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Manager, Technical Packaging

POSITION PURPOSE
To engineer quality and cost effective packages while respecting the L'Oreal Conception Process. Management of a technical category and organization of a packaging team.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES
Manage team development and performance through coaching, development planning, and training; Follow key performance indicators related to the function and manage resources accordingly
Lead category via technically influencing new launches for the Americas; inclusive of understanding the portfolio across the Americas and ensuring alignment / leveraging of technical conceptions
Guarantee harmonization of technical conceptions within the category
Review and approve all Packaging issued PO's
Identify process gaps, implement process improvements, and refine existing processes
Indirect management of POLE's, ensuring full accountability of launches and other value added initiatives
Identify viable packaging options and alternatives
Define and engineer technical conceptions according to L'Oreal standards
Optimize and harmonize technical conceptions
Ownership of existing and future technical conceptions; inclusive but not limited to data, plant optimization, consumer complaints, support of quality issues, etc.
Management of new tooling development and validation
Influence supplier selection in support of the Americas
Engineer technical conceptions to cost
Support and drive value analysis initiatives
Support and drive packaging consumer complaints and non-conformities to completion
Responsible for 1st AC reception quality in the plant
Fully own specifications (AC & PF)
Analyze and approve technical drawings through tolerancing and stackup evaluations on critical assemblies
Evaluate risks and develop clear mitigation plans
Fully own technical milestones in project timelines; ensuring on-time homologation (validation) date
Drive sustainability initiatives
Define appropriate testing plan and analyze / interpret results
Troubleshoot technical issues (supplier, plant, distribution, quality, etc.)
Tailor communication based on audience; share and escalate roadblocks cross-functionally
Engage Sr. Mgt. and peers with relevant information
Influence decision making cross-functionally (Marketing, R&I, Plant, etc.)
Share and escalate roadblocks cross-functionally
Develop and maintain a professional knowledge of new or emerging trends in packaging technology, inclusive but not limited to personal care products
Up to 25% travel to suppliers and plants
QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
Bachelor's degree in Engineering or a related technical discipline
5+ years experience in package development desired; preferably in the cosmetics, consumer goods or related field
Experience in team management and people development
French, Portuguese, and/or Spanish Language skills are a plus
Strong PC skills; MS Office, PowerPoint and CAD software
Good communication skills, to be able to deal effectively with all levels of the organization and our suppliers
Good organizational skills to manage the documentation, materials and information
Desired skills and expertise:
Understand mold functionalities, molding processes, finishing techniques, etc.
Understand plant and contract manufacturing capabilities
Basic knowledge and use of statistics (i.e. Cp, CpK)
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and take pride in a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, medical condition or disability, or any other legally protected status.
If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete an application for a recognized disability under applicable law, please email USApplicationAccommodation@support.lorealusa.com. Please note this email will only respond to specific requests for assistance completing the application as a request for accommodation for a disability. All others will not be considered.
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