Company Overview: This privately held company was founded
in 1971. It has enriched the lives of consumers around the world and stood as the leader in health and wellness
by introducing innovative products and solutions to the marketplace. With over 22,000 products in their portfolio,
they offer a wide range of branded and private label products across the value spectrum. What’s more, they have a
significant presence in virtually every major vitamin, mineral, herb and supplement product category and in multiple key
distribution channels. They have more than 3,500 talented and dedicated individuals with over 2,100 at their headquarters.
The company has manufacturing, packaging, warehouse, distribution and administration facilities throughout the United States
and Canada. The company also maintains overseas offices in the United Kingdom, China, the Netherlands, Spain, South
Africa and New Zealand. They state that they are a great place to work, with excellent benefits, competitive compensation
and a progressive, healthy company culture. If you’ve ever spent your workdays watching the clock, you know how
important a positive work environment is for a person’s well-being. The company is committed to supporting wellness
in all its forms. And when it comes to wellness, nature is a pretty good place to start.
Position: The position is
for a Manager, Packaging Design and Development. (PDD). This role will report to our Senior Director, Packaging
Design and Development. This is a highly technical individual contributor position providing deep technical expertise
and leadership to identify and drive key packaging technologies supporting the Innovation pipeline. This role serves
as a subject matter expert and technical mentor to the broader Packaging Design & Development team.
include, but are not limited to:
· Proactively identifies, develops
and champions consumer and customer-centric packaging technologies / strategies, testing and findings throughout the project
and pipeline lifecycle to lead and support department, project and Franchise (Category) team decisions.
Identifies and evaluates broad-based network of packaging design and development service providers,
material/component suppliers and equipment technology partners to deliver on short and long term Franchise goals. Collaborates
with multi-disciplinary cross-functional teams and maintains strong partnerships that lead to successful Platform and Pipeline
growth beyond initial projects.
Solves complex packaging design and engineering issues by leveraging sound experimental design
principles and root cause analysis. Assesses feasibility of proposed material solutions; ensures products, equipment and
materials are designed and developed to the highest standard; establishes design constraints; collaborates with management
to align on technical needs.
Education: Requires a BS, MS in Packaging Science,
Packaging Engineering or equivalent. Advanced degree is a plus.
Experience: Requires 7 or more years experience
in technical design, development and testing of packaging materials and components in the dietary supplement, consumer
healthcare and/or Branded consumer packaged goods industry with continually increasing scope of responsibilities and demonstrated
Required experience working closely and jointly
collaborating with consumer-facing and cross-functions to support growth opportunities via innovation and renovation introductions
to the marketplace.
Matter Expert in flexible and rigid packaging materials, formats and filling equipment (machine / material interface).
Strong knowledge, experience and application of
packaging design validation and specification standards.
· Highly motivated and autonomous working to drive measurable results.
Broad-based experience identifying, partnering with
and managing external design and development service providers and supplier network.
Possesses a thorough understanding of consumer insight
testing as it pertains to packaging design with the ability to translate insights into attributes that drive consumer purchase
oral and written communication skills with proven ability to influence manage up and work productively with cross-functional
peers and Senior Management.
seamlessly in both a business and R&D environment with proven ability to deliver programs on time, on quality and
proficiency in 3D CAD software. Rapid prototyping experience a plus.
· Lean Six Sigma Green Belt or higher preferred
· Travel estimate: 30%. Frequent travel to identify partners and manage successful panel
and/or consumer acceptability testing at external service providers domestically. Additionally, travel to internal
facing clients and team members on regular basis in greater NY/NJ area, and on occasion to other domestic/international