• Packaging Development Project Engineer

    US-IL-Downers Grove
  • Overview

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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.


    The Packaging Development Project Engineer will provide packaging development project support by developing, testing and implementing innovative, sustainable, and optimized for cost solutions for new and existing HAVI clients.

    • Provide packaging development support 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.
    • Coordinate packaging testing, including those at supplier and customer facilities (such as test kitchens, in-store testing, and any outside 3rd party test labs), and formalize test reports to validate and help “sell” new innovative, sustainable, and/or cost savings concepts.
    • Proactively research the customers’ competitive set to support the development of a long-term packaging strategy.
    • Assist in directing supplier resources in support of program goals and executing commercialization plans to ensure the product meets customer requirements.
    • Develop and maintain packaging specifications related to new and existing customers’ programs.
    • Provide support for general packaging development requirements including Alternate  Supplier Qualifications, Case Pack Optimization and general process documentation.


    Desired Skills & Experience

    Bachelor's Degree in Business discipline or Packaging Technology/Engineering or equivalent experience including;

    • 1-3 years in packaging technology and/or business/packaging strategy development 
    • Technical competency in the fundamental of packaging science including knowledge of substrates, structural design, manufacturing processes and testing protocols
    • Ability to connect abstract thoughts and ideas and materialize into an actionable direction
    • Experience in project managment tasks of scoping and managing project timelines
    • Worked with multi-functional teams including supporting the need to execute against formal objectives and business plans. 
    • Excellent communication and facilitation skills
    • High level of collaboration and teamwork 
    • Analytical approach to problem solving and decision making


    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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