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Own Brand Designer I



San Antonio, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024
Creating an emotional link between the products we make and our customers is the work of our H-E-B Own Brand Team. Own Brand Partners develop products that equal or surpass national brands; our Design team's aim is to design competitively creative packaging that complements our merchandise.

As an Own Brand Designer, you'll deliver timely, high-quality, consumer-based package design, while focusing on project and positioning briefs, packaging specifications, and integrity of our Own Brand (OB) strategy.

You will work on a variety of projects from clean sheet creative for unique product launches, new brand development as well as line extensions and maintenance work.

Once you're eligible, you'll become an Owner in the company, so we're looking for commitment, hard work, and focus on quality and Customer service. 'Partner-owned' means our most important resources--People--drive the innovation, growth, and success that make H-E-B The Greatest Omnichannel Retailing Company.

Do You Have a

HEART FOR PEOPLE... interpersonal and communication skills?

HEAD FOR BUSINESS... ability to apply your knowledge of H-E-B branding, culture, and customers to creative design projects

PASSION FOR RESULTS... drive to find better ways to produce quality design work?

We Are Looking For

  • college, or comparable experience
  • business acumen
  • print production skills are a plus

What is the work?

Project Management / Design & Development

Heavy Focus On Creative Work For Print

  • New Brand Development
  • Interesting & unique design solutions for new product packaging
  • Internal Marketing campaigns

Business Acumen & Expectations

  • Lead creation and delivery of digital presentations to the business team
  • Heavy collaboration with Brand Managers for brand strategy and direction
  • Must be comfortable with constructive criticism – feedback is constant in this role
  • Proactively seeks out / works with Design Manager (if needed) to manage workload and project timelines
  • Proactively seeks out / works with Design Manager (if needed) to research retail market, trend awareness, competitive landscape, and overall category to provide on-strategy design solutions
  • Proactively seeks out / works with Design Manager (if needed) to create design concepts that meet or exceed objectives
  • Communicates / presents effectively in design and Store reviews
  • Carries a workload of multiple projects
  • Accepts feedback / criticism of design concepts
  • Applies feedback from OBM to revise design concepts and provide alternate solutions that meet brand strategy and objectives
  • Learns to manage / provide direction to external vendors (e.g., Photography Studio, Illustrators)
  • Creates / manages project-level expenses
  • Proactively seeks feedback / assistance from Senior Designer II and Design Manager(s) if necessary

What is your background?

  • Bachelor's degree with design emphasis (with portfolio)
  • 2+ years of experience in a design related field, or in the industry

Do you have what it takes to be a fit as an H-E-B Own Brand Designer?

  • Knowledge of design software (Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, etc.)
  • Knowledge of print methods and packaging substrates
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Intermediate project management skills
  • Intermediate verbal communication skills
  • Print production skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and shift focus between projects / tasks; attention to detail
  • Ability to collaborate and work on a team
  • Business acumen

Can you...

  • Function in a fast-paced, retail, office environment
  • Travel by car or plane with overnight stays
  • Sit for extended periods
  • Occasionally lift 20 lbs or more
  • Work extended hours