Thinking outside the box

What we do

We’re responsible for all the packaging on wilko own-brand products. From creating artwork and generating new graphic design concepts to agreeing the best materials. All while keeping our diverse customers, cost, environment and supply chain requirements front of mind. Working closely with colleagues across Buying, Merchandising and Quality, we make sure all packaging meets the required technical standards and that our ranges are fresh, appealing and compete well in the market.

The difference we make

A close-knit and fast-growing team, we collaborate share and care. We also take pride in seeing our ideas come to life in store. Highly motivated and ambitious, we work together to deliver targets and drive business improvements – all while maintaining genuine camaraderie and plenty of friendly competition within the team. In fact, recently the in-house art working team has achieved a fantastic cost saving of almost £500,000 vs agency spend on the equivalent work (a cost-saving we aim to grow).

Now that’s interesting

Wilko has signed up to the UK Plastics Pact, so we now have clear obligations to deliver against. This means we’ve removed all PVC and have reduced our plastic packaging by 700 tonnes. We want to make a difference and will continue to grow our sustainable commitments.

A place to grow

Our team all have a variety of diverse backgrounds, experiences and knowledge. They also all have a personal development plan in place. So, whether you’re a junior, a technologist or senior technologist, an artworker, team manager or a packaging manager, you can develop your softer, personal skills or technical aptitude through online tutorials, classroom learning, apprenticeships and professional qualifications. Individual potential is recognised and invested in, helping you to be the best you can be.

Why you should join us

Team meetings and huddles keep everyone focused and up to date with our business goals and targets. While monthly initiatives like ‘Packaging Superstars’ and regular team quizzes, socials and charity fundraisers, keep our work hard, play hard culture alive. Everyone here has time for everyone else. We have a flat, non-hierarchical structure, amazing facilities and genuine family-focused values. You are valued for who you are, the work you do and given every opportunity to succeed.

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