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Packaging Engineer

Scope Recruitment 26/04/2018
Position: Location: Industry:
Packaging Engineer
Nashville, TN Huntsville 3001 9th Ave SW Alabama 35805
0000-03-01 Distribution & Warehousing

COMPANY

Our Client is a fast-growing, privately held consumer product company based in Nashville, TN. Our distribution channels run through North America, Europe and Asia. Among various product lines, we have solidified a prominent position in automotive categories. Two of our marquee brands are MYCHANIC® and FrostGuard® — the winner of a QVC’s Product Concept of the Year award. Customers include major retailers and ecommerce channels including Walmart, Sams Club, Costco, QVC, HomeDepot, Cabela’s, etc.

 

OVERVIEW

We are seeking a Packaging Engineer to lead packaging development projects from initiation through launch. Someone who loves working across cross-functional teams and aiming for continuous improvements and exploratory platforms for next-generational package design and materials selection.

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The Packaging Engineer will liaise between our Client and its contract manufacturers to communicate quality requirements and ensure activities are tracked and met.  

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The perfect candidate will thrive in an environment that requires thinking on your feet, handing ambiguity, and managing ever-changing prioritization of tasks.

... we're basically like a start-up, but without a burn rate since we are privately owned-- the best of both worlds!

 

While only 30 employees, we are doing BIG things with BIG INTERNATIONAL customers... if you are tired of the grind of a large company atmosphere and are truly ready to impact change-- then our client is the place for YOU!

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

·         Oversee and manage complete packaging development process, including the creation of packaging designs, prototype development, and performance testing

·         Structural design of all types of material packaging (e.g. corrugate, paperboard, plastic, film, etc.)

·         Troubleshoot new and existing packaging problems involving structural designs, materials and processes and provide creative, timely, and cost-effective solutions

·         Analyze product specifications to determine adequate and compliant packaging characteristics, transportation handling, environmental and safety requirements.

·         Work closely with global suppliers, Project Management, Operations, Sourcing, Product Development, Marketing, Sales, and Operations to optimize lead-time, regionalization, standardization, and compliance with customer, regulatory, and internal requirements

·         Support all activities involved to achieve merchandising objectives and new product launch plans.

·         Provide technical support to manufacturing and implementation processes of product packaging

·         Specify and recommend efficiency tools and in-house test methods to develop and validate packaging designs and quality

·         Develop and implement comprehensive third-party test plans (transit, compression, vibration tests, etc.) to ensure that packaging meets and exceeds customer specifications

·         Prepare, document, and ensure maintenance of all engineering and manufacturing specifications, and bill of materials of packaging designs according to required specification

·         Establish and prepare final die-lines (die layout) for retail packaging and display units

·         Produce 3D rendering of display and pallet layout

·         Provide packaging tech pack with component breakdown and specifications for quoting purposes

·         Establish standards and guidelines for supplier evaluation. Evaluate and select packaging suppliers/vendors; periodically conduct vendor reviews

·         Coordinate and manage tasks and communication with both domestic and international packaging suppliers

·         Identify and implement cost saving initiatives related to packaging materials, labor, efficiency, transportation, and storage

·         Work closely with Logistics to optimize loading plans and freight cost

·         Work with the overseas suppliers to insure that the packaging designs are optimized for manufacturability

·         Create display assembling instruction manuals

·         Full understanding of overseas corrugate cost drivers

 

NOTE: International Travel required. Approximately two annual trips overseas and two annual trips domestic.

 

HOW YOU WILL BE MEASURED

·         Timeliness of deliverables

·         Accuracy of all deliverables to external and internal parties

·         How seamless communications are between Packaging Engineer and all departments

·         How well you work in a team environment

·         Reducing packaging cost

·         Organization of information

 

 REQUIRED SKILL SET

·         Self-manage projects and deadlines, strong organizational skills

·         Manage multiple tasks simultaneously

·         The desire to drive completion of tasks in a thorough detailed manner

·         Clear communicator and possess the ability to present to upper management and key stake holders throughout the organization

·         Proficiency in Artios CAD, Cape Pack, Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.), Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Project)

·         Strong understanding of consumer goods packaging

 

 

ATTRIBUTES

·         HIGHLY detail oriented and proactive

·         Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment

·         Ability to learn new technologies and systems quickly

·         Ability to adapt to change

·         Embrace a challenging, fast-paced environment

·         Problem solver, quick study, and self-starter

·         Take direction but can also make decisions independently

·         High energy and a positive attitude

·         Ability to resolve conflicts in a productive manner

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

·         Degree in Package Engineering Science or related field

·         Minimum 7 years of industry related experience

·         Experienced with retail customers and consumer goods (point of sale, promotional displays, etc.)

·         Overseas experience is a plus, but not required

 

*MUST SUBMIT PORTFOLIO WITH RESUME TO BE CONSIDERED

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