Packaging Development Engineer

Essential duties and responsibilities

The Packaging Development Project Contractor is an expert in packaging development from idealization through implementation. He/she supports the Platform Development Manager by leading key initiatives for the Brand.

Project management: He/she:

  • Challenges preliminary studies requested by Marketing and consolidates technical/economic feasibility of these studies conducted by Plant technologists
  • Develops packaging with chosen suppliers. Partners closely with purchasing and engineering through the optimization of pack designs.
  • Creates specifications and inputs them into systems
  • Tests and qualifies materials on equipment (existing or new)

Cross communication:

  • Based on his/her knowledge of packaging, he/she can facilitate cross-communication of good practices to improve quality/cost/performance.
  • Works directly with Platform development, Marketing, purchasing and finance to ensure value added solutions

Continuous improvement: He/she:

  • Provides expertise regarding new development in packaging processes and material and recommends, manages and /or executes projects within operations to improve quality, reduce the costs of production, and contribute to an efficient Supply Chain.


  • Bachelor or Master degree in-Packaging technology (Engineer level) with 5+ years' experience in packaging development in close cooperation with marketing and/or operations in food industry.
  • End to end project management experience required. (Idealization to supplier identification and prototyping, to commercialization including financial viability)
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing principles, continuous improvement, Six Sigma or an equivalent is preferred


  • food and beverage industry, corrugated packaging


Location Chicago
Workload 40 hours/week , 100% onsite
Expected start date ASAP
Expected end date 2020-12-31
Necessary languages English
Necessary skills Development, ENGINEER, PACKAGING, Project, communication

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