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Tropic Skincare
Design Manager – Packaging
Full Time




£45,000 - £55,000 DoE


9 months ago

Does your passion for skincare and beauty extend to the aesthetics of its packaging? Can you combine your creative flair and packaging design experience to produce the most premium, sustainable packing with a luxurious look and feel?

We’re on the lookout for a creative and innovative Packaging Design Manager to join our vibrant creative team. While heading up our lovely Packaging Design team, you will also be responsible for creating fresh, eye-catching, and original packaging designs for Tropic’s entire product range as part of our evolution to help supercharge our brand!


  • Lead packaging design and branding across all ranges.
  • Lead, develop and support the design and artwork team.
  • Conceptualise, design, and deliver new products and packaging in our core ranges, limited editions, branded items, and one-off projects.
  • Deliver packaging concepts and designs, graphical treatments as well as material choices.
  • Present designs to the other designers, the CEO, and key stakeholders throughout the business.
  • Help to create, update, and promote design guidelines, best practices, and standards.
  • Review packaging samples, print artwork and print proofs.
  • Consistently meet creative schedules and project requirements.
  • Work on special one-off projects and collaborations cross-functionally.
  • Advocate sustainability initiatives to reduce packaging waste where possible.
  • Understand technical limitation of print and relevant pack formats; bottles, labels, tubes, cartons etc.
  • Understand product range design, building harmony, consistency and clear purpose across multiple products and functionalities.
  • Create, develop, and translate Tropic’s brand personality into packaging design.
  • Create and convey clear and compelling stories about their design idea, which builds trust in their concepts.
  • Diagnose challenges and creatively solving them.
  • Working with Ambassador and customer feedback to enhance packaging design concepts and ideas.


  • Be an advocate for sustainable packaging in material and process choices.
  • Proficient in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Sound experience with textures and physical packaging design.
  • Experience with various packaging materials, as well as eco-friendly materials.
  • Understanding of ergo dynamic for both primary and secondary packaging.
  • Impeccable attention to detail.
  • Experience in developing, managing, and supporting team.
  • Conceptual and strategic thinker with great verbal/written communication and presentation skills.
  • Have a solid understanding of technical limitation of print and relevant pack formats across multiple packaging types.
  • Experience of working within reactive, fast-paced environments.


  • Full time role: 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday
  • Hybrid working with a minimum of three days a week required in the office.
  • Office is conveniently located just three minutes’ walk from Beddington Lane Tram stop, which is connected to East
  • Croydon and Wimbledon – both 20 minutes away. Approx. 30 min travel time from Southwest London, 35 mins from South
  • London (Brixton, Stockwell etc.)
  • Position is available immediately.
  • Starting Salary is subject to relevant experience.


Healthier, Greener. More empowered – that’s the Infinite Purpose behind everything we do at Tropic, from funding education with every sale we make to all the plant-powered, sustainably sourced goodness we pack into our multi-award-winning, clinically proven skincare and beauty products. We’re here to shake things up in this industry for good. Certified vegan, cruelty-free and CarbonNeutral®, we double offset our emissions, because when it comes to sparkling skin and a happier planet, we believe you really can have both!

Our founder and CEO, Susie, started out at just 15 years old, whipping up batches of our Body Smooth in her kitchen, pouring them into jam jars to sell on Greenwich Market to help her mum pay the bills. Flash forward a number of years and a whole lotta green science-backed skincare later, and Susie, with the help of an ever-growing team, has built a business that strives to make a positive impact… there’s just one thing we’re missing, you!

By joining our team, you’ll become part of a dynamic, diverse, and talented troupe, with a big family feel to boot! So, if you’re a skincare and planet enthusiast like we all are, believe in doing good beyond beauty and want to shake things up too, come and join our colourful crew – we can’t wait to meet you.

Job Ref: TROPIC.145