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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: 29-Jan-2021

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

Role / Title

  • This is a Research and Development (R&D) Packaging technical role- in the Flavorful Hydration platform of the Kids- Snacks and Beverage BU. 
  • This position offers the candidate an excellent opportunity to lead and execute packaging technical projects to meet business initiatives focused on growth- sustainability- brand maintenance and quality improvement.  This includes understanding the business need- designing and executing tests- analyzing data- drawing conclusions- documenting- communicating results- and commercializing products. 
  • Proven 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 a high degree of autonomy.
  • Exhibiting a collaborative mindset and applying innovative solutions are a must.

Key Components of the role

  • Work with cross functional teams- acting as packaging lead to drive execution across multiple projects primarily under the Capri Sun brand- within the Flavorful Hydration platform
  • Apply technical expertise to packaging development programs on materials ranging broadly across rigid- flexible- paperboard- corrugated and more against a wide variety of applications for Flavorful Hydration products
  • Manage multiple assignments/research projects concurrently and possess the ability to prioritize between a variety of business initiatives
  • Execute packaging development- testing- qualification- and commercialization while working closely with cross-functional team members in laboratory and production environments
  • Translate sustainability research findings into meaningful recommendations- communicating results and driving decisions and technology adoption
  • Adapt and apply scientific principles to new situations/products
  • Specification creation and updating- with attention to detail
  • Act as technical/commercialization expert for junior developers and flex onto projects requiring problem solving


  • BS/MS/PhD in Packaging- Mechanical- Materials- Chemical Engineering or related field
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Packaging Development or Research and commercialization (which can include graduate work and/or internships)
  • Expert understanding of packaging materials- functionality- qualification and commercialization of multiple packaging formats- design of experiments and ability to coach others in these areas
  • Excellent- proven communication- influencing- project/platform management and problem solving skills
  • Ability to lead- coach and motivate others
  • Manage multiple assignments/tasks concurrently with the ability to prioritize work for self and others.
  • Willingness to travel 40%

Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity