Company Overview: For more than a
century, this global company has been focused on Nutritional products. With nearly 7,000 employees, they are a leader
in their field. They have an uncompromising commitment to scientific rigor and quality. They have a broad portfolio
of leading brands and more than 70 products. It is a strong and profitable company that is very employee-oriented.
Position: The Packaging Development Engineer position is part of the North America Research & Development Function and reports to the
Packaging Development Manager – NA IFCN. The role will act as either a key technical support person or technical
lead for various projects/programs from concept through commercialization. The scope of work is related, but not
limited to innovation, cost savings, brand maintenance and/or customer requests. The incumbent will serve and be
viewed as a junior technical leader, with emphasis on holistic package development practices within the department.
The individual will be expected to accomplish objectives through their individual contributions as well as supporting others
in the department or across the packaging teams’ internal customer base.
Technical Knowledge / Acumen
Possesses and applies a basic understanding of industry
knowledge and capable of developing a technical foundation to build to an expert in research and data analysis to create
best in class products
packaging material specifications, associated drawings, and packaging procedural specifications to provide the required
technical information necessary to support the product/packaging configurations.
Assist or identify material requirements, draft specifications,
and apply testing procedures to ensure projects deliver efficient cost, line performance, package quality, supply chain
robustness, and fulfill the consumer need state.
· Applies technical packaging knowledge and information from a wide variety of sources to solve
difficult problems and provide solutions based on risk and benefit assessments. Applies fundamental packaging principles
in recognizing potential issues and identifies timely and cost effective solutions.
Build technical acumen of Company packaging formats
such that incumbent can provide insight and information to key stakeholders internal and external to the department.
Capable of developing an understanding of the technical
requirements and considerations of customer design requirements and constraints for the category (e.g. – Club stores,
e-commerce, Target, etc.)
Able to execute against defined tasks within a project
on cross functional teams, able to work independently on projects where incumbent is the lead. Assess feedback from
manager and indirect reporting relationships to ensure ongoing alignment to priorities.
Participates in project meetings, issues related to
documentation, supports the development of project timelines and able to deliver against assigned tasks, manage project
communications down and across the business as appropriate.
· Conduct root cause analysis, facilitate a D.O.E, and apply trouble shooting techniques to solve
for technical issues and performance challenges.
· Manage and conduct lab analysis, production line trials and supplier testing as needed on related
projects. Generate and analyze performance based data to drive technical and business recommendations.
Plans, leads and attends packaging manufacturer and
company plant trials to assist in evaluation and problem resolution.
· Supports the development of packaging cost models and scenarios comparing and contrasting alternatives
to recommend ideal solutions.
leads small to medium scale projects, coordinating amongst peers and able to report out results, risks and progress
· Analyzes the industry/customer/prime prospect dynamics, scientific/technical feasibility, and
market viability in all aspects of the R&D process to build innovative solutions that enhance organizational value.
Supports the identification and development of enabling
technologies that drive breakthrough new packages, cost savings and/or core renovation initiatives.
Effectively partner with the business to commercialize
packaging solutions for medium projects/programs that are led by others or small projects/programs lead by others or the
incumbent. Partner with other department staff to effectively support large projects/program led by others.
Support the research of equipment solutions at the
front end, support identifying new technologies or appropriate existing technologies for the organization, for transition
Work across all functions, including the balance of R&D,
Operations, Quality, Engineering, Commercial, Procurement and Suppliers to support project launches as need.