• Director, Global Package Design, Smashbox

    The Estee Lauder CompaniesCulver City, CA 90231

    Job #970194623

  • Director, Global Package Design, Smashbox

    Brand: Smashbox


    About Us

    The Estée Lauder Companies are the

    global leader in prestige beauty - delighting consumers with transformative

    products and experiences, inspiring them to express their individual beauty.

    Everyone has a story. Ours is

    original and authentic and sets us apart from every other beauty brand. We're

    proud of our story, and this is how we tell it: We live for lipstick. We get

    excited about primers. (No, seriously, we do.) But mostly, we love sharing our

    makeup secrets with you. Why? Because creativity and collaboration are at the

    core of our DNA. We are the only brand born out of a legendary photo studio -

    Smashbox Studios in Los Angeles - where major photographers, celebrities and

    makeup artists converge to create iconic images every day.

    About the Job

    The primary focus

    of this position will be to lead the Packaging Design team with concept and design

    for primary and secondary packaging. A knowledge and love of fashion, design,

    typography, art and pop culture is essential. The ideal candidate must be a creative problem solver that has the

    ability to work in a fast-paced environment with strict/tight deadlines.

    About Your Responsibilities


    • Lead the Conceptand design packaging for primary components and cartons that capture Smashbox'senergy and spirit

    • Establish andexecute the brand strategy to drive packaging innovation for new programs,redesigns and kits that align with the brand's sustainability and cost targets

    • Seek out andleverage the latest consumer, design, and technology trends in the packagingspace

    • Leverage consumerinsights to deliver best in class user experiences for packaging

    • Concept and designPR sets when needed


    • Workclosely with cross-functional teams (Packaging Development, ProductDevelopment, Marketing, Creative) to define packaging requirements and deliveragainst objectives

    • Manageeach project to ensure designs are delivered on time and ensuring strongcommunication with key stakeholders along the way

    • Preparerenderings/models required to convey the design intent

    • Reviewall design directions before release to vendors to ensure accuracy

    • Approvedrawings and samples from vendors, ensuring accuracy of artwork, color andfinishes

    • Presentationof selected designs, detail specification to manufacturers of approved designs,liaison with contractors, engineers and manufacturers on development ofprototypes, sample approval

    • Mentor and coach thePackaging design team


    About You

    • BFA in Graphic Design, Packaging Design or equivalent

    • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud (an expert in Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign). 3D rendering is a plus

    • 8 years of experience in packaging design

    • Experience in beauty, fashion, agency or retail brand experience is preferred

    • Must be a connoisseur of typography / graphic design with a love for current trends and culture

    • Must have a general understanding of the print process. Knowledge of printing on different materials/surfaces is a plus.

    • Proactive self-starter with team player mentality and preference to work in a close knit, highly collaborative environment

    • Ability to manage multiple high-priority projects in a very fast-paced environment, and react with a sense of urgency


    Job: Creative / Design

    Primary Location: Americas-US-CAA-Culver City

    Job Type: Standard

    Schedule: Full-time

    Shift: 1st (Day) Shift

    Job Number: 1916668

    We are an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. It is Company's policy not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition as defined by applicable state or local law, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances. The Company will endeavor to provide a reasonable accommodation consistent with the law to otherwise qualified employees and prospective employees with a disability and to employees and prospective employees with needs related to their religious observance or practices. Should you wish to apply for this position or any other position with the Company and you believe you require assistance to complete an application or participate in an interview, please contact ~~~