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Assoc. Engineer, Packaging

Location: 

Allendale, NJ, US

Req ID:  3752
Job Type: 
Edgewell is a global team of over 6,000 visionaries, doers and makers. Our secret is people, and we have an inspiring and collaborative global force of them. Our portfolio of over 25 brands touches lives in more than 50 countries by making useful things joyful. Together, we reimagine good mornings and endless summers, strive for more sustainable ways to beautify and bond, and do it all with not only confidence but determination.

Position Summary

Under the direction of the packaging manager, works with minimal supervision to develop packaging solutions for the brands assigned in Edgewell’ s personal care product portfolio supporting both the Shave Prep and Sun Care categories. This individual will serve as a packaging developer in support of innovation, cost savings and base business continuity projects. This position will be a contributing member on cross functional business teams and support the development of product/package concepts from exploration through feasibility and ultimately implementation.  The individual must be a self-starter who will monitor progress against timelines and deliverable due dates. 

 

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Essential Functions:

Under moderate supervision

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  • Manage assigned Package Development projects, working with Brand and project teams, to meet category objectives and project ship to trade dates.
  • Hold discussions during cross-functional team meetings; communicate technical issues and details to the project team and management.
  • Provide packaging options. Develop, engineer, and test packaging components and modify as necessary to meet: consumer requirements, functional parameters, cost targets, manufacturing & shipping requirements.
  • Provide technical input to package design process and assure package designed for manufacturing acceptability, while realizing desirable aesthetic elements.
  • Execute new package designs and perform package component testing and qualification, working with suppliers, from engineering prints to making models & prototypes, through to unit and production tooling.
  • Work effectively with Package Engineering, Suppliers, and Manufacturing to assure the creation of timely functional specifications.
  • Write specifications in EPC specification data base system.
  • Develop strong relationships and communicate effectively to manage projects with Brand Managers, Product Development, Purchasing, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Suppliers, and EPC global counterparts.
  • Keep abreast of developments across appropriate packaging and manufacturing technologies.
  • Attend technical training courses to develop a solid technical foundation.
  • Travel domestically and internationally as required on assigned projects. Travel requirements are 10 to 20% per month, which may include overnight travel, local travel  to Allendale NJ, Dover, DE  as well as other manufacturing, contract manufacturing and component manufacturing sites

 

Experience/Education Required:

  • BS or MS in Packaging, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering, or equivalent degree.
  • 0- 2 years of package development experience required, ideally with consumer products companies.
  • Some knowledge of packaging components and properties such as; aerosols, pumps, closures, bottles, tubes, flexible films and lamination, paperboard (folding cartons, cards, labels) plastic processing; injection & blow molding and extruded cast & blown films
  • Experience dealing with packaging component suppliers a plus. 
  • Experience with standard test methods as ASTM, GMPs, OTC package testing and protocols

 

Skills and Abilities Required

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  • Must be able to realize the order, importance, and impact of appropriate project activities and maintain Packaging commitments to project scheduling.
  • Must be able to communicate issues effectively to technical and non-technical personnel. ( Brand, Finance, Creative, Manufacturing, Formulation)
  • Must be able to work effectively with regional and/or global teams composed of individuals with technical and non-technical backgrounds

 

Project Management Skills:

  • Must have the ability to prioritize and organize workload on multiple programs of low-to-medium complexity.
  • Must have the ability to develop and implement schedules and ensure that engineering procedures are followed.
  • Must have the ability to manage assigned projects, monitoring the status of all elements affecting the outcome of the program.
  • Must have the ability to guide laboratory support personnel as required to accomplish a task.
  • Must have the ability to clearly communicate technical and non-technical information via verbal presentation and in writing with management, team members and support personnel with normal supervision.

 

Additional Skills & requirements:

  • Effective verbal / written communication, interpersonal. Ability to clearly communicate technical and non-technical information via verbal presentations and in writing. 
  • Must be a highly credible individual.
  • Must be capable of quickly establishing relationships both internally and externally.
  • Must exhibit a true sense of urgency in responding to customers.
  • Good computer skills.  Proficiency with Word, Excel, Access/databases e-mail and internet applications.
  • Excellent organizational, prioritizing and follow up skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks / projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to think and act independently and make sound decisions.
  • Demonstrated ability to complete projects on time.
  • Good problem-solving skills. 

 

The salary range for this position is $60,000 - 90,000. The actual base salary offered to a candidate may vary based upon factors including, but not limited to, relevant experience, time in role, base salary of internal peers, prior performance, business sector, and geographic location. In addition to base salary, the competitive compensation package may include, depending on the role, participation in an incentive program linked to performance. 

Edgewell is an equal opportunity employer. We do all we can to create a collaborative and diverse global team, where good ideas can thrive, and our colleagues can learn and lead. We prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. We listen deeply and speak directly to create an environment that’s open to difference. We aim to bring joy to not only the products we create and the people we serve, but our colleagues across the globe too.