Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Cincinnati


Company Name: Kroger
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: Exempt
Position Summary:

Develop primary and secondary package graphics in collaboration with the brand manager, to ensure clear benefit communication and alignment with brand strategy. Responsible and accountable for delivering timely, effective and on-target development of all elements of the product’s primary and secondary package communications. Lead package development over a broad range of Corporate Brand categories and brands. Perform all jobs safely, efficiently and accurately to maintain and improve the performance of the entire division in the areas of Safety, Quality, Reliability (SQR) and our Customer 1st strategy. Demonstrate the company’s core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety. 
Essential Job Functions:

Maximize outside design resources in the development of package graphics
Manage the design development process, including fit with brand strategy, timing, documentation, proofing, art routing and approvals in assigned categories
Proof and approve labels accurately to ensure all labeling requirements have been met, including ingredients, spelling, grammar, Universal Product Code (UPC) and regulatory compliance
Develop plans with brand managers, designers and printers to insure the graphic and color integrity of a chosen design
Drive innovation of recommended concepts in areas of printing and potential new substrates
Actively seek out and travel to qualified design agencies, printers and pre-press houses that will be beneficial to building our Corporate Brands program
Maintain team (Manufacturing, Corporate Brands) updates on status of all current packaging projects; identify alternatives
Lead development of routine label changes, keeping true to strategy
Manage expenditures associated with label development and explore potential new processes that could improve efficiencies
Communicate on a regular basis with the senior packaging manager and Design team
Follow established programs, policies and practices to produce safe, quality foods that meet regulatory and company requirements
Support the development, implementation, maintenance, and ongoing improvement of the SQF 2000 Systems
Accountable to the Kroger Manufacturing Food Safety and Quality Principles
Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation
Minimum Position Qualifications/Education:

Bachelor’s degree in graphic arts or design
Five years of experience in packaging design, graphics and print production
Strong oral/written communication skills
Strong computer skills
Ability to perform and work on multiple projects simultaneously
Ability to identify and solve problems independently
Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals
Desired Previous Job Experience:

Brand management experience
Graphics experience
Print production experience
Project management experience
Education Level: Bachelor's Required
Required Travel: Up to 25%
Required Certifications/Licenses: None
Position Type: Full-Time
Regions: General Office- Cincinnati

Jobs at Kroger Manufacturing: Through quality products, strong individual commitments and team spirit, Kroger has been established as a leader in the manufacturing industry. Kroger Manufacturing provides career development programs aligned with aspirations in Engineering, Process Management, Information Systems, Quality Assurance, Operations Management, Human Resources, Finance and Procurement. Our work force programs provide technically challenging rotations with cross-functional teams, plants and locations to allow our Associates to learn from some of the brightest minds in the business. Experience and training combined with mentoring and guidance from plant sponsors prepare our Associates with the skills and leadership behaviors needed to achieve a successful career at Kroger.
Company Overview
Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve customers in 2,782 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states.  Our Family of Companies also operates 2,268 pharmacies, 274 fine jewelry stores, 1,489 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States.  Kroger is dedicated to our Purpose: to Feed the Human Spirit™ by serving America through food inspiration and uplift and creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.  Careers with The Kroger Co. and our

About the company

Kroger, one of the world’s largest retailers, employs more than 339,000 associates who serve customers in 2,425 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 31 states under two dozen local banner names including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Jay C, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry's, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith's. The company also operates 789 convenience stores, 337 fine jewelry stores, 1,109 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food processing plants in the U.S. Kroger also operates over 80 “The Little Clinic” retail healthcare sites inside select Kroger, King Sooper and Fry’s stores.

Recognized by Forbes as the most generous company in America, Kroger supports hunger relief, breast cancer awareness, the military and their families, and more than 30,000 schools and grassroots organizations in the communities it serves. Kroger contributes food and funds equal to 160 million meals a year through more than 80 Feeding America food bank partners. For more information please visit

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