• Packaging Engineer

  • 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. 


    Provide functional (Project Management and Packaging Development) and strategic leadership in deliverying packaging technology solutions to programs that add value to our clients.  Business parameters include consumer satisfaction, operations improvement, sales growth, productitity/cost savings, environmental impact and profitability.  Requires the ability to lead significant, multi-phase packgaging develeopment programs with a cross-functional teams.  Programs include preliminary concept development, testing and validation thru national commercialization / execution. 


    • Manage strategic and tactical programs including defining program objectives, action plans, target dates, and effective project/task prioritization.  Assure supplier understanding of and delivery of key program deliverables on a timely basis. Execute testing, commercialization and implemetation plans to ensure the product meets customer requirements.
    • 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 various customer departments, including operations, culinary, supply chain, and marketing, to identify customer needs and focus on speed-to-market solutions.
    • 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 the performance of the package against operational and consumer criteria.
    • Provide customer's and Havi program leaders with ongoing project communication, status updates, and support necessary to deliver agains the customer's expectations.
    • Interface directly with customer gatekeepers including formal presentations and positioning new product initiatives.  Develop business case recommendations; present the recommendations to customer gatekeepers for concurrence/approvals.
    • Fully leverage supplier capabities and techincal specialists that deliver results effecitvely and in a timely manner.  Participate in supplier review meetings to provide feedback on supplier performance.
    • Execute commercialization plans to ensure the product meets customer requirements and is transitioned to a continuous supply item.
    • Develop and maintain packaging specifications within the designated specification system.
    • 3-5 years of technical experience, preferably packaging design, and development.


    Desired Skills & Experience

    • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering / Packaging Technology or equivalent experience
    • 3+ years in packaging technology and/or business/packaging strategy development 
    • Strong technical competencies in packaging science including knowledge of substrates, structural design and manfacturing processes
    • Experience with project managment tasks and timeline development
    • Ability to connect abstract thoughts and ideas and materialize into an actionable long-term packaging strategy
    • Experience working with multi-functional teams to formulate objectives and action plans
    • Analytical approach to problem solving and decision making
    • 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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