Support the Strategic Management Initiative by managing all aspects of the development process.
Search new applicable technologies both within and outside our industry in order to continuously evaluate best practice and support product innovation.
With the assistance of senior development, provide a comprehensive feasibility of each concept or package that defines function, manufacturability, component cost, tooling estimates, preliminary development lead time, risk and consistency.
Develop and implement package test plans for all projects.
Ensure all projects are completed and meet the intended design, quality, cost, functionality, and manufacturability objectives.
Ensure that packages/components meet the needs of the Brand, corporation, Regulatory and Environmental Legislation, and consumer safety.
Keep informed through colleagues, vendors, journals, professional affiliations, and seminars of new materials, processes, and procedures.
Timeline Management

Provide detailed component timelines including all package development tasks and manage them with team
Establish workload priorities to ensure all projects are managed within expected due dates.
Qualifications

Education / Certification

Minimum undergraduate degree in related field
Direct Experience

2-3 years’ experience in consumer product package development.
Experience in soft home or related industry with proven development experience is a plus
Proficiency in computer systems including Unique Package Definition Systems, MS Excel, Word, Outlook and Timeline management systems.
Technical Competency

Knowledge of materials used in the construction and manufacturing of primary, secondary and tertiary packaging including but not limited to:
Vacuum forming.
Assembly of components.
Dispensing systems (Pump, Airless).
Folding carton and rigid box design.
Knowledge of decorating techniques and materials used on primary, secondary and tertiary packaging.
Knowledge of test methods used to validate component/package performance.

VCNY Home

Innovative leaders in the home textile industry since 1987, VCNY Home (formerly known as Victoria Classics) offers high-quality, fashion-forward home décor solutions at unbeatable values. From dreamy bed collections to fun and functional bath sets, VCNY Home has a wide assortment of on-trend products for every room, every lifestyle, and every budget—all exquisitely designed to empower customers to create a beautiful home that reflects their unique personal style. Headquartered in North Bergen, New Jersey with offices in New York City, China, and India, VCNY Home’s long history of success is testament to our extraordinarily talented team and the entrepreneurial spirit that runs throughout every division of our company. VCNY Home is seeking candidates who think outside the box and thrive in creative and collaborative environments. If you enjoy working alongside smart and inspiring individuals in an energetic workplace, we want to hear from you!

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