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Senior Packaging Engineer (Cosmetics)

Company: Premier Executive Recruiting
Location: Dayton
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

File your patents for custom tooling within sustainable beauty packaging!

Our client is moving forward full-force with a company initiative to provide sustainable turnkey packaging innovation to beauty brands nationwide. This beauty company is adding a Packaging Engineer to spearhead new innovation focused on cosmetics and personal care packaging. This role will utilize your package engineering technical expertise to partner with skincare, personal care and cosmetics brands to create award-winning, innovate new sustainable technology in the beauty industry.

The ideal candidate takes a wholistic perspective to innovating and problem-solving to develop new primary packaging components, stays on top of industry trends and has a track record of partnering with beauty brand founders to understand their vision and act as the subject matter expert to make recommendations to meet the brand's aesthetic, sustainable requirements, budget requirements, and industry trends. -This company is pioneering new technology and seeking an Engineer that thrives in entrepreneurial environments and designs outside the box.

Responsible for managing the technical aspects of developing packages -(3D design, engineering, modeling, etc.) for custom tooling for a diverse portfolio of cosmetics and personal care componentry including bottles, jars, caps, tubes, mascara tubes, compacts, lipsticks, applicators, etc.
Partner closely with Sales teams and communicate with approx. 15 skincare, personal care and cosmetics brands directly to understand product briefs. Identify viable packaging options and alternatives. Define and engineer technical conceptions according to company and customer standards. Optimize and harmonize technical conceptions.
Analyze and approve technical drawings through tolerance and stack up evaluations on critical assemblies.
Manage new tooling development and validation. Understand mold functionalities, molding processes, finishing techniques, etc. Evaluate risks and develop clear mitigation plans. Define appropriate testing plan and analyze/interpret results.
Support 15-20 active projects at any time meeting 4-month average timelines from brief to approval.
As the technical expert, fully own technical milestones in project timelines through development process; ensuring on-time product delivery. Collaborate cross-functionally to troubleshoot technical issues with internal partners including: Executives, Sales, Project Managers as well as external partners including: supplier, plant, distribution, quality, etc.
Assess and resolve packaging design problems on existing items.
Take ownership of existing and future technical conceptions; inclusive but not limited to data, consumer complaints, support of quality issues, etc.
Develop and maintain a professional knowledge of new or emerging trends in packaging technology

Qualifications:
Track record of innovating custom tooling for beauty components; demonstrates strong understanding of mold functionalities, molding processes, finishing techniques, etc.
Proficiency with Solidworks -(CAD) software required
Experience partnering with internal teams, management and suppliers to collaborate and troubleshoot through any problems in development
Understand plant and contract manufacturing capabilities
Basic knowledge and use of statistics (i.e. Cp, CpK)
Ability to travel (10%) including trips to domestic fillers to troubleshoot any issues and annual international travel to overseas factories

Keywords: Premier Executive Recruiting, Trenton , Senior Packaging Engineer (Cosmetics), Engineering , Dayton, New Jersey

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