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3 months ago
Salary band: $10k - $15k
Location: North America, United States, Georgia (U.S. State)
Job type: Permanent
Contact: The Judge Group, Inc.
Category: Engineer
  • Great company with great culture experiencing double digit growth (yoy)
  • The brand has very strong brand equity and is the clear market leader in its category.
  • Manufacturing facilities are state of the art. Some of the most highly automated and efficient in the industry.
  • The Company is financially very sound. Leadership has shown a consistent willingness to invest in initiatives that support marketing, improve operating results and a learning organization.
  • The company is very strongly committed to a clear mission statement
  • Must have a dynamic/outgoing personality.
  • This position reports to the Director of Supply Chain.
  • This Packaging Engineer is responsible for developing, and driving the company's overall packaging strategy. More specifically, this role requires both a strategic and tactical view of these responsibilities, thinking on a broad level about the best way to provide packaging solutions for existing products and new product launches and then on a more narrow and ongoing level, how to optimize consumer experience and customer supply chains through revised and or new packaging. In many cases creating new cross functional processes will be required. Packaging plays a critical and significant role in not only the growth strategies of Our Client but also thei r leadership in creating, developing and growing the company's foods category. Therefore it is essential to lead these functions with a high level of capabilities and sophistication working very closely with cross functional counterparts in Sourcing, Manufacturing, Engineering, Sales and Marketing as well as with our external packaging supply base, contract manufacturers and 3PL's. It is also incumbent on this role to be ahead of trends in market and economic drivers for all packaging categories in order to maximize the growth potential for the company.
  • Responsible for developing and executing product packaging strategies, working closely with internal stakeholders within the operations, sales, marketing and project management groups
  • Responsible for working with Sourcing to engage with packaging supply partners in order to optimize Our Client's end to end supply chain.
  • Responsible for providing technical input to Sourcing group in determining long-term packaging Supplier-partner potential, including how each party will benefit from such an arrangement.
  • Responsible for activities concerned with design and development of packaging:
    • Analyzes engineering drawings and specifications of product to determine physical characteristics of item, special-handling and safety requirements, and type of materials required for packaging item.
  • Responsible for determining costs and feasibility of concept, new and revised packaging, consulting with sourcing, manufacturing, logistics, sales and marketing groups ensuring holistic view is taken into account.
  • Responsible for gathering and maintaining packaging specifications and graphics ensuring accessibility and control of packaging assets.
  • Manage supplier maintenance of print plates and dies pertaining to Our Client's packaging.
  • Responsible for development of sketches, specifications, samples, and written analyses of proposed packaging in order to present design for approval.
  • Responsible for periodically providing technical input in assessing critical supplier performance and risks.
  • Responsible for providing technical input in developing aggregate packaging cost improvement strategies and targets.
  • Responsible for interfacing with Engineering group in providing guidance regarding packaging equipment, collaborating with equipment and packaging supply base as required.
  • Bachelor Degree in packaging engineering, or related engineering
  • 3 plus years of experience in food packaging engineering, structured problem solving, use of statistical tools, knowledge of corrugated boxes, displays, trays shippers and plastic bags
  • Training and experience in Lean and Six Sigma, or equivalent
  • Advanced knowledge of food product/package development flow from ideation to product launch in a consumer goods environment.
  • Highly creative individual with proven ability to create new-to-the-world packages and packaging concepts.
  • Ability to bring together diverse technologies and concepts to create new to the world package innovation.
  • Ability to work with Marketing and Consumer Research to understand unmet consumer needs and translate those into successful packaging innovations.
  • Strong working knowledge of ASTM and ISTA package test methods as well as Box Compression Test (BCT) vs Edge Crush Test (ECT).
  • Strong knowledge of food processing and flow operations as well as strong working knowledge of product/package needs and interactions.
  • Good knowledge of government agencies pertaining to the food industry.
  • Strong working knowledge of a wide variety of packaging materials, automated packaging equipment, and processing equipment.
  • Strong technical problem solving skills using statistics and modeling techniques.
  • Good computer skills including Microsoft Office suite (Project, Powerpoint, Excel, Word) and CAD software.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to present to and interact with all levels of the company.

Company Description:

Working at the crossroads of people and transformative technologies, The Judge Group delivers innovative business solutions - powered by top talent - to help organizations reach their strategic goals and realize opportunities now and in the future.

The Judge Group is a leading professional services firm specializing in technology, talent, and learning solutions. Our services are successfully delivered through a network of more than 35 offices in the United States, Canada, China, and India. The Judge Group serves more than 40 Fortune 100 companies and is responsible for the placement of more than 4,500 professionals annually across a wide range of industries. To learn more, visit .

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