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Packaging Development Manager - Contractor 10 months
Purpose of the job:
To be a technical leader within GSK Consumer Healthcare R&D Packaging function, responsible for the design and development of breakthrough packaging aligned with commercial strategy for assigned Brands/Categories as well as supply chain activities including costs saving, complexity reduction & business continuity.
Deliver of packaging that delight consumers while protecting the product and meeting GSK CH quality standards.
Manage packaging initiatives and projects: embed GSK CH packaging E2E process, systems and ensure compliance and ‘right first time’.
Works effectively with a cross functional project team from external to internal - Marketing, R&D & GMS - on the execution of the Category strategy to support innovation, cost saving, compliance and business continuity projects.
Ensure packaging knowledge and expertise on material science and packaging technologies are transferred within GSK.
Support the development and implementation of global packaging programs across the technical community.
Partner with suppliers & associates to develop best in class innovation for the category.
Manage and Lead multiple projects with low level of guidance required;
Train more junior associates in established ways of working;
Good communicator in both written and verbal communications;
Have a positive outcome resulting of influencing within the function;
Support innovation – implement packaging innovation projects (DELIVER);
Maintain awareness of competitor packaging activities and execute benchmark initiatives;
Aware of the Design to Value agenda;
Ensure new packaging and projects for assigned category are delivered on time, on budget and that project stage gate and success criteria are met;
Ensure packaging is seen as COE for knowledge and expertise on packaging material science and packaging technologies and ensures this is transferred into R&D and Supply Chain;
Liaise early on with manufacturing, Logistics, R&D, QA and Procurement to ensure smooth and robust product launches;
Generally works within identified boundaries;
Attend external forum or trade body;
Keep abreast of current state of packaging technology with additional focus on specific areas of business interest;
Continually develop knowledge in new areas of packaging to improve efficiency in assigned projects;
Effectively uses the stage gate process for Innovation projects and maintain original design intent throughout the development process to product launch;
Seek and Implement learning and best practices;
Write specifications, reports, protocols and test methods that meet GSK CH standards of the global packaging documentation system;
Initiate change controls and lead change activities;
Ensure consumer is at the heart of packaging development;
Identify and deliver Value Engineering opportunities for assigned category;
Provides general technical advice and support on cost savings and complexity reduction programs;
Ensure compliance in all functional activities and support quality/compliance activities as CAPA’s, deviations and change management.
Bachelor Degree in Packaging / Material Sciences / Engineering or equivalent;
5 years minimum experiences as packaging engineer/senior packaging engineer in technical support or packaging development ideally with experience in a multi-national regulated environment (Pharmaceutical / FMCG) and with good understanding of end to end supply chain.
Packaging projects management skills, with key focus on delivery on time, on budget and compliance with stage gates process and success criteria;
Recognized as an excellent collaborator and partner by Business and Technical communities;
Implementation of standard packaging development work processes (with continuous improvement philosophy);
Ideation, development and execution of Innovation / cost savings and harmonization packaging projects;
Active contribution to the implementation of IT initiatives (e.g. Global Packaging Specification Database, Packaging catalogue);
Good knowledge of Packaging Regulations.
Master Degree in Packaging / Material Sciences / Engineering or equivalent.
Novartis Consumer Health S.A. ? a GSK Consumer Healthcare company
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