As a member of the Manufacturing Supply Chain Team, the Packaging Engineer is responsible for ensuring that the packaging material and machine interface is optimized to reduce operational losses, deliver cost savings and technological advancements for the factory. The Packaging Engineer focusses on the development and specification of materials, parts and components to ensure that Plant safety, quality,delivery, service and cost KPIs are met.
Working with R&D, Manufacturing, Quality, Engineering, Procurement, Supply Chain & Suppliers, the purpose of the Packaging Engineer is to support packaging development and validation activities and to seek opportunities to re-evaluate packaging and value engineer costs out of the end-to-end supply chain.
- Point of contact of the plant for R&D to validate pack materials evolutions and to deliver fit for purpose material specifications
- Coordinate projects internally: make the link between the scheduling, supply, production, quality, maintenance and engineering departments.
- Coordination of NPD/packaging modifications tests within the factory
- Manages the diagnosis of line issues related to the pack materials
- Coordinate problem solving and creation of preventative and improvement actions between suppliers, purchasing departments, central quality and the factory
- Participate in the definition of pack specifications, supporting R&D.
- Participate in the management of pack complaints and process optimization
- Initiates escalations for quality issues of pack mats.
- Conducts targeted analyses focusing on loss analysis, kaizen and lean management
- Develop plans to optimize resources and process changes, and implement the solutions
- Monitor results, provide a summary and progress points on the action plan