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Innovation Packaging Engineer
Trumbull, CT

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$95,000 - $115,000 / yr


INNOVATION PACKAGING ENGINEER / MANUFACTURING R&D
Trumbull, CT
$95,000-115,000 Salary + Bonus + OT + Paid Relocation

  • Represent R&D Packaging for the North American business.
  • Create, maintain & ensure standardized packaging specifications.
  • Drive adoption of global standards and protocols to qualify packaging materials & vendors.
  • Packaging team member responsible for packaging input to master data processes: artwork development, components, bills-of-material. Maintain dielines & drawings in SAP.
  • Lead qualification projects of new packaging materials & suppliers related to cost savings and/or performance opportunities. Author & execute associated plant trials.
  • Develop & implement In-Store Merchandising programs across multiple categories.
  • Collaborate with internal & external partners providing technical support to ensure quality standards, package performance, and continued supply of packaging materials.
  • Assist Quality & Manufacturing in solving packaging related quality issues. Provide guidance & processes to minimize recurrence.

REQUIREMENTS

  • BS in Packaging Science or related engineering field, 1-3 years of professional industry experience in Packaging. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Preference toward consumer products.
  • Easily learns new systems & processes. Experience with SAP a plus.
  • Attention to detail and rigor in specification & protocol writing.
  • Maintains a focused knowledge of sustainability initiatives & future trends beneficial toward corporate goals.

IDEAL CANDIDATE

  • 1 year of working experience minimum. Up to 3 is good. Needs experience with relevant products (liquids, detergents, bottled liquids).
  • Unilever is our top competitor and would be a great example of where to get someone from.
  • Attention to detail, rigor.
  • Enjoys working on details, getting into the meat of data.
  • Problem solving challenges.Ways to continuously improve process, cost savings programs, quality in manufacturing plants.
  • This is more of an operational type role versus packaging innovation and/or creation.
  • Cross functional experience and experience working with manufacturing a plus.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Able to understand why certain specs are in place, push boundaries and communicate them


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