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General information

All posting locations: Glenview, Illinois, United States of America

Job Function: 10 - R&D

Department: 10 - 03 - Packaging Development

Date Published: 21-Jan-2021

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

Role / Title

  • This is a Research and Development (R&D) Packaging technical role leading and execution projects within the Meals Foundation and Coffee Business Unit.  The candidate will be leading/executing packaging technical projects to meet business initiatives focused growth- brand maintenance and quality improvement.  This includes designing and executing tests- analyzing data- drawing conclusions- documenting- communicating results- and commercializing products.  Communication and teamwork skills are essential in this role- which operates in a dynamic and cross-functional environment. The candidate must also have a technical background and be able to apply prior learning or scientific principles to new situations. This position requires an individual to manage multiple assignments/ tasks concurrently with moderate levels of supervisor guidance. Exhibiting a collaborative mindset and applying innovative solutions are a must.

Key Components of the role

  • Work with cross functional teams to execute projects across the Business Unit
  • Translate research findings into meaningful business opportunities and communicate to cross-functional teams
  • Execute packaging testing- qualification and commercialization while working closely with cross-functional team members in laboratory and production environments
  • Adapt and apply scientific principles to new situations/products
  • Manage multiple assignments/R&D projects concurrently
  • Specification creation and updating- with attention to detail

Qualifications:

  • BS/MS in Packaging- Chemical Engineering- Mechanical Engineering or related field
  • 2-4 years of experience in Packaging Development and commercialization (which can include internships)
  • Basic understanding of key subject matter in areas such as packaging materials- pkg equipment/materials interaction- and new industry advancements
  • Basic understanding of the interrelationship of packaging- product- and process
  • Basic understanding of packaging laboratory test methods
  • Excellent communication- influencing- and problem solving skills
  • Manage multiple assignments/tasks concurrently
  • Basic understanding of statistics
  • Willingness to travel 30%

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