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Quality Search -  Since 1981

Position Title

Senior Packaging Engineer


Northern Illinois


10 Plus years


Foods-Logistics & Supply Chain

Salary Range


Targeted Bonus Range



B.S. Degree in Packaging Engineering or equivalent


Could do a sign-on bonus to assist.


Job Description:

Looking for a Senior Packaging Engineer to work at company headquarters.  He, or she, will get to identify and drive new-to-market strategic technology platforms. In addition, they will manage through ambiguity to build technical points of view to align recommendations, working both independently and indirectly through others.


  • Advise and collaborate with leaders, strategic suppliers, customer stakeholders, and gatekeepers to build alignment against strategic initiatives.
  • Independently lead packaging development initiatives in-line with the needs and expectations identified by key stakeholders. Identify innovative solutions with attention toward benefit, sustainability, risk, and cost.
  • Build and present business cases for packaging programs supported by financial assessments, technical feasibility, customer benefit impact analysis, and risk assessments.
  • Acting technology leader in the field of fiber-based packaging technology OR thermoformed plastics, aligning strategic direction with suppliers, managing and maintaining technical networks, coordinating new technology immersions, and providing mentoring support for others.
  • Proactively drive future consumer and market needs, structuring planned technology evolution and changes through collaboratively developed detailed roadmaps and pipelines.
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of critical consumer and operational issues as well as key packaging technologies relevant to customers’ packaging.
  • Continue to expand your technology skillset through developing technical depth while continuing to work with a breadth of materials and processes.
  • Build your business and leadership skillsets through developing business knowledge and awareness while working toward developing leadership skills to further progress the organization.
  • Demonstrate technology leadership by managing supplier technical relationships, coordinating new technology immersions, and providing mentoring support to other engineers.
  • Assist with department continuous improvement, identifying and driving opportunity for departmental changes which enable speed to market, innovation, and growth through improvements to training, technology transfer, and process.
  • Active membership representative in strategic consortiums and networking organizations, influencing market changes in positive alignment with customer objectives, maintaining a pulse on the evolution of technology, and leveraging relationships and insights to drive strategic packaging initiatives.
  • Develop and maintain appropriate packaging specifications within the designated specification system.
  • Display thought leadership with conviction and ability to take managed risks, and demonstrate aptitude for innovation, inspiring others to align against a strategic vision.

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Science/Engineering (packaging, material science, paper science, chemical, or mechanical, polymer science preferred)
  • 10+ years of experience in packaging development & engineering
  • Experience in the foodservice, food, consumer goods, or packaging material supply industries
  • Analytical approach to problem-solving and decision making
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Customer relationship management experience
  • Proficient with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams
  • Strong organization and project management skills

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

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Quality Search, 1820 Graham Drive • Chesterton, IN 46304-1627 • (219) 926-5015 www.qsjobs.com

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