Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. Packaging Engineer in Newport News, Virginia

Job Description:

If a career with an organization that rewards performance and provides a stable and supportive environment sounds good to you, Ferguson may just be the place for you. Our people are our biggest asset and share a common passion for customer service, which has helped shape us into the industry leader we are today.

Ferguson is currently seeking the right individual for a new opportunity as a Packaging Engineer. The ideal candidate will lead the development and execution of product packaging design and outward facing company deliverables. The ideal candidate will have knowledge in many areas of packaging including materials selection, manufacturing processes, textiles, cosmetic detailing, testing to ensure packaging is creative and visually attractive.


  • Responsible for evaluating and developing packaging systems including all primary and protective secondary packaging systems products which will include product protection, package quality as defined by the market requirements, equipment efficiencies, and packaging cost optimization of current packaging systems as well as new packaging technologies.

  • Lead the development of product packaging from conception through final creative design

  • Understand packaging-related business needs and competitive marketplace

  • Establish ideas, concepts and prototypes to solve problems and meet customer/consumer needs

  • Conduct consumer research for packaging and evaluate secondary consumer research to identify consumer needs, develop category understanding and brand positioning

  • Supervise production of samples for marketing presentations, evaluation and testing

  • Identify cost optimization programs for primary, secondary, and tertiary packaging

  • Ensure strong specification procedures and standards are constantly applied across all programs

  • Design cost effective package components for efficient line production and finished product-shipping standards


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing or related field required (in lieu of degree, 5-7 years of experience in related field)

  • 3 – 5 years of experience in related field required (professional design, product and packaging design)

  • Knowledgeable with ArtiosCAD, CapePack and Microsoft Office

  • Knowledgeable with ISTA, TAPPI, and ASTM test methods for packaging

  • Skilled with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)

  • Knowledge of brand building, brand architecture and packaging design in the own brand / national brand environment

  • Understand design ideologies, brand strategies and awareness of current design trends and technologies

  • Knowledge of Packaging Engineering processes such as product life cycle, packaging design and change management

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills; excellent project management skills

  • Ability to work with teams on numerous projects of variable complexity

  • Proven ability to anticipate customer needs and deliver customer solutions

The Company is an equal opportunity employer as well as a government contractor that shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a), which prohibits discrimination against qualified protected Veterans and the requirements of 41 CFR 60-741.5(A), which prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability.

Ferguson raises the bar for industry standards as the top-rated wholesale supplier of commercial and residential plumbing supplies. However, our expertise goes beyond plumbing. We are a diverse distributor that spans multiple businesses including HVAC/R, waterworks and industrial. In the past 65 years, we’ve grown from a local distributor to a $15 billion dollar company with more than 1,400 locations and over 24,000 associates nationwide. We pride ourselves on delivering world-class service, and our customers know that “Nobody expects more from us than we do” is more than just a tagline to Ferguson associates. It’s a cultural belief that is demonstrated every day through exceptional customer service, product selection and industry knowledge.