Packaging Development Specialist bij Friesland Campina

Geplaatst op 12-04-2023  -  Categorie: Vacatures  -  Auteur: Carla Cornelissen  -  Bron: Friesland Campina

About the job

You will develop, implement and improve our packaging solutions to make a difference for our brands. You will lead technical complex packaging projects in an efficient way and further optimize the collaboration with our operating companies as well as our category procurement teams. In this role you will be part of a Global Packaging Development expert team within our extensive Research of Development network and you will report to the Packaging Development Manager Europe. You will develop packaging solutions for products in our Consumer Dairy, Specialised Nutrition, Professional businesses.

What We Ask

  • Bachelor / Master degree, preferably in the area of Industrial Design, Food Technology, Process/Packaging Technology, Engineering, etc.
  • 5 - 10 years of relevant packaging development experience within Food/FMCG Packaging or at a packaging supplier
  • subject matter expert in a Packaging Technology is a plus (ideally Rigid Plastic Packaging or Transport & End-of-line Packaging)
  • knowledge of packaging machine development that covers evaluation, selection, installation, validation, innovation of new equipment and improvement of existing packaging lines (subject matter expertise a plus)
  • knowledge of packaging material development in all formats and in different product applications
    advanced project management skills
  • project leadership experience with multiple countries encompassing global scope and experience working effectively in a global matrix organization
  • excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • ability to deal with ambiguity and stakeholder management
  • flexibility to travel frequently (20-30%) in Europe

What We Offer

  • purpose driven organisation – "nourishing by nature"
  • empowered people with the right level of autonomy
  • an international work environment that is friendly and inclusive – we are people focused and approachable
  • enabling your creativity and entrepreneurship
  • competitive compensation package

Vacancy Description

  • focus on New Packaging Development, Innovation, Value Engineering and New Technology roadmaps
  • deliver packaging solutions that add value to our business, increase our sustainability and comply with food safety regulations
  • drive and implement Packaging Innovations either as a project member or project leader and via collaborating closely with your stakeholders in Marketing, Operations and Procurement
  • end-to-end delivery of packaging solutions as a Technical Project Manager in complex NPD and CAPEX projects
  • coordinate activities of sub- team members, monitor progress and compliance to the project execution plan
  • manage and mitigate project risks, resources and budget
  • deal with various stakeholders with various interests in different levels of the organization
  • engage external suppliers on their capabilities and latest technologies to develop new concepts and validate & implement them
  • assess, improve and refine existing packaging applications by setting up, planning and executing projects within defined KPI’s, following the project management guidelines as well as R&D and business strategy
  • identify and deliver packaging value engineering projects jointly with procurement and operations
  • contribute to the development and knowledge sharing on a specific key packaging technology to further build expertise within the company
  • manage packaging specifications within a specific technology expertise team
  • identify new developments to generate opportunities based on insights and creativity, translating these into projects or building blocks for your own area in line with business requirements

About the company

Royal FrieslandCampina N.V. is fully owned by Zuivelcoöperatie FrieslandCampina U.A., with 15,703 dairy farmers in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany as members. Through the cooperative, these member dairy farmers own the company. Together with member dairy farmers, FrieslandCampina manages the entire production chain: from grass to glass.

FrieslandCampina provides consumers with dairy products, such as milk, yoghurt, condensed milk, dairy-based beverages, cheese, butter, quark and cream. The dairy company supplies specific nutrition geared to meet the needs of specific consumer groups, such as children, the elderly and sportspeople. Professional customers, such as bakers, pastry chefs, chocolate confectioners, chefs and caterers can also rely on our broad product range, including creams, butter, desserts and fillings.

In addition, the company supplies high-quality ingredients to international food producers and pharmaceutical companies. In 2021, 10,564 member dairy farms in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium supplied almost 10 billion kilos of milk for processing into dairy products and ingredients. FrieslandCampina has branches in 32 countries and exports to more than 100 countries worldwide. In 2021, FrieslandCampina employed an average of 22,961 employees (FTEs).

Our company has an inclusive culture that reflects our heritage. That means people here are open, friendly, straight-forward and pragmatic. Our team players are always seeking collaborations built on trust and respect, and that spirit fuels the power of ‘We’. Our culture is about embracing the power of differences in order to grow together. It is the diversity of our people, their individual enthusiasm and collective commitment to shaping the future of dairy that makes FrieslandCampina such a special place to work. We believe that when you stay true to your nature, you will get the most out of your natural potential. If that is in your nature too. Bring your spark. Join us. Grow with us.

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