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Position Title:

Senior Packaging Development Engineer


North Carolina


3 or more years of experience



Salary Range:


Targeted Bonus Range:



B.S. Degree in Packaging Engineering or equivalent



Reports to:

Director of Packaging

Direct Reports:

None but in a department of 5 packaging engineers


Yes for the right candidate


This individual will be responsible for the primary package development, which will mostly consist of rigid plastics. Needs experience with blow molded and injection molded plastics.


Company Overview:  This company has developed a long-standing reputation as a color authority and beauty trendsetter in the world of color cosmetics and hair care. It has provided consumers with high quality product innovation, performance and sophisticated glamour and has a diversified portfolio of brands that are sold in more than 150 countries around the world in most retail distribution channels, including mass, salon and prestige. It ranks among the top global beauty companies, with product offerings in color cosmetics, skincare, hair care and fragrances.

Position: The Senior Packaging Development Engineer reports to the Director and is responsible for the global development of the packaging of new product launches and the on-going maintenance of regular business packaging for assigned brands and/or categories. The incumbent interfaces with Marketing, R&D, and Creative in the discovery phase and assumes responsibility for successful execution of selected packages in the tactical phase.


  • Researches new packaging techniques, materials, processes and developments to provide innovative and cost-effective packaging concepts and solutions.
  • Plays a role in determining the feasibility of new projects as they relate to cost, timing and manufacturability.
  • Defines risks associated with projects for review by the Director.
  • Develops timetable and critical milestones for new product launches.
  • Prepares a timely and accurate Preliminary Bill of Materials.
  • Initiates supplier blueprints, models and samples.
  • Ensures necessary engineering and technical approval of selected components, including material compatibility and dispensing characteristics.
  • With Procurement colleagues, reviews and recommends sources of supply.
  • Ensures supplier can maintain integrity of selected package.
  • Involved in insuring design criteria are feasible and recommending alternatives.
  • Issues Final Component Specifications
  • Supports value analysis efforts through to implementation.


Education:  Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Packaging or equivalent.

Experience:  Requires a minimum of 3 or more years experience and a thorough knowledge of packaging components, materials, and processes used by the fragrance, treatment, and cosmetics industry. The company is looking for a candidate with a history of stability and longevity with few job changes.

Key Competencies:

  • Technical training and aptitude required.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Experience in evaluating blueprints for mating components, assessing stack heights (min-max conditions) and requesting changes to make the parts mate properly.
  • Experience approving components, attending start-ups with the supplier or assembler, and troubleshooting issues until in-spec parts are produced satisfactorily.
  • Experience measuring components with calipers or vision systems without assistance. 
  • Experience with torque tests, pull force tests and other performance and dimensional checks.
  • Experience engineering cosmetic packages (lipsticks, compacts, vials, brushes, deodorant, and jars). 
  • Experience in engineering small (less than 6") parts injection molded in plastics, or glass containers.
  • Experience in elevated temperature testing, vibration/drop testing, protective packaging, pallet patterns and transit evaluations of consumer goods.
  • Experience independent reading and evaluating blueprints so as not to rely on vendors.
  • Experience in measuring parts and working with suppliers to identify problems.

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