Product Development Engineer Sterile Fluids
Location: Mundelein, IL
Reports to: Product Development Manager, Medical
Amcor's leadership in the healthcare segment coupled with strong R&D resources offers a unique position for growth through innovation in medical packaging. This position is directly responsible for the development, commercialization and process optimization of Amcor Flexibles' sterile fluid products including both primary and secondary packaging. He/she will drive all aspects of the platform development, including specification development, regulatory, internal and external validations, manufacturing, quality, and supply chain as it relates to the sterile fluid platform. He/she will mature in the job to become the customer primary technical contact and significantly contribute to the platform strategy development.
Position is responsible for managing the day to day activities related to sterile fluid process and projects, as well as managing and driving project review and documentation efforts
Primary focus will be the AFA business at the AF Mundelein plant, but will also include interactions with other BGs as necessary to support global customers
Integral part of organic growth engine for sterile fluid platform
Will grow to be a key partner to the business development and sales partners
Will grow to be responsible for profitable sales growth in the sterile fluids segment through innovation excellence and customer intimacy
No direct reports
Overall responsibility for managing Amcor Flexibles' sterile fluid packaging platform including development, commercialization, and manufacturing
Work directly with customers to understand their technical and packaging functional needs and translate those into Amcor product and service offerings
Develop sterile fluid packaging and service concepts, validate them internally and with customers, and bring them to a commercial status
Create, manage, and communicate development plans internally, and with customers, ensuring on-time delivery and exceeding expectations
Manage and lead regular project reviews, and effectively document ongoing progress
Evaluate and improve the sterile fluid production process in terms of quality and economics
Lead the creation of new manufacturing processes and quality assurance methodologies related to the production of sterile fluid packaging
Grow to acquire state-of-the-art knowledge on sterile fluid segment dynamics, being the subject matter expert in all aspects of sterile fluid production, packaging, and usage
Grow to acquire all regulatory aspects of sterile fluid packaging, guiding Amcor and its customers, and influencing key regulatory groups (e.g. FDA, ISO)
Grow to investigate intellectual property development, relevant technology scouting, and contributing to potential corporate venturing activities related to the acquisition of key technologies that will provide Amcor with a sustainable competitive advantage
Major challenges & complexities:
Must be able to manage multiple projects, while insuring detailed tasks are completed and documented effectively
Strong influencing skills with the ability to see issues from multiple viewpoints and understand differing needs of stakeholders (e.g. Manufacturing, Procurement, Suppliers, Customers, etc.)
Technical and regulatory complexity makes this a challenging segment. Role must have critical thinking ability and an ability to evaluate the big picture and break down into manageable actions
R&D PDMs and PDEs
Plant Technical Staff
Marketing and Sales
Planning and Procurement
Sterile Fluid Customers
Engineering, Quality and Regulatory Personnel
Packaging Machine Manufacturers
Raw Material Suppliers
Knowledge & Experience:
3+ years of related experience in flexible packaging or packaging machinery (Preferred)
Knowledge of materials and processes related to flexible packaging or packaging machinery
Product development and/or manufacturing experience
Education & Certifications:
Strong mechanical skills
Experience working with six sigma tools to improve manufacturing processes
Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
Proven ability to relate to and a desire to work with all organizational levels, from executive level to shop floor personnel
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills, along with proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other computer applications
Specific knowledge of technical, regulatory, and production aspects of the sterile fluid market desirable (not required)
Proven experience leading cross functional teams
Relished a hands-on approach and not afraid to get directly involved on the shop floor
Project management experience
Able to summarize and organize key technical and project information effectively & efficiently
Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
Ability to manage priorities and workflow
Amcor (ASX: AMC; www.amcor.com) is a global leader in developing and producing high-quality, responsible packaging for a variety of food, beverage, pharmaceutical, medical-device, home- and personal-care and other products. Amcor works with leading companies around the world to protect their products and the people who rely on them, differentiate brands, and improve supply chains, through a broad range of flexible packaging, containers, cartons, closures and services. The company's 35,000 people generate more than US$9billion in sales from operations that span 200-plus lcoations in more than 40 countries.
With 16 plants in the Americas operating in 6 countries, Amcor Flexibles Americas (AFA), a business group of Amcor, is a market leader and the world's largest supplier of flexible packaging. We deliver innovative packaging solutions and provide enhanced quality products for the medical, pharma, personal care, and food markets. Its award winning approach towards sustainability makes Amcor the preferred partner for customers looking for responsible packaging solutions. For more information visit www.amcor.com.
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