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Packaging Specialist at Europastry USA

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: RONKONKOMA, New York

Job Description:

Do you want to join a growing company with a proven track record for success and growth? Wenner Bakery is part of Europastry, a family business founded in Barcelona in 1987 by Pere Galles. The bakery business is our passion and this is your opportunity to be a member of our team.

We are searching for an innovative Packaging Specialist to join our team! The Packaging Specialist designs, tests, and implements packaging designs that are a new part of the organization's Product Development process. This position will also review and improve existing packaging designs. This individual develops, designs, and tests standards and guidelines for developing packaging solutions for the organization's products.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES (include but are not limited to):

Oversee and manage complete packaging development process; including the creation of packaging designs, prototype development, and performance testing.
Troubleshoot new and existing packaging problems involving design, materials and processes by providing creative, timely, and cost-effective solutions.
Identify and implement cost saving initiatives related to packaging materials, labor, efficiency, transportation, and storage.
Analyze engineering drawings and specifications of product to determine physical characteristics of item, special handling, environmental and safety requirements, and types of materials required for packaging.
Effectively work with internal resources and packaging suppliers to achieve functional packaging goals including optimizing packaging supply base for cost, lead time, quality, regionalization, standardization, supply assurance, and compliance with customer, regulatory, and internal requirements.
Work closely with suppliers, engineering, product management, operations, marketing and sourcing.
Participate in product introduction teams, to deliver new products to market.
Work with the manufacturing department to ensure that the packaging designs are optimized for manufacturability.
Develop and implement comprehensive test plans and tools to ensure that packaging exceeds customer specifications.
Must manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Create accurate project specifications, timelines and budgets.
Other responsibilities and projects assigned by Marketing Manager


BS in Packaging (or related field) with a minimum of 2 years OR Minimum of 5 years of experience in similar position and industry.
Project Management certification a plus.


Knowledge and understanding of packaging design validation standards (ISO, ASTM, etc.), drafting and specification standards is essential.
Demonstrable proficiency in 3D CAD software is needed.
Excellent sketching and illustration skills.
Experience in rapid prototyping.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to work independently and within interdepartmental teams in a high paced environment.
Strong computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.