Product Development Specialist – Chicago

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Nexgen Packaging stands at the forefront of the label, tag, packaging, and trim industry, delivering Interior Labels, Exterior Tags, Patches, Bags, and Packaging with a touch of innovation. Our global footprint caters to retail and brands, showcasing our commitment to excellence. Headquartered in the United States, we extend our influence through an extensive network of over 25 branches, subsidiaries, and affiliates in the USA, Asia, and Latin America.

We’ve crafted industry-leading technology and services, and we’re on the lookout for a dynamic, go-getter to thrive in our rapidly expanding company. If you bring curiosity, passion, and an entrepreneurial spirit to the table, let’s forge ahead together! At Nexgen Packaging, we’re curating a team of exceptionally talented, experienced, and creative individuals. We welcome independent thinkers and self-starters who want to contribute to a dedicated and enjoyable work environment. Committed to the growth of our employees, we create ample career opportunities for everyone at Nexgen. If this sounds like a team you’d like to join, then let’s meet!


About the Role – Product Development Specialist – Westmont, IL

Our perfect match will demonstrate passion within their role and focus on driving customer service and coordinating the product development of labels, tags and various other retail packaging product lines. This is a creative role and requires an innovative individual to perform fearlessly. Energy and enthusiasm are also essential. This position is ideally suited for an individual who is able to balance creativity with good analytical skills and stay focused on results – someone who enjoys problem solving, loves a challenge and is committed to continuous improvement and growth.



  • Knowing what details need to be identified for each of the core product types.
  • Reviewing incoming items and artwork, checking for missing detail and reviewing open questions with sales.
  • Defining product materials and construction details for all items/versions and review with key stakeholders.
  • Making sure the art is built correctly and clearly for options being priced or sampled.
  •  Communicating item and project details to the global teams for pricing and sampling requests. Reviewing any feedback to keep development moving.
  • Quoting US production as needed.
  • Maintaining customer product profiles and sample binders.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong communication skills – relationship building, and teamwork are critical.
  • Able to work independently and efficiently to meet deadlines.
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented and organized.
  • Bachelor’s degree is preferred, but not required.
  • Minimum of 2-4 Years of relevant work experience in a similar role.
  • Understanding of Printing and development process is preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to prioritize, analyze and problem solve.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills.


About Us

A team of four entrepreneurs and industry veterans founded Nexgen in 2006. They knew they could build a great company that could help retailers with their branding solutions by leveraging state-of-the-art technology, exceptional employees, and an outstanding work environment. We pride ourselves on exceeding customers’ expectations by listening to their needs and executing on our commitments. This approach has led to industry- leading growth for Nexgen and our team. Since our founding we have grown to over 600 employees globally, with shipments of over 3 billion products a year!


We will provide a space that:

  • Embraces forward thinking,
  • Values employees’ contribution,
  • Drives personal growth, and
  • Recognizes the value of quality of work and quality of life.


We offer competitive benefits such as health, dental, and vision insurance and a competitive 401k match.

Nexgen is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. Candidates local to Chicago are preferred. You must be authorized to work in the United States, full time, for any employer.