United States, Stamford, CT, Henkel Consumer Brands

Design Manager, Visual Branding

At Henkel, you can build on a strong legacy and leading positions in both industrial and consumer businesses to reimagine and improve life every day. If you love challenging the status quo, join our community of over 50,000 pioneers around the globe. Our teams at Henkel Consumer Brands continuously drive the evolution in dynamic categories: Laundry & Home Care and Hair. With our trusted brands, including Persil and Schwarzkopf, our cutting-edge technologies and our disruptive solutions, you will have countless opportunities to explore new paths and develop your skills. Grow within our future-led businesses, our diverse and vibrant culture and find a place where you simply belong. All to leave your mark for more sustainable growth.

Dare to make an impact?


  • The Design Manager is responsible for strategically and tactically leading, managing, and supporting “best-in-class” brand identity and package design for assigned brands. This includes innovation/concepts, restage, line extension, display, comps, sales samples, and brand-world assets.
  • The role requires active design leadership, project management and collaboration throughout the design process from objectives and brief through print and in-market results. The individual leads and supports design projects and interfaces with cross-functions, design resources and suppliers. 
  • Lead and direct the visual expression of branded packaging graphics. Work with internal and external partners to develop objectives-driven design solutions that connect with consumers, build brands, and drive positive business results.
  • Present ‘win-at-shelf’ solutions using best practice design management and strategic design leadership skills.
  • Scope includes primary and secondary packaging for new and existing products and promotional items for multiple channels.
  • Balance, coordinate and optimize input from: Visual Branding, Marketing, functional groups, customers, consumers, agencies, and suppliers, while driving effective solutions.
  • Maintain projects and assets in digital workflow, approval, and asset management tools.
  • Manage assigned projects to meet deadlines.
  • Understand and leverage internal and external manufacturing and print processes and limitations.
  • Continually optimize and plan projects and artwork to maximize and achieve cost efficiencies and savings.


  • BS or BA in Graphic Design, Package Design, or Industrial Design.
  • 5+ years related professional design and project management experience. 
  • Collaborative team member who wants to contribute, learn, and grow as part of an exciting department and organization.
  • A passion for design, creative problem solving and connecting brands and packaging with consumers.
  • Experience with the: laundry, cleaning, home and/or beauty categories and/or retail brands a plus.
  • Strategic, analytic, and creative mindset and skills.
  • Strong communication, presentation, and negotiation skills. Broad marketing/business understanding.
  • Ability to successfully lead and art direct multiple projects with outside resources and suppliers while managing costs and deadlines.
  • Working/practical knowledge of packaging, manufacturing and print processes and limitations.
  • Familiarity/proficiency with design and office software, artwork workflow and approval systems, and digital product images/DAM systems. 
  • Position located in Stamford, CT.

The salary for this role is $94,500.00 - $141,500.00. This is the range that we in good faith anticipate relying on when setting wages for this position.  We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and this range.  This salary range may also be modified in the future.

Henkel does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Unsolicited referrals and resumes are considered Henkel property and therefore, Henkel will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited referral. At Henkel's request only, preferred vendors may be invited to refer talent for specific open positions. In these cases, a fully-executed agreement with Henkel must be in place and current.

All employees applying for an internal position must have a discussion with his/her manager about their interest in a job posting opportunity. The discussion will not preclude the employee from interviewing if their skills meet the job requirements.

At Henkel, we come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We believe the uniqueness of all our employees is the power in us. Become part of the team and bring your uniqueness to us! We welcome all applications across different races, colors, religions, sexes, national origins, disabilities, veteran statuses, ages, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and other legally protected characteristics.

JOB ID: 24064379
Contract & Job type: Regular - Full Time
Contact information for application-related questions:
Please do not use this email address for sending your application or CV. To apply, please click on the "Apply Now" button below. Applications sent via e-mail will not be accepted.

Health, Disability & Life Insurance
Health, Disability & Life Insurance Vacation / Paid Time Off
Vacation / Paid Time Off 401k Matching
401k Matching Flexible Work Policy
Flexible Work Policy Performance Bonus Incentives
Performance Bonus Incentives Paid Parental Leave & Childcare Benefits
Paid Parental Leave & Childcare Benefits Wellness Programs
Wellness Programs Tuition Reimbursement & Student Loan Aid
Tuition Reimbursement & Student Loan Aid International Career Opportunities
International Career Opportunities Employee Recognition Programs
Note: Perks might vary depending on the job grade.