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Associate Packaging Engineer - R&D

Unilever

Unilever

Trumbull, CT, USA
Posted on Friday, September 15, 2023

Background & Purpose of the Job

Unilever is a global Fast-Moving Consumer Goods company holding powerful brands like Dove, Axe, Magnum, Tresemme, Vaseline, Nexxus, and Ben & Jerry’s. We create product that enrich and improve people’s lives today and for the changing environment tomorrow – aiming to make sustainable living commonplace. Unilever brings purpose, joy and delightful experiences to consumers and customers. Unilever Packaging is looking for an exceptional new member to be part of its team in R&D North American Hair Package Development Team.

Who You Are & What You’ll Do:

The individual will be responsible for the design and delivery of primary and secondary packaging for innovation, renovation, sustainability and cost savings initiatives. You will manage multiple development projects and prioritize tasks based on timelines. You will deliver effectively in a cross-functional team environment by working with Brand, Planning, Formulation, Procurement, Quality, and many external suppliers. The position will also interface with Supply Chain for manufacturing scale-up including line trials, production start-ups, cost savings, and improving line efficiency. The ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with technical and non-technical teams is essential.

You’re a born leader: You will have the autonomy to deliver packaging innovation by partnering with cross-functional stakeholders to delight the consumer with sustainable and creative packaging solutions.

You love to win, and have fun doing it: In a dynamic and ever-changing business environment you will create magic by providing packaging that wins in the market place and brings a remarkable experience to the consumer.

You’re a change maker: Challenging Status quo and bringing a fresh perspective on how to deliver projects and packaging concepts into the market place is strongly encouraged.

You’re a culture & change champion: Do you know about the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan? We are looking for a team member who is passionate to discover their purpose and are free to champion it. Placing sustainability at the forefront of innovation development.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

  • B.S. Degree (Packaging Science, or engineering equivalent) and industry experience and/or relevant internship experiences

  • Basic appreciation level knowledge and experience in rigid, bottles, closures and flexible packaging

  • An understanding of package development process and engineering principles;

  • The ability to design and develop primary and secondary packaging components that meet consumer, brand, customer, and manufacturing objectives.

  • Possess a general understanding of project management to realize the order, importance, and impact of appropriate project activities and maintain packaging commitments to project scheduling.

  • An appreciation for consumer, business, and category needs and the relationship to packaging decisions & execution. An entrepreneurial mindset is beneficial.

  • Knowledge of package testing for both rigid and flexible packaging

  • Ability to deliver effectively in a cross functional team environment that includes both local and global team members

Pay: The pay range for this position is $53,200 to $79,700. Unilever takes into consideration a wide range of factors that are utilized in making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skill sets, experience and training, licensure and certifications, qualifications and education, and other business and organizational needs.

Bonus: This position is bonus eligible.

Long-Term Incentive (LTI): This position is LTI eligible.

Benefits: Unilever employees are eligible to participate in our benefits plan. Should the employee choose to participate, they can choose from a range of benefits to include, but is not limited to, health insurance (including prescription drug, dental, and vision coverage), retirement savings benefits, life insurance and disability benefits, parental leave, sick leave, paid vacation and holidays, as well as access to numerous voluntary benefits. Any coverages for health insurance and retirement benefits will be in accordance with the terms and conditions of the applicable plans and associated governing plan documents.

What We Can Offer You

Culture for Growth | Top Notch Employee Health & Well Being Benefits | Every Voice Matters | Global Reach | Life at Unilever | Careers with Purpose | World Class Career Development Programs | Check Out Our Space | Focus On Sustainability

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Unilever is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Employment is subject to verification of pre-screening tests, which may include drug screening, background check, credit check and DMV check.