Ensure all aspects of the packaging meet or exceed quality, aesthetics and product delivery requirements within a managed timeline and cost objective. The Package Development Engineer will conduct themselves in a highly professional manner and act as a brand ambassador.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Package Concept Feasibility:
Provide comprehensive feasibility of each concept or package that defines function, manufacturability, component cost, tooling estimates, preliminary development lead time, risk, and global consistency.
Conduct and oversee package screening tests for performance checks on perspective package candidates.
Support the Marketing Portfolio and R&D by managing all aspects of the package development process.
Component/ Package specifications and technical profiles.
Ensure the construction and design provides the most cost-effective way to achieve design criteria but also provide the best function and quality.
Develop and implement package test plans for all projects.
Work with Quality and CMO to define specifications, design criteria and defect ranges to ensure optimal process flow from manufacture of components through filling and assembly.
Develop package specifications and validate that technical drawings clearly identify all aspects required to define the package.
Maintain packaging portfolio material and weights log.
Ensure all projects are completed and meet the intended design, quality, cost, functionality, and manufacturability objectives.
Work with CMO’s to ensure component production and filling/assembly are operating efficiently at optimal rate of production.
Ensure that packages/components meet the needs of the Brand, corporation, Regulatory and consumer safety.
Identify and inform the team of any risks and or delays during development.\
Communicate and work closely with all development groups including Marketing, Product Development, R&D and Design.
Identify risks or ways to mitigate risks to support a component availability requirement.
Education / Experience:
Minimum BS degree in Packaging Science or Engineering
3 - 5 years’ experience.
Package development experience in skin care categories, preferred.
Proficiency in computer systems including MS Excel, Word, Outlook, and Timeline management systems.
Technical competency in analysis of geometric objects in 2- and 3-dimensions including understanding of clearances, tolerances, fit and finish of packaging components and subcomponents.
Knowledge of materials used in the construction and manufacturing of primary, secondary and tertiary packaging.
Knowledge of decorating techniques and materials used on primary, secondary and tertiary packaging.
Comprehensive knowledge of test methods used to validate component/package performance.