Graphic Designer

Sargento Foods Inc.

With more than 2,000 employees and growing, Sargento leads in innovation. We created the world’s first, successful pre-packaged sliced and shredded natural cheeses, changing what families bring to the table. Founded in 1953, we are family-owned. And like your family, we take pride in our past and invest in our future.

At Sargento, we “hire good people and treat them like family.” Balance in Life, Recognition, Humor and Fun and Excellence are part of who we are and how we work. In addition to manufacturing and marketing amazing natural cheese products, we give generously to our communities because Sargento believes in family.

Position Details

Graphic Designer
Northeast Wisconsin
Plymouth, WI

Are you creative and enjoy the details from start to finish? If you know packaging and digital and/or print, and can come up with creative solutions, we’d love you to join our team.

Your Story. 

You are enthusiastic, creative, process driven, collaborative and goal oriented. You seek an opportunity to expand your skills and experiences in the consumer packaged goods industry.

Our Story.

With more than 2,000 employees and net sales of $1.4 billion, Sargento Foods is a family-owned company that has been a leader in cheese for more than 60 years. We created the world’s first, successful pre-packaged sliced and shredded natural cheeses. Sargento is based north of Milwaukee in Plymouth, Wisconsin, where we manufacture and market shredded, sliced and snack natural cheese products, as well as ingredients and sauces. Sargento is known for the exceptional quality of our products and for product design, packaging and merchandising innovations that have transformed our industry.

Your Passion. Our Culture.

At Sargento, you work for a company you believe in, with a family of people who believe in you. Our culture stems from a simple premise: Hire good people and treat them like family. At Sargento, you can make decisions based on how they affect people as well as the long-term health of our company. You will be encouraged to make a meaningful difference in the community, in the company and in your career. With diverse experiences and tools to learn and develop, you can transform your aspirations into reality. If you’re ready for the right place to belong and grow your career, you can find it here.

What You Do. 

  • Prepare and produce graphic designs, concepts, and layouts for packaging, print and digital applications.
  • Expertise in all channels is not required but a familiarity and a willingness to learn is essential for success.
  • Utilize project management skills; Consult with internal clients and supervisor to define project requirements, communicate status and suggest improvements as needed.
  • Prepare work to specification for print or digital application, verify accuracy of proof and monitor quality throughout project. Supervise pre-press approvals when required.
  • Participate in ideation, concept development and research. Stay abreast of creative and digital trends.

Your Education and Experience.

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 2+ years of relevant experience in Graphic Design
  • Experience in packaging design at a consumer products company a plus
  • Design needs for multiple channels including, but not limited to, consumer or customer facing selling materials, social media, video production, webpages, internal communications, packaging and others
  • Conceptual Knowledge accompanied by professional experience in one or more creative channel (packaging, print or digital)
  • Demonstrated experience as a talented designer and conceptual thinker
  • Strong and diverse portfolio that proves solid typography and composition skills as well as a passion for innovation and the latest trends & influences
  • Excellent computer skills including Illustrator, Photoshop, Powerpoint, and Slides
  • Strong understanding of print processes
  • Collaborate with the cross functional team to ensure deliverables are accurate and on schedule
  • A passion for details: building accurate files, reviewing proofs and color drawdowns
  • Excellent communication skills in sharing your design thinking, presenting to all levels of co-workers throughout all stages of design

Your Needs. Our Values.

“People-First Culture”- Our people-first culture is founded on a simple premise: Hire good people and treat them like family. Your team really is your extended family and friends. Our Sargento Family rallies around those experiencing challenging situations and are the first ones to celebrate milestones.

Live Well, Work Well - You are encouraged and enabled to balance your career with interests and activities outside of work. We value Humor and Fun because we can laugh at ourselves and you can’t smile without saying “cheese”. Our CEO always says, if you’re not having fun at work or spending time with your family, then you’re doing it wrong.

Career Advancement -
We support your career aspirations with individual development plans, career paths, coaching and mentoring through our “promote from within” philosophy. It is not uncommon for employees to start their career in an entry-level manufacturing position and with dedication, hard work, and our tuition reimbursement program they have the potential to advance into leadership roles.

Caring for Community - When you work here, you can make a difference in the company and in the lives of people in our communities, including supporting the United Way, Habitat for Humanity and feeding those in need. We partner with the Green Bay Packers through our ‘Touchdowns for Hunger’ program which has resulted in donating $1.3 million to date for hunger relief. We support our employees who serve their communities year-round including providing paid time off to contribute to causes that are meaningful to them.

Brand Innovation & Leadership - We’re a national brand, owned by a real family. Because we are privately-held every employee is considered part of the Sargento Family and can make a meaningful impact. We seek people who will challenge assumptions and introduce new ideas to help achieve our corporate goals. We are an industry leader because of our quest to find the next breakthrough and have been a Nielsen Award Winner thanks to our game-changing products.

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