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Senior Packaging Technologist
Job Posting Category: Experienced Professionals (1+ years)
Career Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Industry: Packaged Goods
Job Category: Manufacturing
Years Experience: 4-6 Years
Job Type: Full-time
Posting Date: January 25, 2023
Job Location:

Niagara, ON
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Job Description

We’re looking for a leader with packaging development experience, who has a passion for translating ideas into innovative products. Someone who’s interested in exploring new packaging and processing technologies to deliver best in class beverages. If you’re a creative, flexible packaging developer with scientific knowledge we’d like to hear from you!

Based in our Innovation Centre in Niagara Falls, Ontario, the Senior Packaging Technologist is a key member of the Operations Innovation Team, reporting directly to the VP Operations Innovation. The role is responsible for delivering Arterra’s packaging initiatives including but not limited to packaging sustainability, packaging innovation, packaging development initiatives and packaging related testing protocols and continuous improvement initiatives.

What you will be doing:

  • Help build and enhance a continuous improvement culture. Seek out and implement best practices to optimize efficiencies and prioritize critical initiatives and functions
  • Lead packaging development work for the following key areas: Sustainability, Innovation, Direct to Consumer; Co-Pack/Business Development, Design to Value/Supply Risk Mitigation.
    • Collaborate with the key stakeholders to create new innovative products or concepts. Support the creation of a robust project passport, ensuring the product is clearly identified
    • Create packaging development schedules that are required to meet project timelines/Stage-Gates. Work within the PM system to ensure efficient communication to all stakeholders
    • Work with project manager and supply chain team members to design and conduct plant trials. Lead plant trials keeping detailed records of trial outcomes
    • Create component setup and work instructions
  • Establish strong relationships with key business stakeholders to clearly understand the vision of the business. Develop packaging strategies to support the business objectives.
  • Drive the continuous improvement agenda to maximize efficiencies, flexibility, and productivity of the packaging process across the Arterra network. Collaborate with cross-functional partners and suppliers, to help drive improvements throughout the business.
  • Understand packaging equipment capabilities across all Arterra facilities. Share this knowledge internally with key stakeholders.
  • Liaise with engineering, operations, and procurement on new packaging equipment identification process.

What you bring:

  • Bachelor's Degree; Engineering, Packaging Technology, Food Science
  • 5+ years of experience in Packaging Development; preferably in the wine/alcohol industry
  • Experience in Project Management, leading cross-functional teams, and using a Stage-Gate process preferred.
  • Working knowledge of the food industry; preference for experience in wine/alcohol industry
  • Requires strong written and oral communication skills, planning and organization skills, and strong analytical abilities.
  • Capable of working independently and staying organized while assuming multiple responsibilities and tasks.
  • Ability to motivate, problem solve, deal with ambiguity, and effectively prioritize business needs.

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary and bonus
  • Benefits and Pension Plan
  • Product Allowances & Safe Ride Home Program
  • An organization that cares about Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Training & Development Programs
  • An opportunity to learn about the world of wine

We are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that reflects the diverse population it serves and we encourage applications from all qualified individuals. We are also committed to preventing and removing barriers to employment for people with disabilities, and we invite you to inform us should you have any accessibility or accommodation needs.

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