secondary packaging innovation specialist (leuven-long term temp)

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leuven, vlaams-brabant
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Purpose of the job: -Specialist position, responsible for leading multiple new-to-the-world / industry projects involving materials, design, and conversion processes within Secondary Packaging. -Own a Secondary Structure / Design Technology Platform roadmap to deliver on short, medium, and long term commercial priorities. -Responsible for translating commercial needs from various Innovation & Brand stakeholders into technical parameters in order to build a technology platform roadmap within the Secondary Packaging portfolio -Support zone-led innovation initiatives in Secondary Packaging, creating toolkits to capture lessons learned and leverage synergies across all nine zones globally. -Recognized expert in the Secondary Packaging Technology Landscape. Can articulate clearly how performance of existing solutions can address identified consumer / brand needs and where they fall short. -Well-versed in consumer / shopper / retailer insights and market trends related to Secondary Packaging. -Knows what trade-offs make sense when developing new solutions. -Collaborator on Secondary Packaging solutions to meet articulated brand & market segmentation needs. -Knows marketing 3YPs and relevant viability constraints -Develop continuously expanding knowledge of inventors, producers, technologies, etc within technology area. Regularly identifies trends from other industries for inspiration.


Requirements: -University degree in Engineering or Material Science-related field -MBA preferred -2+ years of strong FMGC experience in packaging -1+ years of solid technical experience -Managerial experience preferred -Technical contributor with proven experience and track record of delivering results -Highly motivated, self-starter capable of defining priorities in a complex landscape -Effective communicator to senior management and across various stakeholder groups -Proven ability to impact and influence to drive an envisioned strategy forward -Familiar with Design of Experiment or Six Sigma (Black Belt, Green Belt, etc.) methodology -Experience and passion for front end innovation with an entrepreneurial spirit -Strength in managing, coaching and motivating cross functional teams to deliver exceptional results -Strong communication, English speaking and writing skills -Strong platform and project management skills -Heavy travel possible based on project needs -Open to future mobility within at least some geografies. This is a long term temporary contract: the opportunity's are always there to make them yours. Reply to our position with a resume and motivational letter.