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Position Title

Senior Manager, Packaging Development Engineering






Medical Devices - Sterile

Salary Range


Targeted Bonus Range



B.S. Degree in Packaging Engineering or equivalent


Up to 15% Domestic/International

Reports to

Director, Packaging.




The Senior Manager, Packaging Development Engineering will provide leadership in the design, development and implementation of cost- effective packaging across all assigned product lines.  In addition, he or she, will define, develop, lead and implement packaging designs across product lines in collaboration with the product development teams.  New designs must meet product design requirements including labeling and sterilization. Additional responsibilities will include:

  • Leading all aspects of packaging engineering activities related to new product development
  • Working directly with R&D Managers, Process Engineering Managers, and Product Managers to develop new packaging designs that are efficient and still meet aggressive time line requirements
  • Providing continuous engineering support for packaging on existing products
  • Designing package components and develops packaging systems for new and existing medical device products
  • Coordinating with Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance the requirements for package inserts, Q.C. procedures, testing for packages and/or packaging materials, labeling for IDE submissions, etc.
  • Reviewing and approving all packaging/labeling specifications and other user documentation.
  • Mentoring and developing junior packaging engineering staff and technicians
  • Providing leadership by aligning all packaging activity to the Company’s priorities and be the focal point in implementing changes
  • Supporting Operations in optimizing packaging related equipment and processes in company manufacturing facilities
  • Working with suppliers to optimize packaging design and processes; detail and validate changes under the internal quality system
  • Attending technical reviews with multi-functional leadership and development teams to provide recommendation on effective packaging/labeling solutions
  • Requires in-depth understanding of concepts, theories and principles in own subject area and basic knowledge of other subject areas.
  • Applies understanding of the business and how own area contributes to the achievement of business objectives.
  • Manages a generally homogeneous team of engineers and/or supervisors; adapts plans and priorities to meet service and/or operational challenges.
  • Identifies and resolves technical, operational and organizational problems
  • Performing other duties as they may be assigned.


Education:  Bachelor’s Degree in Packaging Engineering or Packaging Sciences (BS, BA, or MS)

Experience:  Minimum of 5 -7 years of packaging related experience within Medical Devices, Biologics, or Pharmaceutical Industry.  3 years minimum of management experience of direct / indirect management required.

Licenses/Certifications:  CPP and Six sigma certification preferred


  • Management skills
  • Budgeting experience
  • Technical writing / interpersonal skills
  • Package performance and integrity testing per ASTM standards (ASTM D4169, ISTA 3A, & ISO 11607-1 and 2)
  • Package design
  • Project management
  • Technical problem solving
  • Flexibility and resourcefulness managing multiple priorities
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • MS Office Proficient/MS Project
  • Travel Ability - Domestic/International - Up to 15%

To inquire or further discuss, call Jeff Wolfe  219-926-5015 (Talk/Text), or Inquire by email to Jeff Wolfe

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