Packaging Engineering & Development Manager

Job Locations US-WI-Beloit
Requisition ID
2018-12051
Division
Kerry
Position Type
Full Time
Recruiter
AD1
Posting Type
LI

Company Overview

Want a job you can feel good about? Leading to better encompasses everything we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the world's leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building sustainable solutions for consumers or building benefits and opportunities for employees, the main thread of the Kerry fabric is #LeadingToBetter. With focus on a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

Leading to better.

Through sensory science and technology, Kerry develops and manufactures food and beverage solutions for popular brands throughout the world. In fact, you've most likely experienced Kerry in the food or beverages you've consumed in the past few days!

Leading to better, together. 

Together, we shape how the world views food and beverage. Leading to better, together means we do this in a culture that nurtures agility, speed, quality and safety and we do this through:

  • Celebrating curiosity that leads to action
  • Empowering our people
  • Promoting diverse thinking
  • Investing in innovation
  • Acting on sustainability
  • Embracing our differences

Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

Description and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Purchasing Senior Manager of Packaging, the Packaging Engineering Manager will be responsible for directing, coordinating, and leading new and current product development activities for packaging across Kerry North America. This individual will also perform the following duties:

  • Lead all new packaging commercialization's to ensure effective execution and on time delivery
  • Review existing packaging to optimize material, operational execution and cost
  • Organize and execute against packaging transit testing
  • Ensure packaging specifications are reviewed and appropriate for use within Kerry’s business
  • Be a subject matter expert on the following items: corrugated, flat and formed films, bottles, paper sacks, aseptic cartons, folding cartons, and liquid bag-in-box
  • Identify and present new packaging ideas and innovations
  • Monitor and disseminate industry trends and market news impacting the business.

Qualifications

  • 5-8 years of packaging design/development experience.
  • Bachelor degree from an accredited institution in packaging engineering. Master degree preferred.
  • In addition to strong English communication skills, Spanish language skills are beneficial.

 

Qualities of the successful applicant include:

  • Drive – someone who is self-motivated and career driven with a strong sense of urgency, enthusiasm and commitment to excellence.
  • Analytical – someone who is comfortable with numbers and able to quickly understand/derive the vendor’s true cost structure.
  • A fast learner who rapidly moves up the learning curve. Someone who wants to continue to take on new responsibilities.
  • Strong results-oriented mentality that focuses and drives cost/value initiatives.
  • Ethical and strong personal values.
  • Strategic planning – to help develop strategy to meet defined annual budget and five-year plan goals.
  • Technology Development – create environment that encourages innovation to allow for continual pursuit of new technologies that fit department objectives and bring future packaging improvements and cost savings.
  • Project Management – to facilitate internal communications between relevant departments to effectively manage project development and follow-through within the procurement areas.

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