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Packaging Engineer

Location: 

Allendale, NJ, US

Req ID:  411
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We are a global team of 6,000 visionaries, doers, and makers. Our portfolio of over 25 brands touches lives in more than 50 countries. Together, we reimagine good mornings and endless summers, beauty and bonding, confidence and determination.

Position Summary

The Edgewell strategic business unit, which is a division of Edgewell Personal Care, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of a diverse portfolio of consumer and personal care products.  Edgewell is focused on Sun Care products, including Banana Boat, Hawaiian Tropic, and Private Label brands; Infant Care products, including spill-proof cups, baby bottles, pacifiers, and Diaper Genie. Feminine Care products, including the brands of Gentle Glide, Sport and OB tampons; Stay free and Care free, pads and liners. Skin Care products, including Wet Ones and Gloves and Shaving preparations in the Brands of Edge and Skintimates. 

 

Under the direction of the packaging manager, works with minimal supervision to develop packaging for the brands assigned of Edgewell’s Personal Care products. Serve as a packaging developer in support of Innovation, cost savings and business continuity projects. This position will serve as a contributing member of cross functional business teams. Support the development of product concepts, concept feasibility.  The individual will monitor progress against timelines and due dates as well as provide guidance and coaching to those assigned on a project basis.

 

Essential Functions

  • Manage assigned Package Development projects, working with Brand and project teams, to meet category objectives and project ship to trade dates
  • Hold discussions during product team meetings; communicate technical issues and details to the project team and management
  • Partner with Consumer Insights group (s) to develop and support the execution of strategic consumer learning plans in support of business objectives, including focus groups, ethnography, and product testing
  • Provide packaging options. Develop, engineer, and test packaging components and modify as necessary to meet: consumer requirements, functional parameters, cost targets and 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

     

    Required Skills and Experience

  • Must be able to effectively organize and manage workflow of multiple projects and priorities in a dynamic environment
  • Must be able to demonstrate project management 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)
  • Must have the ability to manage third party relationships (e.g. outside design consultants, inventors, suppliers, etc.)
  • Must be able to work effectively with regional and/or global teams composed of individuals with technical and non-technical backgrounds
  • Must have the ability to prioritize and organize workload on multiple programs of low-to-medium complexity to complete on time
  • 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
  • BS in Mechanical, Package or Chemical Engineering, or equivalent technical degree
  • Minimum of 5 years of package development experience required, ideally with consumer products companies.
  • 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 and extrusion blow molding and cast and blown films
  • Experience dealing with packaging component suppliers, standard test methods as ASTM, GMPs OTC test and protocols
  • 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, think and act independently to make sound decisions
  • 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, problem-solving and follow up skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks / projects simultaneously

     

    Travel Requirements

  • 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

 

 

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Edgewell is an equal opportunity employer, and 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 other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.


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