BIRKENSTOCK is a global lifestyle brand that stands for quality, function and all-round well-being. The historic roots of this long-standing family-run company can be traced back to the year 1774.  Nowadays, the product portfolio comprises sandals and closed shoes, accessories, natural cosmetics as well as beds and sleep systems. With more than 5,500 employees, BIRKENSTOCK is the German shoe industry’s largest employer. BIRKENSTOCK has 16 locations in Germany, with privately owned distribution companies in Europe, Asia and the USA.


For our Global Design Team at our location in Cologne, we are looking for a

Packaging / Graphic Designer (m/f/d)


  • We aspire to design our packaging in the same way our sandals/footbeds and shoes are created: with a focus on function, quality, responsibility and not least tradition. And this is where we count on you: You will create a packaging and visual identity across our product portfolio evolving our years of heritage and shoemaking expertise into a compelling Birkenstock consumer experience.
  • Your role will be multifaceted, including packaging and graphic design solutions for footwear/footbeds/legwear/shoe care/cosmetics & beyond.
  • With your creativity you help shape packaging solutions for Birkenstock and will use your skills to drive the graphic and packaging creation within the design team and the wider Product Creation team.
  • Modern and at the pulse of time, you use digital tools to create innovative concepts as well as digital assets to effectively communicate design intent.
  • You will partner with the designers to support them with packaging design and visualization and collaborate with the Product Development and Management teams to assist in the conceptualization and visualization of new packaging proposals, including support with technical drawings and renderings.



  • Several years of experience working as a packaging / graphic designer
  • Portfolio of relevant products and designs
  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design/Design or equivalent
  • Fit in the Adobe creative suite, know-how in packaging software is advantageous
  • Firm understanding of typographic principles and branding
  • Passion for design, innovation, and a strong creative drive
  • Curios, communicative teamplayer with the ability to multi-task
  • Willing to travel domestically and internationally



BIRKENSTOCK offers you all the advantages of a successful, fast growing, global company: dynamic work environment, considerable design freedom, authentic and open corporate culture and excellent development opportunities. Sounds exciting? It is. We are looking forward to receiving your online application, stating your salary expectations!

If you have any further questions, please contact Chloé Gouysse +49 175 209 46 88.

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