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Packaging Specialist

Packaging Specialist

Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other. 

 

If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestlé is the place for you. Nestlé USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestlé’s presence in the United States. We're in 97% of American homes, and as the leading food and beverage company, our goals are to continue to deliver quality food and beverage products, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact. 

 

We’re determined to challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. As individuals and teams, we embrace our entrepreneurial culture and have created a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day. Here, you will find limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career and feel empowered to succeed in the workplace and beyond.

 

Because our focus is not only on nourishing our customers, but also about enriching you.

Position Summary

The role of the Packaging Specialist is to manage packaging exploration, innovation and project development for different liquid beverage applications across all Nestle global businesses. Responsibilities include the entire development process; from front end innovation, idea exploration and creation, staging through development; industrialization and post launch evaluation.


Primary Responsibilities: 

Develop innovative, consumer centric packaging concepts & solutions for beverage applications.
Deliver solutions by developing ideas from initial white space, concept through development to implementation, collaborating with internal and external parties (design agencies, trend analytics, suppliers, creative teams, marketing, global regions, etc.)
Support the innovation recycle-ready roadmap by generating new packaging propositions that align with Nestle sustainability initiatives and reduce GHG with required packaging interventions.
Constantly update knowledge of consumer and retail trends, new competitive and fringe packaging and technologies, new and unique materials and design applications and processes.
Attend and lead technical validation trials both in house and at external suppliers.
Prepare documentation on technical specifications for our suppliers, purchasing and transfer of development projects into production, including testing plan and training modules for operations and skills evaluation.
Optimize current packaging solutions via Fit for Purpose activities to reduce cost and material usage where possible.
Co-develop equipment for new packaging concepts together with partners and suppliers.
Develop an effective knowledge network within the group, with suppliers and universities.
Comply with Nestle Integrated Management System and all other company policies and procedures.


Job Qualifications (Minimum Education, Experience, and Knowledge)

BS in Engineering, Industrial Design, Packaging or Mechanical/Plastics/Processing.
5-7 years' experience in Packaging Development.
Creative thinker and visionary; driven to bring and develop fresh packaging ideas
Proven expertise on packaging materials and related technologies.
Passionate on sustainability and willing to proactively drive the change towards 100% sustainable packaging.
Creative and driven to bring and develop fresh packaging ideas.
Experienced in manufacturing processes for the beverage industry (preferably aseptic or hot-fill).
Experienced in project management and functional leadership.
Ability to take on broad, complex project tasks and to engage the appropriate resources to provide support.
Ability to challenge team members and management with equal effectiveness to influence decisions.
Good communicator, motivated and team player.
Agility and capacity to deliver a diversity of projects in parallel.
Flexibility to travel for short and mid-term missions.

 

#LI-MW1

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

 

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role.  In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities.  Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

 

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience.

 

Contact us at accommodations@nestle.com or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

 

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other. 

 

If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestlé is the place for you. Nestlé USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestlé’s presence in the United States. We're in 97% of American homes, and as the leading food and beverage company, our goals are to continue to deliver quality food and beverage products, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact. 

 

We’re determined to challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. As individuals and teams, we embrace our entrepreneurial culture and have created a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day. Here, you will find limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career and feel empowered to succeed in the workplace and beyond.

 

Because our focus is not only on nourishing our customers, but also about enriching you.

Position Summary

The role of the Packaging Specialist is to manage packaging exploration, innovation and project development for different liquid beverage applications across all Nestle global businesses. Responsibilities include the entire development process; from front end innovation, idea exploration and creation, staging through development; industrialization and post launch evaluation.


Primary Responsibilities: 

Develop innovative, consumer centric packaging concepts & solutions for beverage applications.
Deliver solutions by developing ideas from initial white space, concept through development to implementation, collaborating with internal and external parties (design agencies, trend analytics, suppliers, creative teams, marketing, global regions, etc.)
Support the innovation recycle-ready roadmap by generating new packaging propositions that align with Nestle sustainability initiatives and reduce GHG with required packaging interventions.
Constantly update knowledge of consumer and retail trends, new competitive and fringe packaging and technologies, new and unique materials and design applications and processes.
Attend and lead technical validation trials both in house and at external suppliers.
Prepare documentation on technical specifications for our suppliers, purchasing and transfer of development projects into production, including testing plan and training modules for operations and skills evaluation.
Optimize current packaging solutions via Fit for Purpose activities to reduce cost and material usage where possible.
Co-develop equipment for new packaging concepts together with partners and suppliers.
Develop an effective knowledge network within the group, with suppliers and universities.
Comply with Nestle Integrated Management System and all other company policies and procedures.


Job Qualifications (Minimum Education, Experience, and Knowledge)

BS in Engineering, Industrial Design, Packaging or Mechanical/Plastics/Processing.
5-7 years' experience in Packaging Development.
Creative thinker and visionary; driven to bring and develop fresh packaging ideas
Proven expertise on packaging materials and related technologies.
Passionate on sustainability and willing to proactively drive the change towards 100% sustainable packaging.
Creative and driven to bring and develop fresh packaging ideas.
Experienced in manufacturing processes for the beverage industry (preferably aseptic or hot-fill).
Experienced in project management and functional leadership.
Ability to take on broad, complex project tasks and to engage the appropriate resources to provide support.
Ability to challenge team members and management with equal effectiveness to influence decisions.
Good communicator, motivated and team player.
Agility and capacity to deliver a diversity of projects in parallel.
Flexibility to travel for short and mid-term missions.

 

#LI-MW1

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

 

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role.  In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities.  Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

 

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience.

 

Contact us at accommodations@nestle.com or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

 

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

Marysville, OH, US, 43040

Marysville, OH, US, 43040


Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati
Nearest Secondary Market: Dublin

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