Posted 8/15/2019

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Project Manager - Sandston, VA

Title: Project Manager 2
Location: Richmond location – 5301 Lewis Road, Sandston, VA 23150
Hiring Manager – Chris Cruea – Chris.Cruea@sgsco.com

Description:

The purpose of this position is to facilitate jobs in the execution phase of our Client’s production needs. As a key facilitator within the supply chain for packaging artwork issues, you will communicate with design firms, printers, engravers, On-Site Personnel /Sales and Clients to ensure proper printability for packaging. As a key figure within the process, you will help maintain and improve sgsco’s relationship with the Client. Your primary concern will be to coordinate packaging production via job instructions and schedules to complete jobs. Within sgsco, you will effectively communicate specifications for each piece of packaging artwork on your brands by utilizing our order entry system as well as being a resource for production departments when issues or questions arise.

Essential Responsibilities, Accountabilities & Results

  • Consult with internal stakeholders & Client during the artwork development and pre-press execution

  • Attend any pre-production meetings (or other meetings), when feasible, per On-Site Personnel’s/Sales request or request of the Client

  • Respond in a timely manner to Clients

  • Establish a good and professional working relationship with our Client(s) and design firm(s), engravers and printers

  • Communicate artwork issues with the client as well as internal and external stakeholders

  • Respond timely to requests of Client/On-Site Personnel /Sales and others

  • Document all critical and pertinent information that may impact quality

  • Participate in process improvement efforts and various production meetings to foster a positive creative impact on the business

  • Verify technical supplied data is correct to supplied art

  • Manage project timelines

  • Communicate received and shipped art to On-Site Personnel/Sales and perform user functionality in a Client’s database used for tracking artwork projects

  • Understand the Client’s process (deliverables, rework)

  • Communicate issues to Management

  • Order entry (ensure orders are complete and concise when delivered to production)

Educational & Experience Minimum Requirements

This position requires the following knowledge and skills:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent. Some College/Associate’s Degree preferred

  • 2-5 years’ experience preferred

  • Previous experience as a CSR in the print industry preferred

  • Experience in the design, print or production art industry

  • Full comprehension in reading work instructions and business memos

  • Proofreading skills required

  • Ability to work independently after initial training

Physical Requirements

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The following physical requirements are commonly performed in this job. There are times, on occasion, when the employee may be asked or expected to perform duties with physical requirements that are different from those listed here. It is the employee’s duty to notify the management of any physical limitations or inability to perform a certain task.

  • Regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear.

  • Frequently required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms.

  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

  • Vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

To Apply: https://recruiting2.ultipro.com/SGS1000SGSI/JobBoard/97ca74c0-a912-49a2-94d9-461835a67db8/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=1244f251-f855-4301-8ae2-52c208c4ac51

 Posted 7/16/2019

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Packaging Production Artist - Cashton, WI

Summary of Role
The Packaging Production Artist is responsible for a variety of production-related tasks within the department, including vendor coordination, file preparation for vendor production and packaging mock-up production and various layout duties. This role will intensively fulfill all packaging production duties required within the department. General graphics production art duties also required.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Produce final art files and proof to internal customers and external vendors on a our full line of packages.

  • Prepare electronic files for our packaging vendors with varied printing processes; troubleshoot as necessary to attain best results with consideration to print limitations.

  • Assist with development of new package design; especially applying existing design templates to updated and/or new packages.

  • Archive completed projects on a timely basis.

  • Execute and/or coordinate all necessary digital and 3-D package mock-up art; includes creation of 3D mockups of OV/OP line for Digital Asset Management system (DAM) and e-commerce sites as necessary.

  • Maintain Graphic Packaging Resources on the OV asset management software in different formats for Interactive, Brand, Sales and other departments for their various needs.

  • Manage internal proofs and proof routing.

  • Maintain and nurture vendor relationships.

  • Monitor active packaging projects to ensure they remain on schedule; includes keeping Workamajig status current for weekly update meetings with Manager.

  • Review color proofs for approval; provide detailed feedback to vendor when changes needed, communicate print quality concerns/changes to internal clients/Brand Team when necessary.

  • Extensive photo retouching of photo assets as used on packages.

  • Attend on-press viewings of new packages when determined necessary.

  • Provide OV assets to outside vendors/agencies on a timely basis

Additional Duties and Responsibilities
Perform extended position duties; complete & manage requisitions, P.O.s, receiving and reporting as required.

  • Schedule required meetings for WP&Rs and annual reviews with manager to review performance and set goals for upcoming months and year.

  • Proficiency with department project management software, Workamajig and be open for training when necessary.

  • Attend weekly production/packaging meetings; completing action items per deadlines.

  • Develop and maintain relevant spreadsheets for co-op wide use: farmers on cartons, package dielines, packaging legalities, plate costs.

  • Other duties as assigned by manager.

  • Serve as print liaison for Stonyfield and OV Fresh.

  • Train new production artist hires with full gamut of duties; emphasizing OV-specific processes and concerns.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Mastery of Adobe Creative Cloud, and proficiency with Microsoft Office environment.

  • Proficiency with Marmoset 3D software. Strong Photoshop skills.

  • Able to perform a variety of computer and manual art production tasks on deadline.

  • Ability to troubleshoot/adjust vendor files to meet our printers’ specifications.

  • Attend to a multitude of details successfully while under pressure

  • Communicate effectively and professionally with other departments, from requests for additional assets or relaying/receiving feedback on projects.

To Apply: https://organicvalley.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/3/home/requisition/64?c=organicvalley

 Posted 7/11/2019

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Sales Account Manager - Greer, SC

Job Description: Sales Account Manager 
Position: Sales
Reports to: Sales & Marketing Director

Role Summary: 
The Sales Account Manager will develop new business in the packaging, label or industrial markets. The candidate will also manage customer accounts, implement customer strategies, and work with various members of the Greer organization to maximize profitability and contribution margin to the business.

Essential Functions:

  • Work aggressively to secure new business and product opportunities.

  • Develop and strengthen customer accounts in the packaging, label or industrial markets, ensuring customer satisfaction and service.

  •  Achieve and maintain specific sales goals to include volumes, pricing, and revenues within the assigned market area.

  •  Make presentations to Customers and markets on MPF organization, products, and technical capability, service, and market trends.

  •  Support and manage new and existing customer base through inventory control, handling of customer inquiries, customer complaints and other miscellaneous day-to-day business support functions.

  •  Identify and secure new business consistent with business strategy.

  • Research and analyze market trends to include end use applications, requirements, pricing, usage, etc., and provide recommendations based on research and analysis to management on both the short and long-term direction of market trends.

  •  Serve as a product and application knowledge expert for assigned market area and provide general process and quality knowledge to internal and external sources.

  •  Provide information and conduct presentations on customers and market activities to Mitsubishi Polyester Film, Inc. management teams.

  •  Lead and coordinate R&D, Quality, and manufacturing process support as appropriate at assigned accounts.  

Requirements:

 Posted 7/10/2019

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Planning Estimator - Durham, NC

Reports to: Supervisor or other Management member

Durham, NC / Full-Time/Regular

PBM Graphics, Inc.an RR Donnelley Company is a leading commercial printing and packaging company in North America, producing educational products, publications, and sales materials for the healthcare industry and general commercial print for many other industries, as well as collectible trading cards associated with the entertainment and sports industries.

Position Summary

Plan, schedule, and develop the overall manufacturing and estimating plan for the plants/platform assigned. Review RFP/RFQs to determine if plants are capable of accepting work and review incoming customer specifications to determine best method of manufacturing and how product will be produced in that location. Prepare spreadsheets to assist in financial analysis of program opportunities.

Packaging Planning Estimator Responsibilities

Work is typically performed with little supervision, with guidance about overall goals and objectives. Able to independently evaluate processes, identify areas of improvement, and incorporate with overall work objectives. Candidates should have a strong understanding of technical printing terms and processes. Receive and confirm specifications, approve or plan press layouts, production methodologies, coordinate with customer service, production management supervision and other related departments to analyze information to finalize estimate or job plan.

  • Review and analyze incoming specifications from customer or sales department for accuracy and completeness.

  • Apply knowledge of pricing and manufacturing to ensure that all aspects of the customer’s project have been addressed and accounted for, and to determine best/efficient method of manufacture.

  • Identify all raw materials, purchased processes and specialty items, then communicate with vendors to insure accuracy of specifications and material requirements.

  • Develop the high level manufacturing work plan for all areas of plant/platform assigned.

  • Approve and release the manufacturing work plans utilized by Production Scheduling.

  • Review CAD drawings and evaluate processes and time saving strategies

  • May determine impositions and layouts required to create customer product to determine the time allocations required for the job.

  • Revise manufacturing work plans as needed when there are late deliveries, missing files, machine breakdowns etc.

  • Prepare spreadsheets allowing for financial analysis and efficient submission of pricing for multi-sku packaging projects.

Job Knowledge & Skills

The duties and responsibilities described above are the essential functions of the job. The qualifications below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Bachelor degree in discipline related to functional work or role with 5-7 years of relevant work experience OR demonstrated ability to meet the job requirements through a comparable number of years of applicable work experience. Able to apply broad work experience and knowledge when analyzing complex problems. Must be able consistently identify critical elements, variables and alternatives to develop solutions. Must be able to organize/prioritize existing resources and incorporate new information, as needed, to implement the most effective solutions. Able to communicate clearly and courteously with those who need to know of decisions/actions/problems. Able to apply excellent business acumen and collaborative skills when resolving problems. Able to apply excellent functional computer knowledge in utilizing Microsoft Office Suite (particularly Excel), or other technical tools in completing assignments. Able to apply expertise in all the tools or applications used to complete work assignments. Able to mentor junior level team members in the use of tools and/or systems in the position. Requires excellent communication skills with ability to state messages in a clear manner by using language that is easy for others to understand. Able to explain programs policies and procedures in language that is understood by others. Must be able to modify communication style both formal and informal to match the appropriate level of the audience targeted. Requires strong understanding of the impact of a message on the organization or customer. Able to write with the clarity and precision necessary for the work being performed.

To Apply: Email resumes to jcampbell@pbmgraphics.com

 Posted 7/10/2019

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Technical Design Associate - Chicago, IL

What if you were given the opportunity and responsibility to make a difference? It is time to embrace your Infinite Possibilities. This is your opportunity to be part of International Paper, a Fortune 500 company and global leader in paper and packaging products. IP is known for our commitment to the environment and to cutting-edge technology. We have spent more than 100 years creating new ideas, and we are looking for people who can collaborate to help us build on our history, while creating future success. We are committed to attracting, preparing, promoting and supporting our teams. At International Paper, you control your destiny. We offer benefits, challenges, global opportunities and total rewards. When we say Infinite Possibilities, we mean it. 

Position Description:

International Paper (http://www.internationalpaper.com) is the world’s largest paper, packaging and distribution company.  Primary businesses include paper, packaging and forest products for a variety of end uses.  International Paper is a Fortune 500 Company with operations around the globe.

We currently have an opening for a Technical Design Associate in our Value Added Services Group. The ideal candidate will have a college degree or equivalent industry experience in paper and packaging testing and a desire to become a designer.

The Technical Design Associate will report to the Design Services Manager at the Aurora Customer Commitment Center. He/she will support the lab testing needs of the E-Commerce center, the National Account Lead Designers and the customers that they support. The candidate will also mentor with a designer to learn the skills of a designer.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform daily activities in compliance with documented safety requirements

  • Support the testing needs of the E-Commerce Center by:

    • Conducting package distribution testing to determine effects of shipping and handling on customers’ products.

      1. Analyze and report results to assist internal and external customers with packaging requirements.

      2. Effectively communicate and interperet testing data to internal and external customers.

  • Follow the curriculum of the Design Associate Program (DAP).

Other Functions:

  • Assist in maintenance of laboratory quality processes and equipment.

  • Perform basic quality testing training for new employees and external customers.

  • Shipping/receiving functions as required.

  • Develop and create innovative solutions.

  • Become skilled in following the design process

Education / Training Required:

College degree in a scientific discipline preferred, with consideration also given to candidates with equivalent industry experience

Experience Required:

  • One or more years experience at a corrugated plant or paper mill, or as a Lab Technician in a paperboard/packaging testing or design lab is preferred.

  • Knowledge of CAD software

  • Knowledge of design styles

Other Qualifications Required:

  • Demonstrated skills with Microsoft Access, Word, Excel, PowerPoint is essential.

  • Practcal understanding of statistical analysis.

  • Good communication skills, verbal and written.

  • Problem solving skills.

  • Working knowledge of TAPPI, ASTM, ISTA procedures is preferred.

  • Physical ability to safely handle test materials weighing 50 lbs or more. 

Information Pertinent to Job:        

Position that can lead to advancement opportunities.

International Paper is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Veterans.

To Apply: https://career8.successfactors.com/career?career%5fns=job%5flisting&company=IPProd&navBarLevel=JOB%5fSEARCH&rcm%5fsite%5flocale=en%5fUS&career_job_req_id=684316&selected_lang=en_US&jobAlertController_jobAlertId=&jobAlertController_jobAlertName=&_s.crb=4n0sLJe4m3%2bdcUudqbe2OedcYME%3d

 Posted 7/10/2019

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Associate Packaging Engineer - St. Peters, MO

A fantastic opportunity is available for an Associate Packaging Engineer to join our Hygiene Home Packaging team.

The Associate Packaging Engineer is responsible for the package development of new and existing products to support launches and to improve gross margin.

 Is this You?

  • Design and develop packaging for existing products to support launches.

  • Design and develop Customer Manufacturing offerings which include Warehouse Club and promotional SKUs.

  • Aggressively drive and identify gross margin improvement projects through the optimization of primary and secondary package design / re-design.

  • Create and revise packaging specifications, bill of materials, and pallet patterns to support manufacturing.

  • Develop test methods and evaluate all components to ensure compatibility, efficacy and quality with packaging systems.

  • Manage the testing of packaging components with on-site and third-party facilities.

  • Manage and report cost saving initiatives for packaging related projects.

  • Provide technical expertise to Quality Department Associates to solve packaging related quality issues.

  • Provide imaginative and practicable solutions to a wide range of packaging issues.

  • Perform quantitative and qualitative analysis to support continuous improvement programs in the manufacturing processes through the redesign of packaging components.

  • Benchmark packaging components and packaging processes to identify cost savings and efficiency improvements.

SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • BS in Packaging Engineering or related Scientific Field

  • Minimum of 0-2 years related experience

  • Position requires approximately 10% travel.

  • Knowledge of packaging (or related) technical procedures commonly used in a laboratory setting.

  • Excellent technical and theoretical knowledge of packaging materials and processes.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and still meet critical project milestones.

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, analyze results and recommend changes and improvements.

  • Ability to present conclusions and recommendations to management team.

  • Co-op or internship experience desired in lieu of manufacturing experience.

In Return RB offer very competitive salaries with excellent benefits and the chance to progress your career within a truly Global organisation.

To Apply: Email your resume to ben.sadler@rb.com

 Posted 6/24/2019

 
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Customer Service & Sales Support- Blacklick, OH

Extrusion blow molding stock & custom bottles and jars in HDPE, LDPE and Post-consumer resins. We supply the chemical, pharmaceutical, food, and cosmetic industries with high value, superior quality jars and bottles. Hub Plastics blow molds many different types of plastic bottles and containers including F-Styles, Boston Rounds, and Wide-Mouth Jars. Hub also develops customized products of different shapes and sizes according to customer specifications.

Customer Service & Sales Support

Columbus, Ohio manufacturing company in business for over 48 years seeking a highly motivated, independent, detail oriented employee to join our team full time.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

 Process customer orders; Informs customers of unit prices, shipping date, & any additional information needed by the customer; Works closely with customers, sales, & production to communicate lead time and production requirements; Respond to customer inquiries; Produce production reports & scheduling for inventory control; Follow up with customers on orders and samples; Supports Sales department; Gain in-depth knowledge of products & customers. Additional duties include some general office duties, including supplier communication & ordering materials. Assist with basic marketing/website admin duties as needed.

Skills/Qualifications/Requirements: 

  • Must be organized & possess great attention to detail, a positive & friendly attitude and the ability to work independently while managing multiple tasks at the same time. Knowledge of IBM iSeries/AS400 operating system a plus, but not required.

  • MS Office experience required, specifically Outlook & Excel

  • Previous experience in customer service/inventory control & data entry helpful

  • Problem solving/analysis

  • Time management skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Manufacturing Company Customer Service (Preferred)

Salary commensurate with ability. Company offers 401(k), health, dental benefits, and 100% company paid life/ADD insurance.

To apply send resumes to Resumes@hubplastics.com

Posted 6/24/2019

 
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Package Lab Technician- St. Paul, MN

The Package Lab Technician will spend approximately 30 hours/week assisting the Packaging Engineer in the packaging lab (approximately 30 hours per week).  Duties include running cad cutting table, completing package samples, working with Sales to fulfill customer requests, retail store visits, minor CAD and package design work, assisting on the assembly floor, and further miscellaneous duties. 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Assist the packaging lab with sample production for customers, trade shows, photos, videos, etc.

  2. Operate the Kongsberg cutting table

  3. Provide Sales team with ROI analysis when requested

  4. Assist Marketing with sample production, trade shows, photos, videos, etc.

  5. Manage all package samples in office area to ensure they meet quantity and quality standards

  6. Design and execute trays, cartons, cases, etc. for Marketing for use at customers, trade shows, Delkor sample display racks, etc.

  7. Assist with TOPS (pallet optimization drawings) for Sales Engineers and Sales Managers to assist with customer orders.

  8.  Assist on the assembly floor in Machine Checkout and testing when necessary

  9. Manage and perform other tasks or duties as assigned 

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

Education and Experience

  1. High School Diploma

  2. Packaging experience preferred

  3. Experience and/or familiarity with similar product or market preferred 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  1. Demonstrated ability to produce written communication at a professional business level.

  2. Well organized with a strong aptitude for detail.

  3. Get done attitude and ability to work with deadlines.

  4. Outstanding prioritizing and work execution skills including the ability to prioritize tasks, establish work plans and execute those plans.

  5. Effective interpersonal communication skills: deals well with variety of people and personalities: communicates clearly and effectively both orally and in writing to individuals and groups of people both inside and outside the company.

  6. Strong capacity for critical thinking, decision-making, problem analysis and problem solving that is essential in a fast-paced work environment.

  7. Strong working knowledge of standard computer programs for work processing including Microsoft Office Products.

  8. Able to work independently with minimal supervision.

  9. Able to work collaboratively, as a team member, to resolve differences.

  10. Working knowledge of the internet and its capabilities.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS 

  1. Sit at a desk or in meetings for extended periods of time that often include extensive computer work.

  2. See and judge distances and space relationships to successfully operate basic hand tools and other detailed activities to fine tolerance.

  3. Apply physical mobility (reaching, bending, kneeling, arm and leg extension, crawling, climbing) to assist and support the Packaging Engineer and Assembly Floor.

  4. Possess arm and hand mobility and strength to lift, hold, reach, carry, push and pull packaging, supplies, samples and the like used by the Sales and Marketing Departments.

  5. Lift 10-40 pounds occasionally.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  1. 75% of the work duties are performed in the package lab, working with machinery, on a computer or at a work table.

  2. 25% of the work is performed on the assembly floor assisting with machinery checkout including periods of standing. 

  3. All of the work performed in the package lab or on the assembly floor will have exposure to tools, dirt, dust, chemicals, metals and plastics, varying temperatures, construction noises and odors from production processes.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT

  1. Use general office equipment such as a computer, telephone, printer, fax, copier, calculator and other office equipment as applicable.

  2. Use light industrial equipment including a plastic wrapper, hot melt glue tank and basic cardboard cutting tools.

Qualifications- Education

Preferred- High School or better.

Learn more at https://www.delkorsystems.com/package-lab

Interested candidates can apply at https://recruiting.ultipro.com/DEL1008/JobBoard/b92cb60e-fbd2-b6fa-2da3-878e718d6dca/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=e15dcad4-b6b9-4287-bdfb-c3f5832edf95

Posted 6/21/2019

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 Design Engineer - Gaffney, SC

Job Title: Design Engineer

Company: Essex Weld Solutions

Reports To: Engineering Manager

Essex Weld Solutions is a dynamic and fast-growing company that engineers and designs automotive racking to meet shipping and storage requirements for the global automotive market. We are a full-service manufacturer of custom and standard automotive racking products including containers, storage bins and metal shipping racks. We are a diversified global automotive supplier with manufacturing operations in 3 countries. Essex Weld Solutions’ employees are focused on delivering superior value to our customers through innovative processes and World Class Manufacturing. EWS designs, develops and manufactures automotive racking systems, engineers and assembles complete racks and components, primarily for sale to original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”) of cars and light trucks. If you want to be an integral part of a successful company that is a leader in the industry; that values its employees; that has a solid foundation on which to continue growing and evolving; that looks to the future and how to be an influential part of that, this is the company for you.

More about Essex Weld Solutions:
Diversified family owned and operated since 1999 with plants in Canada, USA and Mexico.

What we’re looking for:

You:

• are detail-oriented, innovative, creative, and thrive on testing designs to identify flaws and find solutions

• work well in a team and are able to meet tight deadlines

• communicate well with your colleagues

• value giving feedback and receiving it

• collaborate with your team to harness everyone’s unique skill set to generate and create the best designs

• are not afraid to explore untested, unconventional ideas to find a solution

Responsibilities:

• Design through SolidWorks.

• Support product engineering activities.

• Participate in product testing, performance evaluation, and certification activities.

• Ensure department achieves objectives and completes project within budget and time frame.

• Ensure product is designed for specific needs, but with wider applications in mind.

• Direct team members to obtain necessary resources to meet scheduled commitments.

• Ensure implementation and refinement as required by formal process to support the product development, testing, and certification processes.

Education & Experience:

• Mechanical Engineer (or equivalent) with minimum 4 years’ experience in engineering, product development and testing.

• Experience working in start-up environment with a fast-paced team.

• A master at SolidWorks design.

Desired Skills:

• Demonstrated team building, relationship building, and leadership skills

• “Out of the box thinker” – must be key driver contributing to the products path

• Innovative

• Competent using mechanical hardware

• Professional and positive in all areas

• Self-motivated / takes initiative

• Team player

• Dynamic

Experience:

• product engineering: 2 years (Required)

• SolidWorks design: 2 years (Required)

• mechanical engineering: 4 years (Required)

• Automotive Manufacturing experience (asset)

Education:

• Bachelor's Degree (Required)

Location:

• Essex, Ont (Required)

Language:

• English (Required)

TO APPLY: Please submit your resume with a cover letter outlining your experience and salary expectations to jointheteam@essexweld.com

 Posted 6/18/19

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Technical Sales - Duncan, SC

General Description - Manages the following daily operations: 
Contact regular and prospective customers to demonstrate products, explain product features, and solicit orders 
Recommend products to customers, based on customers' needs and interests 
Answer customers' questions about products, prices, availability, product uses, and credit terms 
Estimate or quote prices, credit or contract terms, warranties, and delivery date 
Consult with clients after sales or contract signings to resolve problems and to provide ongoing support 
Provide customers with product samples and catalogs 
Identify prospective customers by using business directories, following leads from existing clients, participating in organizations and clubs, and attending trade shows and conferences 
Prepare drawings, estimates, and bids that meet specific customer needs 
Monitor market conditions, product innovations, and competitors' products, prices, and sales 
Perform administrative duties, such as preparing sales budgets and reports, keeping sales records, logging customer visit reports, and filing expense account reports 
Compensation will consist of a base salary plus commission 
Additional projects and responsibilities may be assigned by management as necessary

Work experience requirements: 
Minimum of 3 – 5 years Technical Sales experience, 50-70 % travel 
Working knowledge of electrical circuits, electronic devices, motors, motor control, inverter drives, sensors, and cameras 
Read and interpret electrical schematics and mechanical drawings 
Must have a driver's license with a clean driving record 
SAP experience preferred 
Computer literate (Windows, Microsoft, Lotus Notes) 
Self-motivated, ability to work independently 
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment 
Oral and written communication skills

Education Requirements: 
Bachelor’s degree in engineering would be preferred,
Or Bachelor’s degree in business administration with technical sales experience, 
Or equivalent combination of education and business/technical work experience

Completed job applications should be sent to p.peers@erhardt-leimer.com

Posted 6/14/2019 

 
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Jr. 3D Designer- Bentonville, AR

Description

Designs 3D renderings for point of purchase displays as well as corrugated packaging concepts to meet customer requirements.  Creates conceptual design and perform project management on various types of semi-permanent and permanent displays.

JOB FUNCTION / PURPOSE

  • Develops visually stimulating 3D renderings of point-of-purchase displays (temporary and permanent) and packaging concepts for products utilizing any type of material that is suitable for the project.

  • Meets with sales representatives to present and recommend design solutions that meet customer requirements for sizing, styling, costing and production deadlines.

  • Prepares specs, sample layouts, exploded view drawings, instructional sheets, renderings and graphical enhancements for customer displays.

  • Prepares mock-up samples and past-up work for packaging presentations.

  • Obtains pertinent information for outside materials to facilitate purchasing with expedition of quotes and screening of best possible outside vendor for non-corrugated material.

  • Creates timeline and oversees project progress.

  • Performs quality control. Inspects prototype and 1st article before presenting to customer for sign off.

  • Assists in qualifying of new vendors.

  • Researches and finds new processes and materials.

  • Acts as a backup for other designers.

  • Assists, as needed, in testing various products.

  • Performs other duties as assigned by management.

Requirements

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND COMPETENCIES

  • College degree in Design, Package Engineering/Packaging Science or Industrial Design from an accredited institution.

  • Must be proficient in Artios CAD software, Adobe CS. Experience with TOPS design and palletization software. 

  • Considerable experience in P.O.P. design and packaging, preferably within a corrugated manufacturing environment. Minimum 3-5 years experience.

  • Proficient in Strata or  Studio 3D Max and  3D Rendering protocols for the Packaging and Display Markets.

  • Experience in operating sample table cutting devices (i.e. Kongsberg tables).

  • Highly Creative in Concepts, Solution Providing and Client Support/ Education.

  • Must be able to present concepts, ideas and sample internally and in client settings.

  • Design specialties and creative execution must meet manufacturing specifications and budgets.

  • Experience with Packaging Testing Experience – ISTA., a plus

  • Work extended hours as required.

  • Valid Driver's License with DMV evidence of good driving record.

  • Must provide a PDF attachment of your portfolio or provide a link to an online portfolio.

Core Competencies

  • High ethical standards. Models and supports organization’s goals and values; adapts to changing conditions; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles. Consistently conducts themselves in an honest and trustworthy manner. Does not pursue their own individual objectives to the detriment of company goals. Sets an example for others to follow. Does the right thing.

  • Demonstrates energy and passion about what they do and knows how to balance work and fun. Is generally optimistic and upbeat; fun to be around. Has a strong belief and zeal for the industry, the job, and the company. Conveys energy and intensity at work with a capacity for keeping others enthusiastic and involved.

  • Operates with a customer service orientation internally and externally. Works to positively build the Bay Cities brand in everything he/she does. Builds strong, positive relationships with all stakeholders.

  • Acts as an owner of the business and instills that same attitude and level of action in others. Is proactive in taking responsibility for all outcomes/results and avoids ‘pointing fingers’. Helps to create and maintain a strong feeling of belonging in the immediate and overall team.

  • Regularly involves others in decisions that affect their job or work environment. Demonstrates co-operation and trust with colleagues and teams across organizational boundaries. Participates as a team player and establishes strong working relationships to deliver positive results.

  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to prioritize, balance, and manage multiple efforts with strong results/goal orientation.  Uses time effectively, prioritizes and organizes work flow; can orchestrate multiple activities at once. Agility and personal adaptability with the ability to successfully manage multiple priorities with a high sense of urgency in a rapidly changing environment.

  • Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work. Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; strives for continuous improvement of self and processes.

  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills with the ability to convey information and ideas in a variety of media, tactful, confident, at all levels, internal and external. Must have strong interpersonal skills and ability to manage multiple projects in a rapidly changing environment.  

OTHER

  • US Persons Only (US citizens, lawful permanent residents, refugee or asylee – all require proper identification and documentation).

  • Minimal local travel required.

  • Physical and Environmental Requirements:  While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and sit. The employee is occasionally required to walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and color vision.

  • Work environment includes front-office and manufacturing.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

  • Pre-Employment Verifications:  Must pass background and reference checks, drug screen, and physical examination prior to employment.

  • Bay Cities Corporation is an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) and offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package.

Interested candidates can apply at: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/108423

 Posted 6/14/2019

 
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Sales Account Executive- Pico Rivera, CA

Description

SUMMARY

The Sales Account Executive establishes and maintains business relationships with existing and potential customers to determine product needs and to coordinate and present design concepts and work proposals; advises clients as to scheduling, costing and availability of products, investigates problems and services accounts.

 JOB FUNCTION / PURPOSE

  • Uses knowledge of market, suppliers, customers and competitors to gain profitable new business and to increase profitability of existing ones

  • Assertively goes after and follows up on all leads

  • Forecasts and manages pipeline for timely progression of prospects to customers

  • Ensures that agreed-upon alternatives for the client have the support of all parties involved internally and externally. Considers design, applications, costing, scheduling and availability in recommending various options

  • Maintains contact to build relationship for future business when immediate opportunity is not present

  • Accurately allocates sales probabilities for every prospect and achieves target conversion ratios for each step in the sales process

  • Promotes ideas persuasively and shapes the opinions of others. Effectively persuades and influences individuals and can overcome the resistance of others

  • Effectively manages own time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.  Effectively closes contracts in a timely manner

  • Knows what to accomplish on his/her own and when to involve and delegate to others

  • Self-starting; seizes opportunities as they arise. Completes assignments independently without constant supervision

  • Spends largest percentage of time in the field, prospecting new customers and cultivating existing customers.  Networks inside and outside the company to broaden business knowledge and increase personal effectiveness

  • Has a thorough understanding of the competition; stays familiar with their strategy, products, and services.  Gathers, synthesizes, shares and acts on knowledge of markets and customers to grow profitable volume and build brand equity

  • Understands the meaning and interrelationship of key financial indicators including profit, costs and margins

  • Communicates all Client project requirements through CRM system. Has a thorough understanding of manufacturing, design, and 3PL capabilities

  • Ensures ongoing satisfaction through responding promptly, resolving issues and following up to determine satisfaction

  • Other duties as assigned

ACCOUNTABILITIES  

  • Expected to initiate and close new Client contacts, enhance existing business relationships and service accounts as needed to exceed Customer satisfaction

  • Must meet or exceed agreed upon sales goals

Requirements

ACCOUNTABILITIES  

  • Expected to initiate and close new Client contacts, enhance existing business relationships and service accounts as needed to exceed Customer satisfaction

  • Must meet or exceed agreed upon sales goals

 EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND COMPETENCIES 

  • BS degree in Business or related field

  • Minimum of 5 years in business to business sales in related industries: Printing, permanent/semi-permanent displays, corrugated, paper board, digital and marketing agencies

  • $3-5M book of business, a plus

  • Thorough knowledge of CRM software, MS  Word, Excel, Power Point, and other applicable tools

  • Valid Driver's License with DMV evidence of good driving record

  • Core Competencies

  • High ethical standards. Models and supports organization’s goals and values; adapts to changing conditions; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles. Consistently conducts themselves in an honest and trustworthy manner. Does not pursue their own individual objectives to the detriment of company goals. Sets an example for others to follow. Does the right thing.

  • Demonstrates energy and passion about what they do and knows how to balance work and fun. Is generally optimistic and upbeat; fun to be around. Has a strong belief and zeal for the industry, the job, and the company. Conveys energy and intensity at work with a capacity for keeping others enthusiastic and involved.

  • Operates with a customer service orientation internally and externally. Works to positively build the Bay Cities brand in everything he/she does. Builds strong, positive relationships with all stakeholders.

  • Acts as an owner of the business and instills that same attitude and level of action in others. Is proactive in taking responsibility for all outcomes/results and avoids ‘pointing fingers’. Helps to create and maintain a strong feeling of belonging in the immediate and overall team.

  • Regularly involves others in decisions that affect their job or work environment. Demonstrates co-operation and trust with colleagues and teams across organizational boundaries. Participates as a team player and establishes strong working relationships to deliver positive results.

  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to prioritize, balance, and manage multiple efforts with strong results/goal orientation.  Uses time effectively, prioritizes and organizes work flow; can orchestrate multiple activities at once. Agility and personal adaptability with the ability to successfully manage multiple priorities with a high sense of urgency in a rapidly changing environment.

  • Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work. Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; strives for continuous improvement of self and processes.

  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills with the ability to convey information and ideas in a variety of media, tactful, confident, at all levels, internal and external. Must have strong interpersonal skills and ability to manage multiple projects in a rapidly changing environment.

OTHER

 We employ all persons who are legally authorized to work in the U.S. (US Citizens, lawful permanent residents, refugee or asylee-all require proper identification and documentation). 

Approximately 35% travel required

Physical and Environmental Requirements

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and sit. The employee is occasionally required to walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and color vision.

Work environment includes front-office and manufacturing.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Pre-Employment Verifications

Must pass background and reference checks, drug screen, and physical examination prior to employment.  

Bay Cities Corporation is an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) and offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package.

Interested candidates can apply at: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/69932

 Posted 6/14/2019

 
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Sales Account Executive of Industrial Packaging

Description

Summary

The Sales Account Executive establishes and maintains business relationships with existing and potential customers to determine product needs and to coordinate and present design concepts and work proposals; advises clients as to scheduling, costing and availability of products, investigates problems and services accounts. Builds B2B sales focused on RSC type work (cut cases), including retail ready packaging, RSC Shippers and repeatable Costco type trays.

 

JOB FUNCTION / PURPOSE 

  • Uses knowledge of market, suppliers, customers and competitors to gain profitable new business and to increase profitability of existing ones

  • Assertively goes after and follows up on all leads.

  • Forecasts and manages pipeline for timely progression of prospects to customers

  • Ensures that agreed-upon alternatives for the client have the support of all parties involved internally and externally. Considers design, applications, costing, scheduling and availability in recommending various options. 

  • Maintains contact to build relationship for future business when immediate opportunity is not present.

  • Accurately allocates sales probabilities for every prospect and achieves target conversion ratios for each step in the sales process

  • Promotes ideas persuasively and shapes the opinions of others. Effectively persuades and influences individuals and can overcome the resistance of othersSummary

  • The Sales Account Executive establishes and maintains business relationships with existing and potential customers to determine product needs and to coordinate and present design concepts and work proposals; advises clients as to scheduling, costing and availability of products, investigates problems and services accounts. Builds B2B sales focused on RSC type work (cut cases), including retail ready packaging, RSC Shippers and repeatable Costco type trays.

 

JOB FUNCTION / PURPOSE

  • Uses knowledge of market, suppliers, customers and competitors to gain profitable new business and to increase profitability of existing ones

  • Assertively goes after and follows up on all leads.

  • Forecasts and manages pipeline for timely progression of prospects to customers

  • Ensures that agreed-upon alternatives for the client have the support of all parties involved internally and externally. Considers design, applications, costing, scheduling and availability in recommending various options. 

  • Maintains contact to build relationship for future business when immediate opportunity is not present.

  • Accurately allocates sales probabilities for every prospect and achieves target conversion ratios for each step in the sales process

  • Promotes ideas persuasively and shapes the opinions of others. Effectively persuades and influences individuals and can overcome the resistance of others

  • Effectively manages own time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.  Effectively closes contracts in a timely manner

  • Knows what to accomplish on his/her own and when to involve and delegate to others

  • Self-starting; seizes opportunities as they arise. Completes assignments independently without constant supervision

  • Spends largest percentage of time in the field, prospecting new customers and cultivating existing customers.  Networks inside and outside the company to broaden business knowledge and increase personal effectiveness.

  • Has a thorough understanding of the competition; stays familiar with their strategy, products, and services.  Gathers, synthesizes, shares and acts on knowledge of markets and customers to grow profitable volume and build brand equity.

  • Understands the meaning and interrelationship of key financial indicators including profit, costs and margins.

  • Communicates all Client project requirements through CRM system. Has a thorough understanding of manufacturing, design, AR, and 3PL capabilities.

  • Ensures ongoing satisfaction through responding promptly, resolving issues and following up to determine satisfaction.

  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND COMPETENCIES 

  • BS degree in Business or related field

  • Minimum of 3-5 years in business to business sales in related industries: Printing, corrugated, paper board, and digital. 

  • Strong experience with RSC type of work and shippers to run through case packers, retail ready packaging, and shippers.

  • $3-5M book of business, a plus.

  • Thorough knowledge of CRM software, MS  Word, Excel, Power Point, and other applicable tools

  • Valid Driver's License with DMV evidence of good driving record

OTHER

We employ all persons who are legally authorized to work in the U.S. (U.S. Citizens, lawful permanent residents, refugee or asylee- all require proper identification and documentation). 

Interested candidates can apply at: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/69933

 Posted 6/14/2019

 
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Sales Associate- Pico Rivera, CA

Description

SUMMARY

The Sales Associate generates and qualifies leads from marketing activity to develop new pipeline for the sales teams. This position requires excellent solution selling skills and will interact with sales, marketing, design, and all levels of management. The Sales Associate supports revenue growth by working in conjunction with sales representatives on specific strategies and activities.

JOB FUNCTION / PURPOSE 

  • Maintains strong communication lines with sales team for all lead generation campaigns

  • Works with Marketing Management to evaluate the success of proposed campaigns based on past performance

  • Builds and maintains relationships with sales force to understand and serve their needs as a first-line of support on all leads, systems, and applications

  • Supports driving sales growth and revenue with new and existing customers through generation of leads and various prospecting activities

  • Identifies prospective clients online and in CRM to target appropriate contact people and captures relevant information. Collects, tracks and summarizes performance and customer data

  • Proactively and thoroughly researches matters relating to account assignments, contracts, opportunities/quotes, booking transactions, and/or accounts receivables

  • Assembles presentations and prepares sales reports at the direction of the Sales Team; Informs sales team of key dates and criteria of marketing programs

  • Serves as a liaison and coordinates processes to involve relevant members of sales, marketing, design, operations and the sales team

  • Supports keeping selling tools up-to-date, accurate and detailed. These tools include but are not limited to forecasting, customer/account plans, opportunity plans, and CRM

  • Focuses on driving process improvement initiatives across the sales organization that will enhance sales force productivity and efficiency

  • Drives planning efforts for customer visits, sales training events and Sales Meetings; Assists the sales team with developing sales forecasts; Assists with customer meetings and sales calls

  • Develops thorough understanding of Bay Cities capabilities, products and services and represents the organization at appropriate functions

  • Organizes and prompts sales executives with appropriate activities (i.e. follow up calls, prospect visits, client outreach, etc.)

  • Follows-up in a timely fashion and thoroughly qualifies marketing and sales leads

  • Uses CRM system to assist in reporting pipeline and prospecting activities

  • Remains knowledgeable of market and industry trends, competitors, and leading customer strategies

  • Represents the Company as part of the Sales Group at trade shows as needed

  • Develops and delivers sales presentations alongside Account Executives; understands and clrearly articulates Bay Cities value proposition

  • Possesses or develops a deep subject matter knowledge of all Bay Cities solutions and their use in practical business settings

  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND COMPETENCIES

  • BA/BS in Business related field preferred

  • 1-3 years sales/sales support, lead management, or customer service experience considered

  • Experience in the corrugated, display or packaging industry a plus

  • Strong understanding of direct/database marketing and analytics

  • Intermediate Computer Skills Utilizing MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and CRM tools.  MS Project a plus

  • Strong typing skills and proficiency in English, grammar, and proofreading skills to ensure quick and accurate data entry

  • Ability to effectively speak and present in front of small or large groups

  • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality of company and customer records

  • Ability to work with diverse personalities across the organization

  • Strong internal customer service skills; ability to respond in a prompt, polite and efficient manner

  • Valid Driver's License with DMV evidence of good driving record and reliable transportation

 CORE COMPETENCIES

  • High ethical standards. Models and supports organization’s goals and values; adapts to changing conditions; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles. Consistently conducts themselves in an honest and trustworthy manner. Does not pursue their own individual objectives to the detriment of company goals. Sets an example for others to follow. Does the right thing.

  • Demonstrates energy and passion about what they do and knows how to balance work and fun. Is generally optimistic and upbeat; fun to be around. Has a strong belief and zeal for the industry, the job, and the company. Conveys energy and intensity at work with a capacity for keeping others enthusiastic and involved.

  • Operates with a customer service orientation internally and externally. Works to positively build the Bay Cities brand in everything he/she does. Builds strong, positive relationships with all stakeholders.

  • Acts as an owner of the business and instills that same attitude and level of action in others. Is proactive in taking responsibility for all outcomes/results and avoids ‘pointing fingers’. Helps to create and maintain a strong feeling of belonging in the immediate and overall team.

  • Regularly involves others in decisions that affect their job or work environment. Demonstrates co-operation and trust with colleagues and teams across organizational boundaries. Participates as a team player and establishes strong working relationships to deliver positive results.

  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to prioritize, balance, and manage multiple efforts with strong results/goal orientation.  Uses time effectively, prioritizes and organizes work flow; can orchestrate multiple activities at once. Agility and personal adaptability with the ability to successfully manage multiple priorities with a high sense of urgency in a rapidly changing environment.

  • Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work. Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; strives for continuous improvement of self and processes.

  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills with the ability to convey information and ideas in a variety of media, tactful, confident, at all levels, internal and external. Must have strong interpersonal skills and ability to manage multiple projects in a rapidly changing environment.

OTHER

 We employ all persons who are legally authorized to work in the U.S. (US Citizens, lawful permanent residents, refugee or asylee-all require proper identification and documentation). 

Up to 25% travel required.

Interested candidates can apply at: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/69937

 Posted 6/14/2019

 
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Structural Designer- Pico Rivera, CA

Description

SUMMARY

Designs structure for point of purchase displays as well as corrugated packaging concepts to meet customer requirements.  Creates conceptual design and perform project management on various types of permanent display.

 

JOB FUNCTION / PURPOSE

  • Develops structurally visually stimulating point-of-purchase displays (temporary and permanent) and packaging concepts for products utilizing any type of material that is suitable for the project.

  • Meets with sales representatives to present and recommend design solutions that meet customer requirements for sizing, styling, costing and production deadlines.

  • Prepares specs, sample layouts, exploded view drawings, instructional sheets, renderings and graphical enhancements for customer displays.

  • Prepares mock-up samples and past-up work for packaging presentations.

  • Obtains pertinent information for outside materials to facilitate purchasing with expedition of quotes and screening of best possible outside vendor for non-corrugated material.

  • Creates timeline and oversees project progress.

  • Performs quality control. Inspects prototype and 1st article before presenting to customer for sign off.

  • Assists in qualifying of new vendors.

  • Researches and finds new processes and materials.

  • Acts as a backup for other structural designers.

  • Assists, as needed, in testing various products.

  • Performs other duties as assigned by management.

Requirements

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND COMPETENCIES

  • College degree in Structural Design, Package Engineering/Packaging Science or Industrial Design from an accredited institution.

  • Must be proficient in Artios CAD software, Adobe CS. Experience with TOPS design and palletization software. 

  • Considerable experience in P.O.P. design and packaging, preferably within a manufacturing environment. Minimum 3-5 years experience.

  • Proficient in Strata or 3D Max and  3D Rendering protocols for the Packaging and Display Markets.

  • Experience in operating sample table cutting devices (i.e. Kongsberg tables).

  • Highly Creative in Concepts, Solution Providing and Client Support/ Education.

  •  Must be able to present concepts, ideas and sample internally and in client settings.

  • Design specialties and creative execution must meet manufacturing specifications and budgets.

  • Experience with Packaging Testing Experience – ISTA.

  • Work extended hours as required.

  • Valid Driver's License with DMV evidence of good driving record.

  • Must provide a PDF attachment of your portfolio or provide a link to an online portfolio.

OTHER

  •  We employ all persons who are legally authorized to work in the U.S. (US Citizens, lawful permanent residents, refugee or asylee-all require proper identification and documentation). 

  • Minimal local travel required.

  • Physical and Environmental Requirements:  While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and sit. The employee is occasionally required to walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and color vision.

  • Work environment includes front-office and manufacturing.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

  • Pre-Employment Verifications:  Must pass background and reference checks, drug screen, and physical examination prior to employment. 

  • College degree in Structural Design, Package Engineering/Packaging Science or Industrial Design from an accredited institution.

  • Must be proficient in Artios CAD software, Adobe CS. Experience with TOPS design and palletization software. 

  • Considerable experience in P.O.P. design and packaging, preferably within a manufacturing environment. Minimum 3-5 years experience.

  • Proficient in Strata or 3D Max and  3D Rendering protocols for the Packaging and Display Markets.

  • Experience in operating sample table cutting devices (i.e. Kongsberg tables).

  • Highly Creative in Concepts, Solution Providing and Client Support/ Education.

  •  Must be able to present concepts, ideas and sample internally and in client settings.

  • Design specialties and creative execution must meet manufacturing specifications and budgets.

  • Experience with Packaging Testing Experience – ISTA.

  • Work extended hours as required.

  • Valid Driver's License with DMV evidence of good driving record.

  • Must provide a PDF attachment of your portfolio or provide a link to an online portfolio.

OTHER

  •  We employ all persons who are legally authorized to work in the U.S. (US Citizens, lawful permanent residents, refugee or asylee-all require proper identification and documentation). 

  • Minimal local travel required.

Physical & Environmental Requirements

  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and sit. The employee is occasionally required to walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and color vision.

  • Work environment includes front-office and manufacturing.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Pre-Employment Verifications

Must pass background and reference checks, drug screen, and physical examination prior to employment. 

Interested candidates can apply at: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/69940

 Posted 6/14/2019

 
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Production Graphic Designer- Pico Riverea, CA

Description

Summary

Graphic Designer is responsible for design, layout and format of compelling B2B (Business to Business) creative projects to help achieve sales and product adoption objectives using strong design skills, including but not limited to conceptual thinking, typography and photo imaging. The Designer will research, evaluate, coordinate, and expedite graphic display jobs and production orders with an emphasis on special projects i.e. mock-ups for customers.  The position works closely with design, sales, customer service and production personnel in solving problems involving quality, delivery, design, printing and costing. 

JOB FUNCTION / PURPOSE 

  • Creates and prepares artwork for mockups and production, as well as pre-flight customer supplied artwork for production.

  • Advises sales, customer service, graphics display team and production personnel in overseeing special display jobs.

  • Evaluates printing capabilities, assists customer service in processing display type orders, performs special projects.

  • Advises management as to manufacturing and printing trends and practices and costs. 

  • Sources raw materials and services relating to manufacturing, printing of displays, as required

  • Works from concept sketches, draft product in Strata 3D, Studio 3D Max (or equivalent), to render drawings in a realistic fashion

  • Translates existing campaign creative into print, digital, product, and installation deliverables.

  • Ensures timeliness of design files to production and providing status updates to the Sales, Customer Service and Production team.

  • Aids in the process of testing new printing methods/substrates and communicates these to the Sales, Customer Service and Production team.

  • Aids in the developing specs of materials and print technologies of assigned products.

  • Communicates desired manufacturing methods with print vendors.

  • Anticipates any issues regarding “high risk” designs that potentially could slow down the manufacturing process.

  • Retouches, draws silhouette paths in Photoshop and applies special effects to a wide range of photography.

  • Reviews digital PDF proofs for aesthetic design, color, manufacturing accuracy, and image integrity.

  • Assists in maintaining (large format) printers i.e. calibrates and linearizes printing devices and supplies for all large format printers, as required.

  • Design in the look and feel of our customer’s established brand identities, and maintain the integrity of their  brands’ visual style while finding new and exciting ways to expand the use of existing design elements

  • Embrace changes / revisions as part of the work

  • Develops key art and campaign artwork for multiple customers across diverse range of brand offerings

  • Develops concepts into final art for multiple elements and media that maintains the integrity of the approved concepts, presents a consistent story and builds the brand

  • Proactively manages creative through concepting, development, approvals and delivery in an efficient manner that builds client/vendor confidence and trust

  • Sets up final artwork for print (resolution, size, colors, appropriate file type, fonts, packaging, bleed, crop marks, etc.)

  • Creates 3D models and renderings for conceptualizing.

  • Performs other duties as assigned by management.

Requirements

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND COMPETENCIES 

  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or similar discipline.

  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator. Proficient in HTML, CMS Systems, Keynote and PowerPoint. Flash proficiency is a plus

  • May work unusual or extended work hours as required

  • Must have ability to think three dimensionally with the ability for conceptualization.

  • Strong awareness of pop-culture styles and trends

  • Superb communication abilities, attitude, problem solving capabilities, assertive nature and team commitment

  • Detailed oriented, confidentiality, and the ability to work with minimal supervision as well as in a team environment

  • Knowledge of special display layout, graphics, design and costing.

  • Oversized funny bone

  • High level of skills within branding, marketing and strategy

  • Coursework or training in product design, printing processes, industrial design, cost estimation and production control a plus

  • Experience involving corrugated industry displays, graphics, job control, product design and POP, a +

  • Working knowledge of printing, processes, dies and corrugated production conversion processes, a plus.

  • Valid Driver's License with DMV evidence of good driving record.

Interested candidates can apply can at: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/69897

 Posted 6/13

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Packaging Designer - Grand Rapids, MI

Description

Our vision is to make the world’s best tools accessible to every person. Product packaging is an important part of making Tekton hand tools accessible, and it’s fundamental to how our customers and users understand our brand. A Packaging Designer is responsible for developing packaging solutions that are thoughtful, cost effective, and capable of successfully navigating multiple sales channels and logistical systems.

A Packaging Designer needs to be fast, effective, and comfortable with a range of technologies, which includes being an expert in Adobe Creative Suite, CAD, and other industry standards. In addition to communicating design solutions to manufacturing partners and suppliers, the person in this role regularly collaborates with our Packaging Engineer, Graphic Designer, Store Architect, and other internal teams, so it’s important that he or she can clearly and effectively articulate complex ideas when speaking or writing.

The type of person who will be successful in this role is someone who:

  • Personally aligns with Tekton’s brand, philosophy, and goals

  • Overcomes obstacles, solves problems, and thrives in a fast-paced, fast-changing environment

  • Works hard without taking shortcuts and does what it takes to deliver great results

  • Has the ability to see the big picture while also paying attention to the smallest details

  • Is highly organized and accurate, even while juggling many projects at one time

  • Meets deadlines, works well under pressure, and reprioritizes when given new constraints

  • Possesses strong communication skills and a highly collaborative work style

Department: Retailing

Direct Supervisor: Chief Retail Officer

Some Specific Role Responsibilities

  • Creates well-designed packaging solutions that allow products to successfully navigate through digital and store retail channels

  • Collaborates with our Packaging Engineer and Fulfillment Team to develop packaging that is efficient to assemble, pack, and ship

  • Creates container solutions that meet Tekton’s storage and transit requirements

  • Controls internal packaging systems and related processes, keeping them lean and efficient

  • Participates in testing, maintenance, and troubleshooting activities

  • Works closely with our Retailing and Creative teams to execute our brand strategy through packaging

  • Manages the initial quoting, setup, and production of packaging projects working with our Supply Chain Team and outside suppliers

  • Maintains a style guide of standards specific to packaging design

Education

B.A./B.S. or equivalent experience in packaging engineering, graphic design, industrial design, or related fields

Some Key Skills and Traits

  • Strong aptitude for design and engineering in a broad sense

  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, CAD/3-D modeling, and other standard industry software

  • Highly skilled in graphic design and understanding the design language of a brand

  • Proficient photo editor, specifically for photos used on packaging and related point-of-purchase signage

  • Detailed knowledge of printing and manufacturing methods and packaging systems and materials

  • Organized thinker that can connect information related to designs, costs, data, and suppliers

  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to organize and prioritize

 6/7/2019

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Prepress Graphics Project Coordinator - Cleveland, OH

Job Details

Description

Great opportunity available for a Graphics Project Coordinator to join our on-site client team in Cleveland Ohio. Looking for a rock star who has the business to work alongside our client. Experience working in Prepress, Graphic Design or highly proficient in creative applications such as Adobe Creative Suite a ++.

This role is key in trafficking files and organizing work to ensure approvals are received and client artwork and prepress needs are met. You will be working with and supporting the on-site team to include, Production Artist, Project Managers, Production Supervisor and Sales. This will require effectively communicating specifications for each piece of packaging artwork on assigned brands by utilizing SGS’ order entry system as well as being a resource for production departments when issues or questions arise.

Project Coordination Responsibilities

  • Facilitate jobs in the execution phase of our Client’s artwork and pre-press process for packaging production

  • Digital Asset Management (File upload & data entry into various computer software systems)

  • Maintain file transfer tracker (Microsoft Excel)

  • QC and editing of digital and hard proof art files (proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator preferred)

  • Supply/Inventory management (assist with any production needs in an office setting)

  • Gather, coordinate and communicate job-related information to production

  • Order entry (insure orders are complete and concise when delivered to production)

  • Review supplied data, and obtain technical assistance if necessary, to confirm data is correct to supplied art

  • Schedule and see that deadlines are being met on all aspects of the project

  • Review PDFs for questions/comments

  • Troubleshooting any issues with the plant

  • Shipping - print tools and tracking when necessary

  • Job Bags/Folder - Creation, organizing and storing

  • Communicate received and shipped art to On-Site Personnel/Sales

  • Communicate any and all issues to Management ASAP

Client/Supply Chain Interaction Responsibilities

  • Consult with On-Site Personnel and/or Client during the artwork development and pre-press execution

  • Attend pre-production meetings

  • Respond in a timely manner to Clients

  • Establish a good and professional working relationship with our Client(s), design firm(s), engravers and printers

  • Communicate artwork issues with On-Site Personnel/Sales/Printer

  • Respond in a timely fashion to requests of Client/On-Site Personnel/Sales and others

  • Document all critical and pertinent information that may impact quality

Educational & Experience Minimum Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent

  • Experience or schooling in the design, print or graphics industry preferred

  • Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite

  • Full comprehension in reading work instructions and business memos

  • Proofreading skills required

  • Ability to work independently after initial training

Physical Requirements

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The following physical requirements are commonly performed in this job. There are times, on occasion, when the employee may be asked or expected to perform duties with physical requirements that are different from those listed here. It is the employee’s duty to notify the management of any physical limitations or inability to perform a certain task.

• Regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. 
• Frequently required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms. 
• Occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. 
• Vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.

To apply: https://recruiting2.ultipro.com/SGS1000SGSI/JobBoard/97ca74c0-a912-49a2-94d9-461835a67db8/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=92b8b2e3-78c4-4d4d-ae85-14c423fc83bc


 Posted 5/31/19

 
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Senior Packaging Engineer- Roswell, GA

The Company:

Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people - nearly a quarter of the world's population - trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene, and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No.1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries. With more than 140 years of history of innovation, we believe in recruiting the best people and empowering them do their best work. If original thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark.

Job Description:

Facilitates graphics change projects to be delivered accurately and on time, proactively identifying potential issues and developing contingency plans. Provides visibility of project status, costs, priorities, forecasts and results to category teams and other leadership to drive alignment. Act as KC Professional’s main contact for the external graphics production resource for any project management questions, prioritization of work, monthly invoice review and approval.

  • Enables strong performance of the cross-functional team by facilitating open communication and efficient decision-making, through weekly meetings and ongoing leadership. Provides direction on execution and collaborates with project owner/lead.

  • Champions the development and execution of graphics initiatives consistent with approved Brand strategies and plans, including annual and multi-year forecasts.  Champions the review and approval process of packaging artwork through the operational process to drive speed to market with winning value propositions and products.

  • Provides leadership to enable strong performance of cross-functional teams while fostering positive working relationships.  Proactively develops contingency plans with key functional areas to ensure timely resolution of potential issues and successfully deliver project objectives.

  • Provides consultation to Brand teams on project design briefs to include production and timeline considerations.  Effectively communicates objectives, timelines and plans to appropriate cross-functional teams.

  • Demonstrates advanced knowledge of K-C operations, technology and production capabilities, as well as supply chain processes to fully integrate operations and supply chain solutions and objectives into package development – to capitalize on cost reduction and production efficiency opportunities.

  • Understands the consumer, customer and competitive environment to ensure consistency and alignment with brand equity to drive category growth.

  • Decides the best practices for the Graphics Management process and drives standardization across Categories, including maintaining graphic change history in compliance with  21 CFR 820.120. Proactively identifies and implements process and reporting opportunities to continuously improve the Graphics Management process.

  • Recognized as the process subject matter expert, trains cross-functional team members regarding overall process and timing requirements to effectively plan and successfully execute projects/initiatives, as well as to sustain process consistency and best practices.

Department Specific Functions:

Works with category teams and leadership to deliver upon business objectives.

  • Utilizes external contracted resources to deliver short- and long-term business results.

  • Ensures the appropriate and effective protection for proprietary information.

  • Supports the execution and utilization of business practices/processes within the R&E organization including IMF, LEAN and Portfolio Management.

  • Ensures all work complies with corporate safety, regulatory, product safety and sustainability requirements.

  • Manages self in accordance with the One K-C Behaviors.

  • Ensures that all elements of the corporate Human Resources Development and Diversity and Code of Conduct policies are fully supported.

  • Communicates professionally and appropriately with all customers, conducting all communications and transactions with the utmost integrity and honesty so as to build an unimpeachable business reputation.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Education required:  Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Communications, Packaging Engineering, or Graphic Design.

Preferred Experience/Qualifications:

  • 5-7 years of experience with demonstrated accomplishments in packaging project management and an in-depth knowledge of packaging development and operations/supply chain processes.

  • Strong planning/organizing and analytical skills

  • Advanced knowledge of end to end packaging and graphics development process, including printing processes.

  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects with conflicting deadlines and objectives.

  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships and work with multi-functional project teams.

  • Excellent negotiation skills with ability to influence decisions across multiple functions and levels.

  • Ability to transform specific brand/customer/consumer goals into actionable plans across multiple functions and vendors/agencies.

  • Ability to manage allocated sector budgets, audit and approve invoicing, and accurately forecast spending for future activities.

  • Advanced knowledge of print and packaging industry.

  • Ability to communicate professionally in both oral and written form to inspire others to action; excellent presentation skills.

  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in an environment with a high degree of change and uncertainty.

  • Self-directed, change agent, energizer and mobilizer - can quickly assess a situation, needed resources and drive execution.

  • Ability to train and build talent across functions and levels.

  • Explore and scout best practices across KC (KCNA, KCI) and external benchmarking companies.

  • Leadership skills will reflect One K-C Behaviors and competencies in alignment with the role.

  • Working knowledge of Esko Webcenter, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel.

Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people - nearly a quarter of the world's population - trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene, and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No.1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries. With more than 140 years of history of innovation, we believe in recruiting the best people and empowering them do their best work.  If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark. 

Kimberly-Clark is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.

This position may require a post-offer/pre-hire Physical Abilities Test (PAT) to confirm that individuals are able to perform the essential functions of the job.

Interested candidates can apply at: https://kimberlyclark.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/NA/job/USA-GA-Atlanta-Roswell/Senior-Engineer---Packaging_793332-2

 Posted 5/31/19

 
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Field Training Coordinator- Deerfield, IL

Job Summary:

The Field Trainer Coordinator will be responsible for building, developing, and maintaining national accounts that utilize Pregis retail packaging systems. This position will work closely with internal and external customers to support and build the company’s products within retail businesses. The preferred location is the Chicagoland area although it is not a requirement.

Job Functions:

  • Responsible for account management of assigned National Accounts

  • Build and develop relationships at multiple levels and functions at both end users and distributors

  • Attend end user regional network meetings demonstrating packaging techniques, machine care and best practices

  • Work with packaging engineers (end users) on product/material testing for development of applications driven best practices

  • Maintain working relationships with distributor management and sales reps

  • Develop new accounts and applications

  • Maintain reports associated with the position

  • Interface effectively with Pregis marketing, engineering and support personnel

  • Provide off hour/weekend phone coverage of Help Desk (as needed)

  • Periodic support in servicing equipment

  • Execute other responsibilities as assigned 

Workforce Responsibility:

  • Reports to: Director of Retail Sales

  • Will occasionally work with Ecommerce Solutions team, Director of Parcel Packaging Solutions, and marketing/sales teams

Job Requirements:

  • Education / Experience: Minimum level of education and experience required

    • University degree or college diploma, package engineering or business preferred.

    • Minimum 2 years of protective packaging experience, field or classroom

  • Skills & Training: Specific skills, training or certifications needed to perform the position.

    • Results oriented, highly motivated to perform with minimal direct management

    • High degree of personal and professional ethical standards

    • Excellent communication skills – written and oral

    • Organized, effective time management skills

    • Working knowledge of Pregis products, applications and manufacturing capabilities

    • Good mechanical aptitude and willingness to perform basic machine repairs

    • Occasional heavy lifting required

    • Travel requirements (60%) – National reach

    • Proficient in all Microsoft Office programs (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

Interested candidates can apply at: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/1283109731/

Posted 5/31/19

 
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Packaging Sales Engineer- Charleston, SC

Job Summary:

Advanced Packaging is one of the fastest growing private companies in South Carolina providing everything from custom designed packaging to stock packaging and just-in-time services.  Advanced proudly maintains a family like atmosphere while providing the employees with one of the most casual career environments you will find anywhere.

This enjoyable work atmosphere probably has a lot to do with the immense success and growth Advanced has seen over the past seven years.  This growth has provided Advanced with the ability to bring on another Packaging Sales Engineer to help meet the technical demands of the explosive manufacturing growth we are experiencing in the Charleston market. In addition to this opportunity to work for a great company in a booming industry, who wouldn’t like the opportunity to come live in one of the nation’s best places … Charleston, SC.  

Qualifications:

  • 2 years of work experience preferred

  • Bachelors in Packaging Science

Job Description:

This full time position involves engineering, technical design and sales skills as you will not only be involved in creating concepts for designs and determining their effectiveness but also closing the sale with the customer. During your training you may also create engineered drawings through use of Solidworks and ArtiosCAD. You will be the driving force in landing custom packaging sales for Advanced Packaging customers.

This position will require someone with a level of sophistication and competence to work with engineers and managers from companies such as many military defense contractors, large industrial product manufacturers, automotive manufacturers, airplane manufacturers as well as many other highly technical companies.  This sales engineer will be responsible for initiating new customer projects, driving them through to implementation and then maintaining throughout the life of the project.

The ideal candidate will have a degree in Packaging Science (not required if he/she has related job experience), have experience and a working knowledge of industrial packaging materials and B2B sales, and be very confident and capable of closing large projects with Fortune 500 customers.  

Interested candidates please submit resumes to:  Dwayne Raine dwayne@advancedpckg.com   

Posted 5/31/19

 
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Technical Packaging Sales- Greenville, SC

Job Summary:

Advanced Packaging is one of the fastest growing private companies in South Carolina providing everything from custom designed packaging to stock packaging and just-in-time services.  Advanced proudly maintains a family like atmosphere while providing the employees with one of the most casual career environments you will find anywhere.

This enjoyable work atmosphere probably has a lot to do with the immense success and growth Advanced has seen over the past seven years.  This growth has provided Advanced with the ability to bring on another Technical Sales Engineer to help meet the technical demands of the explosive manufacturing growth we are experiencing in the Greenville market. In addition to this opportunity to work for a great company in a booming industry, who wouldn’t like the opportunity to come live in one of the nation’s best places … Greenville, SC.  

Qualifications:

  • 2 years of work experience preferred

  • Bachelors in Packaging Science

Job Description:

This full time position involves engineering, technical design and sales skills as you will not only be involved in creating concepts for designs and determining their effectiveness but also closing the sale with the customer. During your training you may also create engineered drawings through use of Solidworks and ArtiosCAD. You will be the driving force in landing custom packaging sales for Advanced Packaging customers.

This position will require someone with a level of sophistication and competence to work with engineers and managers from companies such as many military defense contractors, large industrial product manufacturers, automotive manufacturers, airplane manufacturers as well as many other highly technical companies.  This sales engineer will be responsible for initiating new customer projects, driving them through to implementation and then maintaining throughout the life of the project.

The ideal candidate will have a degree in Packaging Science (not required if he/she has related job experience), have experience and a working knowledge of industrial packaging materials and B2B sales, and be very confident and capable of closing large projects with Fortune 500 customers.  

Interested candidates please submit resumes to both:  Nick Young: nick@advancedpckg.com and Dwayne Raine dwayne@advancedpckg.com   

Posted 5/31/2019

 
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Packaging Procurement Engineer- Buffalo Grove, IL

 Job Summary:

The Packaging Procurement Engineer will lead and/or support procurement and engineering projects to deliver cost savings, continuous improvement and operational efficiencies in secondary packaging for the business. This is both a hands-on and strategic position that provides technical and engineering expertise to the procurement, supply chain and operations teams. The role leads cross functional teams to implement procurement-related projects from initial concept through successful on-time and on-budget completion. The position will partner directly with the procurement team and work across both technical and business teams to support projects such as supplier qualification, SKU consolidation, material substitution and operational simplification. The Packaging Procurement Engineer serves as the subject matter expert to provide directional recommendations in sourcing, development and qualification of new packaging suppliers considering cost targets, minimum order quantities, lead times, obsolete inventory and regulatory requirements.

Job Dimensions:

  • 20% - 30% travel, mainly in the US.

  • Strong collaboration with Procurement co-workers as well as regional business groups.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Develop and lead projects to reduce the total cost of ownership of secondary packaging, which includes initiatives such as supplier qualification, packaging redesign, material substitution, lean process design and manufacturing process improvement.

  • Coordinates packaging performance and qualification testing (ship testing, material compatibility, line trials) coordinating with internal and external groups to validate packaging successfully passes performance criteria.

  • Develop and lead scoping exercises to identify proposed projects as well as to prioritize the projects in terms of feasibility, cost savings and technical resource requirements.

  • Manage strong relationships with vendors to identify improvement opportunities for packaging materials and equipment.

  • Utilize advanced analytical skills with ability to identify cost variables, should-cost models and other tools to formulate recommendations based on understanding of material cost drivers, including expertise in Bill of Material cost structures at multiple volume tiers.

  • Provide technical expertise to achieve resolution of quality and production issues through knowledge of the company’s manufacturing methods.

  • Maintain packaging standards, specifications and best practices through proper documentation with a view toward ongoing tools and process improvements.

  • Perform root-cause analysis and problem solving to issues with current packaging and good technical practices on new designs to ensure success the first time.

  • Develop comprehensive and sustainable shipping controls processes and methodology, including but not limited to, package configuration options, packaging cost analysis, lane analysis, package design change and shipping configuration change impact analysis, temperature control validation, time & conditions transit tracking.

Major Challenges and Complexities:

  • Lead concurrent projects across multiple manufacturing plants and obtain buy-in and collaboration from the functional leaders at the individual sites.  

  • Navigate seamlessly throughout the organization (with functions such as Quality, Operations, Supply Chain, Finance, Research & Development) during the project lifecycle, fostering relationships with partners throughout the business to achieve project deliverables.

  • Build constructive relationships with internal stakeholders to understand their data, analytical and procurement needs.

  • Effectively liaise with multiple stakeholders having, at times, conflicting needs and priorities.

  • Develop supplier relationships in a way that encourages open dialogue and cooperating in identifying and implementing win-win situations that add value to both organizations.

Relationships:

  • Internal:  Procurement Team; Functional Teams such as Finance, HR, IT, etc.; Site teams; Corporate Procurement team co-workers; Business Group procurement teams.

  • External:  Suppliers; Industry Associations.

Qualifications/Requirements, Knowledge & Experience:

  • 3+ years of relevant work experience in Packaging R&D, Operations, or related field.

  • Analytical depth and technical expertise in packaging materials, processes, systems and equipment interface.

  • Advanced understanding of technical drawings.

  • Preferred materials knowledge in flexible packaging films and secondary packaging technologies.

  • Working knowledge of purchasing processes and supplier quality systems.

  • Experience with Lean, Six Sigma process improvement methodologies or similar.

  • Expertise / mastery in desktop analytical tools (excel, databases, tableau or equivalent).

  • SAP and/or other ERP systems experience as an advantage.

Education & Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s level degree in Engineering, Packaging, technical field or equivalent.

  • Master’s Degree is an advantage.

Skills/Abilities/Behaviors:

  • Demonstrates effective problem-solving and analytical skills.

  • Strong data analysis and data manipulation skills.

  • Strong action/results orientation with the ability to work with minimal oversight, to be self-motivated and proactive in achieving individual/team objectives.

  • Proven ability to communicate, influence others and manage multiple resources.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and an ability to articulate views convincingly and influence internal clients and external suppliers.

  • Demonstrated understanding of working in a complex environment and interaction with other functions and business groups.


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.

Application Process:

To apply to this position, please apply at website www.amcor.com, or if any inquiries please email fbuf.buffalogrovejobs@amcor.com.

 Posted 5/24/2019

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Packaging Engineer - St. Louis, MO

JOB SUMMARY:
Plan, organize and perform a broad range of research and/or development activities focused on delivering innovative packaging materials & functional solutions, with focus on rigid and flexible barrier packaging for retort.  In the accomplishment of these duties, the person must utilize advanced and specialized knowledge to create differentiating technology while using professional judgement with minimal supervision.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. Function as a technical leader and provide technical insight for product and packaging projects either as a project leader or team member
2. Function as a project team leader as assigned. Required activities include, but are not limited to:
Provide effective project leadership for the projects assigned
Plan, organize and perform the necessary trials and experiments as required 
Fulfill all requirements of the StageGate/Product Development Process and Nestec regarding deliverables for each phase
Complete all required documentation and project reporting in a timely manner culminating in the Preliminary Manufacturing Dossier
Work with PTC legal team to develop and deploy effective intellectual property protection strategy
3. Participate and contribute as a member of cross-functional teams as assigned. Contribute on project implementation teams by assisting with the hand-off from development through start-up and providing operational training as required.
4. Provide technical packaging assistance to a range of stakeholders on a wide variety of projects
5. Develop innovative new packages, materials and packaging concepts, as requested by the Markets and SBU.
6. Develop relationships and continue to stay connected to the global technology leaders in barrier packaging materials technologies, bringing these technology opportunities to Purina early and translating them into packaging solutions that provide competitive advantage.
7. Demonstrate technical leadership in the area of pet food packaging by searching for opportunities and implementing technology to improve the company manufacturing performance
8. Ensure no adverse palatability impact of new or modified packaging
9. Effectively communicate results through oral presentations and timely, written technical documentation and reports
10. Practice safety in the work area
11. Travel as necessary
  
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

 • Develop effective relationships with the global packaging community in Purina, Nestle and the packaging vendor community to ensure that innovation and business opportunities are identified and exploited.
• Develop knowledge of Purina’s factory packaging equipment infrastructure and the associated economics related to manufacturing performance
• Participate in packaging reviews and cost reduction activities
• Assist Markets in the selection of packaging materials and the determination of product shelf life
• Develop testing methodologies for pet food packages and packaging materials
• Organize consumer testing to ensure optimized consumer experience
• Mentor and guide the less experienced technical staff
• Additional activities as assigned

 SUPERVISION GIVEN AND RECEIVED:
• Mentoring and guidance as required for assigned projects
• Supervision required should be minimal

JOB QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience, and Knowledge):
• B.S. in Packaging, Materials Science, or a related discipline
• A minimum of eight years of experience 
• Knowledge of food packaging materials and structures, especially for barrier, retort packaging, and their impact on performance and environmental sustainability
• Knowledge of packaging conversion technologies: thermoforming and injection molding for rigid plastic containers; film making, printing, and lamination for flexible materials
• Knowledge of testing methods of packaging materials performance
• Strong project management and organizational skills with ablity to manage multiple projects/priorities
• Good communication and interpersonal skills with ability to both lead projects and to work effectively with project teams
• Proven ability to create original, differentiating technology and apply technical knowledge to meet business needs

SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS PREFERED BUT NOT REQUIRED:
• Advanced degree preferred
• Factory and/or packaging conversion experience
• Knowledge of factory packaging equipment technologies to form, fill, and seal packages 
• Knowledge of package recycling, composting, and life cycle analysis
• Knowledge of packaging chemical safety
• Fundamental knowledge of food science and food processing
• Broad range of technical knowledge outside area of specialty

To Apply: https://jobs.nestlepurinacareers.com/ShowJob/Id/2055368/Senior-Scientist-Packaging/

Contact Dan Brewer for questions: Daniel.Brewe@RD.nestle.com  Phone: 314 982 4630

 5/1/2019

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Associate Creative Director - Boulder, CO

Interact, a branding and packaging design agency in beautiful Boulder, Colorado, is looking for an Associate Creative Director to join us in our obsession with the food & beverage industry. Our mission is to partner with brands ranging from bright-eyed startups to courageous industry vets to create brands that create consequence. We pride ourselves on culture and creating a quirky, egoless, and welcoming environment in an open space with a tight-knit team (and plenty of snacks.) The person we’re looking for is equal parts strategic thinker, creative genius, brilliant problem-solver, and empathetic manager. We’re looking for someone who’s not afraid to roll up their sleeves, but most of the time will be providing creative direction, inspiring and pushing the design team, and bringing solutions to branding and packaging projects. This person is also an ace at speaking with clients, delivering concept presentations, and guiding clients alongside our Account Team. The ACD reports into the Creative Director and is responsible for managing and mentoring the entire design team. Qualified applicants must have an extensive design background in addition to experience managing creatives. Senior Designers, Design Directors, and Art Directors looking to move up -- we are talking to you!

What you’ll do:

● Provide creative leadership across multiple design projects simultaneously, but be able to design alongside your team when needed

● Mentor, inspire designers and provide thoughtful and constructive feedback that encourages team growth and professional development

● Oversee and guide the creative excellence of our work across the board

● Be a steward of agency culture and our obsession with the food & beverage industry; you’ll work closely with the CD to set the tone for the creative team

● Be an active participant in client workshops to push client’s thinking and ultimately result in stronger insights and strategic foundations for our design

● Partner with our Account Team to engage with clients on a strategic level, develop relationships and help sell the work

● Be constantly in the know on what’s working and what’s not – and then work with our Client Director and Strategist to evolve and improve our creative process in a manner that keeps our team’s health, well-being, and efficiency balanced

● Work closely with our Studio Manager to manage creative resourcing and team assignments across client projects

Skills and qualities we are looking for:

● 8-10 years of graphic design and art direction experience within branding or creative agencies, or a mix of agency and in-house experience

● 2+ years of managing and supporting the professional development of a creative team

● Exceptional design aesthetic, strategic thinking skills and a background in creating new and evolved brand identity systems across industries and categories

● An extraordinary portfolio demonstrating your love of CPG and prowess creating brand identities and product packaging

● Successful track record of tapping into the potential of creative teams; ability to push, inspire and motivate them to deliver work that is provocative and disruptive

● An effective communicator and leader; you inspire others to do their best work and are able to guide and persuade both internally and externally

● Ability to be brave, free-thinking, obsessive and rigorous

● Highly proficient in Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop

● Skills in copywriting, illustration, web, etc. are a bonus

● Must love dogs (adorable office-ready canine friends sweeten the deal)

To Apply:

Please send a resume and link to your portfolio, along with a picture of the contents of your fridge, to hungry@interactboulder.com

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 3/12/19

 
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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 3/6/19

 
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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