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Position Title:

Senior Packaging Engineer




6 or more years


Food & Beverage

Salary Range:


Targeted Bonus Range:



B.S. Degree in Packaging or equivalent


25-30% Mostly Midwest




Seeking a candidate with good Project Management skills who will work with a wide array of packages for foods and beverages with a large number of SKU’s.(over 1,000).


Company Overview:  This company is the largest private label food and beverages leader in the US.  They are focused on customer brands and custom products.  Their strategy is to provide the best balance of quality and cost to their customers. They engage with retail grocery, food away from home and industrial and export customers, including most of the leading grocery retailers and foodservice operators.

Position: The Senior Packaging Engineer drives the design/plan/validation and implementation of new packaging technologies, line extensions, package/product improvement and technical service for the company that meet product offering requirements.  He, or she, will deliver ideas to increase the value of the company (cost reductions, innovations, solutions, etc.)

Position Responsibilities: 

·        Drive the development and commercialization implementation efforts for key complex packaging products along with everyday project workload

·        Executes moderate to complex technical assignments including cost savings, quality improvements, operation support and new product development

·        Leads technical expertise on cross-functional project teams and technical oversight of internal and external manufacturing start-ups and ongoing technical service to ensure determine and develop technical approach to solutions on product development teams

·        Functions as the Technical Leader for focused projects, providing direction and monitoring various associates, support groups or contractors as project dictates.  Identifies and resolves technical conflicts, including resources, to ensure projects meet business epectations.

·        Oversees on-going business projects, from start to finish, including project development, specifications, in-process control points, testing requirements, operating guidelines, trials, execution and maintenance.

·        Oversee, coordinates and conducts trial and startup of new products.

·        Leverages external industry network to keep abreast of technical developments and drive meaningful impact to the company through cost reductions, innovations, etc.

·        Influences project direction by providing technical input through the planning and decision making process

·        Mentors junior level packaging professionals

·        Plans and tracks project budgets including capital and expense requirements Assures all activities are in compliance with established safety standards and Good Manufacturing Principles (GMP)


Education:  Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Packaging. 

Experience:  Requires 6 or more years.

Qualifications and Requirements:

·        Demonstrated ability to influence project direction by providing technical input to the planning and decision making process

·        Well spoken with ability to think on your feet

·        Proficient in providing cross-functional team leadership and technical project management

·        Broad based technical proficiency and highly evolved tactical skills

·        Proven skills in project management, negotiation, communication, technical problem solving and ability to perform these skills at an advanced level or higher

·        Ability to interact and collaborate with R&D groups, external resources, suppliers and consultants to achieve project objectives

·        Sound problem solving skills through collaboration and application of technical skills

·        Solid understanding and experience with paperboard, corrugate, film, plastics and glass packaging materials

·        Experience with TOPS/CAPE

·        Travel expectations up to 30%

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