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01/02 Payal Gupta
TA (COE) - Lead at Olam Food Ingredients

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Olam Food Ingredients - Senior Package Engineer (8-12 yrs)

Bangalore Job Code: 39287

About the organization :

- ofi is a global leader offering naturally good food & beverage ingredients and solutions. At the forefront of consumer trends, we provide manufacturers and retailers with products and ingredients that will delight their consumers. Making a positive impact on people and planet is part of that delight. From plant to palate, we take care of the ingredients. We are closer to farmers, enabling better quality, and more reliable, traceable and transparent supply. We add value through our unique manufacturing footprint and natural, delicious and nutritious products. Our fresh ideas help our customers unleash the sensory and functional attributes of cocoa, coffee, dairy, nuts and spices to create naturally healthy and delicious food & beverage products. Whoever we- re with, whatever we- re doing, we always make it real.

Overview of the position :

- Reporting to the Director of Packaging Engineering, Package Center of Expertise (COE), the Senior Package Engineer is responsible for focusing on leading and supporting all aspects of package innovation and development. They will be accountable for guiding, identifying, developing and supporting package engineering activities for project activity relating to bulk products, private label and retail innovation efforts from front end development through commercialization. A critical part of this role is to work influentially and collaboratively with cross-functional team across multiple levels of management (sr. management through individual contributors) and global regions. An in-depth knowledge of material sustainability is required. This hands-on role will require a broad network of suppliers and technologies. This leader will work closely with innovation and site teams to direct and foster package innovation to proactively cultivate and drive development of new incremental growth platforms and ideas within platforms which satisfy new need states, consumers and usage occasions.

Key Responsibilities :

- Lead, direct and deploy packaging project activity to deliver against innovation development and commercialization agenda.

- Drive and direct key packaging supplier relationships on innovation opportunities.

- Oversee development of outside vendors and manufacturing facilities to enable innovation program success and implementation of sustainability objectives.

- Proactively seek out and understand packaging technologies that may have application to business

- Integrate new packaging solutions and technologies into the pipeline that can be leveraged to drive new innovation platforms.

- Develop and drive productivity improvement opportunities for packaging and innovation function.

- Drive alignment with key project stakeholders on packaging development direction for innovation programs.

- Troubleshoot issues, removes barriers and elevates issues appropriately that arise during development and commercialization.

- Understand relationship between package, product and process.

- Perform other duties as assigned.

Experience and Qualification :

- Bachelor's degree in Package Engineering or related field is required.

- Eight (8) years of experience in packaging development and commercialization is required.

- Strong leadership, influencing, people management and collaboration skills are required.

- Must have a depth of technical expertise on multiple packaging materials or packaging/processing systems.

- Ability to handle multiple moderate to high-risk projects concurrently using sound technical methodology with flawless execution is required.

- Ability to understand the cost and performance drivers of packaging materials is required.

- Understand material and format alternatives for a given application is required.

- Ability to function independently is required.

- Ability and willingness to travel up to 40% of the time is required.

Note : This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

- At ofi, we celebrate our diversity. ofi provides equality of opportunity for all persons with respect to hiring without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. All employment decisions will be based on qualifications, merit, and business needs.

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