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Senior Packaging Engineer (R-34341)

Office and Administrative Support




Trumbull, Connecticut, United States

Senior Packaging Engineer

Background & Purpose of the Job

Unilever is a global Fast-Moving Consumer Goods company with powerful brands like Dove, Axe, Magnum, Vaseline, Suave, and Ben & Jerry’s. We create products that enrich and improve people’s lives today and for the changing environment tomorrow – aiming to make sustainable living commonplace. Unilever brings purpose, joy and delightful experiences to consumers and customers.

The Deodorants Category is seeking a dynamic and flexible team player. The primary purpose of this role is to develop packaging, based on consumer insight & market requirements globally. This position will provide packaging options and develop packaging, using leading edge technology, to support new regional development initiatives. This position will also support existing businesses through packaging revisions, cost improvement projects, and packaging simplification projects. You must bring the necessary technical skill/expertise, passion for winning and project management rigor to deliver packaging innovation projects and related workstream activities in a dynamic environment and on time in full. Key packaging workstream activities include leading packaging development deliverables, partnering with cross functional teams, leading packaging factory and supplier trials, and laboratory testing. Effective communication skills are key to this position.

Who You Are & What You’ll Do:

The individual will be responsible for the design and delivery of primary and secondary packaging for innovation, renovation, sustainability and cost savings initiatives. You will manage multiple development projects and prioritize tasks based on timelines. You will deliver effectively in a cross-functional team environment by working with Brand, Planning, Formulation, Procurement, Quality, and many external suppliers. The position will also interface with Supply Chain for manufacturing scale-up including line trials, production start-ups, cost savings, and improving line efficiency. The ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with technical and non-technical backgrounds is essential.

You’re a born leader: Coupled with project management experience and a technical skillset, you will have the autonomy to deliver packaging innovation by partnering with cross-functional stakeholders to delight the consumer with sustainable and creative packaging solutions.

You love to win, and have fun doing it: In a dynamic and ever-changing business environment, you will create magic by providing packaging that wins in the market place and brings a remarkable experience to the consumer.

You’re a change maker: Challenging Status quo and bringing a fresh perspective on how to deliver projects and packaging concepts into the market place is strongly encouraged.

You’re a culture & change champion: Do you know about the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan? We are looking for a team member who is passionate to discover their purpose and are free to champion it. Placing sustainability at the forefront of innovation development is expected.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

B.S. Degree (Packaging Science, or engineering equivalent) and at least 5 years’ experience in the packaging field, as a Package Development Engineer, preferably in the personal care products industry.

Broad packaging component knowledge and experience in rigid plastics, bottles, closures, dispensers, flexible packaging, and paperboard packaging. The preferred candidate will also have aerosol packaging experience.

Must demonstrate a strong understanding of package development process and engineering principles.

Skilled in problem solving, root cause analysis and data-led decision making.

Must demonstrate ability to design and develop primary and secondary packaging components that meet consumer, brand, customer, and manufacturing objectives.

Must be able to demonstrate a strong understanding of project management to realize the order, importance, and impact of appropriate project activities and maintain packaging commitments to project scheduling.

Must understand consumer, business, and category needs and the relationship to packaging decisions & execution. An entrepreneurial mindset is advantageous.

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