The Playtex strategic business unit, which is a division of Energizer Personal
Care, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of a diverse portfolio of
consumer and personal products. Playtex is focused on Sun Care products,
including Banana Boat, Hawaiian Tropic, and Private Label brands; Infant Care
products, including spill-proof cups, baby bottles, pacifiers, and Diaper Genie;
Feminine Care products, including Gentle Glide and Sport tampons; and Skin Care
products, including Wet Ones and Gloves.
Primary Purpose of this position:
Develop innovative packaging across the portfolio of personal care products.
Serve as the primary Packaging Engineer in support of Innovation projects
including development of product concepts, proving out feasibility, and readying
concepts for transfer into feasibility phase to maintain a pipeline of new
product concepts to fill the EPC 3-year roadmap. Additionally, monitor progress
against timelines and due dates, as well as provide guidance and coaching to
those assigned on a project basis.
Partner with Consumer Insights group (s) to develop and support the execution
of strategic consumer learning plans in support of business objectives,
including focus groups, ethnography, product testing.
Development of concept solutions, prototypes, to satisfy those needs. Rapid
Prototyping and modeling (functional and non-functional) of product concepts to
gain consumer feedback.
Co-ordinate the development efforts with outside component suppliers as well
as contract manufactures both domestically and internationally.
Co-ordinate preparation of package prototypes for functional testing according
to ASTM methods
Communicate concepts with consumer/professional groups
Ready concepts for transfer into concept phase of the product development
Transfer product concepts to the implementation team. Develop and prepare
package material specifications, assembly instructions and BOMs.
Attend Trade/Industry Shows mining for new product ideas and IP evaluation.
Keep abreast of existing and new technologies that are applicable to areas of
Manage IP (intellectual property) within area of responsibility.
Provide coaching and mentoring to those assigned by manager.
Guide discussion during product team meetings, communicate technical issues
and details to the project team and management.
Travel domestically and internationally as required on assigned projects.
Travel requirements are 10 to 20% per month, which may include overnight travel,
local travel to Allendale NJ, Dover, DE as well as other manufacturing, contract
manufacturing and component manufacturing sites
Skills and Abilities Required
Must have good aesthetic innovative design skills.
Must have the ability to develop innovative solution for new product ideas.
Must have the ability to communicate product concepts utilizing Pro Engineer,
sketches and verbal direction.
Must be familiar with various manufacturing processes and mold types (e.g.
injection molding, blow molding, assembly methods, decoration methods, mono and
multi layer film processing knowledge a plus, etc.)
Must have the ability to evaluate designs concepts to prove out feasibility.
Must have the ability to manage third party relationships (e.g. outside design
consultants, inventors, suppliers, etc.
Proficient with CAD/CAM systems such as AutoCAD, Artios, Solid Works or ProE.
Project Management Skills:
Must have the ability to prioritize and organize workload on multiple programs
of low-to-medium complexity.
Must have the ability to develop and implement schedules and ensure that
engineering procedures are followed.
Must have the ability to manage assigned projects, monitoring the status of
all elements affecting the outcome of the program.
Must have the ability to guide laboratory support personnel as required to
accomplish a task.
Must have the ability to clearly communicate technical and non-technical
information via verbal presentation and in writing with management, team members
and support personnel with normal supervision.
BS or MS in Mechanical, Package or Chemical Engineering, or equivalent degree.
Minimum of 7 years of package development experience required, ideally with
consumer products companies.
Knowledge of a wide variety of packaging components and properties such as;
aerosols, pumps, closures, bottles, tubes, flexible films and lamination,
paperboard (folding cartons, cards, labels) plastic processing (injection and
extrusion blow molding and cast and blown films
Experience dealing with packaging component suppliers.
Experience in running overall development of new packaging structures from
concept to manufacturing)
Experience with standard test methods as ASTM, GMPs OTC test and protocols..
Additional Skills & requirements:
Effective verbal / written communication, interpersonal, and influencing
skills. Ability to interface with internal and external contacts at all levels.
Ability to clearly communicate technical and non-technical information via
verbal presentations and in writing.
Must be a highly credible individual capable of rapid engagement, and of
bridging relationships between R&D
and other functional areas.
Must be capable of quickly establishing relationships both internally and
externally, and at all levels.
Ability to develop and execute innovative solutions for new product ideas.
Highly analytical and skilled in achieving operational efficiencies and
committed to quality. Capable of seeing the big picture.
Excellent negotiating and influencing skills, and capable of working across
multiple functional areas, with a true sense of urgency in responding to
delivering on challenges.
Good computer skills. Proficiency with Word, Excel, Access/databases e-mail
and internet applications.
Excellent organizational, prioritizing and follow up skills.
Ability to handle multiple tasks / projects simultaneously.
Ability to think and act independently and make sound decisions.
Demonstrated ability to complete projects on time.
Good problem-solving skills.
Energizer Personal Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.
Please note that we will only respond to candidates that meet our qualification
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