Summary: This position is part of the Global Packaging Organization supporting the European Home Care Category . This position supports the primary company strategies of Driving Growth, by developing and implementing innovative consumer preferred packaging, and Funding Growth, by driving savings and standardization efforts. The role is cross-functional in nature, working closely with Marketing, Product Development, Manufacturing, Regulatory, Legale and the Supply Chain. The role is highly collaborative in Partnerships with outside packaging vendors are a critical element of job responsibilities.
As part of the HC Europe CMS ( Category Manufacturing Service) structure, this role supports packaging priorities in the European Business Division through a tightly linked network of talented engineers working in the various Colgate plants.
Manage the conceptualization, initiation, development and implementation of new and improved packages and processes including: design generation, prototype development, engineering specifications, mold and machinery qualification, functionality and quality testing, and technology transfer. May lead multi-functional teams in some of these projects
Manage the design of packaging systems and packaging components, ensuring defined needs for ergonomics, equity aesthetics, consumer acceptance, manufacturing capability and quality are met from the program brief through design, engineering and Commercialization
Define and implement standardization and simplification programs, and margin improvement projects
Ensure Developments are meeting global specifications for packages, processes, and/or equipment, which are consistent with KPI goals and support Quality and EOHS Standards. Provide efficient and timely documentation and/or transfer of manufacturing and engineering technologies throughout the Colgate world.
Partner with Divisional Marketing, CMS functions ( Procurement,Technical, Network Operations), Production Plants & packaging partners, Product Development, and Supply Chain functions to ensure project meets agreed upon goals. Continuously assess and communicate project results vs. goals and take corrective action when required
Partner with European Procurement to develop and help negotiate local, regional, or global contracts with suppliers. Evaluate and coordinate supplier’s activity related to on-going projects
Generate and present valid Total Delivered Cost information on package/process and other pertinent financial information
Ensure effective utilization of the Packaging Test Methods to coordinate and execute Packaging evaluations, quality control procedures and test method development.
Key player to ensure Packaging Projects are receiving the dedicated support from the plants to go through qualification process( trials required on Finishing Lines) driving resolution in case of adverse events/issues
Identify and provide rationale for funds needed to successfully deliver project goals
Understand, interpret and refine package testing procedures and standards to support the effective design, validation, and implementation of new packages and packaging technology. Provide meaningful explanations and forward actions to appropriate Division/Subsidiary personnel
Write and present technical and business summaries for both technical and non-technical personnel
Build competitive advantage by identifying, evaluating, and championing technical advancements, design trends and innovations in packaging. Stay aware of supplier and competitor new developments, and highlight to appropriate management as needed
Develop, justify and execute capital projects related to packaging (i.e. molds/machinery)
Engineering degree (Packaging, Chemical/Mechanical Engineering)
At least 5-10 years of experience in a consumer products, packaged goods or pharmaceutical industry
At least 6-8 years of experience in Packaging
Experience coordinating packaging development projects with Product Development, Marketing and the Supply Chain.
Experience in the development of Plastic Packaging ( eg Blowing, Injection processes)
Embrace Sustainability Challenges leading the changes.
Experience in package testing and with package specifications
Ability to travel 5-20% (domestic and Global) based on project needs
Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, veteran status (United States positions), or any other characteristic protected by law.
Are you interested in working for Colgate-Palmolive? You can apply online and attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV. Applications received by e-mail are not considered in the selection process. Become part of our team. We look forward to your application.
Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. Colgate sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sorriso, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sanex, Elta MD, PCA Skin, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet.
For more information about Colgate’s global business, visit the Company’s web site at http://www.colgatepalmolive.com. To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® oral health education program, please visit http://www.colgatebsbf.com. To learn more about Hill's and the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love program please visit http://www.hillspet.com. To learn more about Tom’s of Maine please visit http://www.tomsofmaine.com.
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