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Packaging Development Engineer

Company: Red Collar Pet Foods, Inc.
Location: Franklin
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Job Location:: Franklin, TN - Franklin, TN Summary

Red Collar Pet Foods is looking for a Packaging Development Engineer to join our exciting new pet food business at our headquarters in Franklin, TN. Who is Red Collar? We are pet people, and to us pets are family. We believe that they deserve good food made with wholesome and balanced nutrition in every bag and bowl. It is our commitment to quality ingredients and manufacturing exclusively in the U.S. which makes us all proud of our company and the pets we ultimately feed.

Purpose of Role

This position requires a highly engaged individual to provide packaging technical and administrative leadership to the Sales and Development team. The position is responsible for leading and executing packaging-related projects for the Red Collar Pet. The position is responsible for overseeing conceptual design and development activities, planning and conducting package development and testing and determining equipment and prototype requirements for packaging development projects. Significant collaboration is expected with associates in the Process Development, Product Development, and Engineering, Quality Services, Marketing, Sales and procurement functions. The position is expected to be a technical leader capable of providing mentoring and technical guidance to the packaging and process development community.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Deliver scalable packaging innovation collaboratively developed with key peer groups, including Packaging suppliers
  • Identify and evaluate innovative packaging and processing options based on product attribute requirements including technical and economic feasibility
  • Provide technical support to Product Development, Quality, and manufacturing on new or existing manufacturing processes
  • Collaborate with Technical Engineering on relevant projects
  • Translate new technology ideas into visual, physical models and working prototypes
  • Identify key enabling technologies supporting the Red Collar Pet sites
  • Collaborate with suppliers to find design improvements and cost savings
  • Manage scale-up risk and introduction of technology into supply chain
  • Provide capital budget input for packaging activities
  • Develop, recommend and lead best practices for knowledge management

    Key Functional Skills/Knowledge
    • Consistently meets or exceeds the standards and expectations of internal and external customers and consumers.
    • Creative, value-added thinking with a broad working knowledge of food science and industry best practices, packaging science, consumer needs/trends and potential relevant technologies.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of process and packaging science, packaging engineering and machine design.
    • Proven leadership with or without positions of authority.
    • Dealing with Ambiguity
    • Conflict Management
    • Integrity and Trust
    • Motivating Others
    • Self-Development
    • Planning
    • Creativity
    • Knowledge Sharing


      Red Collar Pet Foods, Inc.

      Minimum Qualifications:

      • 3+ years of work experience in Packaging or Engineering Development.
      • The knowledge, skills, and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program in a related field, or equivalent work experience.
      • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time.
      • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
        Preferred Qualifications:
        • 7+ years of work experience in Packaging or Engineering.
        • Bachelor's degree in Packaging Science or Engineering.
        • Multi-site working experience.
        • Proven creative, value-added, results producer.

          Red Collar Pet Foods is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

          Job Type: Full-time PI130615752

Keywords: Red Collar Pet Foods, Inc., Franklin , Packaging Development Engineer, Engineering , Franklin, Tennessee

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