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Packaging Engineer

Job Brief The incumbent will play an integral role in the design, development, testing and implementation of product packaging that excites the customer (retailer/e-tailer) and consumer with an eye toward visual appeal, ease of use and cost/value. He/she also reviews and improves existing packaging designs. Responsibilities Oversees and manages the complete packaging development process, including the creation of packaging designs, prototype development, testing and commercialization. Serves as the subject matter expert on many types of packaging structures, including paperboard, corrugate, flexible film, plastic, etc. and how they work within the production process. Develops and implements comprehensive test plans to ensure that packaging exceeds customer specifications. Works cross-functionally with Marketing, Sales, Purchasing, R&D, Manufacturing, Logistics, Finance and outside vendors/partners. Delivers against key project objectives, including costs and timing. Provides all packaging specifications in a timely and accurate manner. Constructively collaborates and helps trouble-shoot and resolve conflicts. Improves company processes to improve effectiveness and reduce lead times. Ideates and implements cost saving initiatives related to packaging materials, labor, efficiency, transportation, and storage. Works with CAD and/or other programs as needed for package development, pallet optimization, renderings, etc. Troubleshoots new and existing packaging problems involving designs, materials and processes and provide creative, timely, and cost-effective solutions. Works with Purchasing team as relevant to optimize vendor quality and delivery. Works with the Manufacturing to ensure that the packaging designs are optimized for production/machinability. Develops positive relationships with internal constituents and support teams. Delivers with a commitment to excellence and a dissatisfaction with the status-quo. Manages multiple projects simultaneously. Requirements Bachelor's degree in Packaging Engineering or related field is required. 5-7 years packaging engineering experience within a CPG company environment and well versed at working with and influencing multifunctional teams and outside partners to drive excellence in development and execution. New product launch experience needed with ability to coordination and complete qualification for new package designs and materials along with integrated systems. Accountability and ownership: do what you say you're going to do and feel accountable for results. Excellent follow-up, self motivated and a bias towards action. Strong project management, prioritization and problem solving skills. Ability to thrive in situations of complexity and ambiguity. Team player with ability to work with all functional players and understands how to navigate; foster teamwork and enthusiasm and celebrate success Flexibility to step outside the bounds of normal roles to help get it done. Strong written and verbal communication skills; strong interpersonal and organization skills; and, strong presentation skills. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong relationships. Demonstrated ability to influence people, including building high levels of trust and commitment. Exceptional performance and record of achievement. Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, PowerPoint and Outlook, with high levels of proficiency in Excel. Employee Benefits We offer a comprehensive, flexible employee benefits package that includes medical and dental coverage, life insurance, an employer-matched 401(K) plan, vacation and PTO time, discretionary bonus and of course CANDY!
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Minimum Qualification
5 - 7 years

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