This client is a global leader in supplying Flexible Films for the Packaging industry. Founded in 1969 they have grown to
be a true leader in their field. Their integrated packaging capabilities help their customers sell their products
as their innovative packaging can enhance a products appeal. Their focus on customer satisfaction is demonstrated by a
strictly-maintained record of simultaneously delivering quality, speed, and low cost.
Summary Job Description:
The “Flexible Film Packaging Engineer”, will have overarching
responsibility is to coordinate the validation testing and implementation of new film substrates from bid award.
He, or is envisioned to be a high achieving individual contributor with no direct reports. This person will project manage
film transition meetings, witness line test in Atlanta, Savannah, Iowa and Visalia plants. In addition, they will
publish line test results that meet end customer requirements. Additionally they will:
- Publish technical film specifications that meet customer requirements.
- Oversee the physical
and heat seal testing protocols to validate film attributes.
- Assure film is manufactured consistently
to meet customer needs for quality (operations, customer and product requirements).
Roles and Responsibilities:
1. Using expertise at professional project management to convert film substrates and print versions from
the existing supplier to new supplier. Manage the cross-functional team process to coordinate artwork, film run-outs
and film validation to full commercialization.
2. Do so by managing team meetings, meeting notes, published timelines and agendas.
3. Conduct testing protocols, operations, shelf life and supply chain
qualifications (e.g. raw material and supplier conformance) which result in technically sound packaging specifications.
4. Lead plant trials for packaging materials. Properly plan, coordinate and report
each trial, provide appropriate level of technical support and troubleshooting to execute trial objectives and ensure proper
documentation of each activity.
5. Implement successful film specifications to satisfaction of functional,
quality, and operational requirements and end customer requirements.
Ensure all Packaging Quality expectations
are delivered. Familiar with some Six Sigma and Root Cause Analysis concepts and how to apply throughout the development
and commercialization process
Management with technical expertise on shop floor productivity, machine efficiency, and quality associated with packaging
materials and their structural design
identify and implement projects which provide total cost of ownership competitive advantage, whose levers may stem from
material costs, line efficiency, and logistics
knowledge of graphics pertaining to the printing process to determine how it affects package performance. Effectively
apply to business issues and make appropriate recommendations
film structures to increase shelf life; and do so from changing packaging specifications or the supplier base, while maintaining
a. Consolidate film structures and packaging categories they support
through a taxonomy mapping exercise