Contract / Temp to Direct / Direct Hire: Contract
Country: United States
Zip or Postal Code: 45373
Contract Assignment - 13 months local candidate only
no per diem - no expenses
Packaging Developer working across Landing Systems businesses. Lead design, scale up and commercialization of packaging for New Product Development, Quality enhancement and cost effectiveness projects across a range of materials and structures. Partner internally with cross-functional teams and externally via supplier partnerships to bring new, impactful technologies to the marketplace. Duties: *Drive for excellence in project management and technical leadership in packaging programs from concept initiation through commercialization. Developing timelines, risk assessment and contingency plans to ensure execution on projects with minimal supervision. *Maintain current understanding of packaging technologies within Tillamook manufacturing network, the packaging industry and ensure strategies incorporate that knowledge to optimize effectiveness and cost. *Lead plant trials for packaging materials, working with cross-functional teams (Marketing, Operations, Product Development, Supply Chain and Quality). Properly plan, coordinate and report each trial, provide appropriate level of technical support and troubleshooting to execute trial objectives and ensure proper documentation of each activity. *Design, plan, and conduct analytical testing, line trials and package performance testing. *Ensure all Packaging Quality expectations are delivered. *Leverage and challenge suppliers to develop new technologies and cost advantaged packaging formats and materials to achieve business goals. Provide idea leadership to determine how to bring these potential concepts to life. *Ability to generate, develop and execute packaging ideas by leveraging both existing equipment in the company and partnering with engineering on new equipment. *Troubleshoot issues that arise from package development, line trials and commercialization process with minimal supervision. *Build strong working relationships with internal and external partners. *Excellent written and oral communication skills; able to effectively communicate to all levels within the organization. *Ability to influence others and get results through working with a diverse team internally and externally. *Executional excellence, personal leadership, time management and problem solving competencies. *Packaging Materials: apply technical material knowledge to projects; provide technical-based solutions. *Packaging Equipment: apply knowledge of equipment, operation, capacities, limitations, and potential mechanical shortfalls. *Packaging Evaluation: apply knowledge of test methodologies for packaging materials specification development. Identify gaps within internal testing capabilities. Apply knowledge to understand critical criteria for in plant testing and defect level. Be able to recommend additional critical parameters as well as be able to outline procedures and work with quality teams. *Graphics: apply knowledge around the printing process to determine how it affects package performance. Effectively apply to business issues and make appropriate recommendations. *Product Packaging interactions: apply knowledge of product, process, and package interactions along with modes of failure to make material recommendations and narrow down variables during development process. Additional Job Details: Education: Bachelors Degree Experience/Qualifications: Bachelors Degree required, preferably in Engineering, Business, Logistics or other related field Candidates must have 3 years demonstrated experience in packaging warehousing, distribution, logistics, and Lean Principles Demonstrated experience associated with the development and management of budgets, safety requirements, standard work, processes, and project management
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