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Position Title

Packaging Engineer II




3-5 or more years




Up to $85K


B.S. Degree in Packaging or equivalent


Up to 30% domestic and up to 10% international.

Reports to

Manager of Packaging


Yes, for the right candidate


Working knowledge of a broad range of packaging materials and packaging equipment commonly found within the Food and Beverage or CPG Industries.


This company is a major refiner and marketer of confectionary food products with an annual production capacity of more than 6 million tons. The company produces a full line of grocery, industrial, food service and specialty sweetener products. The company owns and operates half a dozen refineries located in the US and Mexico.and several plants in the European Union.

POSITION SUMMARY & RESPONSIBILITIES: The Packaging Engineer II will support the New Product Development (NPD) team and function as a dedicated internal resource for the specification of packaging materials. The ideal candidate must have the ability to work across a broad-range of packaging commodity types (e.g. poly film, corrugate, paperboard), ensure food safety, and provide value to customers while controlling overall costs. The Packaging Engineer II works closely with internal customers across multiple locations and functional areas and will work with external suppliers toward successfully delivery of projects.


·        Develops new packaging from concept through commercialization using an established stage gate process

·        Manages multiple projects of either a continuous improvement nature (cost savings, productivity gains, and process improvements) sustainability or to fulfill a specific business need

·        Serves as the technical lead in the creation of new or revision of existing packaging specifications across all phases of development

·        Oversees plant trials in support of project implementations; reports against predetermined key performance indicators to gain adoption within the Operations Team

·        Responsible for the creation and maintenance of packaging specifications within SAP

·        Identifies and implements material standardization opportunities

·        Provides technical expertise to multiple functional areas (including but not limited to Operations, Quality, Supply Chain, and Sales & Marketing)

·        Challenges conventional thinking on packaging related subjects by implementing creative solutions to continuous improvement activities

EDUCATION:  Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Package Engineering or a related Engineering field from an accredited university. Advanced degree is a plus.

EXPERIENCE:  Requires 3 to 5 or more years of experience working directly with package development.. Experience working in the Food and Beverage or CPG Industry is preferred.


·        Proven project management skills; demonstrated ability to implement changes across multiple functional areas

·        Strong problem solving abilities, judgment, and decision-making skills supported by sound technical justification

·        Working knowledge of a broad range of packaging materials and packaging equipment commonly found within the Food and Beverage or CPG Industries

·        Ability to understand and apply broad business perspectives to our large, vertically integrated organization and translate that knowledge into project design plans

·        Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, across all levels of the organization

·        Ability to apply critical thinking strategies when translating customer needs and insights to viable packaging concepts

·        Ability to analyze complex information and perform root cause analysis

·        Ability to utilize Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook on an Advanced Level



·        Working with Ambiguity- Achieves forward progress in the face of poorly defined situations and/or unclear goals; able to work effectively with limited or partial information.

·        Communication & Interpersonal Skills: Expresses ideas and information in a clear and concise manner; tailors message to fit the interests and needs of the audience; delivers information in a manner that is interesting and compelling to the listener

·        Drive for Results – Aggressively pursues challenging goals and objectives; will to put in considerable time and effort to accomplish objectives; takes a highly focused, goal driven approach toward work

·        Project Management – Manages resources, time, money, and scope in the completion of a set of activities which lead to the achievement of an objective(s).

·        Keeps current on project status; makes sure people are aware of project status and what they need to do to keep things moving; redirects project resources and activities to overcome setbacks; elevates project concerns to senior levels of leadership when appropriate.

·        Execution – Attentive to detail and demonstrated ability to deliver on accountabilities in order to help the business and the team be successful. Track-record of high-performance.

·        Judgment & Decision-Making: Bases decisions on a systematic review of relevant facts and information; avoids making assumptions or rushing to judgment; provides clear rationale for decisions

·        Energy & Initiative: Takes action on his/her own without being prompted; handles problems independently; able to resolve issues without relying on extensive help from others; does more than is expected or asked; asserts one's influence over events to achieve goals

This position will require travel domestically (approximately 30%) as well as travel internationally (10%)

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