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PACKAGING DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST

Vaiano Cremasco – Italy

The ideal candidate will be responsible to elaborate and to develop the proposal about the best suitable packaging responding to the customer brief; to manage supplier negotiation and purchase order until the first delivery, in compliance with quality requirements.
He/she will manage all kind of packaging: primary, secondary and tertiary packaging.
Reporting to the Purchasing Manager he/she will be accountable for the following:

  • To manage the relationship with suppliers and internal customers in all its phases (building, developing and maintain the relationship) as he/she will have to represent the company in a professional manner
  • To develop the performance of suppliers and to search for new ones
  • To suggest / propose to the Sales Team packaging which suits at best to customer requirements
  • To develop the packaging required in a short time, effectively and according to quality standard required
  • To update in the related software – Oracle – all the required information and technical data
  • To input the first purchase order (launch) of packaging
  • To attend meetings with suppliers and internal meetings to collect all information to find out the best packaging solution
  • To have a deep knowledge of products and the production process to able to identify the best suitable packaging  
  • To visit occasionally suppliers and exhibitions to develop/maintain relationships and find new suppliers

Skills required:

  • High School Diploma as a minimum. Degree in a Technical or Scientific discipline like Mechanical / Management Engineering or similar is preferable
  • Fluent in English is an essential requisite, French or another foreign language are a plus
  • Three/five year experience in complex or multinational packaging companies in packaging development roles (paper, plastics, glass etc.)
  • IT knowledge: Very good knowledge of the Office package and able to use / learn company systems (ERP, WMS, etc.)
  • Good interpersonal relationship and teamwork
  • Good communication and ability to synthesize
  • Effective workload planning, respect of deadlines, ability to define priorities and manage stress in a very dynamic environment
  • Proactivity, precision and attention to details/numbers
  • Ability to search for information, flexibility and adaptability
  • Self-motivation and great sense of responsibility and confidentiality, personal ethics, tact and diplomacy
  • Availability to travel occasionally in Italy and abroad