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Church & Dwight Co., Inc. Sr. Research Engineer in Princeton, New Jersey

A collective energy and ambition. A place where you can make a real difference.

We’re a company that genuinely cares about our people, our products, our consumers and the environment.

Our unique, informal culture champions courage, determination and collaboration. Knowing we have an open and supportive team means each of us has the freedom to take responsibility and ownership. We have a shared passion to work hard, innovate and push boundaries.

United by the belief that when we strive for growth, anything is possible. While we might not be the largest company in our industry, we believe we can have the biggest impact because: Together We Have the Power to Win.

Role Summary

The individual will lead packaging development projects from initiation through manufacture (launch). Projects will consist of modifications of packaging for existing products as well as the packaging for new products. Additional scope includes consideration of new, exploratory platforms for next-generational package design and materials selection.

The individual will be representing the department in cross-functional SBU (Strategic Business Unit) teams. The individual will need to find solutions to problems, manage multiple priorities and expectations, and deliver to those expectations. The individual will have accountability to their Strategic Business Units (SBU areas) for packaging development and support. Project deliverables need to assure that quality and consumer expectations are met while maintaining project schedule.

In addition to working within cross-functional teams, the individual will also work closely with quality, finance, procurement, regulatory, engineering, operations, consultants and outside vendors.

Senior Packaging Engineer role may include management of Packaging Technicians or Packaging Engineers

Role Accountabilities and Responsibilities

  • Packaging development with various materials: fiberboard, corrugated, plastics, films

  • Execute projects with complete scope from primary through tertiary packaging development

  • Generation and execution of test plans and reports

  • Creation and maintaining of time lines

  • Coordination and completion of qualification programs for new package designs and materials

  • Development and coordination of cost savings initiatives as related to package designs and materials

  • Travel to vendor and manufacturing locations for support of packaging project activities

  • Hands-on evaluation of packaging for conformance to project requirements. These activities can occur in warehouses and in packaging laboratory studies

  • Supervision of Packaging Technicians or Packaging Engineers in the delivery of SBU projects

Education and Experience

The successful candidate should have a minimum of 5 years of experience in package development, device or hard goods manufacturing. A preference will be towards candidates that have experience in “consumer goods” packaging areas.

The candidate should have a minimum of a BS degree in Package Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Engineering sciences.

The candidate’s experience must clearly demonstrate experience in many of the following areas:

  • Experience in primary through tertiary packaging development for new product launches

  • Management of projects and project teams towards commercialization of new products

  • Coordination and completion of qualification programs for new package designs and materials

  • Development and coordination of cost savings initiatives as related to designs and materials

  • Successful completion of quality improvement initiatives

  • Fully developed skills in project management and experienced, cross-functional interactions

  • Understanding of LSS, SPC and DOE (design of experiments) and development of component specifications

  • Experience in FMEA (Failure Mode Effects Analysis)

  • Experience across an array of packaging materials / converting methods:

  • Corrugated containers

  • Folding cartons (solid fiberboard)

  • Plastic bottles and injection molded components

  • Flexible film

OTHER SKILLS NEEDED

  • Clear ability to organize and prioritize a number of Packaging projects

  • Effective leadership and supervisory skills

  • High interpersonal skills to influence partner functions within project team environment

  • Strong communication and presentation skills across the organization at multiple levels

  • A self-motivated and proactive personality with ambitions to “learn and deliver” within a fast paced, “employee empowered” atmosphere

  • High competency in Microsoft applications and general computer usage.

Church & Dwight is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.For more information on our company, our brands and our culture visit us at http://www.churchdwight.com/

Church & Dwight is a world-leader in household and personal care products. Our global brands include ARM & HAMMER®, Batiste, OxiClean, Trojan, XTRA, Nair, First Response, Spinbrush, Orajel, vitafusion, Li’l Critters, Water Pik and FLAWLESS®. Founded in 1846, we have operations globally and are listed in the S&P 500.

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