Senior Engineer - Packaging Innovation

Senior Engineer - Packaging Innovation

Requisition #NAM00844

State/Province New Jersey

City Allendale

Position TypeExempt

About Edgewell

We are a global team of 6,000 visionaries, doers, and makers. Our portfolio of over 25 brands touches lives in more than 50 countries. Together, we re-imagine good mornings and endless summers, beauty and bonding, confidence and determination.

From baby to body, Edgewell is passionate about making the little moments leading up to the big memories just a little bit easier. Simply, we aim to make the products that families rely on more inspired, more personal, and more trustworthy-so they can devote that much more energy to the people they care about most.

We are re-imagining personal care.

At Edgewell Personal Care, we're passionate about helping people be at their best when it matters most: whether preparing for a first date, practicing for the big game, or protecting your family on vacation. The Edgewell family of brands has a product for everyone -- with well-established brand names such as Schick¬ and Wilkinson Sword¬ men's and women's shaving systems and disposable razors; Edge¬ and Skintimate¬ shave preparations; Playtex¬ , Stayfree¬ , Carefree¬ and o.b.¬ feminine care products; Banana Boat¬ and Hawaiian Tropic¬ sun care products; Playtex¬ infant feeding, Diaper Genie¬ and gloves; and Wet Ones¬ moist wipes.

Position Summary

Primary Purpose of this position:

Develop innovative packaging across the portfolio of personal care products. Serve as the primary packaging engineer in support of Innovation projects including development of product concepts, proving out feasibility, and readying concepts for transfer into feasibility phase to maintain a pipeline of new product concepts to fill the Edgewell 3-year roadmap. Additionally, monitor progress against timelines and due dates, as well as provide guidance and coaching to those assigned on a project basis.

The position is that of a working manager. In addition to leading the project team, you will be assigned projects generally more complex in scope.


  • Partner with Consumer Insights group (s) to develop and support the execution of strategic consumer learning plans in support of business objectives, including focus groups, including focus groups, ethnography, and product testing

  • Communicate Concepts with consumer/professional groups

  • Guide Discussion during product team meetings; communicate technical issues and details to the project team and management

  • Conduct staff meetings

  • Provide coaching and mentoring to direct reports

  • Complete performance development plans for direct reports. Prepare necessary documentations FFA , IDP

  • Co-ordinate the development efforts with outside component suppliers as well as contract manufactures both domestically and internationally

  • Collaborate with other functional groups, Marketing, Operations, Product Development, Purchasing, Finance and Analytical

  • Management of budget assigned

  • The position is that of a working manager. In addition to leading the team, He/she will be assigned projects generally more complex in scope

  • Co-ordinate preparation of package prototypes for functional testing according to ASTM methods

  • Develop and prepare package material specifications, assembly instructions and BOMs

  • Maintain a common level of technical discipline to those assigned. Collaborate with peers in execution development of the objectives set by the department Director

  • Attend Trade/Industry Shows mining for new product ideas

  • Keep abreast of existing and new technologies that are applicable to areas of responsibility

  • Manage IP (intellectual property) within area of responsibility

  • Provide coaching and mentoring to those assigned by manager.

  • Guide discussion during product team meetings, communicate technical issues and details to the project team and management.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Must have good aesthetic "innovative" design skills.

  • Must have the ability to develop innovative solution for new product ideas.

  • Must have the ability to communicate product concepts utilizing Pro Engineer, sketches and verbal direction.

  • Must be familiar with various manufacturing processes and mold types (e.g. injection molding, blow molding, assembly methods, decoration methods, mono and multilayer film processing knowledge a plus, etc.)

  • Must have the ability to evaluate designs concepts to prove out feasibility.

  • Must have the ability to manage third party relationships (e.g. outside design consultants, inventors, suppliers, etc.

  • Proficient with CAD/CAM systems such as AutoCAD, Artios, Solid Works or ProE.

Project Management Skills:

  • Must have the ability to prioritize and organize workload on multiple programs of low-to-medium complexity.

  • Must have the ability to develop and implement schedules and ensure that engineering procedures are followed.

  • Must have the ability to manage assigned projects, monitoring the status of all elements affecting the outcome of the program.

  • Must have the ability to guide laboratory support personnel as required to accomplish a task.

  • Must have the ability to clearly communicate technical and non-technical information via verbal presentation and in writing with management, team members and support personnel with normal supervision.

Experience/Education Required:

  • BS or MS in Mechanical, Package or Chemical Engineering, or equivalent degree.

  • Minimum of 7 years of package development experience required, ideally with consumer products companies.

  • Knowledge of a wide variety of packaging components and properties such as; aerosols, pumps, closures, bottles, tubes, flexible films and lamination, paperboard (folding cartons, cards, labels) plastic processing (injection and extrusion blow molding and cast and blown films

  • Experience dealing with packaging component suppliers.

  • Experience in running overall development of new packaging structures from concept to manufacturing)

  • Experience with standard test methods as ASTM, GMPs OTC test and protocols..

Additional Skills & requirements:

  • Effective verbal / written communication, interpersonal, and influencing skills. Ability to interface with internal and external contacts at all levels. Ability to clearly communicate technical and non-technical information via verbal presentations and in writing.

  • Must be a highly credible individual capable of rapid engagement, and of bridging relationships between R&D and other functional areas.

  • Must be capable of quickly establishing relationships both internally and externally, and at all levels.

  • Ability to develop and execute innovative solutions for new product ideas. Highly analytical and skilled in achieving operational efficiencies and committed to quality. Capable of seeing the big picture.

  • Excellent negotiating and influencing skills, and capable of working across multiple functional areas, with a true sense of urgency in responding to delivering on challenges.

  • Good computer skills. Proficiency with Word, Excel, Access/databases e-mail and internet applications.

  • Excellent organizational, prioritizing and follow up skills.

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks / projects simultaneously.

  • Ability to think and act independently and make sound decisions.

  • Demonstrated ability to complete projects on time.

  • Good problem-solving skills.

Working Relationships & Environment

Work Environment

  • Travel domestically and internationally as required on assigned projects. Travel requirements are 10 to 20% per month, which may include overnight travel, local travel to Shelton, Allendale NJ, Dover, DE as well as other manufacturing, contract manufacturing and component manufacturing sites

Come work with Edgewell

Edgewell offers a competitive compensation package which includes full medical and retirement savings coverage, paid vacation and holidays. Edgewell is an equal opportunity employer, and we prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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