Packaging Designer

DS Smith Turpak Obaly, a.s.

Place of work
Galanta, Martin
Contract type
Start date
Salary offered (gross)
by agreement

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

Responsible for the solving the customer needs including identification of packaging request, proposing packaging solution, supporting into implementation of solution inside & outside at customer.
• Well understand the paper & other packaging development & production process include foams, flexibles, bags, ect
• Collaborate with customers to achieve results which support substantial value to the customers’ business
• Drive the cost-efficient packaging development, tailor-made packaging solutions based on customer needs, in order to fulfil promises to the customers defined in the Customer Journey:
o Increase Sales
o Decrease Cost
o Manage Risk
• Presentation of created packaging solution & clear communication of the values to the customers
• Facilitate & validate packaging solution which enables to solve the customers’ problems & delivering business growth for us.

• Learns from experience & able to solve problems within scope of role
• Able to see opportunities for improvement. Understand business context & needs
• Run medium projects, partially takes over leads responsibility at project team. Interprets result, draws conclusion & makes recommendations.
• Completes tasks on time & in full. Resolve problems to get the job done.
• Prioritize task, persistent approach, rigorous, takes corrective action as needs
• Has a positive attitude. Demonstrates a willingness to learn, honour commitment & support others. Proactively inform others regarding progress.
• Demonstrate a self-independence, self-direction & creativity. Shows a commitment to self-development
• Build good working relationships with other Design colleagues, operation & customers
• Identify & build a broad network of x-functional colleagues & customers outside of his/her range
• Is prepared to voice concerns & challenge the status quo.
• Confidently & assertively express opinions. Knowns when to escalate issues.
• Is able to communicate clearly to managers & can persuade peers.
• Is able to prepare arguments & persuade managers at X-functional colleagues.
• Well competences in packaging technology. Competent user of pack IT systems (Artios CAD, CAPE, performance calculation, trial assessment, ect).
• Well experience at packaging production factories, FMCG or industrial factories, service centres.
• Have proven project management skills.
• Execute pro-active projects/Workshops to be run within the Design Department
• Work closely with Sales and Marketing departments for improving Design awareness and spread knowledge.
• Work closely with Manufacturing and suppliers to challenge the capability, product quality and level for developed solutions.
• Maintain a close cooperation with our Impact Centres which is essential for Retail business.
• Actively maintain a good communication with other Design Departments and PackRight Centres in the region and across DS Smith.

Employee perks, benefits


Information about the selection process

The selection process will run in 2 rounds.
Only candidates who fullfile our requirements will be contacted. Please send us your CV in both English and Slovak version including your agreement with your datas processing.

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)

Educational Specialization

technical or industrial

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Computer skills - user

Microsoft Excel - advanced
Microsoft Word - advanced
Microsoft PowerPoint - advanced
Microsoft Outlook - advanced
AutoCAD - advanced

Driving licence


Number of years of experience


Personality requirements and skills

• Effective communicator with including presentation skills. Listens to others, asks questions and can articulate own views clearly.
• Ability to define objectives and to monitor progresses in a systematic manner.
• International oriented; eager to work together with DS Smith colleagues internationally.
• Understands the packaging manufacturing processes
• Understands the supply chain and the demands it creates for packaging solutions
• Understands the packaging line operation of our customers
• Has insights in the Retail market and drivers in Packaging
• Experience from the Packaging Industry or likewise
• Project Management experience.
• Able to organise and lead Customer or Internal Design Workshops.
• Able to express Design ideas (desired by sketching if possible).
• Understands the importance and impact of Design (colours & shape).
• Adequate experience in the technical skill base, e.g. understanding of structural designing and tools as well as the graphical designing and workflow and tools
• Experience from working in global organization.
• Good command of written and spoken English.


Brief description of the company

Who we are: A leading provider of corrugated & plastics packaging, supported by paper & recycling operations.
We operate along the whole supply-cycle, from the raw materials to the high-quality finished product. Our emphasis is on state-of-the-art design and local service close to food, non food and industrial customer facilities in Europe. Supported by a creative design network, an extensive range of materials, an efficient paper mill system and an internal recycled fibre supply, we provide the right packaging solution for your products around the world.

Number of employees

150-199 employees

Company address

DS Smith Turpak Obaly, a.s.
Robotnícka 1
036 80 Martin
ID: 2972656   Dátum zverejnenia: 13.3.2017