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Position Title

Senior Packaging Engineer




5-10 years


Consumer Goods

Salary Range


Targeted Bonus Range



B.S. Degree in Packaging Engineering or equivalent



Reports to

Global Packaging Shared Services Manager

Direct Reports





Project Management experience is highly preferred. Preferred also is knowledge of packaging components and properties such as films (thermoforming), paperboard (cards, folding cartons), corrugated materials.


Company Overview:  This company is one of one of the world’s largest manufacturers, marketers, and distributors of consumer products. This division, a leading designer and marketer of automotive fragrance and appearance products, was acquired in 2016. With over 4,500 employees worldwide, the company excels in providing growth opportunities for its people.

Position:  This Senior Packaging Engineer is under the direction of the Global Packaging Shared Services Manager and will work with minimal supervision to develop packaging for various products. The incumbent also will serve as a packaging developer in support of innovation, cost savings, and business continuity projects. They will serve as a contributing member of cross functional business teams and support concept, development, manufacturability, and system setup of packaged products purchased from third party suppliers globally. Additionally, the incumbent will have a major role in managing and monitoring progress against timelines and due dates as well as provide guidance and coaching to other colleagues assigned to the project.


·        Manage assigned Package Development projects working with Brand and project teams to meet category objectives and project ship dates.

·        Hold discussions during packaging team meetings; communicate technical issues and details to the project team and management.

·        Communicate and follow up with third party suppliers to meet product requirements including timing, design, and quality.

·        Provide packaging options. Develop, engineer and test packaging components and modify as necessary to meet: customer requirements, functional parameters, cost targets, manufacturing and shipping requirements.

·        Provide technical input to package design process and assure package designed for manufacturing acceptability.

Specific Accountabilities

·        Execute new package designs and perform package component testing and qualification, working with suppliers, from engineering prints to making models/prototypes, through to unit and production tooling.

·        Work closely with third party product suppliers to guide them to meet packaging requirements including reviewing drawings, samples, specifications, and general artwork.

·        Work with Package Shared Services resources (Specialist and Technicians) to assure creation of timely functional specifications.

·        Develop strong relationships and communicate effectively to manage projects with Marketing, Procurement, Logistics, Operations, and Suppliers.

·        Keep abreast of developments across appropriate packaging and manufacturing technologies.

·        Organize and manage workflow of multiple projects and priorities in a dynamic environment.

·        Demonstrate a strong understanding of project management to realize the order, importance, and impact of appropriate project activities and maintain Packaging commitments to project scheduling.

·        Communicate issues to technical and non-technical personnel (Marketing, Finance, Logistics, and Operations).

·        Must have a strong background of implementing cost savings reductions (material & process).

·        Provide support to the overall cross functional project team for new product launches.

Project Management Skills: 

·        Prioritize and organize workload on multiple projects of medium-to-high complexity.

·        Develop and implement schedules and ensure the engineering procedures are followed.

·        Manage multiple assigned projects, monitoring the status of all elements affecting the outcome of the project, ensuring project deliverables are met.

·        Mentor other packaging team members.

·        Clearly communicate technical and non-technical information via verbal presentation and in writing with management, team members and support personnel.


Education:  B.S. Degree in Packaging Engineering, Science or equivalent

Experience:  Requires 4-8 years of experience in packaging development with 3 or more years of project management experience. The ideal candidate will have experience with Consumer Products packaging.

In addition, they will have knowledge of packaging components and properties such as; films (thermoforming), paperboard (cards, folding cartons), and corrugated materials. The successful candidate will also have experience dealing with third party suppliers and performing or reviewing standard test methods, such as ASTM protocols.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Master's Degree
  • 2-D and 3-D drafting experience (AutoCAD and Solidworks)
  • Design Software (ArtiosCAD)
  • Palletization software (TOPS)

Working Relationships & Ability:

  • Position will report through the Global Packaging Shared Services group.
  • Interact with various functional departments (Such as Procurement, Logistics, Marketing, and Engineering), and material suppliers.
  • Extensive communication with third party suppliers where English is not the primary language
  • Capable of quickly establishing relationships both internally and externally.
  • Must be a highly credible individual.
  • Must exhibit a true sense of urgency in responding to customers.
  • Collaboration with counterparts (Packaging Engineers, Specialists and Technicians) is critical.
  • Assist in the development and training of other packaging team members.
  • Excellent organizational, prioritizing and follow up skills.
  • Ability to think and act independently and make sound decisions.
  • Good problem-solving skills.

Work Environment:

  • Intermittent domestic and international travel will be required. (Likely less than 5-10% of time.)
  • Work schedule may require flexibility due to working with global teams and all global time zones.
  • Missouri Headquarters is an office setting but visiting plant, warehouses, and third party manufacturing facilities will occur.

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