Responsible for all aspects of food and employee safety, service, quality and costs related to the packaging operations. Assures organizational objectives are met at highest quality consistent with company and customer cost expectations. Manages a Packaging Engineer.
Work with Operations, Quality Assurance, Marketing and Sales teams to continuously develop and improve the packaging specifications system and process and execute changes orders as required by these teams.
Assist in sourcing packaging suppliers and evaluate their potential performance based on quality, prices, terms and delivery.
Administer and maintain specifications for all brand name and private label packaging items.
Communicate with packaging materials vendors on various key points of service, including soliciting specifications details and ensuring compliance with accepted specifications and advising on supplier performance.
Analyze drawings and other technical data to determine appropriate attributes of packaging materials to meet customer specifications and production capabilities. Assist in the budget process, review raw material packaging standards and budget preparation as needed by the Director.
Keep abreast of new developments in packaging innovations, and sources of supply through contacts with suppliers, trade publications and manufacturers.
Work with Director and suppliers on cost savings and synergy improvement programs such as alternative vendor and packaging material opportunities.
Must be able to physically perform the functions of climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions
Must be able to sit for extended periods of time and interact with computers, telephone and other electronic media
Must possess visual acuity to document company records
Must be able to lift 20 pounds
BA degree in Management, Business, Packaging, Engineering or related field
10 years progressively increasing responsibility in Packaging and Purchasing
Extensive experience in the Food Processing industry working with consumer packaged goods
Heartland Food Products Group