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Vice President/Director Packaging Engineering

The Vice President, Packaging will strategize and execute development and management of the packaging program. The VP of Packaging will be responsible for implementing packaging programs, processes, and protocols optimized for both e-commerce and offline retail platforms. The VP, Packaging will also lead projects to cultivate and grow unique packaging lines across all categories against new item development/renovation calendars. This includes outlining, developing and validating ideas, directing packaging development, collaborating with R&D, Category Managers, and Marketing to achieve alignment with consumer service.

Responsibilities

  • Lead the development and implementation of new and improved packaging, ensuring defined needs for ergonomics, aesthetics, manufacturing capability and quality are met from ideation, through design and engineering
  • Build, refine, and manage comprehensive packaging specification and testing protocols across categories for both e-commerce and retail channels
  • Drive packaging savings and sustainability projects through evaluation, testing, and implementation for new and existing packages
  • Develop sustainability goals and programs for all product lines across categories
  • Establish supplier quality standards & supports supplier audits as needed
  • Collaborate with suppliers in the development of packaging & in resolving quality-related issues through the appropriate test methods, design methodologies & feasibility justifications
  • Partner with Product Development, Marketing, Sourcing, and Supply Chain functions to ensure project goals and times are met
  • Remain current on and identify packaging trends, innovations, and recommend emerging packaging technologies to improve overall product value, performance, and cost
  • Deliver, justify and execute on packaging-related capital initiatives (ie molds/equipment)

Qualifications

  • Bachelors’ Degree required (Packaging, Engineering, Material Science, or relevant degree)
  • 8 - 10 years minimum of packaging engineering experience in CPG and Beauty industry and demonstrated abilities in working cross-functionally and managing high volume of projects successfully
  • Experience in implementing packaging programs and protocols in CPG industry, specifically Personal and Home Care Products
  • Expert in packaging testing and with package specifications\Ability to motivate, lead, and influence cross-functional teams and stakeholders across the organization to execute projects/programs