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Assistant Graphics Designer


Buffalo, NY, US, 14213

Req ID:  23572

Rich’s has been able to pull off something rare in the business world: a culture that successfully blends the latest business practices with family values.  That means our associates are able to work for a great company while also benefiting from a work environment that fosters world class professionalism combined with family intimacy.  Our benefit offerings are reflective of this unique blend of Life, Work and Family .


The Assistant Graphics Designer will provide support for graphic design projects and processes as part of Rich’s Packaging Graphics team. This also includes packaging/label graphics development/updates, label reviews, facilitation and compiling information with external print vendors and design agencies, and uploading digital assets in centralized repository.


  • Update and/or coordinate the development of primary and secondary packaging graphics for existing products.
  • Collaborate with graphic designers and outside vendors to complete preliminary work on product codes and gather information and files from vendors when necessary.
  • Execute quality graphics within scheduled timeframes.
  • Contribute fresh perspective and offer options for achieving a given objective, often within a tight time frame and limited budget.
  • Maintain Rich's brand standards and meet legal and regulatory requirements on all projects.
  • Facilitate packaging graphic design projects by working with internal cross-functional teams. Route project through workflow and obtain approvals from Regulatory, Marketing, Structural Packaging Engineers, Legal, and Customers. 
  • Provide approved graphics for printing.
  • Execute PLM systems work in support of project goals and deadlines
  • Communicate effectively and efficiently with internal NWT and outside resources, including advertising agencies, photographers, and printers.
  • Upload assets into Cumulus Digital Asset Management System in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Populate purchase order spreadsheet as part of PO invoicing process.
  • Design and/or coordinate the development of primary and secondary packaging graphics for new products.
  • Attend internal meetings related to projects.
  • Design for retail packaging


  • Bachelor of Fine and Applied Arts degree (Major in Graphic Design)
  • 3+ years working experience in graphics development
  • Understanding of graphic design principles for print materials, including: typesetting, page layout, packaging graphic design, logo development, and printing processes.
  • Proficient in working on Macintosh and PC platforms:
  • Macintosh: Artwork Development Software: Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator/Photoshop/InDesign/ Acrobat)
  • Virtual PC software: Parallels PC platforms:

- MS Office, Mainframe systems, Outlook, Internet Explorer

  • Demonstrated design skills and experience in the following areas a plus:

           - Familiarity with packaging guidelines & technical drawings

           - Labeling and bar coding standards

  • Demonstrated creative thinking and problem solving skills
  • Proven effectiveness in a team environment
  • Familiarity with digital asset management (Cumulus system) a plus
  • Detail oriented 
  • Demonstrated ability in multi-tasking; working in a fast-paced environment where persistence and thorough follow-up is essential
  • Solid project management skills (coordination, organization and prioritization).
  • Proofreading and editing capabilities with the ability to maintain enthusiasm and a professional demeanor through multiple review sessions and redrafts.
  • Solid interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minor direction
  • Fluency in foreign languages, specifically Spanish to support International business, a plus


Rich Products Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates (“Rich’s”), are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law. The information collected by this application is solely to determine suitability for employment, verify identity, and maintain employment statistics on applicants.


Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Rich’s. Please contact Rich’s Human Resources department if you need assistance completing this application or to otherwise participate in the application process.

Nearest Major Market: Buffalo

Job Segment: Advertising, PLM, Marketing, Management

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