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Scientist, Pet Packaging Development – Pet Research & Development

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Website The J. M. Smucker Company

The J. M. Smucker Company

Company : The J. M. Smucker Company

Country: United States

Location : Orrville, Ohio

Post: Mon, 06 Feb 2023 20:57:38 GMT

Expires: Mon, 06 Mar 2023 23:59:59 GMT

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Scientist, Pet Packaging Development – Pet R&D

Orrville, Ohio (Hybrid Working Environment)

Is this the Role for You?

Are you a driven professional with a passion for delivering results while expanding your skillset and enhancing your expertise? Are you eager to share your opinions (and have them heard) and make a positive impact through your work? Do you share in our dedication to continuous improvement and growth? If so, you are the type of professional we want to add to our Company!

What we are looking for:

Bachelor’s Degree in Packaging or Engineering is required
5+ years of package development or packaging technical support experience is required
CPG industry experience is required; prior food industry experience is preferred
Experienced in Flexible Packaging technologies (Roll stock, Pre-made pouches)
Experienced in package development process and testing from concept to implementation
Familiarity with multiple packaging materials, technologies, and processes is desirable
Proven technical mastery in package development, preferably with food packaging experience highly desired. Mastery of basic package qualification test procedures in laboratory and operations environments
Project management experience is highly valued for this role (manage technical development, schedules, and resources for the work)
Ability to collaborate and work across multi-functional and discipline boundaries in a dynamic agile project environment
Demonstrated communication skills, both oral and written (write and secure approval of test plans, reporting on results, etc).
Willingness to travel (pet production facilities, suppliers and copackers).

In this role you will:

Interact with cross functional technical and business project team members to deliver technically ready packaging for new products.
Lead package development for new Pet products, work with suppliers to provide technically feasible packaging solutions from design concepts to deliver innovative new packaging and products.
Identify, design, develop and implement sustainable packaging solutions with compatible packaging technologies; including flexible films, blow molded containers, paperboard, and corrugated materials.
Lead the Technical Readiness process and/or collaborate with technical readiness leaders on projects providing required package development to meet product protection, distribution, and consumer use requirements.
Define and conduct package development testing to ensure readiness for production, distribution, customer and consumer fit for use performance.
Design and execute package commissioning and qualifications for new packaging with suppliers and/or on packing lines in coffee production plants.
Contribute innovative ideas leading to the development and application of new packaging technologies and solving packaging related challenges.
Plan, Execute, Analyze and summarize plant trials working closely with manufacturing, engineering, and production site technical resources.
Maintain and develop performance-based Pet packaging specifications

Why Smucker is the Place for You

You deserve a positive and encouraging work environment. One that allows you to deliver your best work and become your best professional self. That is exactly what you will find at Smucker.

Inspired by our unique culture, we are determined to support every employee holistically by meeting their physical, emotional and financial needs through:

Our Total Reward benefits program – includes competitive health and financial benefits that reflect your needs at different life stages, and a continued commitment to empower flexible work schedules and remote work opportunities to help you thrive.
Continuous opportunities to learn, grow and develop – beyond functional job-based education, we promote well-rounded development and encourage a spirit of continuous learning as part of our commitment to help you realize your professional goals.
Our continued progress on the journey to become the inclusive and diverse organization we expect to be supporting equity across our communities. We firmly believe that an inclusive environment and diverse organization strengthens our Company and enables every employee to reach their full potential.

Learn More About Working at Smucker

Our Total Rewards Benefits Program
Our Thriving Together Philosophy Supporting All Impacted by Our Business
Our Continued Progress on Inclusion, Diversity and Equity

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