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Company: Nice-Pak
Location: Jonesboro, AR
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Retail, Wholesale, Apparel

Description

Nice-Pak Products, Inc. (NP) is the global developer, manufacturer and marketer of pre-moistened wipes for the consumer market, specializing in personal care, hygiene, household cleaning and disinfection products.

We're currently looking for a Sr. Packaging Manager position located in our Jonesboro, AR location.

POSTION PURPOSE:

Senior Packaging Engineer supporting Nice-Pak Products projects working within the R&D Packaging / Innovation Development Team. This position will develop, lead and execute R&D plans and protocols to launch new products. The position will lead R&D package innovation& development activities, ensuring milestones are met. Identify technical and project risks and ensure strategies are developed to effectively mitigate these risks.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES:

  • Understands packaging-related business needs and competitive landscape
  • Drive for excellence in project management and technical leadership in packaging programs from pre-concept initiation through hand-off and commercialization
  • Develops ideas, concepts and prototypes to solve problems and meet customer/consumer needs in new and superior ways
  • Research packaging materials and determine the most cost effective and quality packaging available
  • Identifies needs gaps and opportunities
  • Leads the packaging development for new initiatives
  • Technical interface with suppliers
  • Develop timelines, risk assessment and contingency plans to ensure execution on projects
  • Identifies technical and project risks and ensures strategies are in place to effectively mitigate risks
  • Support new plant trials for packaging materials/project work, working with cross-functional teams (Marketing, Procurement, Business Development, Production, Supply Chain and Quality)
  • Properly plan, coordinate and report each trial, provide appropriate level of technical support and troubleshooting to execute trial objectives and ensure proper documentation of each activity
  • Design, plan and conduct analytical testing, line trials and package performance testing
  • Documenting technical project work and trial activity in timely manner
  • Develops line trial protocols and writes trial reports, SOP's and specifications
  • Identifies key quality attributes for packaging components
  • Works with plant associates to gain alignment to specifications
  • Perform packaging testing and analyze results to determine if packaging meets standards
  • Develops, writes and validates test methods to evaluate performance of packaging prototypes
  • Examine quality issues with packaging and work with suppliers to correct issues
  • Provides guidance and direction to junior scientists
  • Ensures their activity is aligned to project milestones
  • Be point of contact for all packaging related questions
  • Trains new hires on test methods and departmental SOPs
  • Plans own workload to ensure tasks and objectives are completed and collaborates as a participative team member to ensure R&D milestones are met
  • Makes and supervises production of samples for marketing presentations, laboratory evaluation, consumer and clinical testing.
Requirements

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION:

  • BS (Packaging degree preferred, MS a plus) or equivalent work experience

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE:

  • Advanced technical knowledge of consumer packaging, e.g., flexible films, rigid containers/injection molding, cartons, and corrugated;

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Five plus years plus relevant CPG experience in packaging development; previous experience in wipes packaging advantageous; developing and launching innovative packaging solutions; Familiar with prototyping techniques such as 3-D printing; plant/equipment experience

SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Autonomous work ethic
  • Teamwork mentality
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to lead technical teams
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment, with multiple projects of varying complexities
  • Strong problem-solving skills and independence
  • Computer skills- MS Office, Tops, Cape, CAD

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