Associate Manager - Packaging Operations

    • Darien, CT

As the nation's leading bottled water company, Nestlé Waters North America is dedicated to providing customers with healthy hydration options. Alongside that, we're also committed to developing our people - enabling them to make the most of the many elements that help them to succeed.

Nestlé Waters consists of five business units: Corporate, Commercial, Supply Chain, Technical & Production and ReadyRefresh by Nestlé. Whichever one of these areas you choose to join, you'll find yourself collaborating with a highly talented team on work that's challenging, engaging and incredibly rewarding. You'll be an essential element of our success: trusted, empowered and supported to make a lasting impact on the very future of our business. It's a chance to use your knowledge, skills and experience to shine brightly and achieve your ambitions - all while delivering healthy hydration to millions of customers.

An essential element of our ongoing growth, the Commercial team at Nestlé Waters is the perfect place for ambitious and aspiring individuals to achieve their dreams while building fulfilling careers. Roles on the Commercial team include sales and account professionals and all offer the chance to truly impact our business at our hundreds of Retail partners. Pair this with the support you need to work with confidence - and triumph in everything you do and you have a winning combination. Join this part of Nestlé Waters, and you'll be able to use your talent to have a direct and meaningful impact on our success as you deliver healthy hydration to millions of our customers. Not only that, but you'll discover your accomplishments are recognized with a range of outstanding benefits designed to help you prosper both at work and outside of work.

We are currently seeking an Associate Marketing Manager, Packaging Operations to join the Nestle Waters Marketing organization based in Stamford, CT. This position will be responsible for supporting day-to-day business management and packaging execution, managing cross-functional teams, and contributing flawless execution of new packaging artwork and graphics on time and in full.

Key responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for E-Content Hub Routing, timeline management, packaging tracker build and reporting.
  • Cross functional interaction with procurement, printers, separator and brand marketing
  • Material technical specification creation and management
    o Dimensional die-lines
    o Material performance characteristics (engagement with suppliers)
  • Artwork specification management
    o Die-lines
    o Color standards
    o Product sourcing statements
    o UPC creation / maintenance
  • Facilitate pre-production meetings
  • Own NWNA / vendor pre-press relationships
  • Manage pre-press budgets
  • Supporting print content quality/reviewing samples
  • Support press runs as needed
Key qualifications for this position include, but are not limited to:
  • Minimum 5 years' experience in Marketing for Packaged Goods
  • Project management skills is a must
  • Cross-functional experience (i.e. printer, separator, agency, procurement etc.)
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills. Ability to effectively interface at all levels.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to take initiative, develop and seek out creative and deploy projects
  • Strong strategic, analytical skills.
  • Must have strong knowledge of Word, PowerPoint and Excel

  • To our veterans and separated service members: you are at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills that you have gained while serving our country, such as adaptability, agility, and leadership, are aligned with the skills that we look for when we think about what success looks like at Nestle. We hope that you will consider sharing in our mission and purpose to enhance quality of life and contribute to a healthier future.

    Nestlé Waters North America is the nation's leading bottled water company. Our water brands include Poland Spring, Arrowhead, Ozarka, Deer Park, Zephyrhills and Ice Mountain, Nestlé Pure Life, S. Pellegrino, Perrier and Acqua Panna. We're passionate about creating shared value for society in all kinds of ways: from providing careers and benefits to communities where we operate to environmental stewardship - most notably responsible water management, lightweight packaging and advancing recycling in America. As a valuable part of our team, you'll receive a competitive total rewards package - something that will provide you with the support you need to thrive both inside and outside of work. It's not just the work that you'll find fulfilling here though. As you build a career with us, you'll receive exactly the kind of benefits you'd expect from a leading name in healthy hydration. The only question is, what elements will help you succeed at Nestlé Waters?

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