Posted 4/17/2019 

A mutually rewarding experience.

Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize there’s more to being in business than just making a profit. That’s the Mars philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every one of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more for you, for those around you and for the planet.  What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability.

Because it’s never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. It’s about how you can grab everything that’s within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. It’s about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means we’ll all be a little better off. It’s that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars such a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a job.

About Mars, Incorporated 

Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners™. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Independently lead packaging development and commercialization of material and packaging system to deliver against mid and long term business objectives in Packaging Sustainability.  Gain alignment across key functions and model commercialization best practices. 

  • Manage technical timelines, provide timely communication, raise issues and risks, and develop contingency plans leveraging strong project management skills.

  • Coordinate and conduct functional testing including lab testing, plant trials, and packaging material qualifications.

Key Experiences

Delivery:

Must be able to deliver and operate across cultures & time zones in a global capacity.  Generally, essential to advanced level of delivery with some key decision-gate guidance.  Builds knowledge of the company, processes and customers.  Understands key business drivers and uses this to accomplish own work.  Knowledge of the competition and the factors that differentiate them in the market. In-depth understanding of qualification and validation.  Leads the development of success criteria against a qualification plan.   

Business Strategy:

Essential level; informs the business strategy.  Able to identify business needs and generate ideas and concepts, develop the business case cross functionally.  Expertise in prototyping.  Utilize appropriate IP tools to document and protect ideas.

Technology/ Program Development:

Essential to Advanced level; in-depth understanding of experimental design, qualification and validation.  Partners cross functionally to deliver against research plans, developing success criteria, qualification and validation plans with support from other associates.  Develops the technical approach with some areas of specialty.  Uses existing procedures to solve a range of defined problems; analyses factual information and determines possible solutions using technical experience and judgment and precedents.

People & Technical Capability Development:

Essential level; May coach interns or entry-level associates.  Requires knowledge and experience in R&D. Impacts quality of own work and the work of others on the team. 

Qualifications

Minimum

  • Bachelors’ degree in Science, Engineering, Quality, or relevant field and/or military experience in addition to 3 years of work experience OR Graduate degree

  • Demonstrated solid verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to travel up to 30%

     

Preferred

  • Chemical Engineering, Material Science, or Packaging Degree

  • MBA or Masters in Engineering Management

  • 5 years of relevant work experience

  • Technical Leadership within a startup environment

  • Familiarity with change management

  • Ability to educate others

  • Experience with Consumer Packaged Goods, Resin suppliers, or Recycling

  • 2 years working in an innovative work environment

  • 1 year working in an extremely ambiguous environment with limited guidance, with demonstrated problem solving experience

 Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

To Apply: https://jobs.mars.com/job/Chicago-Engineer-Global-Packaging-Development-Sustainability-IL-60290/520582501/?locale=en_US

 Posted 4/17/2019

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Senior Engineer Global Packaging Development, Sustainability - Chicago, IL

A mutually rewarding experience.

Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize there’s more to being in business than just making a profit. That’s the Mars philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every one of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more for you, for those around you and for the planet.  What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability.

Because it’s never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. It’s about how you can grab everything that’s within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. It’s about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means we’ll all be a little better off. It’s that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars such a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a job.

About Mars, Incorporated 

Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners™. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Independently lead packaging development and commercialization of new materials and packaging systems to deliver against mid- and long-term business objectives in Packaging Sustainability.  Gain alignment across key functions and model commercialization best practices. 

  • Manage technical timelines, provide timely communication, raise issues and risks, and develop contingency plans leveraging strong project management skills.

  • Coordinate and conduct functional testing including lab testing, plant trials, and packaging material qualifications.

Key Experiences

Delivery:

Must be able to deliver and operate across cultures & time zones in a global capacity.  Generally, essential to advanced level of delivery with some key decision-gate guidance.  Builds knowledge of the company, processes and customers.  Understands key business drivers and uses this to accomplish own work.  Knowledge of the competition and the factors that differentiate them in the market. In-depth understanding of qualification and validation.  Leads the development of success criteria against a qualification plan.   

Business Strategy:

Essential level; informs the business strategy.  Able to identify business needs and generate ideas and concepts, develop the business case cross functionally.  Expertise in prototyping.  Utilize appropriate IP tools to document and protect ideas.

Technology/Program Development:

Essential to Advanced level; in-depth understanding of experimental design, qualification and validation.  Partners cross functionally to deliver against research plans, developing success criteria, qualification and validation plans with support from other associates.  Develops the technical approach with some areas of specialty.  Uses existing procedures to solve a range of defined problems; analyses factual information and determines possible solutions using technical experience and judgment and precedents. 

People & Technical Capability Development:

Essential level; May coach interns or entry-level associates.  Requires knowledge and experience in R&D. Impacts quality of own work and the work of others on the team. 

Qualifications

Minimum

  • Bachelor’s degree in Science, Engineering, or relevant field and/or military experience

  • 6 years of relevant work experience

  • 4 years working with cross functional teams, or comparable experience

  • Demonstrated solid verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to travel up to 30%

Preferred

  • Chemical Engineering, Material Science, or Packaging Engineering Degree

  • MBA or Masters in Science

  • 8 + years of relevant work experience

  • 3 years project management experience

  • Technical Leadership within a startup environment

  • Familiarity with change management

  • Ability to educate others

  • Experience with Consumer Packaged Goods, Resin suppliers, or Recycling

  • 2 years working in an innovative work environment

  • 1 year working in an extremely ambiguous environment with limited guidance, with demonstrated problem solving experience

Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

To Apply: https://jobs.mars.com/job/Chicago-Senior-Engineer-Global-Packaging-Development-Sustainability-IL-60290/520580501/?locale=en_US  

 Posted 4/17/2019

Principal Engineer Global Packaging Development, Sustainability - Chicago, IL

A mutually rewarding experience.

Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize there’s more to being in business than just making a profit. That’s the Mars philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every one of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more for you, for those around you and for the planet.  What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability.

Because it’s never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. It’s about how you can grab everything that’s within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. It’s about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means we’ll all be a little better off. It’s that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars such a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a job.

About Mars, Incorporated 

Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners™. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Develops and evaluates plans and criteria for solving a variety of complex packaging material design and engineering problems; assesses feasibility and soundness of proposed material solutions; ensures products, equipment and materials are designed and developed to the highest standard; establishes design constraints; collaborates with management to define technical needs. Individual contributor who guides executives and engineers in resolving complex issues in packaging sustainability  based on existing solutions and procedures; works independently with guidance only in the most complex situations.

  • Experiment with and scope innovative packaging sustainability technologies & new routes-to-market for their value, and communicate outcomes with recommendations.

  • Create and execute development plans for new packaging sustainability platforms that create a competitive advantage.

    Key Experiences

    Delivery:

    Advanced skill level in delivering results by managing, leading and coordinating program activities while also acting as an individual contributor. The principal engineer delivers technical/ functional programs that are directed by the business needs and/or R&D functional needs activities.

     Business Strategy:

    Advanced level and actively builds program strategy within area of expertise.  Proactively identifies opportunities to develop and optimize the global program against the strategy.

    Technology/ Program Development:

    Advanced level and builds the short to medium-term functional initiative pipeline.

    Drives the global program from start to finish, collaborates with multi-disciplinary cross-functional teams to ensure successful program launch.

    People & Technical Capability development:

    Advanced and actively mentors associates in area of own expertise.

    Is responsible for the development of the core functional competencies within their own area of expertise.

    Qualifications

    Minimum

  • Bachelors’ degree in Science, Engineering, Logistics, Design or relevant field and/or military experience

  • 10 years of work experience

  • 8 years experience identifying and implementing technology, products, or processes to improve experiences or efficiencies. 

  • Demonstrated solid verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to travel up to 30%

  • Applies depth and expertise as a validation lead to solve major, complex technical issues.

  • Extensive project management, process management, and problem solving experience

  • Ability to organize and present technical and project management overviews without assistance

  • Demonstrated strong process optimization and analytical skills

  • Proven ability to create results within budget, timeline, and deliverables

  • Self-motivated with good interpersonal skills, must be able to simplify the complex and speak to difference audiences/levels of management.

Preferred

  • Chemical Engineering, Polymer Science, Chemistry or Packaging Engineering Degree

  • Ph.D or Masters in Materials, Packaging or Chemical Engineering

  • 15 years of relevant work experience

  • Familiarity with change management

  • Ability to educate others

  • Experience with Consumer Packaged Goods, Resin suppliers, or Recycling

  • 2 years working in an innovative work environment

  • 1 year of experience in a start-up environment

  • 1 year of working in an extremely ambiguous environment with limited guidance, with demonstrated problem solving experience

  • Recognized as a technical expert by peers and management

 Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

To Apply: https://jobs.mars.com/job/Chicago-Principal-Engineer-Global-Packaging-Development-Sustainability-IL-60290/520578901/?locale=en_US

Posted 4/17/2019

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Senior Manager Global Packaging Development, Sustainability - Chicago, IL 

JOB CATEGORY:  R&D

A mutually rewarding experience.

Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize there’s more to being in business than just making a profit. That’s the Mars philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every one of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more for you, for those around you and for the planet.  What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability.

Because it’s never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. It’s about how you can grab everything that’s within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. It’s about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means we’ll all be a little better off. It’s that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars such a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a job.

About Mars, Incorporated 

Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners™. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.

 Principal Accountabilities

  • Create technical packaging sustainability strategies for achieving long term business objectives, while leading teams to design with the “end-of-life” of the packaging material in mind. 

  • Experiment with and scope innovative packaging materials for their value, and communicate outcomes with recommendations

  • Create and manage “test & learn” and development plans for new packaging technologies that create a competitive advantage in regions or markets.

  • Manage ambiguity and energize the team to stay focused on mid-term and long-term goals

  • Be resourceful and find creative solutions to complex technical and organizational challenges

  • Demonstrate extraordinary people skills, customer obsession and attention to detail

Key Experiences

Delivery:

Advanced skill level in delivering results by managing, leading and coordinating a team to deliver program activities while also acting as an individual contributor. The Senior Manager delivers technical/ functional programs through others that are directed by the business needs and/or R&D functional needs activities. You complete complex projects quickly and adeptly with your understanding of the business priorities. You are diplomatic, professional and exercise great judgment in developing and maintaining excellent business relationships within the business.  You are serious about delivering results, and takes pride in a proven track record in delivering on challenging objectives.

Business Strategy:

Actively builds program strategy at an advanced level.  Proactively identifies opportunities to develop and optimize the global program against the strategy. Acts with appropriate urgency to various market events and trends that require a quick turnaround in plans and strategy. 

Technology/ Program development:

Builds the short to medium-term functional initiative pipeline.  Drives the global program from start to finish, collaborates with multi-disciplinary cross-functional teams to ensure successful program launch. 

People & Technical Capability development:

Advanced and actively leads associates in area of own expertise.  A motivated leader that can inspire others; you respect your commitments and are able to obtain optimal results from your team.

Qualifications

Minimum

  • Bachelors’ degree in Science, Engineering, Quality, or relevant field and/or military experience

  • 12 years of work experience

  • 7 years of People Leadership experience

  • 1 year experience identifying and implementing technology, products, or processes to improve experiences or efficiency

  • Experience working with all levels of management; demonstrated strong business acumen

  • Demonstrated solid verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to travel up to 25%

Preferred

  • Chemical Engineering, Bio Chemistry, Supply Chain or Packaging Engineering Degree

  • MBA or Masters in Engineering Management

  • 17 years of relevant work experience

  • Familiarity with change management

  • Ability to educate others

  • 4 years of consulting, or related experience in an operational environment, including experience creating a vision that inspires individuals / organizations to take action

  • Experience with Consumer Packaged Goods, Resin suppliers, or Recycling

  • 2 years working in an innovative work environment

  • 1 year experience in a start-up environment

  • 1 year working in an extremely ambiguous environment with limited guidance, with demonstrated problem solving experience

 

Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

To Apply: https://jobs.mars.com/job/Chicago-Sr_-Manager-Global-Packaging-Development-Sustainability-IL-60290/520575201/?locale=en_US

Posted 4/17/2019

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Packaging Engineer - Louisville, KY

Responsible for the development and execution of Packaging Materials including: providing packaging component prototypes for approval, preparation of material specifications and manuals, participation in vendor selection and review and coordination of all testing to ensure high quality final packages. Develops packaging requirements for new and existing products that run at Brown-Forman and partner bottling sites. Works with vendors to ensure commercial availability, determines structure specifications, conducts vendor audits, recommends vendor selection and initiates all appropriate testing. Attends both vendor material runs and BF plant initial product runs involving packaging materials.

Job Responsibilities:

Develops the proper structures to meet packaging requirements for new and existing products.  Works with vendors to ensure availability, develops prototypes for approval and prepares all necessary specifications.  Recommends vendors and conducts vendor audits as required. Initiates testing of new packaging materials and attends production runs to confirm proper adherence to specifications and quality requirements. Serves as Project Manager or Team Manager for new products/packages as required.  Serves as packaging representative and coordinates the flow of information between the project team and the Beverage Packaging Group.  Attends pilot and new production start-ups and has the authority to stop or delay production, if package quality specifications are not achieved. Serves as consultant to Creative Design, Marketing and Production on packaging materials and packaging material development.  Responsible for solving packaging material or production line problems and works with production facilities to recommend and implement solutions. Investigates new packaging materials and processes for quality improvements or cost savings opportunities.  Prepares management presentations and assists in implementation of approved ideas. Maintains thorough and up-to-date knowledge of packaging technology and capabilities through packaging publications, packaging trade shows, vendor meetings and vendor visits.

 Required Experience & Education:

Bachelor’s Degree in Packaging from a recognized School of Packaging and 2-4 years of practical packaging materials experience. Ability to serve as project team member or leader and interact with all levels and functions within the Company. Ability to work with Production personnel in developing new packaging materials, and in formulating and implementing approaches for reducing packaging costs. Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to effectively interact with different personalities in various fields and company backgrounds. Knowledge of package materials testing procedures and writing of specifications.

Preferred Experience & Education:

Beverage and/or Beverage Alcohol Packaging Experience

Glass packaging material experience 

Brown-Forman, founded in 1870, is a diversified producer and marketer of fine quality beverage alcohol brands. Headquartered in Louisville, KY, Brown-Forman currently employs about 4,000 people and has offices or facilities in 30 cities across the globe. Starting in the mid-1950s, the company began a series of acquisitions that would place it among the top 10 largest spirits companies in the world, selling its brands in more than 135 countries across the globe. These include many of the most well-known and best-loved wines and spirits brands, including Jack Daniel’s, Finlandia Vodka, Old Forester, Woodford Reserve, Herradura and el Jimador Tequilas, and Korbel champagnes. For more information about the company, please visit http://www.brown-forman.com.

To Apply visit: https://brown-forman.jobs/louisville-ky/packaging-engineer-ii/7BB454283B344BF985F581CABA553D79/job/

 Posted 4/17/2019

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Structural Designer - Fort Worth, TX

SUMMARY
Responsible for creating structural box samples to assist Sales Representatives in sales promotions.

  • DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
    Discuss design projects with Sales Representatives and be able to select the appropriate designs needed and draw designs.

  • Make samples on CAD table or cut samples by hand.

  • Record keeping and filing of specifications.

  • Meet time schedules on projects with possible overtime involved.

  • Make production specifications from proto-type.

  • Comply with all company policies and procedures, including safety and maintaining good housekeeping.

  • Additional duties may be assigned by management.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • College education or heavy college coursework in the field of computers, CAD, and drafting, or applicable work experience.

  • Good communicator with customers and sales staff.

  • Candidates are PREFERRED who offer the following:

  • 3-5 years work experience in packaging or a related field.

  • Knowledge of Artios CAD, Kongsberg table, or similar tools.

  • Experience with Windows and Microsoft Office programs.

  • Minimum one semester graphics art, drawing, or color concepts in either high school or college, or comparable work experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Able to read and follow instructions on factory masters.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Able to read a tape measure with speed and accuracy. Able to calculate figures and amounts such as percentages, measurement, volume and rate. Able to apply concepts of high school math.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or graphic form. Ability to deal with problems involving one or more concrete variables in standardized situations.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

The individual must have a working knowledge of the following:

  • Equipment design and capabilities that can be translated into efficient operation.

  • Product layouts and production specifications

  • Product quality specifications

  • Quality standards

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGITRATIONS

May be required to maintain a current Lift Truck Operator License.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Lift and move corrugated sheets as necessary. Lift and move cutting and printing dies as necessary.

PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS

The performance of the employee will be measured as follows:

Operating standards - the employee will need to meet or exceed the Operating Standards in the areas of quality, cost, safety, customer satisfaction and productivity. Such standards will be set annually and communicated to the employee.

Personal growth - while the company will provide the tools to assist the employee to grow professionally the responsibility for moving forward lies with the individual. Each year there will be goals developed and agreed to by the employee and his/her superior.

Employee relations - through observations the employee will be evaluated regarding his/her behaviors associated with appropriate human interaction, respect and communication.

Creativity - this will be evaluated by how active the employee is in participating in advancing the business through new and innovative ideas.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

To Apply contact Ashlee Green amgreen@prattindustries.com

Posted 4/15/2019

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Plant Controller - Oklahoma City, OK and Statesville, NC

Reports to: Plant General Manager

Direct reports: 3 to 5

PLANT CONTROLLER

This position is an active participant of the management team working with the Plant Manager, Sales Manager and General Manager to continuously improve operations and financial performance.  Each Pratt plant is a stand-alone facility with its own P&L and Balance Sheet.  Previous manufacturing accounting experience is required.  Primary responsibilities include month end close, accounts receivable, accounts payable, inventory valuation and control, internal control, forecasting, annual budgeting and payroll. Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veteran.  


ABOUT PRATT: Pratt is America’s 5th Largest Corrugated Packaging Company and the world’s largest, privately-held 100% recycled paper and packaging company, with more than 7000 highly-skilled, green-collar employees dedicated to the environment and sustainability. Pratt was founded in the USA some 20 years ago and, since then, has shown dramatic growth with sophisticated manufacturing facilities in more than 27 states.  See much more at www.prattindustries.com. 

If you are looking for a rewarding challenge with loads of opportunity for career growth – here we are!  Fun fact: from 2011 through 2018, the corrugated box industry as a whole grew 8.9%.  During that same time period Pratt grew 68.8%, accounting for an amazing 35% of the entire industry’s growth!

To apply: go to www.prattindustries.com and click careers or email bmiller@prattindustries.com. 

Posted 4/12/19

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Junior Sales Engineer - Peachtree, GA

Summary: The Junior Sales Engineer/Inside Sales coordinates the sales and manufacturing efforts to support customers through various cycles of account management focused on existing and new accounts.

Salary Range: $55,000 - $70,000 based on experience

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Technical Sales of Existing Products and New Developments

  • Establish and sustain relationships to grow accounts based on customer needs

  • Create sales proposals and provide price quotes

  • Qualify leads as potential new customer and engage customer product inquiries by phone

  • Create, modify, update and maintain technical drawings and product specifications

  • Experience with printing, prepress and estimating

  • Collaborate with various internal departments to ensure customer satisfaction

  • Engineering support

  • Generate sales samples for new opportunities

  • Active communication and interaction with customers and vendors

  • Generate sales reports for management

  • Make outbound calls to cultivate and develop new business opportunities

  • Provide technical support/assistance to customers and sales group

  • Infrequent travel to customers or potential customers, tradeshows and company events

  • Utilize LinkedIn Sales Navigator and Salesforce to find and manage leads

  • Correspond with identified targets as well as nurture new leads

  • Ability to travel as needed

Key Competencies

  • Result driven and detail oriented

  • Critical Thinking

  • Solid technical background

  • Dynamic, Creative and Resilient

  • Good communicator

  • Motivation, Responsibility and Commitment

  • Sound judgement and good business sense

  • Time Management

  • Must be a team player, self-starter, punctual and organized

  • Hands-on and mechanically inclined

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Engineering

Work Experience and/or Skills:

  • Experience with engineering software such as Solidworks, Pro-E, Autocad

  • Experience in sales or customer service

  • Affinity with injection molding, automation equipment and mass manufacturing

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products and other computer programs

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Certifications & Licenses:

  • None required

Job Title/Job Code: Junior Sales Engineer/Inside Sales

FLSA Status: Salaried - Exempt

Reports to: Director of Sales

Physical Requirements:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Must be able to move and/or lift up to 50 pounds occasionally.

  • Frequently standing, walking and sitting.

  • Frequently required the use of hands to finger, feel, reach or handle machinery.

  • Frequently bend, stoop and reach

  • Visual Acuity (VA)

Work Environment:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Moderate working conditions

  • Exposure to variable noise levels.

  • Often exposed to moving mechanical parts.

Safety and Quality Management:

Quality and Safety is EVERYONE’S responsibility! You must report or correct any food safety or potential food safety hazard to the person who can correct it. Adherence to policies and procedures related to quality management, safety, SQF and other regulatory guidelines communicated during your new hire orientation and defined in your Scholle IPN handbook are mandatory.

Posted 3/20/19

Branding and Packaging Design Internship - Boulder, CO

About Us

Interact is a strategic branding and packaging design agency obsessed with the food and beverage industry. Don’t believe us, check out our ‘gram.  We’re a tight knit, rowdy group who work in an open workspace with loud music and 2-6 dogs roaming around at any given time. As a small, fast-paced agency that runs on hustle and passion, we seek hardworking, selfless folks who can focus and thrive in a creative environment.

 

About You

We are seeking a design intern to join our crew for the Fall. We expect you to be native in Adobe Creative Suite and have a passion for branding and packaging design. You are familiar working with dielines, you can communicate your design process and know how to concept. In addition, you take natural pride in the details and thrive on being a team player.  You’ve got serious design skills (let that portfolio do the talking!) and are curious, organized, and outgoing. Sound like you?

 

Position Description

You will join our 16 person team for 30-40 hours a week (paid) and will be brought into the fold of many of our projects. This is an opportunity to come on board and learn from seasoned designers, account managers, and influential clients - so be prepared to be a sponge and take it all in. You will be held accountable for hitting deadlines and supporting the Interact team, while also being given real opportunities to dig into client work (all while being mentored by the design team and Creative Director.)

 

Please mail your portfolio hungry@interactboulder.com and write a few lines about yourself so we can get a sense of who you are and why you would be a great fit at Interact for the Fall. Please include your resume and portfolio (your resume will jump to the top of the stack if you show packaging, branding and illustration work.)

 Posted 3/19/2019

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Mid-Level Packaging Designer - Boulder, CO

Type of work: Full Time
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Date Posted: March 4, 2019
Start Date: As soon as possible
Position: Mid-Level Designer (3-5 years agency experience)

Agency Description:
Interact Boulder is a branding and packaging agency obsessed with the food and beverage industry. We are guided by strategy and measured on consequence, partnering with brands ranging from bright-eyed startups to courageous industry vets to sell passion, not just product. We are a tight-knit, rowdy group who work in an open space, laugh all day, and feast on the newest and quirkiest snacks from around the world. We embrace an “all hands on deck” attitude with an extremely collaborative environment and design process to match.

Position Summary:
We’re looking for someone who can create conceptually driven brand identities and packaging design, participating in the entire process from strategy development and ideation through production and everything in-between. You must be able to communicate the ideas behind your designs and work collaboratively with our internal creative and account teams to tell stories, solve problems, and exceed our client’s expectations. You will be a catalyst to challenge our clients’ thinking and be a true partner in creating provocative work.

Our favorite qualities in a Designer are a high degree of craft, incredible attention to detail, stellar communication and time management skills, and a willingness to roll up their sleeves and do whatever it takes to create exceptional work from beginning to end. Our ideal joiner is an energetic, yet even-keeled individual who thrives in a fun but fast-paced setting.

Qualifications:
- 3 to 5 years related experience required; branding agency experience strongly desired
- Fluent in Adobe Creative Suite; web, photography, copywriting or illustration skills are bonus
- Strong experience in CPG with a portfolio to prove it
- Strong conceptual and typographic skills with a portfolio to prove it
- Effective communication and presentation skills (internal and external)
- Ability to think strategically and creatively (always pushing the envelope)
- Firm grasp of design process -- moving ideas from concept to completion
- Self-starter with high degree of initiative
- Ability to be nimble, and quickly re-prioritize and redirect focus in fast paced environment
- Be a pro at time management and delivering work on time
- Naturally possess a positive attitude, willingness to pitch in, and readiness to hang with an awesome team (culture is king here)
- Experience in / passion for Food & Beverage will launch your application to the top of the pile
- Must love dogs

To Apply:
Please send resume and link to your portfolio, along with a haiku about why you’d want work with Interact to hungry@interactboulder.com

Posted 3/12/19

 
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Marketing Communications Manager- Asheville, NC

UPM Raflatac is labeling a smarter future by developing innovative and sustainable labeling solutions complemented with world-class service. As one of the world’s leading producers of self-adhesive label materials, we supply high-quality paper and film label stock for consumer product and industrial labeling through a global network of factories, distribution terminals and sales offices. We employ around 3,000 people and made sales of EUR 1.5 billion (USD 1.9 billion) in 2017. UPM Raflatac is part of UPM – The Biofore Company. Find out more at www.upmraflatac.com.

UPM Raflatac is looking for Manager, Marketing Communications to join UPM Stakeholder Relations global team. You will be acting as a proactive partner to UPM Raflatac Americas region and businesses to deliver uniform industry leading marketing communications, aligned with the company strategy, brand and values, primarily in the Americas region but also participating in global concept creation.

What you will do:

  • Work in close collaboration with the regional SBUs and Sales to proactively plan, coordinate and implement marketing communications activities aligned with the business objectives and agreed marketing plans and budget.

  • Work in close collaboration with the global Marketing Communications and Stakeholder Relations team to create initiatives that support the UPM Raflatac growth strategy.

  • Adapt global concepts when feasible and ensure UPM Raflatac brand consistency and visual identity globally.

  • Manage regional multi-channel marketing communications projects.

  • Participate in global marketing communication development and have a proactive role in developing new multi-channel marketing communication concepts.

  • Manage regional vendor network (external suppliers).

Who you are:  

  • You have 5+ years of experience in marketing, brand management or digital marketing and proven track record of successful brand and marketing communications.

  • You have minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Business Administration, Communications or related field.

  • You have experience in creating multi-channel marketing communications.

  • You are able to adapt brand guidelines and to create engaging brand content.

  • You are experienced in online content marketing and experience in inbound marketing and social media development strategies is a benefit.

  • You have excellent collaboration and influencing skills and the ability for independent decision-making.

  • You have excellent self-leadership skills, are able to work in a complex global, multicultural cross business environment and able to communicate with senior management about marketing initiatives and project metrics, as well as to brainstorm fresh strategies.

  • You are willing and able to travel.

  • Ability to communicate in Spanish is a benefit.

This is what we offer for you:

  • Meaningful job: We are proud of what we do. Our work highlights the expertise of our personnel, the high quality of our products and the company's values.

  • Inspired and motivated teams: We have highly skilled workforce. We are a multifaceted, international organization that works as a team to achieve our shared objectives.

  • Development opportunities: With us you can build up your expertise. We provide opportunities to support your development throughout every stage of your career.

  • Responsibility for people and environment: Our ethical principles embrace people as well as the environment. We are always striving to build a more sustainable future.

Qualified candidates should apply at: https://upm.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/Careers/job/Asheville/Manager--Marketing-Communications--Americas_NB6006579

Posted 3/7/19

 
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Packaging Marketing Project Manager- Atlanta, GA

Newell Brands is a global marketer of consumer and professional products that touch the lives of people where they live, learn and work. We are committed to building brands that matter in the lives of the users of our products. We are also committed to leveraging the scale of our company to bring the power of a multi-billion dollar business to bear on each of the business segments through shared expertise, operating efficiencies, and a culture of innovation. Our global sales are approximately $15 billion and we have a strong portfolio of globally recognized brands including Sharpie, Paper Mate, DYMO, EXPO, Waterman, Parker, IRWIN, LENOX, Rubbermaid, Graco, Calphalon, Goody, Levolor, Kirsch and Teutonia. We are headquartered in Hoboken, NJ.


Job Summary:

 Program Management and delivery of GKM Express projects. This scope includes:

  • iGKM approved projects including temporary displays, rolling changes for case quantities & language updates and promotional packs.

  • Review project details for SKU creation & gather cost estimates

  • Create SKU within web based system using information from P&L document

  • Gather project details from multiple sources (emails, conference calls, hallway conversations) and summarize into a project brief providing direction for cross-functional team members to action on

  • Communicate project details to manufacturing & third party supplier for design/development/quoting & labor information

  • Liaising with Third Party Suppliers to ensure proper flow of communication and deliverables for execution including: Rendering development, Delivery of creative assets & product dimensions, product samples, etc.

  • Understand project timelines from supply chain and third party supplier.

  • Manage the correct network deliverables to ensure on time go to market

  • Working closely with cross-functional team to ensure that projects are tracking, and all roles and responsibilities are being met

  • Liaise with Manager to streamline process & data inputs to drive cost efficiency

Qualifications:

  • Project Management Experience

  • Ability to manage multiple projects within short time frame

  • Attention to detail

  • Critical Thinking

  • Organizational management

  • Timelines

  • data including emails & notes

  • Communication - verbally & written

  • Efficient & Clear communication

  • CPG experience in Project Management or Engineering function

  • Engineering / Packaging or Display Design experience

Posted 3/6/18

 
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Blow Mold Machine Operator- San Antonio, TX

Warren Oil is the largest independent blender and packager of lubricants to the automotive, agriculture, commercial and heavy duty markets in North America. The company operates six manufacturing and packaging facilities, located in North Carolina, Alabama, Arkansas, Texas, Illinois, and Pennsylvania. Warren Oil markets its lubricants, both conventional and synthetic, domestically and internationally to over forty countries, under the WARREN brand, the LUBRIGUARD brand, the LUBRIGOLD brand and the ITASCA brand. Warren Oil also manufactures and markets private label products for a number of Fortune 500 companies in addition to manufacturing and marketing a full line of automotive and heavy duty chemicals, including anti-freeze and brake fluids, under its proprietary AUTOGUARD brand name.

Why Warren Oil:

  • Full-time opportunity!

  • Competitive pay

  • Full benefits (medical, dental, vision)

  • Paid vacation 

  • 401k (with company match)

Responsibilities:

  • Start up and operate production equipment at the standard production rate under moderate supervision

  • Complete all required paperwork accurately and in a timely manner

  • Make minor machine adjustments to ensure safe operation of equipment

  • Assist in performing line and product changeovers

  • Other duties as assigned

Basic Requirements:

  • HS Diploma or GED

  • Requires attention to detail

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Ability to multi-task

  • Problem solving skills

  • Strong written communication

  • Ability to work with others

  • Basic understanding of ISO 9001 quality management systems

  • Previous blow molding experience a plus! 

Interested candidates can apply today at https://warrenoil.applicantpool.com/jobs/

Warren Oil is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Posted 2/20/19

 

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3D Lab Packaging Planning International Intern

Description

Work with Packaging Planning and Economics team within BMW. Support of BMW packaging planners with daily activities for existing products in existing production areas, as well as assistance with analysis of packaging concepts/options for future models. Support of 3D-Print Lab / Additive Manufacturing in creation and processing of models. 

Support in analysis of existing packaging (steel and non-steel) for optimizations to reduce environmental impact, logistics costs, or for communizing across multiple product lines. 
General support for packaging planners on modifications, identification projects and modification of existing packaging. 
Moderation of packaging planning meetings, including team meetings and packaging reviews for new/modified containers 

Qualifications and experience

A completing an internship at Plant Spartanburg the following prerequisites would need to be fulfilled: 
1) Must be currently enrolled in a full-time study program outside the US 
2) Successfully completed an internship / working student assignment within the 
BMW Group (3 month period minimum) 
3) Completed intermediate diploma / pre-degree 
- Cover letter 
- CV 
- Your last university performance record 
- Relevant references and certificates 

Work with Packaging Planning and Economics team within BMW. Support of BMW packaging planners with daily activities for existing products in existing production areas, as well as assistance with analysis of packaging concepts/options for future models. Support of 3D-Print Lab / Additive Manufacturing in creation and processing of models. 

Support in analysis of existing packaging (steel and non-steel) for optimizations to reduce environmental impact, logistics costs, or for communizing across multiple product lines. 
General support for packaging planners on modifications, identification projects and modification of existing packaging. 
Moderation of packaging planning meetings, including team meetings and packaging reviews for new/modified containers 

BMW Manufacturing Company is an EEO/affirmative action employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 

Qualified candidates should apply here: https://recruiting.bmwgroup.com/careersection/ex/jobapply.ftl?job=190000AT&lang=en

Posted 2/20/19

 

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Packaging Planning Intern

Description

Work with Packaging Planning and Economics team within BMW. Support of BMW packaging planners with daily activities for existing products in existing production areas, as well as assistance with analysis of packaging concepts/options for future models. Support of 3D-Print Lab / Additive Manufacturing in creation and processing of models.

Support in analysis of existing packaging (steel and non-steel) for optimizations to reduce environmental impact, logistics costs, or for communizing across multiple product lines.

General support for packaging planners on modifications, identification projects and modification of existing packaging.

Moderation of packaging planning meetings, including team meetings and packaging reviews for new/modified containers

Qualifications and experience

  • MUST ATTACH A COPY OF UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT 

  • Possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 

  • Have full time status at an accredited four year college or university in the United States 

  • Completed at least 30 credit hours 

  • Able to complete 3 rotating terms for co-op positions 

  • Have at least 1 remaining term in school after the completion of the co-op or internship 

  • Transfer students must have a GPA from current university 

  • Complete and pass a substance abuse test before the work term 

  • Must have the legal right to work for BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in the United States

    BMW Manufacturing will not provide sponsorship now or in the future SAP knowledge preferred German and/or Spanish language skills preferred Logistics knowledge preferred BMW Manufacturing Company is an EEO/affirmative action employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Qualified candidates apply here: https://recruiting.bmwgroup.com/careersection/ex/jobapply.ftl?job=190000AN&lang=en

Posted 2/20/19

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Packaging Planning International Intern

Description

Work with Packaging Planning and Economics team within BMW. Support of BMW packaging planners with daily activities for existing products in existing production areas, as well as assistance with analysis of packaging concepts/options for future models. Support of 3D-Print Lab / Additive Manufacturing in creation and processing of models. 

Support in analysis of existing packaging (steel and non-steel) for optimizations to reduce environmental impact, logistics costs, or for communizing across multiple product lines. 
General support for packaging planners on modifications, identification projects and modification of existing packaging. 
Moderation of packaging planning meetings, including team meetings and packaging reviews for new/modified containers 

Qualifications and experience

A completing an internship at Plant Spartanburg the following prerequisites would need to be fulfilled: 
1) Must be currently enrolled in a full-time study program outside the US 
2) Successfully completed an internship / working student assignment within the 
BMW Group (3 month period minimum) 
3) Completed intermediate diploma / pre-degree 
- Cover letter 
- CV 
- Your last university performance record 
- Relevant references and certificates 

Work with Packaging Planning and Economics team within BMW. Support of BMW packaging planners with daily activities for existing products in existing production areas, as well as assistance with analysis of packaging concepts/options for future models. Support of 3D-Print Lab / Additive Manufacturing in creation and processing of models. 

Support in analysis of existing packaging (steel and non-steel) for optimizations to reduce environmental impact, logistics costs, or for communizing across multiple product lines. 
General support for packaging planners on modifications, identification projects and modification of existing packaging. 
Moderation of packaging planning meetings, including team meetings and packaging reviews for new/modified containers 

BMW Manufacturing Company is an EEO/affirmative action employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 

Qualified Candidates apply here: https://recruiting.bmwgroup.com/careersection/ex/jobapply.ftl?job=190000AR&lang=en

Posted 2/6/19

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Packaging Engineer - Carrollton, Georgia

Company Introduction

Decostar Industries - Carrollton, GA is a division of Magna Exteriors and Interiors. Magna Exteriors and Interiors, a wholly owned unit of Magna International, is a full service supplier of exterior vehicle appearance systems to the global automotive industry.

Job Introduction

This position reports directly to the Facility Engineering Department Leader and is responsible for the general and specific job duties of as described below:

Major Responsibilities

• As a member of the Facilities Engineering Department, provide the highest degree of customer satisfaction to the department’s customers. These customers include the Molding Department, Paint Department.

• Work with internal and external customers to collaboratively define needs and expectations for all packaging.

• Establish customer/internal packaging milestones from design to production.

• Ensure all packaging meets all customer and Decostar requirements for synchronous manufacturing, ergonomics, environmental and safety standards.

• Create and maintain a timeline that details all phases of prototype and production packaging, including customer and Decostar milestones.

• Maintain an up-to-date open issues tracking report and developing a specific format. Identify all action items requiring completion to successfully meet deadlines and assign follow-up responsibilities.

• Participate in cross-functional teams for source selection after analysis of potential suppliers has been completed.

• Work with different manufacturing department to develop appropriate packaging for large and small components and support validation of supplier packaging

• Lead and participate in team activities as required for the successful execution of required action plans for all packaging projects.

• Provide cost and timing as required for all changes to Decostar or customer packaging and coordinate with Program Manager/s.

• Maintain all program costs/budgets for purchased packaging.

•Communicate status of projects to launch teams.

• Conduct all packaging trails in accordance with customer/internal guidelines.

• Maintain all customer specific packaging information and approval forms.

• Review and approve all Tier II component packaging concepts and prototypes by verifying that a defect free component can be delivered.

• Work with the Decostar teams to eliminate handling damage associated with packaging or racking issues.

• Participate in the training of production team members during start-up phases as required. Create Work guidance for all developed packaging.

• Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Education

• Bachelor’s degree in Packaging or other Engineering discipline is required.

Work Experience

• A minimum of two years experience in managing returnable packaging fleets is required. No flexibility on this requirement.

• Minimum of one year of experience in the design/procurement/management of returnable packaging fleets is required.

Skills and Competencies

• To follow Decostar policies and display conduct expected of Decostar employees as described in the employee handbook.

• To follow safety rules of Decostar and work in a manner that is conducive to maintaining a safe and healthful workplace.

• To Understand the employee’s rights under the OSHA Act, EEOC, FLSA and do not allow for discrimination against any employee exercising their rights.

• To follow safety rules of Decostar and work in a manner that is conducive to maintaining a safe and healthful workplace including: training of new employees, reporting unsafe acts or conditions and correcting or commending health and safety performance.

• To exhibit teamwork and leadership skills and actively participate in team activities in a positive working environment.

• To demonstrate problem solving skills in a work environment that is striving for continuous improvement.

• To support all customer quality standards as well as the standards of Decostar.

Work Environment

• This position requires a person to have the ability to perform work while standing or walking a minimum of eight (8) hours, this includes walking up and down stairs frequently.

• The ability to lift up to 15 pounds on a frequent basis and up to 40 pounds on an occasional basis is required.

• Work below the knees and above the shoulders will be required.

• Be able to work near alcohols, solvent, paints, or plastic sanding dust.

• Be able to wear a respirator when needed.

• Good vision at a close distance and the ability to distinguish color is required with or without the use of corrective lenses.

• This position requires the ability to hear alarms with or without the use of hearing aids.

Qualified candidates should apply here: https://www.magna.com/company/for-employees/open-positions?jobId=1215765

Posted 1/17/19

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Packaging Sales Engineering Manager - Greenville, SC

Summary Statement:

• Define and monitor the departmental structure to ensure efficiency and effectiveness.

• Achieve human resource goals of sales engineering, including but not limited to hiring, training, mentoring and monitoring department associates.

• Formulate annual department objectives and assist the Vice President / General Manager to achieve the overall company goals.

• Formulate annual performance and growth objectives for assigned personnel and appraise their performance. Administer company compensation procedures.

• Facilitate new processes, tools, training and methodologies for department to ensure success within the department and across the company.

• Financial management: Monitor order entry performance, order entry margin and other department KPI’s. Recommend and implement to optimize performance.

• Oversee and manage the department operating budget.

• Serve with other department managers to facilitate relationships across departments in order to achieve the company goals and objectives.

MANAGEMENT OF PROJECT INITIATION AND DEFINITION:

• Participate in pre–order sales calls as needed.

• Coordinate sales support coverage and manage quoting processes and execution.

• Oversee resource planning, reporting, territories, objectives and communications for the sales engineering team.

• Provide pre-order sales support capacity.

MANAGEMENT OF ORDER EXECUTION:

• Facilitate processes and procedures to identify and manage customer requirements.

• Collaborate with sales, engineering, operations, finance and service to develop and implement order execution procedures to achieve customer and company goals.

• Monitor order targets including schedule, profit and risk and provide guidance to Sales Engineers.

• Provide sales engineering capacity relating to order execution (customer contact, design and project reviews, travel, customer visit coordination, margin tracking and customer satisfaction).

SALES AND PRODUCT PROGRAM:

• Assist with marketing our capabilities (application notices, field photos/videos, tradeshows, sales training, presentations, pricing tools and sales tools).

• Collect and provide input for product line improvements and future developments to the Product Manager.

• Observe and collect competitive technology and market information.

• Identify potential opportunities

• Develop account plans

• Build and maintain funnel

• Lead commercial activities at assigned accounts

• Define and identify customer buying influences

• Support and manage commercial solvency

• Other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Lead a team of Sales / Customer Focus Team

• Responsible for hiring, on-boarding and retaining of properly qualified personnel, training, developing, mentoring and monitoring department associates.

• Formulate annual performance and growth objectives for assigned personnel and appraise their performance. Administer company compensation procedures.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

• Strong leadership, ownership, accountability, and drive for excellence.

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

• Experience in managing people and complexity in a multinational environment.

• Commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion, teamwork and collaboration within and outside of Sales Engineering department.

• Market and customer orientated.

• Out of the box thinking and encouragement of driving for creative, marketable solutions.

• Drive for excellence by continuous improvement and sense of urgency.

• Ability to challenge and motivate team members to achieve desired results.

• PC and ERP business system skills to track project status and monitor performance.

• Extensive experience of managing complex projects with multi-national clients.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

• A minimum of 10 years of experience with inside sales, or related sales experience preferred

• Extensive experience of packaging equipment used in the pharmaceutical industry.

• Bachelor’s degree in Packaging Science or related field of study.

Attributes

Physical Behaviors: Grasping, Feeling, Talking, Hearing, Sitting

Physical Level: Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or

otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.

Environmental: Indoor work

Qualified candidates please email Natalie Partridge at jobsSC@multipacksolutions.com

Posted 1/10/19

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Account Manager - Buffalo Grove, Illinois

Job Description

Reports to:  Business Development Manager – Converter Laminates

Job Overview:  Account Manager – Converter & Technical Specialty role has a core focus in the food and healthcare markets through the converter channel and the overall industrial market. The role will leverage the lamination expertise and capabilities of the Americas by promoting specifications for the industrial market including those that service the converter customers that sell directly to the brand owners. These two identified markets demonstrate a significant growth area within Amcor and requires a self-motivated entrepreneur driven by end results.

Job Dimensions:

  • Works closely with Business Development Manager in role realignment tasks and responsibilities to develop and execute a North America (NA) converter/industrial strategy

  • Role has no direct reports

  • Ability to travel at least 50-60% of the time

Principal Accountabilities:

Strategy

  • Gain knowledge and develop a NA converter/industrial strategy through the tools provided in the Amcor Growth Opportunity Program (AGOP) process

  • Develop account strategies for new and existing converter accounts

  • Identify account needs and key buying factors beyond purchasing

  • Assess account opportunities, account trends and define aspirations

  • Identify key decision makers and influencers beyond purchasing and craft relationship plan

  • Develop and maintain action plan for how accounts will achieve targets, identify specific actions to improve earnings

Marketing

  • Through the AGOP process, work closely with R&D on new product launches, marketing to create unique value-propositions specific to Amcor's profit targets and sales growth in the focused markets

  • Responsible for market pulse movements and stay informed of competitive products, development and market dynamics affecting materials in this specific landscape

  • Support the identification of white spaces and growth segments, prioritization of the opportunities

  • Identify, monitor and communicate market and competitive trends

  • Gather and consolidate market intelligence on customers’ current and future needs, working with sales, marketing and technical community and constant monitoring of latest industry and competitive products and programs

  • Market feasibility studies

  • Recommendations on where to play and required multi-segment innovations, inputs into Strategic Plan

  • Actionable insights for sales and marketing teams

Sales

  • Engage with current and the identified customer target base to execute the sales goal/ deliverables as defined in the results in the AGOP process

  • Meets growth targets and sales quotas in assigned sales channels

  • Develops the process roadmap/template to further develop and exploit markets after initial entry collaborative market entry with strategic accounts

  • Creates uniquely positioned value with customers that can be leveraged within the end use market space to grow Amcor's position

  • Liaison between marketing, R&D and business leadership on strategic market specific growth initiatives as the voice of customer within the target space

  • Collaborates with Plant General Managers and R&D to achieve Value Plus targets for identified products as move-the-dot initiatives on portfolio

Major challenges & complexities:

  • Delivering measurable sales results on predictable timelines (to budget and stretch targets)

  • Navigating complex sales within large target accounts at multiple levels

  • Potential for channel conflicts in some areas such as Medical

  • Remaining focused on in-scope opportunities

Relationships:

INTERNAL:

  • Marketing

  • Research and Development

  • Sales

  • Operations

  • Internal suppliers

EXTERNAL:

  • Outside suppliers and allied industry partners

  • Converter customers                      


Qualifications/Requirements

Knowledge & Experience:

  • 3+ years previous experience in package engineering principles and the optimization of packaging systems including primary, secondary and tertiary packaging

  • Understands packaging costing and calculations affecting the overall total cost of ownership for customer packaging solutions

  • Strong sales/customer service skill set and business development experience is required

  • Understanding of the flexible manufacturing environment

  • A strong understanding of the flexible packaging supply chain complexities

  • Strong Computer Aptitude and/or Skills including experience with SAP, ERP Systems and Microsoft Office Products (Microsoft Office, Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint)

  • Strong technical skills specific to flexible packaging

  • Experience with projects involving new packaging materials, formats, and filling equipment

Education & Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Operations Management or related field required

Skills/Abilities/Behaviours:

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Sense of urgency, able to prioritize and manage schedule to meet deadlines

  • Capable to motivate cross-functional stakeholders both within customer businesses, Amcor and at allied suppliers (equipment vendors, other packaging component vendors for rigid, paper, corrugate) toward desirable packaging outcomes

  • Able to monetize the value of alternative laminates for customers in creating a unique value proposition that is compelling for various stake holders within customer accounts

Why work at Amcor?

  • We value safety, integrity, collaboration, accountability and results and out performance

  • Amcor is a growing company which means career opportunities both locally and internationally

  • The environment is better off because of our leadership and products

  • We offer world class benefits including annual bonus opportunities; including various retirement savings/voluntary pension plans (vary depending on country)

  • We value diversity. With sites in over 40 countries around the world, you have the unique opportunity to work and grow with a multi-cultural team

    Qualified candidates contact Jennifer London https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferlondonamcor/

Posted 12/13/18

Packaging Lab Technician- Duncan, SC

The Packaging Lab Technician is responsible for multiple aspects of work in early conversations with customers for potential projects. The technician must prepare handmade samples of packages with or without product of various sizes and weighments. These samples cover the complete range of styles and machines that Company has its portfolio. The technician tests film characteristics, film sealing temperatures, film coefficients of friction, and product bridging tendencies. The technician is also responsible for determining bag sizes through product settling testing.

  • Manage sales team sample requests in a timely and professional manner.

  • Create sample bags with various films for all available styles, sizes, and weighments for the machinery produced by Company.

  • Label samples appropriately and process the samples for shipment.

  • Work with dry ice and other refrigeration methods as needed.

  • Work directly with the sales team and customers as appropriate.

  • Conduct film coefficient of friction tests.

  • Conduct film characteristic tests.

  • Conduct film sealing temperatures tests.

  • Test for product bridging.

  • Test for product settling.

  • Recommend bag sizes based on the tests conducted.

  • Properly document the results of all testing for retrieval when needed.

  • Complete process documentation

  • Train other engineers and technicians

  • Effectively cope with change; shift gears comfortably; decide and act without having the total picture; comfortably handle risk and uncertainty

  • Lead, facilitate, and manage continuous improvement initiatives

  • Other responsibilities as needed.

Education:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent. High proficiency in math and science.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Packaging experience.

  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills.

  • Demonstrated effective critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving ability.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with ability to leverage for effective presentations.

  • Ability to work under pressure with deadlines in a fast-paced, changing environment.

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.

  • Strong attention to detail and ability to multitask and prioritize.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and able to learn new applications without difficulty. 

Qualified applicants contact Stephen Grubba at stephen.grubba@superiorstaffingsolutions.net.

Posted 12/12/18

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Plant Manager - Gaffney, SC

Basic Job Function:

Successful growing company seeks a strong Plant Manager with experience in automotive rack manufacturing with weld, fabricating and engineering experience possessing a solid safety background. This position is responsible for coordinating and managing all daily plant activities including scheduling, receiving & inventory management, production, control process, and on time delivery of product in a manner consistent with company service and cost objectives. The successful Plant Manager will be on the warehouse floor 75% of the time, insuring efficiencies and production objectives are met at the lowest cost consistent with quality requirements. This position focuses on leading staff to reinforce that Essex Weld USA stands for the absolute best quality automotive racks and containers, at the best price, provided in the most efficient manner FOR THE CUSTOMER.

Responsibilities:

  • Continuously improve safety culture through a proactive approach in a facility where safety is the number one priority

  • Oversee daily floor operations and processes including but not limited to:

o Prototype, Prep department, Weld lines & Assembly Operations

o Optimize productive time for employees by eliminating unnecessary processes

o Oversee outbound shipments, incoming inventory, and storage operations

o Maintain operating budget and cost controls

o Manage environmental/occupational health & safety

  • Coordinate the on-time execution of manufacturing schedules based on sales and plant capacity

  • Must possess creativity/adaptability to successfully manage plant to effectively address changing business conditions and to achieve objectives

  • Confers with subordinates, engineers and program managers on the application of methods and production standards, and adherence to safety programs. Reviews all recommendations as well and works on a daily basis with prototype or fixture builder to produce work orders

  • In-depth, hands-on knowledge of production system principles and processes, including Kaizen events, Hoshin Planning, visual controls, Kanban, set-up reduction, and process mapping

  • Lead in a continuous improvement environment to minimize manufacturing costs through effective utilization of manpower, equipment, facilities, materials, and capital

  • May have direct contact with customers on complaints and service matters

  • Attends and actively participates in daily operational & efficiency meetings

Physical Skill and Effort:

• Position requires ability to work in a production plant with welding, machining, and other fabrication environment

• Limited manual dexterity required. Work requires infrequent physical effort

• Requires valid passport and ability to travel across international borders. Must have ability to secure a rental car - occasionally, in conducting position responsibilities. Includes ability to handle luggage normal to business travel of varying length duration


Qualified applicants can send their resume to mbadalament@essexweld.com

Posted 12/10/18

 
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Packaging Engineer- Piscataway, NJ

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. Colgate sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet, Hill’s Prescription Diet and Hill’s Ideal Balance. For more information about Colgate’s global business, visit the Company’s web site at http://www.colgatepalmolive.com. To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® oral health education program, please visit http://www.colgatebsbf.com. To learn more about Hill's and the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love program please visit hillspet.com. To learn more about Tom’s of Maine please visit http://www.tomsofmaine.com. Location: Piscataway, New Jersey, United States

Job Description:

This position is part of the Divisional Design & Packaging Organization supporting the North America Home Care Category. This position is responsible for the development and engineering of new, innovative packaging solutions, collaboratively with Global and Division Marketing, Supply Chain and Manufacturing. This role will have broad responsibilities acting as key contact point for other plants supporting the product development as well as packaging materials improvement.

  • Support the primary company strategies of Driving Growth by developing and implementing innovative consumer preferred packages; and Funding Growth by driving savings and standardization efforts regionally. The role is cross-functional in nature, working closely with Marketing, Network Operations, Manufacturing and Supply Chain. Partnerships with outside packaging vendors are a critical element of job responsibilities.

  • Support the conceptualization, initiation, development and implementation of new and improved packages and processes including: design generation, prototype development, engineering specifications, mold qualification, functionality and quality testing, and technology transfer.

  • Support implementation and support for new product launches, cost savings & operations efficiency initiatives, and quality investigations

  • Responsible for Technology Transfer to ensure new packaging systems perform as designed and meet operational targets

  • Modify the design of packaging systems and packaging components, ensuring defined needs for brand equity aesthetics, consumer acceptance, manufacturing capability, quality and cost are met from the program brief through design, engineering and commercialization

  • Understand, interpret and refine package testing procedures and standards to support the effective design, validation, and implementation of new packages and packaging technology. Provide meaningful explanations and forward actions to appropriate Divisional personnel.

  • Write and present technical and business summaries for both technical and non-technical personnel.

  • Create cost and savings estimates, tooling/package qualification plans, technology transfer documentation (Design History Files) and final package component specifications, Bills of Materials, Manufacturing Specifications, case/cube information

  • Coordinate line trials to ensure package performance for manufacturing. Attend component and manufacturing startups as needed to ensure proper execution of design & function.

  • Responsible for aspects of project management: project planning, follow up key milestones and technology transfer associated with projects. Manage flow of information, communicate project timelines, costs, and associated risks.

  • Understand and interpret package testing procedures and results to support the effective design, qualification, validation, and implementation of new package systems.

  • Partner with plant engineering to ensure that packaging equipment/material system specifications, functionality and design are appropriate for use.

What you need for this position:

  • BS/BA degree in Package Engineering/Technology/Science or related engineering field (e.g. Industrial Engineering, Industrial Design or Chemical engineer)

  • 5+ years of experience, preferably in the consumer products industry

  • 3 + years of experience in package development/engineering, preferably in home care industry

  • Knowledge of PET & HDPE bottles (manufacturing processes )

  • Project Management skills with experience leading cross functional teams.

It’s an advantage to have:

  • Material science knowledge of plastics, labels, printing and decoration techniques

  • Knowledge of paperboard packaging and corrugate

  • Experience with statistical and predictive engineering tools (eg.: Design of Experiments (DOE), Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA), Finite Element Analysis (FEA))

  • Demonstrate strong documentation skills (eg: Test reports, specifications, etc.)

  • Experience with CAPE/TOPS, MS Project

Interested applicants contact Alex Rigsby at arigsby@g.clemson.edu.

Posted 10/26/2018

 
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Packaging Specialist - City of Leven, Belgium

JOB TYPE: Direct Hire Role with a Global Leader in a multinational drink company, producing some of the world’s most iconic brands.

Adept Packaging is recruiting for three kinds of Packaging Specialists: Paper, Two-Piece Cans, or Glass to join a Global Innovation & Technology Center (GITEC) with our client, the world leader in their industry.

Adept Packaging is a packaging engineering and consulting company providing services that cover key technical and business needs in the Life Sciences, Food and Beverage, and CPG industries in North America and Europe.

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE REQUIREMENTS

Supply Chain from raw material to delivered packaging.

GLASS

  • Chemistry of Raw Material (Glass Furnace Composition)

  • Glass Packaging Design/Specs

  • Glass Packaging Manufacturing from raw material to packaging material (How is a bottle made after the furnace)

  • Filling of the packaging

  • Packaging transport

  • NNPB


TWO PIECE CANS

  • Chemistry of Raw Material (Alu Coil)

  • Alu Packaging Design/Specs

  • Alu Packaging Manufacturing from raw material to packaging material (How is a can/lid made from the metal coil)

  • Filling of the packaging

  • Packaging transport

PAPER

  • Chemistry of Raw Material (Paper Sheet Composition)

  • Paper Manufacturing (How to make paper from wood/pulp fibers)

  • Paper Packaging Design/Specs

  • Paper Packaging Manufacturing from raw material to packaging material (How is the label/carton made from the paper sheet)

  • Packaging transport

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Wealth of food and beverage industry experience.

  • A passion for technology.

  • Demonstrated leadership, project management, a portfolio of projects, direct reports.

  • Communication, perseverance, agility, ownership.

  • Good to very good written and spoken English.

  • Willingness and ability for 20-25% travel.

  • High multi-cultural aptitude.

Qualified candidates contact Holly Kaeppel at holly.kaeppel@adeptpackaging.com

 

Posted 10/19/2018

 
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Structural Packaging Designer- Norwalk, Connecticut

Overview:

Metsä Board, headquartered in Espoo, Finland, is Europe’s leading manufacturer of folding boxboard, food service boards and white-top liners. The company supplies innovative, lightweight and sustainable paperboard solutions to the global market.

An exciting opportunity is currently available for the role of Structural Packaging Designer at Metsä Board Packaging Services located in Norwalk, CT. Reporting to the Packaging Services Director and forming part of a global design team, this role will require the successful candidate to create structural, paperboard-packaging designs for our global paperboard customers. The role includes preparing the timely delivery of samples for both sales and customers alike while insuring sufficient supplies are maintained in order to meet all service requirements. The ideal candidate will also be responsible for presenting functionally innovative solutions that are designed within the targeted budget while fulfilling their specific packaging requirements, as well as providing innovative solutions for efficient day-to-day operations.

Metsä Board Packaging Services draws on its experience of creating packaging solutions across a wide array of markets, such as beauty care, healthcare, food and beverage, cigarettes, FMCG, pharmaceuticals, personal electronics, and consumer goods.  It continuously adapts solutions across markets and cultural/geographical boundaries in order to develop innovative, packaging solutions that support the sale of our paperboard.

Main Tasks:

  • Create and develop outstanding structural packaging designs that complies with the customer's guidelines and targeted budget

  • Work closely with the international design team, contribute to brainstorming sessions, and participate in brand and market research activities

  • Support the graphics team in maintaining brand integrity through the structural design of the packaging

  • Design, develop and produce die-cutting files, mock-ups, and prototype packages using ArtiosCAD software

  • Work with our global sales team to develop innovative packaging designs to secure new business

  • Replicate commercialized packaging and produce mockups utilizing Metsä Board materials

  • Prepare and deliver paper samples to both internal and external customers

  • Ability to be flexible and to follow directions assigned by line manager

Key Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Product/Packaging Design, or related field required

  • Minimum 3 to 5 years of experience in design agencies or creative services department with experience in designing structural packaging for food, electronics, cosmetics and/or luxury markets. New graduates with excellent performance in applicable majors strongly considered.

  • Strong problem-solving skills with excellent creativity in structural design

  • Excellent inter-departmental communication skills

  • Good knowledge of packaging manufacturing/production lines and their relation to projects including cost issues

  • Possesses market and brand awareness, innovative thinking, is project oriented

  • Proficient in ArtiosCAD and other related CAD software, in addition to MS Office including Powerpoint

  • Adobe Suite skills and experience with online media and forms/databases a plus

  • Must be a multi-tasker, self-motivated, a good communicator and produce results independently as well as collaboratively with minimal supervision

  • Be a team worker who is diligent, proactive and able to complete assignments with tight deadlines and great attention to detail. 

  • Passion for Packaging Design, Innovation and Trends

  • Excellent communication skills in English (written and verbal). Any additional languages a plus

  • Proper employment authorization for the United States (US Citizen, Green card holder, etc.) as this position will not sponsor working visas

Qualified candidates contact Mark Beamesderfer at Mark.beamesderfer@metsagroup.com