(1) identifies and validates new packaging technology / methods,
(2) develops and implements new packaging specifications,
(3) provides technical expertise to the Hill's plants to identify and implement solutions to packaging equipment / material issues and to continuous improvement goals,
(4) and identifies projects that contribute to cost savings and to sustainability goals.
As a Colgate-Palmolive Company, our core values are the foundation of our commitment to sustainable development.
By 2025, we want all our packaging to be recyclable, reusable or compostable.
The Packaging Engineer:
leads the implementation of recyclable Petfood bags and will be supported by a multidisciplinary European team.
works closely with Supply Chain (Producation and Quality), Customer Service & Logistics (CS&L), Procurement and suppliers.
is located in Etten-Leur and reports to the European Design and Packaging Manager.
Work with flexible packaging suppliers to find the optimal recyclable plastic petfood packaging and test in our Etten-Leur facility
Set up and execute (using standardized methodologies for technology transfer process) at the packaging lines in Etten-Leur and Hustopece
Record and analyse test data and prepares reports to include recommendations and conclusions
Lead weekly meetings with the multidisciplinary technical development team
Stays informed and arrange the latest materials from the flexible suppliers
Determine the development strategy for implementation together with the Regional Packaging Manager
BSc or MSc in packaging engineering, material science, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering or related field
4-5 years of functional experience in flexible consumer products packaging
Experience in packaging design management in a global FMCG company is a plus
Fluent in English
Fluent in Dutch is a plus
Good communication and networking skills
Encourages creative thinking, pushing for simplification and continuous improvement in packaging
Experience in Project-, Innovation- and Manufacturing Management
SAP knowledge and experience with Google environment (Docs, Sheets, Slides etc.) is a plus
The Packaging Engineer position is a temporary position for the period of one year
Hill’s Pet Nutrition is a $ 2.3 Billion, global division of Colgate-Palmolive Company and the maker of Prescription Diet, Science Plan and Ideal Balance branded pet food. Our mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationship between people and their pets by providing the best, leading-edge pet nutrition technology, products and expertise to pet owners, veterinary professionals and other key professionals worldwide. Our company is a globally recognized Best Place to Work.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, veteran status (United States positions), or any other characteristic protected by law
Are you interested in working for Hill's Pet Nutrition? You can apply online and attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV. Applications received by e-mail are not considered in the selection process. Become part of our team. We look forward to your application.
Work that matters, fueled by passion for pets! At Hill’s we have a purpose. Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pet families through pioneering innovation, amazing nutrition, and the best and brightest people. Founded more than 75 years ago with an unwavering commitment to pet nutrition, Hills' mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets.
HILL'S® Prescription Diet® therapeutic pet foods, HILL'S® Science Diet® and HILL'S® Ideal Balance™ wellness pet foods are sold worldwide. Hill’s is a division of Colgate-Palmolive, a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, with sales of products in more than 200 countries. To learn more about Hill's and Colgate, please visit http://www.hillspet.com and http://www.colgatepalmolive.com, or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact Application_Accommodation@colpal.com with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.