Company Overview: This
company is a privately held, family owned Food company has been in operation since 1933. It is a market leader and
innovator in shelf stable food products. Continued growth has resulted in the need for a Packaging Engineering Manager.
Position: The Packaging Engineering
Manager manages the Packaging Development team including; setting the direction and expectations for team performance, using
independent judgment to identifying strategic improvement opportunities for the company, and clearly planning and prioritizing
work. The position requires a high level of technical competency in packaging technology including but not limited to
flexible films, thermoform resins/process, and paperboard. Additionally, the position requires that the candidate have a
solid working knowledge/experience driving projects that integrate packaging material and machinery interactions.
The position demands an individual that can manage cross functional teams with marketing, supply chain, legal, regulatory,
etc. to help successfully guide/deliver multiple programs.
Essential Job Duties and Key Accountabilities:
1. Direct the Packaging Development team in support of strategic growth and maintenance projects;
provide clear direction and help establish team priorities based on the company strategic goals and business needs as identified
by Marketing and Innovation & Insights.
2. Leverage technical packaging expertise to identify, develop and implement new/novel packaging
technologies with emphasis on retail trends and innovation. Lead packaging technology screening to assess commercial value
and develop KPI's and timelines.
3. Collaborate with the marketing team, product development, operations, engineering and procurement
to develop a network asset & materials strategy linked to future state packaging structure/format designs delivering
flexible manufacturing platforms and affordable designs.
4. Lead innovation projects by translating and identifying technology needs to better enable the
execution of the innovation pipeline; develop packaging solutions for innovation projects as needed. Manage packaging
supplier relationships to optimize process structure, design requirements, and quality.
Oversee the development of packaging material
specifications, palletizing specifications, and packaging operating specifications and initiate specifications for new
development. Lead team during graphics conversion projects by facilitating cross functional communication.
packaging materials optimization and cost reduction. Author, coordinate and oversee packaging test requests. Provide technical
support to Marketing, Sales, Technology and Operations teams in troubleshooting and solving packaging material performance
problems. On capital projects ensure packaging materials and machinery is compatible.