Abbott is a global healthcare company devoted to improving life through the development of products and technologies that span the breadth of healthcare. With a portfolio of leading, science-based offerings in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic pharmaceuticals, Abbott serves people in more than 150 countries and employs approximately 70,000 people.
This position is responsible to provide leadership and technical knowledge to identify and implement packaging programs for Abbott Nutrition. The candidate must be able to apply advanced scientific methods and techniques to the design of new packaging materials and structures. Programs will range from development of new materials through optimization of existing packaging for nutritional
Primary job responsibilities include: development of packaging solutions to support growth of global Abbott Nutrition brands worldwide, identify and lead new strategic packaging materials and plastic molding programs, provide insight and knowledge of a broad range of materials & packaging systems, and develop testing procedures and protocols to fully assess performance of packaging structures.
This position functionally resides is the Global Package Innovation and Core Technology group, reporting directly to the Manager of Global Packaging Core Technology.
Minimum of 10+ years experience in technical package engineering position or related field.
Successful candidate must demonstrate the following technical & leadership skills:
- Thorough understanding of Packaging technologies and processes
- Technical expertise in Plastics and Molding Engineering
- Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects
- Demonstrated leadership skills
- Excellent communication skills
- Ability to effectively interface with broad cross functional teams
- Demonstrated ability to make decisions independently
- Effective problem solving skills
Bachelor of Science degree in Packaging, Engineering, or related technical field.
Master of Science degree in technical field
Significant Work Activities and Conditions
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Yes, 25 % of the Time
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