The Packaging & Technology Team is responsible for the end-to-end cross functional oversight for all packaging components, packaging equipment and packaging quality.
Delivering programs on time, in full, and on budget while hitting COGs targets and maintaining quality is paramount.
Sitting within the North American Technical organization, the Packaging & Technology Team acts as a business partner to both NA Supply and ISC as well as Innovation and Brand Change, Procurement and Conversion.
This role will be responsible for working as part of a project team to deliver technical packaging support through the life cycle of the program.
This role will develop technical specifications, execute specification workflows for approval, prepare and issue specifications to vendors.
They will also complete packaging Testing Plans to support the Innovation & Brand Change project pipeline, Supplier Onboarding and Conversion packaging quality concerns.
Packaging Lab activities will take place in the Plainfield Packaging Laboratory.
As part of the end-to-end supply chain, NA Supply has an extensive network of wholly owned and Third-Party Operation sites across the US and Canada.
In North America, Diageo owns and operates a network of manufacturing, bottling, distilling and warehousing sites, wineries and vineyards.
NA Technical is an organization of 150+ people with a $23M budget, operating across several locations within the US and Canada.
From these locations NA Technical manages the Technical Equity for Diageo NA Supply and Demand across the Diageo portfolio.
Maintain compliance through Diageo commercialization process and interface with project managers, conversion sites and cross functional team members to drive packaging development
Support a variety of programs across innovation, brand change, and supply optimization and deliver packaging from initial scoping through commercialization
Develop technical specifications for packaging components. (shippers, dividers, labels, closures, glass & PET containers, and other components)
Conduct the technical development/due diligence of packaging components, inclusive of creation/routing/approval of any/all package specifications and manage specification workflows and issuance to vendors
Execute Testing Plans specific to project details, including the completion of a Testing Report
Complete testing to ensure functional acceptability, assure regulatory and product compatibility compliance and life cycle robustness of new package components
Develop and execute packaging trial and qualification plans
Consistently demonstrates pride and commitment to Diageo, behaves authentically, focuses on finding solutions, and develops trusting relationships across the organization
Drive and own the quality of our packaging quality from concept to consumers
Requires a BS in Package Engineering or related Technical Field, with demonstrated knowledge of product commercialization.
Candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills, working with others in a team setting, communicating directly with Stake Holders and Vendor contacts and working on multiple projects at the same time
Packaging Materials knowledge (shippers, dividers, labels, closures, glass and PET containers)
Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), Adobe Acrobat software (PDF bundling)
TOPS or CAPE software knowledge
SAP and specification development knowledge a plus
SRG is an Equal Opportunity Employer - All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other factor determined to be unlawful under applicable law.
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