The Global Packaging Development Engineer (f/m/d) will be responsible for both the development and optimization of brand packaging solutions for primary, secondary and tertiary packaging components. The scope of the Global Packaging Development Engineer goes across all Essity business categories and geographies and includes interaction on a professional level with packaging suppliers and internal stakeholders from marketing, sales, product development, category management, sourcing, logistics and manufacturing, driving company goals and objectives. The position is preferably located in Gothenburg (Sweden) or Ismaning, Munich (Germany) and you will report to the Global Packaging Development Director.
In addition, as Global Packaging Development is a relatively new function within Essity R&D, we also expect you to strongly contribute to improving our processes and way-of-working, identifying knowledge gaps and filling them through enabling projects, developing new methods and tools, and defining new key performance indicators, in our journey of becoming a best-in-class R&D Packaging Development Team.
We're looking for people who embody our values, aren't afraid to challenge, innovate, experiment, and move at a fast pace. We're always looking for ways to improve our products and ourselves. If this is you, we'd love to talk.
What You Will Do
Work in the innovation projects to ensure the development of optimum quality packaging with maximum speed to market and effective cost management in line with global brand packaging strategies.
Support regional and global marketing teams on new product launches; specifically implementing new package designs, innovations and machine acceptance trials.
Manage the development of global primary, secondary and tertiary packaging components and deliver specifications for both packaging innovations and re-design of packaging to support product changes and line extensions.
Provide and communicate technical input and recommendations on all packaging-related matters and technical training and development to all appropriate areas.
Set and improve the packaging specification parameter framework (QPack) for different materials and improve way-of-working for packaging development processes.
Identify and develop innovative packaging concepts including materials, packaging format, print technology and brand assurance devices, with potential business benefits.
Proactively develop, maintain and improve working relationships with manufacturing, product development, marketing, sales, category management, logistics and sourcing.
Manage R&D Packaging Team enabling projects.
Use a systematic approach to analyze data and suggests corrective actions to optimize current packaging solutions in terms of cost, functionality and process without affecting the value of the product.
Perform root cause shipping and warehouse damage analysis and any relevant testing needed.
Lead factory/business teams focused on packaging optimization, understanding the interaction among all the factors that influence the results; working on details with the big picture in mind.
Who You Are
Master's Degree required, preferably in Packaging Engineering, Industrial Design, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or other relevant field
A minimum of 3-5 years of industrial experience, working with various forms of packaging development
Experience from manufacturing environment and packaging machinery relative to line trials, the packaging process and packaging integrity/performance issues
Excellent English written and verbal communication skills
Experience with logistics optimization is preferred
Experience with SAP, Adobe Illustrator, Tops/Cape, AutoCad is an advantage
Project management experience is an advantage
Ability to travel up to 40% to domestic and international locations.
Furthermore, we see that the Global Packaging Development Engineer (f/m/d) has excellent communications skills, a holistic thinking that takes a broad stakeholder perspective and has the ability to understand stakeholder requirements, operational limitations and business opportunities. You have basic understanding of packaging materials, components and functionalities, the packaging filling process, and packaging associated test methods/standards.
At Essity, we believe every career is as unique as the individual and empower employees to reach their full potential in a winning culture motivated by a powerful purpose.
Our diversity makes us strong and creates an inclusive, inviting and harmonious workplace where individuality is appreciated by everyone. For this reason, incoming applications are selected based on professional qualifications and working values regardless of ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual identity, nationality, disability or age.
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