Posted in Engineering 30+ days ago.
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Location: Chicago, Illinois
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Mars has net sales of more than $33 billion, operates six business segments including Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks, Symbioscience, and more than 75,000 Associates worldwide that are putting its Principles into action to make a difference for people and the planet through its performance.
Mars brands include: Petcare – PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, BANFIELD® Pet Hospital, CESAR®, SHEBA®, DREAMIES® and NUTRO®; Chocolate – M&M’S®, SNICKERS®, DOVE®, GALAXY®, MARS®, MILKY WAY® and TWIX®; Wrigley – DOUBLEMINT®, EXTRA®, ORBIT® and 5™ chewing gums, SKITTLES® and STARBURST® candies, and ALTOIDS® AND LIFESAVERS® mints. Food – UNCLE BEN’S®, DOLMIO®, EBLY®, MASTERFOODS®, SEEDS OF CHANGE® and ROYCO®; Drinks – ALTERRA COFFEE ROASTERS™, THE BRIGHT TEA COMPANY™, KLIX® and FLAVIA®; Symbioscience – COCOAVIA® and WISDOM PANEL®.
Job Title Principal Engineer Molding, Seasonal and Gifting
Reports to Director Packaging Development
Segment Mars Wrigley Confectionery
Job Function Packaging / R&D
Location Chicago, IL (GIC)
This role provides technical & project management leadership to support global Packaging projects for the Chocolate CBU. The jobholder will take leadership of the key packaging innovation platforms for gifting, seasonal and molding. This role will shape the innovation program in the gifting, seasonal and moulding setting up the relationships with key packaging suppliers, the technology team and relevant universities / design agencies / external bodies.
The jobholder will also act as the key technical coach for the gifting, seasonal and molding team as well as the wider packaging community both in the global and regional teams.
This role provides technical leadership of critical projects with global stakeholders, handing over the leadership to the lead implementation market/region.
Context and Scope
The associate will have an important impact to the business with accountability for deploying impactful Packaging Innovation and Sustainability initiatives for the chocolate CBU. Decision making authority will reside within the prioritization of projects together with the Seasonal, Gifting and Molding Packaging Manager and cross functional counterparts to deliver project execution and appropriate identification of resources required for the projects. The associate will drive the prioritized initiatives working with cross functions through stage gates and handover to the relevant region/lead market. Areas of influence and interaction: globally (multiple functions specifically Marketing, Supply and Commercial), interacts with Global brands, Central Packaging teams, factories, co-manufacturers/packers (depending on project), suppliers and the External world (e.g. suppliers, Universities). Uses the Mars 5 principles when managing packaging changes through the business. Develops, optimizes and embeds ways of working that are required to deliver global innovation to the regions and coaches other members of the team.
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Key Functional Competencies & Technical Skills
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