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Packaging Specialist

Company: Nestl-- Purina
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

We're a leader in the pet care industry, which means we're not only ahead in volume, profit and market share, but our associates dare to Stand Taller. We innovate new products, impart new agilities into existing processes, constantly advance pet nutrition, and always pay it forward in the form of service for our communities and families. Are you up for the dare?Position SummaryWe're a leader in the pet care industry, which means we're not only ahead in volume, profit, and market share, we're at the forefront of innovative product, process and packaging development that's allowing us to lead the march in pushing pet nutrition, Treats and Litter Products forward. Our mission is to develop, implement and support quality packaging solutions that are safe and innovative.Your larger team - the Technical Services group - creates products, engineering, and technical solutions brought to life through collaboration and cross-functional teamwork. As a Packaging Specialist, you will provide leadership and support in the areas of packaging design, packaging development, operational capability, technical evaluations, training, etc. to meet divisional needs for packaging used to protect all of our products. This role will have an emphasis on sustainable packaging solutions, development of recyclable packaging, incorporation of post-consumer recycle solutions and solving internal and external infrastructure challenges. You will also have access to and become part of Nestl--'s worldwide packaging technology network.

  • Conduct testing required to support packaging improvements and new packaging launches, including all sizing, filling and ship stability tests as required.
  • Evaluate and test shipping supplies; make suggestions on improvements (i.e. pallets, slip sheets, void filler, stretch film, etc.).
  • Conduct research and development of optimum packaging to better meet customer and consumers needs and wants.
  • Work closely with Marketing, Purchasing, R&D, Finance, and Operations to assure proposed packaging is desirable from all points of view.
  • Recommend new types of packaging and sources to management teams.
  • Seek out new packaging technologies and coordinate all testing of alternate or new packaging, implementing solutions from initial concept to plants, engineering, operations scheduling, QA, pallet configuration and communication, and approval process.
    • Bachelor's degree in a scientific, packaging, engineering or related field
    • Willing and able to travel up to 40-50% of the time
      147473It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestl--. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities. Nestl-- seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you'll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestl-- home.The Nestl-- Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.St. Louis, MO, US, 63102

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