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Position Title

Principal Engineer Global Packaging Innovation


Northern New Jersey


8 or more years


OTC Pharmaceuticals

Salary Range


Targeted Bonus Range



B.S. Degree in Packaging Engineering or equivalent



Reports to

Director, Global Packaging Innovation


No relocation – Local desired


COMPANY:  This is a company has a 150-year history and core competencies in the areas of health care/agriculture and many innovative products. They engage in researching, developing and marketing specialty-focused innovative medicines that provide significant clinical benefit and value, primarily in the therapeutic areas of cardiology, oncology, gynecology, hematology and ophthalmology. In this way, they are addressing the growing requirements of patients, physicians, health care payers and regulatory agencies.


  • Assume a holistic approach to all packaging initiatives, considering the shopper and user journey (shelf impact and in-use experience), as well as key customer, channel, brand, financial, technical, and Legal Medical Regulatory (LMR) compliance success factors;
  • Assume end-to-end (idea to 6m post launch) remit for pipeline innovations and design renovations, accountabilities including: Primary, Secondary and Tertiary packaging;
  • Deliver to project success factors (above) + on time and at target quality;
  • Protect innovation and defend vs competition with meaningful Intellectual Property (IP);
  • Effective technical transfer to the Factory and CMO team upon stable production;
  • Partner with the TPL and all cross functional team members to ensure holistic approach and understanding of project needs and adherence to requirements;
  • Collaborate with Procurement and determine key suppliers to ensure best fit for project needs, as well as maintaining awareness of ‘new-to-world’ packaging material, process, and functional innovations;
  • Provide packaging subject matter expertise to Formulation Development, Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) Operations and Clinical Supply needs, as well as Technical Registration documentation requirements;
  • Support the development of packaging innovation roadmaps;
  • Identify and develop new packaging and technology programs to deliver significant consumer, commercial and/or customer benefits.


  • Packaging Engineering (or related field) Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) with minimum of eight years of experience, or a Master’s Degree (or equivalent) with four minimum years of experience;
  • A proven track record in managing ‘holistic’ packaging development, including the creation, development and delivery of ownable structural and functional consumer impactful packaging innovations, resulting in notable commercial impact;
  • Good business acumen, Innovation management, organizational agility, perspective and problem-solving;
  • Drive for results and good at dealing with ambiguity;
  • Skilled on: 2D & 3D design, communication skills, consumer empathy, project planning, packaging manufacturing principles and finance.
  • Preferred Consumer Healthcare experience.

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