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JO-4189

Quality Search  -  Since 1981

Position Title

Packaging Engineer

Location

Northeast

Experience

2-5 years

Specialty

Consumer Products – Laundry & Home Care

Salary Range

$70-85K

Targeted Bonus Range

n/a

Education

B.S. Degree in Packaging Engineering or equivalent

Travel

Up to 25%

Reports to

Senior Manager of Laundry Care Packaging

Direct Reports

None

Relocation

May be available as a sign on bonus

Other

Someone with e-commerce experience is strongly preferred, CPG experience (personal care, cosmetics, home cleaning supplies, etc) required. This individual will be responsible for key business development in the rapidly expanding field of e-commerce packaging.

DESCRIPTION - DUTIES

Company Overview:  This company was founded in 1876 and operates worldwide and employs approximately 50,000 people globally. The company holds leading positions with its strong brands, innovations and technologies. 

With strong positions in attractive markets the company is continuing to meet new and changing demands with leading innovations, brands and technologies. It does so while meeting customer and consumer demands for innovation, quality, service and sustainability.


Position: This opportunity will require a Packaging Engineer who is energetic and dynamic. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with an entrepreneurial mindset.  Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to manage demanding workloads are also key elements of success in this role. He, or she, will be responsible for key business development in the rapidly expanding field of e-commerce packaging. The position will interact with a dedicated cross-functional team of experts focused on growing and optimizing this area of FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods).


Key Responsibilities include:

  • Designing, testing and executing e-commerce packaging programs for Company Laundry and Home Care product lines.
  • Being the Packaging thought leader for e-commerce in cross-functional team settings.
  • Developing and commercializing packaging solutions that support the organization’s goals and customer needs.
  • Maintaining a focused knowledge of packaging sustainability initiatives and future trends that would be beneficial to Company, its retailers and consumers.
  • Representing product lines as both the technical expert and face of packaging communication to the broader community of Marketing, Sales, Supply Chain, Quality, Project Management and plant manufacturing.
  • Developing, maintaining & distributing all related packaging specifications & pallet patterns associated with projects.
  • Collaborating with internal/external partners and cross functional work teams to optimize package designs for product launches.
  • Delivering gross margin improvement projects through the optimization of primary & secondary package design or redesigning of components to enhance manufacturing capabilities.
  • Leveraging technical packaging knowledge to assist the Quality Assurance organization in solving packaging related quality issues and providing guidance or process improvements that minimize recurrence.
  • Utilizing effective time management skills to assure required project milestones are met amongst multiple projects with competing deadlines.
  • Providing technical support to ensure quality standards, package performance, and continued supply of products and packaging materials.
  • Participating on continuous improvement teams

REQUIREMENTS - BACKGROUND

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


Experience:  Requires at least 2-5 years of relevant packaging industry experience. Knowledge of packaging (or related) technical procedures commonly used in a laboratory setting.


Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience with manufacturing processes related to plastics extrusion blow molding, injection molding, flexible packaging (sachets & pouches) and secondary packaging materials/processes.
  • Experience in barriers properties of packaging materials
  • Experience in the use of statistical tools for problem solving
  • Proficient in the use Microsoft Office software, Microsoft Project, CAPE or TOPS
  • Proven Project Management and business skills.
  • Understanding of the levers of R&D in brand P&Ls
  • Demonstrated Leadership & communication skills in cross functional teams involving marketing, sales, purchasing and manufacturing in the development of new products in a fast paced environment.
  • Self-starter, autonomous and demonstrated ability to bring new unsolicited ideas and solutions to the table
  • Ability to travel approximately 25%.

The ideal candidate must have a demonstrated ability to think strategically while providing detailed packaging solutions to the business ambitions. Previous experience with the development, testing and execution of e-commerce programs is highly desired.

Contact us to discuss this opportunity - OR -  Pass this job along to a fellow Packaging Professional

Quality Search, 1820 Graham Drive • Chesterton • IN • 46304-1627 • (219) 926-5015 (HQ) www.qsjobs.com

 

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We look forward to working with and for you in your career enhancement!

 



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