Brand & Design Specialist


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Position Details

Brand & Design Specialist
Northern Illinois
Batavia, IL

As part of National Buying Services, you’ll work with a team to use innovation and hard work to acquire the products that our customers come to us for. It’s about more than finding the lowest price, it’s about supporting our Buying and support teams (Administration, Merchandising, Pricing, Quality Assurance, Analytics and more). We work hard to provide the best value and quality in everything we do.

In this role the Brand and Design Specialist will be responsible for supporting our private label brand strategy and coordinating with the internal Brand & Design team, design agencies, and buying teams for a 360 effort to bring concept alive to our customers. The ideal candidate will have had prior experience working with packaging, design agencies, or the CPG sector in packaging and design, have an educational background in product management, marketing, or general business.

Position Type: Full-Time

Work Location: Batavia, IL

This role is eligible to participate in ALDI’s Hybrid Work Program, which allows remote work up to 3 days per week(i.e., work remotely up to 3 days per week; work in-office at least 2 days per week).

Duties and Responsibilities:

Must be able to perform duties with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Supports and consults with departmental teams and other business facets. 
  • Evaluates financial results and makes initial recommendations. 
  • Recommends process improvements for area of responsibility. 
  • Acts as central point of communication for all packaging and branding topics for the department and other business facets. 
  • Manages the team’s inbox and disseminates key tasks to the wider business. 
  • Coordinates global branding initiatives, ensuring all departments are aligned as required. 
  • Assists leadership in evaluating brand performance and making initial recommendations for packaging optimization. 
  • Facilitates processes and analyzes results of each initiative. 
  • Supports creation of various proposals, memos, and packaging and branding presentations.
  • Collaborates with department project leads to ensure new packaging processes are feasible and communicates process changes to the appropriate audiences. 
  • Monitors and reacts to agency KPI reports. 
  • Maintains branding documents including, but not limited to, Brand Manager site, Global Trade Item Numbers Tracker, Trademark Overview, training documents, and user manuals. 
  • Creates new methods and processes to streamline, implement, and create efficiencies. 
  • Coordinates and provides monthly Packaging & Design training sessions. 
  • Collaborates with team members and communicates relevant information to leadership. 
  • Complies with ALDI privacy and security requirements and policies if job responsibilities include possible access to confidential and/or sensitive information. 
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Consistently demonstrates the Mindsets, ALDI Acts Competencies and Professional Skills (M.A.P.) as outlined for the role. 
  • Gives attention to detail and follows instruction. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Effective time management; maximizes productivity. 
  • Prepares written materials to meet purpose and audience. 
  • Develops and maintains positive relationships with internal and external parties. 
  • Advanced Excel knowledge. 
  • Analyzes and interprets data. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or a related field required. 
  • A minimum of 3 years of progressive experience in Brand Management, Design or other related field required. 
  • Or, a combination of education and experience providing equivalent knowledge.

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