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Engineer Packaging Development PST - Chicago, IL 60642

Mars Incorporated
Chicago, IL 60602
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This role leads the development of packaging innovations for rigid and flexible applications globally:
  • responsibility for the technical leadership of globally led DS2, Innovation & EIC projects.
  • close partnership with key stakeholders including regional packaging, commercial, marketing and supply teams; maintain partnership with key external suppliers and professional groups.
  • understanding of the consumer, shoppers, and customers, combined with a technical understanding to support the creation of the next generation of Innovation in packaging.

What are we looking for?

  • BSc in in Packaging/Science/Engineering/Technology/Product Design or related subject area.
  • 5+ years of experience in developing Consumer and/or Customer Products or functional Packaging from concept through to commercialization in a CPG industry.
  • Strong technical project management experience (across quality, efficiency and growth projects). Have worked with business and R&D systems to manage projects from concept to launch.
  • Experience across different areas of R&D, specifically consumer, customer and shopper insight, sensory, concept development, packaging innovation and packaging development or implementation.
  • Well connected to the outside Packaging world (e.g. suppliers, agencies, consultants, customers).

* relocation pack is not available

What would be your key responsibilities?

  • Leads projects which are both clearly defined and which require scoping by this role - using a range of functional/technical knowledge across the R&D model (from front-end to implementation).
  • Leads activities through both the TRL and QuEST process, applying project management discipline and tools, ensuring compliance with DQP, Sustainability measures, PQM and other relevant standards.
  • Primarily focused on DS2 & growth activities - but also covering FTO, Innovation and EIC initiatives as required.
  • Inputs to the rigid and flexible packaging innovation pipeline, from consumer, shopper, channel and customer insight generation and translation to technical solutions that are desirable, feasible & viable and drive penetration of our brands globally.
  • Understanding of the internal and external supply network capabilities in particular collaboration with the regional supply teams and external suppliers in key regions.
  • Partners with Cross Functional Stakeholders including all global teams and relevant regional teams to develop and drive activities.
  • Connects and networks internally and externally. Is a strong contributor to the Open Innovation agenda for Packaging development in both rigid and flexible applications. Shares best practice across the Global Packaging Community.
  • Producing lab scale prototypes of existing/new packaging, always ensuring the best technique is applied for the phase of the project.

What can you expect from Mars?

  • The opportunity to learn, develop and take charge of your own career.
  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package.
  • To be respected and valued.
  • The Five Principles at the center of every decision we make.
  • The opportunity to work cross functionally, add value and impact a better world for generations to come.

If you're passionate about our brands, a great strategic thinking, deliver high quality decision and have a high drive for results, then we want to hear from you. Click 'apply' in this position.


Posted: 2021-10-08 Expires: 2021-11-06
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