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  • ID
    #10489468
  • Job type
    Contract
  • Salary
    USD Depends on Experience Depends on Experience
  • Source
    Alpha Consulting Corp.
  • Date
    2021-03-02
  • Deadline
    2021-05-01

REFERRALS ALWAYS GREATLY APPRECIATED

DIRECT CLIENT, Beverage, Consumer Packaged Goods

PACKAGE ENGINEERING PROJECT MANAGER

PLAINFIELD, IL

12 MONTHS CONTRACT

Onsite: 1-3 days/week, virtual remainder of time
  • The Packaging & Technology Team is responsible for the end-to-end cross functional oversight for all packaging components, packaging equipment and packaging quality.
  • Delivering programs on time, in full, and on budget while hitting COGs targets and maintaining quality is paramount.
  • Sitting within the North American Technical organization, the Packaging & Technology Team acts as a business partner to both NA Supply and ISC as well as Innovation and Brand Change, Procurement and Conversion.
  • This role will be responsible for delivering projects focusing on Value-Added Packaging, Gifting and Procurement initiatives
  • This role will work in partnership with our demand, innovation and procurement teams on project plan in order to deliver the project when needed by the market. This includes technical specifications, packaging testing, and supplier collaboration.
  • Packaging Lab activities will take place in the Plainfield Brand Technical Packaging Laboratory.

Market Complexity:
  • As part of the end-to-end supply chain, NA Supply has an extensive network of wholly owned and Third-Party Operation sites across the US and Canada.
  • In North America, the Client owns and operates a network of manufacturing, bottling, distilling and warehousing sites, wineries and vineyards.
  • NA Technical is an organization of 150+ people with a $23M budget, operating across several locations within the US and Canada.
  • From these locations NA Technical manages the Technical Equity for the Client NA Supply and Demand across the Client's portfolio.

Top Accountabilities:
  • Develop technical specifications for packaging components for VAP/Gifting projects. (shippers/cartons, labels, containers, and premium components such as glassware).
  • Manage specification workflows and issuance to vendors Collaborate with Procurement to understand supplier strategies to execute supplier related packaging projects. Interface with project managers, conversion sites, and warehousing operations to deliver project to the agreed upon market acceptance date.
  • Execute Testing Plans specific to project details, including the management of Premiums Testing, Trial and Qualification Reports.
  • Partner with others in technical to develop and finalize testing protocols.
  • Conduct the technical development/due diligence of packaging components, inclusive of creation/routing/approval of any/all package specifications.
  • Complete testing to ensure functional acceptability, assure regulatory and product compatibility compliance and life cycle robustness of new package components.
  • Consistently demonstrates pride and commitment to the Client, behaves authentically, focuses on finding solutions, and develops trusting relationships across the organization.
  • Drive and own the quality of our packaging performance from concept to consumers.

Required Skills:
  • Requires a BS in Package Engineering or related Technical Field, with demonstrated knowledge of product commercialization.
  • 5+ years' experience in packaging
  • Candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills, working with others, communicating directly

    with Stake Holders and Vendor contacts and working on multiple projects at the same time.
  • Packaging Materials knowledge (shippers, dividers, labels, closures, glass and PET containers)
  • Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), Adobe Acrobat software (PDF bundling)
  • TOPS or CAPE software knowledge
  • SAP and specification development knowledge is a plus.

If this is a good fit for you, please E-MAIL your updated resume as a word doc (attachment to email) along with your required w2 (only) hourly rate or desired w2 rate range,

and availability to Steve, Steve (@) AlphaConsulting.com

ALPHA'S REQUIREMENT #21-00569

W2 ONLY MUST BE ELIGIBLE TO WORK IN THE U.S. AS AN HOURLY W2 EMPLOYEE

Looking forward to working with you!

Steve Cooper, Senior Recruiter

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