Intern 2019 (Jan-Jun) - Packaging Product 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.


HAVI is seeking an intern to support the Packaging Development team from January to June 2019 in our headquarters located in Downers Grove, IL. This group is responsible for designing and commercializing packaging for the Quick Service and Causal Dining Restaurant Industry. Our interns participate in exciting activities to support our fast-paced business, while working both independently and as part of cross-functional team.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Support Packaging Development team members with the following:
    • Developing/testing for new items on our customers’ menus
    • Executing supplier qualifications for existing packaging
    • Developing/testing innovative, compostable packaging alternatives for current packaging
    • Exploring cost-savings or operational improvement opportunities through modification of existing packaging
    • Executing case pack optimization to improve restaurant and/or supplier efficiencies
  • Create and manage packaging specifications
  • Conduct competitive assessments of food service packaging, assemble reports and present findings to team
  • Support consumer Research, focus groups, sensory/kitchen testing set-up, and field testing
  • Coordinate and evaluate 3rd party lab testing


Desired Skills & Experience

Successful HAVI intern candidates meet the following requirements:

  • Pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Packaging or relevant field
  • Completed all prerequisite classes to be eligible by start date
  • Prefer a minimum GPA of 3.0 
  • Demonstrated time management skills through course work and extracurricular activities
  • MS Office proficiency (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Collaborative/teamwork oriented 


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