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Senior Packaging Engineer - Nutrition



Englewood Cliffs, NJ, USA
Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Background & Purpose of the Job

The North America Nutrition business unit has been identified as a key growth area for Unilever globally. A robust end to end agenda has been created for historical growth over the next 3-5yrs. The primary purpose of this role is to provide leadership and instill rigor within the Nutrition Packaging R&D team, while identifying, shaping and leading technically complex Packaging activities that support North America Nutrition agenda. The right candidate should bring the necessary skillset, attitude and professionalism, along with an understanding of rigid packaging development and functional requirements to develop and qualify new pack structures.

Who You Are & What You’ll Do:

  • Deliver the key packaging activities to delivery Innovations, Cost Savings, Business Continuity and Sustainability program OTIF.

  • Manage multiple package development projects and prioritize tasks based on timelines.

  • Deliver effectively in a cross-functional team environment by working with Brand, Planning, Product Group R&D, Procurement, Quality, and material suppliers.

  • Interface with Manufacturing and Supply Chain for packaging related projects including line trials, production start-ups, cost savings, improving line efficiencies related to packaging, as well as resolving documentation issues for specifications.

  • Collaborate effectively with teams composed of individuals with technical and non-technical backgrounds and perspectives is essential.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

  • B.S. Degree in Packaging Science, or engineering equivalent with 4+ years of experience in the packaging field.

  • Strong rigid packaging knowledge, with relevant qualification experience on different molding platforms.

  • Must demonstrate understanding of package development process and engineering principles.

  • Must demonstrate ability to design and develop primary and secondary packaging components that meet consumer, Brand, customer, and manufacturing objectives.

  • Must be able to demonstrate a general understanding of project management to realize the order, importance, and impact of appropriate project activities and maintain Packaging commitments to project scheduling.

  • Must understand consumer, business, and category needs and the relationship to packaging decisions & execution.

Pay: The pay range for this position is $83,200 to $124,700. 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.


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.