Global Packaging Development Engineer (m/f) - Essity - Smedsjobb i Göteborg
Global Packaging Development Engineer (m/f)
Essity / Smedsjobb / Göteborg
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EssityEssity is a leading global hygiene and health company dedicated to improving well-being through our products and solutions, essentials for everyday life. The name Essity stems from the words essentials and necessities. Our sustainable business model creates value for people and nature. Sales are conducted in approximately 150 countries under the leading global brands TENA and Tork, and other strong brands, such as Jobst, Leukoplast, Libero, Libresse, Lotus, Nosotras, Saba, Tempo, Vinda and Zewa. Essity has about 48,000 employees and net sales in 2017 amounted to approximately SEK 109bn (EUR 11.3bn). The headquarters is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and the company is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. More information at

Together, our teams in Essity work for the health and wellbeing of people around the world. Simply put, we want the best for everyone, everywhere. We're looking for people who embody our values, not afraid to challenge, innovate, experiment and move at a fast pace.
The Global Packaging Development Engineer will be responsible for both the development and optimization of brand packaging solutions for primary, secondary and tertiary packaging components. The scope of the Global Packaging Development Engineer goes across all Essity business categories and geographies and includes interaction on a professional level with packaging suppliers and internal stakeholders from marketing, sales, product development, category management, sourcing, logistics and manufacturing, driving company goals and objectives. The position is located in either Gothenburg (Sweden) or Munich (Germany) and you will report to the Global Packaging Development Director.
In addition, as Global Packaging Development is a relatively new function within Essity R&D, we also expect you to strongly contribute to improving our processes and way-of-working, identifying knowledge gaps and filling them through enabling projects, developing new methods and tools, and defining new key performance indicators, in our journey of becoming a world-class R&D Packaging Team.

Main Tasks
Work in the innovation projects to ensure the development of optimum quality packaging with maximum speed to market and effective cost management in line with global brand packaging strategies.
Support regional and global marketing teams on new product launches; specifically implementing new package designs, innovations and machine acceptance trials.
Manage the development of global primary, secondary and tertiary packaging components and deliver specifications for both packaging innovations and re-design of packaging to support product changes and line extensions.
Provide and communicate technical input and recommendations on all packaging-related matters and technical training and development to all appropriate areas.
Set and improve the packaging specification parameter framework (QPack) for different materials and improve way-of-working for packaging development processes.
Identify and develop innovative packaging concepts including materials, packaging format, print technology and brand assurance devices, with potential business benefits.
Proactively develop, maintain and improve working relationships with manufacturing, product development, marketing, sales, category management, logistics and sourcing.
Manage R&D Packaging Team enabling projects.
Use a systematic approach to analyze data and suggests corrective actions to optimize current packaging solutions in terms of cost, functionality and process without affecting the value of the product.
Perform root cause shipping and warehouse damage analysis and any relevant testing needed.
Lead factory/business teams focused on packaging optimization, understanding the interaction among all the factors that influence the results; working on details with the big picture in mind.

Key Competencies
Master's Degree required, preferably in Packaging Engineering, Technology, Chemistry or relevant field
A minimum of 3-5 years of industrial experience, working with various forms of packaging
Experience from manufacturing environment and packaging machinery relative to line trials, the packaging process and packaging integrity/performance issues
Excellent English written and verbal communication skills
Experience with logistics optimization is preferred
Experience with SAP, Adobe Illustrator, TOPS, AutoCad is an advantage
Project management experience is an advantage
Ability to travel up to 40% to domestic and international locations.

Furthermore, we see that the Global Packaging Development Engineer has excellent communications skills, a holistic thinking that takes a broad stakeholder perspective and has the ability to understand stakeholder requirements, operational limitations and business opportunities. You have basic understanding of packaging materials, components and functionalities, the packaging filling process, and packaging associated test methods/standards.

Additional Information
Depending on your motivation, personality and preferences, we can offer you different development opportunities. By empowering you and your career our aim is to keep you inspired and engaged. We think this is essential for staying motivated, contributing to Essity's overall priorities.
If you have questions, please contact the Global Packaging Development Director, Niklas Dahlin, +46 31 746 00 00.
Essity kindly but firmly declines direct contact with recruiting and staffing agencies, as well as job advertising sellers.

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