Senior Manager, Packaging Engineer
At Saputo, our best comes from our people. We’re a talented and caring team with a longstanding history of excellence. Since our first days delivering cheese on a bicycle, we’ve grown into a leading global dairy processor by staying true to the culture that defines us. Each of our employees is committed to uphold our tradition of care, quality, and passion through food, and together, we foster an environment where we can all make contributions that matter–from our manufacturing plants to our office locations and everywhere in-between.
How you will make contributions that matter...
The R&D Senior Packaging Engineer is responsible for leading packaging projects, concept to commercialization, for innovation, growth, cost savings, sustainability and brand maintenance to meet business objectives. The person in this role must be self-motivated with strong project management and communication skills. The candidate must be able to work closely with Procurement, Category Management, Engineering, Operations and Suppliers to ensure packaging objectives and deliverables are met.
- Research and evaluate packaging project recommendations to determine feasibility and use cost-benefit analysis to calculate and analyze the expected ROI.
- As the Senior Packaging Engineer, lead multiple cross-functional teams to initiate, plan, execute, monitor, and complete packaging projects in support of company’s strategies and priorities.
- Identify initiatives that contribute towards Saputo’s Sustainable Packaging Pledges: Material Use, End of Life and Sourcing
- Develop and validate new packaging components that support existing and future category initiatives.
- Support operations in troubleshooting packaging quality issues and optimizing productivity.
- Design test plans, coordinate external resources, and lead trials to qualify new packaging material specifications.
- Support project engineering in the installation of new packaging equipment by validating packaging material design and assisting in equipment qualification and start-up.
- Support sales in the preparation of customer bids, design of new product packaging, and investigation of complaints.
- Complete other packaging work and related projects as necessary.
You are best suited for the role if you…
- 5-7 years of packaging design experience in consumer-packaged goods or similar industry.
- Bachelor’s degree in Packaging, Engineering, or related field or the equivalent job experience.
- Experience with and passion for critical problem solving, fact-based, and quantitative analysis experience with an emphasis on industrial design.
- Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Excel skills.
- Experience with TOPS or similar software preferred.
- Approximately 30% travel is required.
We support and care for our employees by providing them with…
- Development opportunities that enhance you career fulfillment.
- Meaningful compensation & benefits that help you care for your family.
- Opportunities to contribute to your community and enhance the lives of others through Saputo products.
Saputo is among the top three cheese producers in the USA and one of the largest producers of extended shelf-life and cultured dairy products. We have a diversified product portfolio with well-known retail brands, such as Friendship Dairies, Frigo Cheese, Montchevre, Stella and Treasure Cave, and a strong foodservice presence, partnering with chain restaurants and broadline distributors. Thanks to our countrywide footprint and national and international distribution networks, we're proud to bring our best to our customers and, consumers and have plenty of opportunities for our employees to grow in their own way. And we do it while also striving to build a healthier future for our people and the communities where we operate, guided by our values and the Saputo Promise. To learn more about Saputo in the USA, please click here. (http://saputo.com/en/our-products/usa-sector)
Join the Saputo Dairy USA team to make your contributions matter every day!
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