Sr. Packaging Engineer, Skin Cleansing
Background & Purpose of the Job
Unilever is a global Fast-Moving Consumer Goods company with powerful brands like Dove, Axe, Magnum, Lipton, Vaseline, Suave, and Ben & Jerry's. We create products that enrich and improve people's lives today and for the changing environment tomorrow - aiming to make sustainable living commonplace. Unilever brings purpose, joy and delightful experiences to consumers and customers. >
The Skin Cleansing Category is seeking a dynamic and flexible team player. The primary purpose of this role is to develop packaging, based on consumer insight & market requirements globally. This position will provide packaging options and develop packaging, using leading edge technology, to support new global & regional development initiatives. This position will also support existing businesses through packaging revisions, cost improvement projects, and packaging simplification projects. You must bring the necessary technical skill/expertise, passion for winning and project management rigor to deliver packaging innovation projects and related workstream activities in a dynamic environment and on time in full. Key packaging workstream activities include leading packaging development deliverables, partnering with cross functional teams, leading packaging factory and supplier trials, and laboratory testing. Effective communication skills are key to this position. >
Who You Are & What You'll Do:
The individual will be responsible for the design and delivery of primary and secondary packaging for innovation, renovation, sustainability and cost savings initiatives. You will manage multiple development projects and prioritize tasks based on timelines. You will deliver effectively in a cross-functional team environment by working with Brand, Planning, Formulation, Procurement, Quality, and many external suppliers. The position will also interface with Supply Chain for manufacturing scale-up including line trials, production start-ups, cost savings, and improving line efficiency. The ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with technical and non-technical backgrounds is essential.
You're a born leader: Coupled with project management experience and a technical skillset, you will have the autonomy to deliver packaging innovation by partnering with cross-functional stakeholders to delight the consumer with sustainable and creative packaging solutions.
You love to win, and have fun doing it: In a dynamic and ever-changing business environment, you will create magic by providing packaging that wins in the market place and brings a remarkable experience to the consumer.
You're a change maker: Challenging Status quo and bringing a fresh perspective on how to deliver projects and packaging concepts into the market place is strongly encouraged.
You're a culture & change champion: Do you know about the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan? We are looking for a team member who is passionate to discover their purpose and are free to champion it. Placing sustainability at the forefront of innovation development is expected.
What You'll Need to Succeed:
B.S. Degree (Packaging Science, or engineering equivalent) and at least 5 years' experience in the packaging field, as a Package Development Engineer, preferably in the personal care products industry.
Broad packaging component knowledge and experience in rigid plastics, bottles, closures, dispensers, flexible packaging and paperboard packaging
Must demonstrate a strong understanding of package development process and engineering principles; including global packaging experience.
Must demonstrate ability to design and develop primary and secondary packaging components that meet consumer, brand, customer, and manufacturing objectives.
Must be able to demonstrate a general understanding of project management to realize the order, importance, and impact of appropriate project activities and maintain packaging commitments to project scheduling.
Must understand consumer, business, and category needs and the relationship to packaging decisions & execution. An entrepreneurial mindset is advantageous.
What We Can Offer You
Culture for Growth | Top Notch Employee Health & Well Being Benefits | Every Voice Matters | Global Reach | Life at Unilever | Careers with Purpose | World Class Career Development Programs | Check Out Our Space | Focus On Sustainability
Unilever is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business.
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You Should Have....
A degree in Packaging science or engineering degree
4-6+ year's applicable experience
E xperience working with rigid plastics containers, materials and development
Experience working with film technology and flexible packaging and with paperboard packaging
Sound knowledge to navigate digital systems - documentation (specifications), artwork approval, collaboration tools such as SharePoint, Minitab, excel, etc.
Project management skills and proficiency.
Ability to initiate and propose sound packaging ideas for innovation, sustainability, and savings.
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