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Packaging Material Development Engineer

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Job ID KUR00105 Date posted 05/28/2020 Location : Kurkumb, India
Position Purpose & Summary:

As Packaging Development Engineer, you'll play a fundamental role in the development and design of new, improved packaging materials and contribute to a deeper understanding of our Brand vision / strategy across various packaging formats available. 
This position will be responsible for the identification, exploration and deployment of packaging innovations / solution for GEOS India. This implies new or modified materials, decoration and printing methods, Packaging development and design, packaging systems and related technologies.

Principal Accountabilities:

• In collaboration with suppliers, marketing and operation to propose & implement technical solutions that meet requirements & bring cost saving solutions
• Translate customer needs into innovative solutions. Assess potential value creation and optimization generated from innovation discoveries to provide differentiation and increasing overall value propositions with customers
• Provide technical support to the plant(s) on packaging material related matters to make the deployment of packaging innovation smooth, efficient and cost effective
• Provide pipeline of potential projects, where new packaging helps to reduce our cost and/or strengthen our position in the market as preferred partner
• Assists in development of standardized test procedures, policies & standards. Assures compliance with regulatory packaging requirements
• Preparation, development and control of rigid packaging material specifications
• Ensure full compliance with change management requirement for packaging material
• Bench marking of Competitors to keep abreast with the new trends
Minimum Required Qualifications:

• B.Sc in science/food technology or BE in engineering
• Post Graduate in Packaging Technology from Indian Institute of Packaging / SIES
• Strong communication skills and proven ability to work as part of an effective team
• Basic project management skills / experience in handling project independently from ideation to implementation

Preferred Qualifications:

• Working knowledge on various packaging formats – rigids / flexible / corrugated box
• Flexibility in work style to be able to manage several projects simultaneously
• Working experience with operations / SCM
• Working knowledge with Auto CAD & or Solid Works design software
• Working knowledge on mould development

Experience:

• 5-6 years of working experience in Packaging Development in food / similar industry
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