Principle Packaging Engineer EU & Asia

Geplaatst op 15-03-2021  -  Categorie: Vacatures  -  Auteur: Meltem Cakir  -  Bron: Abbott

Abbott is a global healthcare company devoted to improving life through the development of products and technologies that span the breadth of healthcare. At Abbott, we're committed to helping you live your best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life.

Today, 109,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 160 countries we serve.

Our mission is to understand that the first step to living your best life is good health. Everything we make is designed to help you do just that. That’s our commitment to building life-changing technologies that keep your heart healthy, nourish your body at every stage of life, help you feel and move better, and bring you information, medicines and breakthroughs to manage your health


Principle Engineer – Packaging, on a permanent basis, for our Packaging Operations group based in Zwolle Netherlands. The Packaging Operations group is responsible for the provision of technical expertise in the areas of Packaging and Packaging Performance for products manufactured in Abbott Nutrition International.


  • Provide technical leadership within Manufacturing Technology in Abbott Manufacturing Organization and to TPMs.
  • Act as a recognized Subject Matter Expert, (SME), in Extrusion Blow Molding of Bottles, Labelling and closure technology
  • Provide technical leadership within Packaging Technology in Abbott Manufacturing Organization and to TPMs.
  • Knowledge in the areas of Injection Molding; Corrugates; Shrink Sleeves & Cans would be an advantage.
  • Act as the Technical Lead and/or project lead for significant projects in technology transfer and process improvement.
  • Support Operational Management of Plant Teams.
  • SME participant in Root Cause Analysis of Abbott plant supplier issues.
  • Monitoring of Process Data on production molds – using statistical methods to predict performance/life expectancy
  • Ensure maintenance of technical best practice and regulatory compliance.
  • Provide ongoing technical support to Abbott Nutrition Plants to ensure compliance and security of supply – metrics review, investigation close-out, process improvement. Implement / operational excellence (OPEX ) initiatives as necessary.
  • Understanding of global regulatory requirements related to design and control of Packaging processes.
  • Candidate will be required to provide support to Global Abbott Nutrition Operations.


  • A Degree Level Qualification and greater than 10yrs experience in relevant industry role is the minimum required for this position.
  • Fluency in English at a technical level is essential
  • Primary 3rd Level Degree is required
  • 10 years’ experience in a Technical Leadership role in a Product Manufacturing or Packaging environment.
  • Subject Matter Expert level knowledge of relevant Extrusion Blow Molded Bottle Packaging Processes
  • Subject Matter Expert level knowledge in one other packaging disciplines
  • Troubleshooting and Root Cause Analysis
  • Proven record of achievement in technical and project leadership.
  • Ability to interact at all levels of the organization with proven influencing and negotiation ability
  • Acknowledged technical leadership


Abbott provides a varied, challenging and international position in a dynamic and pleasant working environment. In our organization, you can count on excellent primary and secondary benefits, a positive working atmosphere, a personal growth plan, extensive training opportunities and good career perspective. We are in the business of advancement, both in health solutions and in the lives and careers of our employees. Our work across the world and in many areas of healthcare provides a rich environment for our employees to explore career paths, interests and opportunities.


If you are appealed by Abbott, looking for a job with meaning and recognize yourself in the outlined profile, please make your interest known. You can apply via our website ( with your CV and letter of application. Please let me know if you have any questions or comments referring this job profile to Meltem Cakir via

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