14 days ago

Packaging Engineer

La Prairie Group AG

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Packaging Engineer

La Prairie is the leader in luxury skincare, present in 90 countries around the world. Synonymous not only with luxury, the La Prairie name evokes innovation, performance, high-touch service and Swissness - the purity, precision and

excellence inherent to the extraordinary land that saw the brand's inception in 1978. La Prairie endeavours to fulfill a

quest for timeless beauty through the highest standards of advanced technology combined with exquisite formulations and elegant packaging - elevating science to art.

For the Global Packaging Team in our Headquarters in Volketswil, we are looking for an experienced

Packaging Engineer

In this role you are planning, steering and directing all activities concerning the development and product lifecycle management of our packaging. You are reporting to the Senior Manager Packaging Development of the Global Product Development Team. In this interesting position you are operating in an international environment, dealing with exclusive and highest level of packaging.



  • Developing all levels of packaging (primary, secondary and tertiary)
  • Steering the packaging related tasks within the project management process
  • Finding solutions for packaging requirements (new, optimization and maintenance)
  • Performing packaging tests and executing machine run feasibility while ensuring a transparent documentation of the results
  • Realizing a smooth industrialization of the products including filling and packing trials into the production
  • Having a close collaboration with packaging material suppliers and internal departments e.g. formula development, marketing and quality management
  • Being a strong partner in terms of packaging and material know how
  • Striving to solve technical issues like "out of specification" and doing trouble-shooting in general
  • Being proactive to create new ideas for portfolio harmonization, efficiency in manufacturing processes to increase the operating window and to improve costs
  • Creating specification, range boards and establishes master data including bill of material within SAP
  • Taking over the packaging tasks into transfer projects for alternative packaging material suppliers or relocation of production within our third party manufacturers
  • Acting as our packaging SAP user and creating new ideas for improving the environment in regards of efficiency within SAP
  • Establishing Standard Operating Procedures



  • Bachelor / Master Degree in Engineering or similar education (technician)
  • Minimum 2-5 years of experience in packaging development and project management
  • Profound know how in manufacturing packaging processes like injection molding, printing and different material characteristics, ideally cosmetic packaging
  • Excellent organizational, planning and problem solving skills
  • Ability to deal with multiple projects in cross functional teams at the same time
  • Ideally first leadership experience, e.g. based on internship guidance
  • Good team player with an international mind-set and great communication skills who is willing to learn and adapt
  • Fluency in English and German; any other language skills are an advantage

Starting date / Workload

As per agreement / 100%


La Prairie Group AG, Industriestrasse 8, 8604 Volketswil


If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please send your application to:
Ms. Katharina Bösch at application@LaPrairieGroup.ch / Ref.: Packaging Engineer www.laprairiegroup.ch

La Prairie Group AG
Frau Katharina Bösch
Industriestrasse 8
8604 Volketswil