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Packaging Engineering Manager

Company: Spectrum Brands
Location: Blacksburg
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Division Information

The Pet Care business unit of Spectrum Brands is based in St. Louis, Missouri with distribution, manufacturing and sales offices throughout the US and globe. Owners of dogs, cats, birds, small animals, fish and reptiles rely on our brands for exceptional value and trusted results. Our industry-leading brands include Tetra, Instant Ocean, Marineland, 8-in-1, Dingo, FURminator, Nature's Miracle, GloFish, DreamBone and SmartBones.

Job Summary

The Package Engineering Manager directs and coordinates activities of the packaging engineering team to design, manufacture, and test components, products and systems. The Package Engineering Manager will be responsible for execution of Package Engineering projects and driving Supplier Quality advancement, New Product Packaging Innovation and Sustainability initiatives will be a key focus for meeting the 3 year Global Pet Care strategic plan. This position is the primary liaison between R&D, MFG, and Marketing to ensure that product launches, product changes, and process changes are executed timely. This role will identify risks in design and operations and implement solutions to mitigate risks. Conduct training for MFG, suppliers, and other functions to ensure skills, knowledge, and procedures are in place to execute effectively in high volume production. This position will be a leader in advancing packaging innovation across Global Pet Care.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage and develop Package Engineering staff of 2-3 employees.
  • Responsible for $300M in Sourced Packaging spend.
  • Provide innovation and drive cost savings through market research and project initiatives.
  • Manages implementation of recyclable packaging program.
  • Direct responsibility for developing and maintaining manufacturing efficiencies, and determining engineering feasibility and cost effectiveness for new and existing products.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of new technologies with interaction with vendors and suppliers which may improve operations, and develops recommendations accordingly.
  • Drives creativity and talent development in Package Engineering team.
  • Directs department activities to design new products, modify existing designs, improve production techniques, and develop test procedures.
  • Deliver year over year cost savings of 3% of packaging spend.
  • Implement policies and procedures that align with SPB strategic initiatives and business requirements.

Education and Experience Profile

  • B.A./B.S. in Package Engineering
  • M.S. or some advance courses preferred

Required Skills

  • Ability to encourage, empower and inspire with appropriate leadership skills
  • SAP, MS Office and packaging software skills required
  • 6-10 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of 2 years in a supervisory or managerial role leading a team.
  • Previous experience developing packaging for Pet Care, household cleaning or health and beauty products a must. This includes flexible packaging (bags), cartons, corrugate shippers, displays and cartons, plastic liquid containers as well as aerosol cans.

Work Environment

  • Working environment is typical for manufacturing and office environment
  • Some travel may be required

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this job/classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Spectrum Brands is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.



Keywords: Spectrum Brands, Blacksburg , Packaging Engineering Manager, Other , Blacksburg, Virginia

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