United States, Stamford, CT, Henkel Consumer Brands

Design Manager, Visual Branding

At Henkel, you can be a game changer and craft your career. Unleash your entrepreneurial spirit by bringing your ideas to life within a global team. Our leading brands and technologies, along with our high-performing businesses will provide you with countless opportunities to develop your skills and explore new paths. Your career at Henkel will contribute to a more sustainable future, while you grow within our vibrant, diverse culture of trust and belonging. If you're up for challenging the status quo, join our team of pioneers and make your mark on the future with us.

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The Design Manager is responsible for strategically and tactically leading, managing, and supporting “best-in-class” brand identity and package design for assigned brands. This includes innovation/concepts, restage, line extension, display, comps, sales samples, and brand-world assets. The role requires active design leadership, project management and collaboration throughout the design process from objectives and brief through print and in-market results. The individual leads and supports design projects and interfaces with cross-functions, design resources and suppliers.

Job Responsibilities 

•Lead and direct the visual expression of branded packaging graphics. Work with internal and external partners to develop objectives-driven design solutions that connect with consumers, build brands, and drive positive business results.
•Actively envision and drive solutions while energizing and enabling resources.
•Present ‘win-at-shelf’ solutions using best practice design management and strategic design leadership skills.
•Scope includes primary and secondary packaging for new and existing products and promotional items for multiple channels.
•Balance, coordinate and optimize input from: Visual Branding, Marketing, functional groups, customers, consumers, agencies, and suppliers, while driving effective solutions.
•Maintain projects and assets in digital workflow, approval, and asset management tools.
•Manage assigned projects to meet deadlines.
•Contribute to and apply brand strategy and consumer market research.
•Stay abreast of developments and trends in design and packaging. Identify and leverage opportunities for application and innovation.
•Understand and leverage internal and external manufacturing and print processes and limitations.
•Continually optimize and plan projects and artwork to maximize and achieve cost efficiencies and saving.


•BS or BA in Graphic Design, Package Design, or Industrial Design.
•5+ years related professional design and project management experience.

Key Success Factors

•Collaborative team member who wants to contribute, learn, and grow as part of an exciting department and organization.
•A passion for design, creative problem solving and connecting brands and packaging with consumers.
•Experience with the: laundry, cleaning, home and/or beauty categories and/or retail brands a plus.
•Strategic, analytic, and creative mindset and skills.
•Strong communication, presentation, and negotiation skills. Broad marketing/business understanding.
•Ability to successfully lead and art direct multiple projects with outside resources and suppliers while managing costs and deadlines.
•Working/practical knowledge of packaging, manufacturing and print processes and limitations.
•Familiarity/proficiency with design and office software, artwork workflow and approval systems, and DAM images and systems.

The salary for this role is $89,900.00 - $131,700.00. This is the range that we in good faith anticipate relying on when setting wages for this position.  We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and this range is only applicable for jobs to be performed in Connecticut.  This salary range may also be modified in the future.

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and other legally protected characteristics.

Henkel does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Unsolicited referrals and resumes are considered Henkel property and therefore, Henkel will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited referral. At Henkel’s request only, preferred vendors may be invited to refer talent for specific open positions. In these cases, a fully-executed agreement with Henkel must be in place and current.

All employees applying for an internal position must have a discussion with his/her manager about their interest in a job posting opportunity. The discussion will not preclude the employee from interviewing if their skills meet the job requirements.

JOB ID: 23046123
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: 1-866-836-7067
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