Corrugated Design Manager

Skybox Packaging, LLC.
Mansfield, OH
May 11, 2017
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Job Description

Job Description: Design Manager

Position Overview: The Design Manager is a "hands on" position responsible for both performing and leading the Design Team in managing all structural, graphic and prepress design activities; as well as being responsible for developing and coaching their team members.

Skybox Packaging designs, engineers and manufactures a full line of corrugated packaging and distributes a full line of packaging supplies and equipment in central Ohio from our location in Mansfield. Skybox has recently teamed up with Atlantic Packaging, Ltd and intends to grow aggressively in the Ohio marketplace. This position offers the unique opportunity to enjoy the streamlined decision making of a small company environment along with significant growth over the next 3-5 years which will transform our operation. Mansfield's small town, family oriented environment offers unusually low cost of living, a short drive to work and easy access (about an hour) to either Cleveland or Columbus.

More information on Skybox is available at

Atlantic Packaging Products Ltd. is the largest privately owned integrated corrugated packaging company in Canada. Atlantic provides customers with a total packaging solution through its key business divisions, which include: Corrugated and Color Packaging, Recycled Paper Mills, Retail Packaging & Displays, Paper Bag Products, Supply & Inventory Management, and Recycling. More information is available at

Position Responsibilities:

Lead and inspire the Design Team to make continuous improvement in all processes

Encourage professional growth and skill development of all Team members

Develop both structural and graphic design strategies for new and assigned accounts, in conjunction with Outside Sales

Communicate Proficiently (speaking and listening), and being proactive in discussing successes, failures, and concerns to the Team.

Able to prepare design samples, and communicate ideas both to the sales team and accompany on sales calls

Has a general understanding of all packaging media i.e. Chipboard, Poly, etc., which can be utilized in forming design solutions.

Demonstrates an understanding of automatic equipment and its relationship to the corrugated industry

Able to perform lab testing as it relates to the corrugated industry

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

Advanced structural design skills with the ability to perform as well as train the design team

Exposure to graphic design skills and an ability to advance in graphic design knowledge

Understands and can communicate the package design, production and shipping process in a multi-media environment

Proven ability to assimilate new information quickly

Proven ability to think "out-of-the box" in working with a customer in designing a corrugated packing solution

Capable of and enjoys project management

Advanced oral and written communication skills

Strong organization and time planning skills, including follow-up

Extremely detail-oriented

A team player who is comfortable in a collaborative work environment

Comfortable with the chaos that accompanies rapid cycle time

Resilience, bias for learning and can be a hands on teacher to pass on knowledge

Passion for Excellence - inborn desire to make people and processes better

Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Amtech Savvy

Expert in Artios/CAD


5 years of Structural and/or Graphic design preferred

2 years in corrugated packaging and displays, experience in both areas preferred

A 4-year degree in the packaging industry or related field preferred not required

Compensation is market competitive

Company Description
Skybox Packaging Overview

Skybox currently operates a two shift operation in a sheet plant environment and focuses on providing outstanding service to our customers. At Skybox we believe that people are the most crucial ingredient to delivering outstanding service. We start by respecting everyone, providing high levels of communication and involving employees in all aspects of our operation.

Skybox has been in business for 19 years and originally began operations as Mr. Box and BrassPack Packing Supply. We continue to enjoy a healthy growth rate as a result of a relentless dedication to service, quality and continuous improvement. Here are a few quotes from our customer survey:

They genuinely care about me and my company

Easy to do business with, when something goes wrong, the response is exceptional

They are phenomenal, they work for us and with us real well, wish I had more like them

Responds to our emergencies, they have come through for us many times

We have accomplished our growth by focusing on people and building a workplace that is more than just a job for our employees. We continue to develop our workplace according to our core values:

Trust, Respect and Fairness

Hard Work, Responsibility and Merit

Teamwork, Learning and Growth

Have fun every day; experience the Joy of Excellence

Mansfield, OH


Wed, 10 May 2017 15:10:53 PDT