Quality Search  -  Since 1981

Position Title

Manager, Packaging


Oak Brook, IL


8 or more years with 2+ years directing others


Food & Beverage

Materials & Processes

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

Salary Range

Contact For Details

Targeted Bonus Range



B.S. Degree in Packaging or equivalent



Reports to

Senior Director, RDI , Food Safety – Quality Assurance

Direct Reports



Not at this time

Other & Unique Aspects

This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly successful company in a function that drives results.


Company Overview:  This company is a private label food and beverage leader focused on customer brands and custom products. When customers partner with them, they can expect access to an industry-leading portfolio, strategic vision, on-trend innovation and insights, world-class supply chain, operational excellence and flexibility, collaborative approaches and dedicated customer service. Their strategy is to be the leading supplier of private label food and beverage products by providing 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 in the United States and Canada.

Position Summary:  The Manager, Packaging will manage a group focused on the design/plan/validation and implementation of new packaging technologies, line extensions, package/product improvement and technical service for Company that meet product offering requirements.  Additionally, develop and commercialize packaging projects within designated category(s).

Position Responsibilities:

·        Manage, mentor, coach and develop employees

·        Drive the development and commercial implementation efforts for key complex

·packaging projects along with everyday project workload

·        Work with category peers to develop and resource growth and cost savings projects

·along with being the gatekeeper for future projects

·        Lead technical expertise on cross-functional project teams and technical oversight

·of internal and external start-ups and ongoing technical services

·        Provide technical and leadership competency to manage a subset of the Packaging

·Engineer group

·        Ensure subset group’s team and efforts are focused on the right priorities and in

·synch with agreed upon business objectives

·        Supports on-going business projects, from start to finish, which includes project

·development, specifications, trials, execution and maintenance

·        Supports, coordinates and conducts trial and startup of new products

·        Develop relationships & partnerships with divisional peers to align resources

·        against the appropriate projects


Education:  Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Packaging or a related technical field.

Experience:  Requires 8 years’ experience with 2 plus years directing others

Qualifications and Requirements:

·        Proven strategic leadership in technical programs and leading teams

·        Expert ability to influence project direction by providing technical input to the

·planning and decision making process

·        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.

·        Solid ability to interact and collaborate with R&D groups, external resources,

·suppliers and consultants to achieve project objectives. 

·        Communicates the complex

·technical information in an easily understood format to various levels of

·management and Senior Leaders

·        Solid understanding and experience with paperboard, corrugate, film, plastics and

·glass packaging materials

·        Established track record of managing, coaching and developing employees

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)


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