Senior Manager Packaging Development

US-IL-Downers Grove


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HAVI is a privately held global company that innovates, optimizes and drives the supply chains and marketing promotions of many of the best known brands in the world. When you work at HAVI, you have a chance to make your mark – to be a part of work that drives value, brings a smile and keeps everyday life moving forward. Which means it’s not the size of our global footprint, but rather your personal fingerprint, that has the power to make a real difference for our customers … and to touch the lives of people both at home and around the world. 


Provide packaging development project support by developing, testing and implementing innovative, sustainable, and optimized for cost solutions for new and existing HAVI clients. Must intimately know and understand the customers’ operational and consumer needs, as packaging design requirements vary greatly from client to client.


  • Provide packaging development support and expertise in-line with the needs and expectations identified by HAVI customers; solutions should include a balance of innovation, sustainability, risk management, benefit and cost.
  • Interface with suppliers, internal account management and strategic sourcing teams, and various customer departments, including operations, culinary, supply chain, and marketing, to further identify customer needs and solve complex problems associated with those opportunities, focusing on obtaining a quicker speed-to-market.
  • Coordinate packaging testing, including those at supplier facilities and at customer facilities, such as test kitchens, in-store testing, and any outside 3rd party test labs, to validate and help “sell” new innovative, sustainable, and/or cost savings concepts.
  • Grow the Packaging Development relationship with current and new customers to identify potential additional revenue growth opportunities for HAVI.
  • Assist and lead proactive research of market trends and the customers’ competitive set to enable the development of a long-term packaging strategy.
  • Assist in the execution of commercialization plans to ensure the product meets customer requirements and is transitioned to a continuous supply item.
  • Develop and maintain packaging specifications related to new and existing customers’ programs.
  • 10-15 years of technical experience, preferably packaging design, and development.
  • Experienced in the management and development of direct reports.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business discipline or Packaging Technology/Engineering or equivalent experience
  • 7+ years in packaging technology and/or business/packaging strategy development 
  • Proven ability to lead, implement, and measure business process improvement projects with multiple stakeholders and measurable results
  • Ability to connect abstract thoughts and ideas and materialize into an actionable long-term packaging strategy 
  • Experience and familiarity with formal, financially driven business case methodology and development 
  • Experience in leading internal multi-functional teams in directing supplier resources in support of program goals 
  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills
  • High level of collaboration and teamwork  



Our total rewards philosophy integrates programs for compensation, benefits, recognition, learning and development, corporate culture, corporate citizenship and work-life balance. While individual program components may differ by country, some things remain constant:


…our commitment to rewarding results

…the opportunity to work with talented and driven individuals at every level of our company who respect each other, treat each other fairly and hold one another accountable for our customers’—and our company’s success


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