Package Development Manager

Job title: Package Development Manager
Contract type: Freelance
Location: Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Discipline: Beauty
Remote: Yes
Reference: 409415
Contact name: Ryan MacCarthy
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Our Client is looking for a Packaging Development Manager to head up the sourcing, design overview and creation of their new line of beauty products.  This person will come in as a consultant and become part of the core team of individuals who will be launching this innovative brand.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead E2E development of key packaging projects/initiatives and functional specifications to deliver against business goals.
  • Lead planning and production of prototype materials with internal and external (third party manufacturers) partners.
  • Identify new upstream innovation ideas/trends and technologies globally to drive projects and brand growth.
  • Lead continuous improvements in laboratory equipment usage, efficiency, and associated new packaging capability growth.
  • Responsible for the development, qualification and scale-up of new packaging materials and formats, applying lean six sigma methods to ensure reliability and repeatability.
  • Collaborate with Supply Chain/External Operations/Process teams during evaluation and execution phases to write & review trial protocols, conduct compatibility tests and line trials.
  • Analytical and business acumen to continue supporting OPI base business with rapid changes of packaging and environmental regulations.
  • Develop eCommerce packaging solutions that can be used across various product combinations & support projects in areas of problem-solving (base business), cost-savings and future innovation opportunities.
  • Experiences with beauty product/packaging delivery system (brush, dropper, foam, etc) development.
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