Manager-Technical Packaging

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To develop quality and cost effective packages while respecting the L'Oreal Conception Process. Responsibilities include packaging component design and development as well as package testing and analysis.

· Develop cost effective product and promotional packaging.
· Participate in trouble shooting and problem solving of component issues
· Interface with marketing and manufacturing management and associated or related functional areas
· Understand in house product manufacturing processes
· Understand basic supplier manufacturing processes including molding and decorating
· Identify viable primary packaging options and alternatives
· Conduct value analysis and cost reduction activities.
· Create and maintain component specifications, finished goods specifications and pallet patterns.
· Test and evaluate packaging components and assemblies.
· Understand CAD drawings and component blueprints
· Analyze and interpret test results of packaging components and assemblies
· Define technical parameters according to L'Oreal standards
· Development of secondary packaging, production capability and Finished Goods specifications
· Coordinate approval of packaging samples, copy and color proofs between marketing/development groups and suppliers.
· Develop and maintain a professional knowledge of new or emerging trends in the Packaging discipline.
· Manage multiple projects to meet established timelines
· Perform other duties as necessary or required
· Bachelor's degree in Packaging Engineering or a related technical discipline
· 5+ years experience in package development, preferably in the cosmetics, consumer goods or related field
· French Language skill is a plus
· Travel to vendors and plants will be a requirement (10-15% of time)
· Strong PC skills: MS Office and basic CAD software.
· Excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to handle various situations, multiple priorities, changing business needs and diverse personalities within L'Oreal and the vendor community
· Good organizational skills to manage the documentation, materials and information.