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Packaging Engineer

Location: 

Boca Raton, FL, US

Req ID:  27268
Date:  Nov 24, 2021

ASR Group is the world’s largest refiner and marketer of cane sugar, with an annual production capacity of more than 6 million tons of sugar. The company produces a full line of grocery, industrial, food service and specialty sweetener products. Across North America, ASR Group owns and operates six sugar refineries, located in Louisiana, New York, California, Maryland, Canada and Mexico. In the European Union, the company owns and operates sugar refineries in England, Portugal.  ASR Group also owns and operates mills in Mexico and Belize.  The company’s brand portfolio includes the leading brands Domino®, C&H®, Redpath®, Tate & Lyle®, Lyle’s® and Sidul®.

 

POSITION SUMMARY & RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting directly to the Sr. Manager of Packaging Engineering, the Packaging Engineer I will execute a variety of packaging Innovation & Renovation projects in support the objectives of the New Product Development (NPD) team. The ideal candidate must have the ability to work across a broad-range of packaging commodity types (e.g. poly film, corrugate, paperboard, etc.), ensure food safety, and provide value to the customer while controlling overall costs. The Packaging Engineer I works closely with internal customers across multiple locations & functional areas and will work with external suppliers toward the successful delivery of projects against businesses requirements. 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Simultaneously executes multiple Innovation & Renovation projects using an established stage gate process to achieve on-time business objectives.
  • Develops and executes packaging qualification plans, including plant trials; reports against predetermined key performance indicators to drive change management through the Operations/business.
  • Responsible for the creation and maintenance of packaging specifications within SAP
  • Identifies packaging-related waste and material standardization opportunities; implementing improvements when supported by a business case.
  • Provides technical expertise to multiple functional areas (including but not limited to Operations, Quality, Supply Chain, and Sales & Marketing) to overcome business challenges
  • Challenges conventional thinking on packaging-related subjects by implementing creative solutions to continuous improvement activities
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Package Science or a related field from an accredited university
  • 0 to 2 years of experience working directly with package development
  • Basic knowledge of a broad range of packaging materials and packaging equipment commonly found within the Food and Beverage or CPG Industries
  • Fundamental project management skills; demonstrated ability to manage & deliver against multiple objectives
  • Ability to successfully execute problem-solving abilities and exhibit sound judgment and decision-making skills supported by technical justification
  • Proficiency speaking/reading/writing in other languages such as Spanish or Portuguese is highly preferred
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to apply critical thinking strategies when translating customer needs/insights to viable packaging concepts
  • Ability to analyze complex information and perform root cause analysis
  • Ability to utilize Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook on an Advanced Level

 

PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Experience working in the Food and Beverage or CPG Industry is preferred
  • Advanced degree is a plus

 

ESSENTIAL CAPABILITIES (KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES)

  • Communication & Interpersonal Skills: Expresses ideas and information in a clear and concise manner; tailors message to fit the interests and needs of the audience; delivers information in a manner that is interesting and compelling to the listener
  • Drive for Results – Aggressively pursues challenging goals and objectives; will to put in considerable time and effort to accomplish objectives; takes a highly focused, goal driven approach toward work
  • Execution – Attentive to detail and demonstrated ability to deliver on accountabilities in order to help the business and the team be successful. Track record of high-performance.
  • Judgment & Decision-Making: Bases decisions on a systematic review of relevant facts and information; avoids making assumptions or rushing to judgment; provides clear rationale for decisions
  • Energy & Initiative: Takes action on his/her own without being prompted; handles problems independently; able to resolve issues without relying on extensive help from others; does more than is expected or asked; asserts one's influence over events to achieve goals
  • Project Management – Manages resources, time, money, and scope in the completion of a  set of activities which lead to the achievement of an objective(s). Keeps current on project status; makes sure people are aware of project status and what they need to do to keep things moving; redirects project resources and activities to overcome setbacks; elevates project concerns to senior levels of leadership when appropriate.
  • Working with Ambiguity- Achieves forward progress in the face of poorly defined situations and/or unclear goals; able to work effectively with limited or partial information.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

  • None
  • Although this role has no formal supervisory responsibility, the person in this role will indirectly provide project related leadership, direction and guidance as part of the general scope of work

 

TRAVEL

  • This position will require travel both domestically and internationally; travel frequency will be based on the needs of the business (approximately 25-30% of the time)

 

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.


Nearest Major Market: Palm Beach
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami