Ralston Purina Company.
Seattle, WA, United States
Manufacturing, Bluecollar, Engineering
Sr Packaging Specialist (TAG)','19000449','!*!Nestlé and Starbucks are bringing together the world’s most iconic coffee brands. Starbucks’ robust product portfolio celebrates coffee with rich tradition – customer experience is paramount. Coupled with Nestlé’s mission to enhance the quality of consumers’ lives and contributing to a healthier future, this strategic alliance will create career opportunities that will drive innovation and go-to-market strategies, bringing the best coffee to customers around the world.
POSITION SUMMARY: Technical Packaging lead on project teams to deliver innovation and renovation portfolio. Develops and launches packaging solutions in line with Marketing, or operations improvement initiative while ensuring packaging safety, quality, functionality and sustainability objectives are being met in a cost efficient manner. Collaborates internally and externally to build relationships in order to continuously improve technical skills and personal development. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: New Product Development •Implementation of Innovation & Renovation strategy in the market. Leverages technical experience, R&D and external industry insights to develop, implement, and execute creative packaging development activities (e.g. bench top, pilot plant, and internal/external factory) to achieve project goals and deadlines to delight the consumer. Aligns with relevant Product Technology Centers on breakthrough packaging solutions as well as process or technology improvements to safeguard intellectual property. •Drives creative structural packaging development, as part of Innovation/Renovation projects and processes that delivers on consumer insights and key Brand attributes. Uses consumer & customer centric insights. Participates in relevant consumer research activities and, for specific structural package development projects, assists in the development of appropriate consumer research plans. Uses Nestle innovation workshop for idea/concept generation and Nestle tool to assess the impact to the environment of the packaging structure. Optimization Process •Packaging System Performance & Productivity Own/identify productivity opportunities, including short term trouble shooting, deliver projects using NCE tools, i.e. DMAIC/GSTD/SMED/VSM to continuously improve overall packaging line performance. Develop and maintain packaging process capability understanding to drive performance and quality improvement initiatives. Key role in FI pillar to drive TPM implementation. Guardian/enforcer of system standards, ensure compliance to specified requirements for packaging materials, finished pack quality, and to standard packaging line parameters. Improve system reliability (in collaboration with Maintenance) and package quality (in collaboration with Quality). •Managing packaging line / packaging changes Serve as Customer for capital projects, provide specification of requirements, support start-ups with involvement in FAT and SAT as appropriate. Serve as I&R liaison for packaging development, provide site leadership for testing, owner of packaging development integration to factory, ensuring quality and packaging lines performance as well as throughout the supply chain. Verify project deliverables for capital projects, development and productivity projects and provide feedback to design through appropriate qualification protocols verifying system performance. Capture relevant system/packaging changes, liaise with suppliers, Corporate and R&D functions, follow relevant business protocols. Maintain/Develop packaging specifications & CoC documentation. Additional Responsibilities: •Drives technical matter with packaging suppliers. Participates in the selection of packaging material and equipment suppliers.Responsible for maintaining vendor and industry relationships to keep abreast of current trends and to ascertain future trends. •Maintains/Develops packaging specifications & packaging safety documentation. Ensures that the packaging solutions comply with global specification guidelines, operates efficiently in production and provides adequate protection through the distribution system in a cost effective manner. •Provides technical support and packaging expertise to internal customers, including Marketing, Operations, QA, Engineering, Purchasing, Packaging Communications, and others. Through assigned Brand and Manufacturing responsibilities, serves as a point-person to proactively search out packaging solutions that are aligned with Brand vision and Manufacturing strategy. •Responsible for performing packaging production qualification trials (materials and vendor selection) as well as shipping and handling tests. Reviews and evaluates and documents results, facilitates decision making. •Works with Quality Management to set quality attributes and evaluation procedures for packaging components, ensuring quality by design . Provides input to Operations for SOPs for packaging equipment. •Collaborates internally and externally (marketing, Technical & Production, R&D, suppliers, etc.) in a team environment to develop, industrialize, and launch new packaging, quality improvements, compliance, and productivity cost savings. Emphasis on growing Nestle network by seeking and maintaining relationships globally. •Is involved with packaging graphics; has input and approval responsibilities. Responsible for providing accurate packaging specifications and templates to Packaging Communications team. •Travel ','!*!REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL: BS in Packaging Engineering, Science, Mechanical Engineering or similar degree EXPERIENCE: 2-5 years experience preferred in packaging or related field of work in FMCG factory environment SKILLS: •Interpersonal communication skills, written and verbal communication, organizational skills, project management skills must all be strong. •Must be capable of working in a fast-paced, team environment with minimal direct supervision and the ability to adhere to aggressive deadlines •Consumer and customer oriented, continuous improvement mindset Administrative skills: CAPE/TOPS (packaging palletization programs) MS Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project SAP (preferred) ','Engineering/Packaging','US-WA-Seattle-Seattle','','Nestle USA','Full-time','','Ongoing','Sr Packaging Specialist (TAG)
Ralston Purina Company.
Website : http://www.purina.com
The reason we're so invested in the quality of our food is because we love pets as much as you do. You’ll find pets in our homes, and even sitting by our feet as we work in our offices. Our passion for pets goes beyond pushing pet nutrition forward, and into forging partnerships in the pet welfare world and raising awareness of what pets truly need. After all, we've seen firsthand how powerful the bond with a pet can be, and the many unique ways that pets can strengthen our families and bring our communities closer. Because we want dedicated and passionate employees on our team, we make sure that Purina is a great place to work. You can tell from the moment you walk in the door that our world revolves around pets, whether you're seeing the art on the walls or the many cats and dogs that employees bring to work every day. Recently, Glassdoor.com ranked Purina No. 3 on their 2015 Best Places to Work – an Employees’ Choice Award list. For eight consecutive years, we've been recognized by the St. Louis Business Journal as the "Best Place to Work" and for the past three years, Purina has been recognized as the best place to work in St. Louis by the St. Louis Post Dispatch. We're proud of the fact that we help make our employees happy. Our quest to drive pet nutrition forward and conduct industry-leading research on the wellbeing of pets pushes our company to do more year after year. We work hard for your pets every day, and we love doing it.