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Position Title

Manager, Packaging




5 or more years



Salary Range


Targeted Bonus Range

Yes - TBD


B.S. Degree in Packaging, Engineering or equivalent


Up to 25% depending on projects.

Reports to

VP level

Direct Reports

None at this time




Lots of rigid plastics and some flexibles. They have 16 plants and about 6 co-manufacturing plants.  The person will need to wear multiple hats and be very flexible.


Company Overview:  This growing company is a leading specialty foods company, with strong brands, outstanding products and an innovative culture. Their products includes many of America's favorites as they bring delicious food to the table, superior service to their customers, and value to their consumers through product innovation and differentiation.  Specialty food is the specialty of the house at this company. They are a leading maker of specialty food products, including salad dressings, condiments, dips, and other food toppings mostly sold under their brand name.  They sell their items nationwide, primarily through retail grocers; however, it also supplies foodservice operators.

Position:  The Manager, Packaging will work with a cross functional team in the development of new, improved, and cost-reduced packaging. This position will strive for optimal packaging design from an operations, distribution and end user perspective. This position will act as one of the key packaging materials and equipment resources for the company and represent the company externally with suppliers and customers.

Key Responsibilities:

·        Provides technical support to all business teams in the development of new packaging for the company.

·        Acts as project leader or key support to design, direct and implement packaging cost saving and sustainability projects. Evaluates new enhancements proposed to packaging materials, new proposed design and/or new equipment.

·        Supports the technical effort to develop and issue Packaging and Packaging Related specifications. This includes the managing of all packaging specifications types in company Specification System.

·        Fulfills the role as a technical service/troubleshooter when more generally defined packaging problems at our facilities are beyond the scope of the plant personnel.

·        Coordinate and execute packaging related experiments, as well as plant trials; prepare results in technical reports, both written and oral, for review with minimal supervision.

·        Develops new ideas for innovation which utilize new packaging technology in support of new business development opportunities.

·        Maintain awareness of technical trends and developments in the packaging industry.


Education:  Requires a Bachelor Degree in Packaging Engineering or equivalent.

Experience:  A minimum of 5 or more years work experience in food or packaging industry.

Other Qualifications:

  • Solid understanding of packaging materials capabilities and equipment.
  • Knowledge and experience in packaging test methodology.
  • Knowledge of product development processes and commercialization processes.
  • Skilled in project management and communication.
  • Strong ability to collaborate and maintain cross-functional partnerships.
  • Strong analytical and logical problem solving abilities

This person will be coming in and establishing the Packaging Engineering Department.  No direct reports at the moment, but there should be in one to three years. 

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