Packaging Graphics Producer

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Posted: Nov 6, 2018
Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number: 200006414
Marcom is Apple’s Global Marketing Communications group. We oversee all of Apple’s advertising and marketing to ensure the flawless development and execution of world-class communications. The Packaging Graphics Producer manages packaging, labeling, and print documentation for Apple products worldwide to ensure that high-quality printing and finishing is developed, produced, and shipped on time. In this role, you will ensure the execution of final design for assigned projects in a large-scale manufacturing environment that reflects Apple standards for simplicity and elegance.

Key Qualifications

  • You have four to seven years of relevant experience in consumer electronics or consumer goods packaging as well as a background in print labeling.
  • You have expertise in program and project management.
  • You are knowledgeable about prepress, printing processes, and on-press trouble-shooting.
  • You have an extraordinary eye for color accuracy and quality.
  • You have working experience with materials, papers, inks, adhesives, and print decoration and finishing techniques.
  • You have a positive attitude, and you lead by example to support collaboration.
  • You have the strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills to work with cross-functional teams and a worldwide supply base.
  • You are a creative problem solver who is adaptable, flexible, resourceful; you guide the product specification, considering product definition, time and budget constraints.
  • You have subject matter expertise in print techniques and manufacturing processes.
  • You develop positive relationships with our cross-functional team members.
  • You love Apple and care deeply about packaging.
  • You have appreciation for quality, can communicate clearly and have a deep understanding of the process—both engineering and design.
  • You are proficient in Mac applications; database management systems; Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, and Acrobat; and the Microsoft Office suite.
  • You are available for both domestic and international travel at least 20 percent of time; travel may raise to 50% during peak business periods.


- Guide proposals during the creative and development phases of projects while understanding capabilities within our supply base. - Maintain expertise in product category, staying on top of packaging innovation as it relates to materials and treatments, both on press and finishing. - Work with suppliers to develop packaging and labeling concepts, validate manufacturability, and obtain samples for approval. - Handle multiple projects at the same time. Flag issues that may affect internal or external workflow. - Track all deliverables by developing timelines and schedules, craft them with engineering schedules, and build custom solutions for projects. - Establish print specifications in collaboration with Design and Print Production Management, including paper choice, inks, printing processes, foils, varnishes and coatings, lamination, emboss and deboss tools, and more. - Together with the Program Manager, ensure print specifications, color drawdowns and press sheets are accurate, on time, and meet print standards. - Handle the localization process, including copy approval, translation request, file assessment, file handoff, and localized reviews. - Initiate and provide oversight for deliverable part numbers and understand their place on the bill of materials. - Brief the Packaging Print Specialists on inks, foils, or coatings that need to be developed with our raw materials suppliers. - Provide professional color judgement to match design goals across multiple sites and suppliers, including sign off on color standards. - Participate in internal meetings, status and design reviews, and cross-functional team meetings.

Education & Experience

A Bachelors of Science or Arts focusing on Print Technologies/Packaging or Graphics Communication is preferred.

Additional Requirements