Sr. Manager Packaging Engineer

HP Hood LLC   •  

Lynnfield, MA

Industry: Food & Beverages


8 - 10 years

Posted 202 days ago

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Establish and lead a cross-functional team of internal stakeholders who are responsible for evaluation and management of packaging projects.
  • Be the central point for evaluation of new packaging requests that could originate from Sales, Marketing, Procurement or Operations. After preliminary research, collaborate with cross-functional team to prioritize projects.
  • Responsible for timely execution of assigned packaging projects. Lead packaging team meetings.
  • Develop standard forms and document storage methodologies for Packaging Specifications. Standardize specifications where possible, consolidate material numbers and work with Corporate Quality to create clear incoming inspections for packaging materials.
  • Manages change control documentation for changes to specifications and materials
  • Analyzes engineering drawings and specifications of finished products to determine materials required for packaging, their physical characteristics, special handling requirements, environmental and safety requirements, and suitability for the application.
  • Evaluate new innovative packaging concepts that help meet customer and consumer expectations.
  • Lead Hood’s efforts to reduce carbon footprint associated with Packaging. Work with Sustainability team to measure the current carbon footprint and make recommendations on ways to reduce use of packaging and increase recyclability.
  • Work closely with Strategic Sourcing on evaluation of new packaging suppliers and packaging materials with the goal to reduce costs, lower lead times, improve supplier performance and meet quality expectations.
  • Identify areas of opportunity to standardize materials to realize increased leverage with volume based pricing for materials
  • Partner with Operations on packaging equipment that would improve scalability, flexibility and efficiencies in the production processes.
  • Collaborate with Operations Engineering, R&D and Suppliers on Packaging Testing requirements in the areas of shelf life, shipments and warehousing.
  • Follow procurement policies and procedures. Help improve existing work processes with the goal of improved collaboration, efficiency and ease of execution.
  • Train and mentor packaging engineers.
  • Up to 20% travel.
  • Additional responsibilities as needed.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Engineering – Packaging, Mechanical or Mechanical or related science
  • Eight plus years experience in packaging/engineering field preferably in the dairy, food and beverage (F&B) or manufacturing environment.
  • Professional Certification in a related field is a plus.
  • Project management experience or PMP certification is desirable.
  • Broad knowledge of packaging materials & packaging manufacturing processes
  • Broad knowledge in rigid and flexible packaging using materials like resin bottles and cups, corrugated cartons, paper cartons and labels.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Take ownership and accountability for performance of packaging categories.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with cross-functional teams.
  • Results driven with innovative thinking
  • Excellent oral and written skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills with attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Proficient PC skills in Microsoft Office application like Excel, Word, Power Point and Outlook.