Packaging Development Manager

Job Order #: 15759680

Tewksbury, MA 01876

Full Time

40 hours per week

POSTED 11/3/2021

EXPIRES 2/1/2022

Job Description

Tewksbury company looking for a Full Time Packaging Development Manager

Position Summary:
Are you an experienced packaging development professional looking to grow your career and make an immediate impact in a fast-paced environment? This position is responsible for supporting the success of developing new packaging offerings as well as monitoring and maintaining the quality of existing products. It also entails expanding and improving the current infrastructure and processes that are the responsibility of the packaging development team. The role of Packaging Development Manager reports to the Director - Product Development & Tech Services. Other responsibilities of this dynamic role include:

Position Description:
· Drive for excellence in project management and technical leadership from concept initiation through commercialization. Developing timelines, communicating crucial information to key stakeholders in a timely fashion, risk assessment and contingency planning to ensure flawless execution on projects with minimal supervision.
o Project types include innovations, quality improvement, margin enhancement and packaging sustainability programs.
· Lead and/or support all new product plant trials for packaging initiatives (materials, equipment, processes, etc.), working with cross-functional teams (Marketing, Procurement, Business Development, Production, Supply Chain and Quality). Properly plan, coordinate and report each trial, provide appropriate level of technical support and troubleshooting to execute trial objectives and ensure proper documentation of each activity.
· Design, plan and conduct analytical testing, line trials and supply chain/transit, pallet stability performance testing.
· Ensure all Packaging Quality expectations are delivered.
· Leverage and challenge suppliers to develop new technologies and cost advantage packaging formats and materials to achieve business goals.
· Ability to generate, develop and execute packaging ideas by leveraging both existing equipment in the company and new technologies.
· Troubleshoot issues that arise during new package development as well as existing commercial offerings, line trials for projected changes/updates to packaging, commercialization and requests that come in from supply chain and/or warehouse to revise pallet patterns or tertiary packaging with minimal supervision.
· Manage the packaging team to organize and build the proper infrastructure, documentation, specifications, SOPs and ongoing maintenance programs/processes to establish a best-in-class packaging program
· Investigate and develop new innovative packaging options based on industry breakthroughs and sustainability offerings.
· Lead corporate initiative to provide sustainable packaging across all product offerings.

This position is ideally suited for an individual who has demonstrated success in a similar role as well as a working in a high-paced environment. Other requirements include:
· Bachelor?s degree required. Major: Bachelor of Science (Packaging Engineering (preferred), Food Science, Mech Eng, Chem Eng., Industrial Eng.)
· Minimum of 5 ? 7 years? experience working with packaging technology and science in the Consumer Package Goods industry.
· Ability to effectively coach and manage direct report(s) in a fast-paced work environment. Previous management experience preferred
· Strong understanding of packaging science and practical application in the manufacturing environment and demonstrated successful project management experience required.
· Demonstrated leadership abilities within a science and technical role.
· Strong organization and prioritization skills with the ability to multi-task
· Self-Starter & Autonomous: Able to work with limited direction
· Ability to contribute on collaborative projects
· Excellent communication skills dealing with cross f

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