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Packaging Sustainability Manager

Company: Lactalis American Group
Location: Buffalo
Posted on: February 7, 2024

Job Description:

Description----Lactalis USA is currently seeking candidates to join our R&D Packaging team in either Buffalo, NY or Chicago, IL.--Lactalis Group, the world leader in dairy, is a family-owned business with more than 85,000 pragmatic and ambitious professionals worldwide, committed to providing healthy and delicious dairy products that bring people together every day. At Lactalis, our core values of AMBITION, ENGAGEMENT, and SIMPLICITY are at the heart of everything we do.If you re looking for a unique experience with a company that offers strong brands, professional expertise, and a dynamic work environment that champions entrepreneurial spirit, hands-on responsibility, and real opportunity for career development, we want to hear from you!At Lactalis USA we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace and we know that our candidates come from many different backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. If you re excited about this role but your past experience doesn t align perfectly with every qualification in the job posting, we still encourage you to apply and share with us your STORY, your PASSION, and your EXPERTISE! --You may be just the perfect candidate for this or other roles within our company.----From your PASSION to oursThis position is to acquire and maintain expertise in packaging Ecodesign in a highly evolving context. To have a knowledge base in terms of materials in contact with food (regulatory changes, formalization and training, monitoring of risk substances, etc.). Act as an expert in the interfaces with the internal functions involved (CSR, Quality, Regulatory, Marketing, Purchasing, & Industrial). Act as an expert, supporting the hierarchy in interfaces with external partners (Suppliers, professional organizations and eco systems). Provide transversal support to the Zone packaging experts on Ecodesign and food contact materials.--From your EXPERTISE to oursKey responsibilities for this position include:1 : Eco-design--Lead and define the eco-design roadmap for packaging throughout Zone.Train the Packaging R&D teams (experts) in the eco-design approachExplain the eco-design approach to packaging among non-experts (Marketing, Purchasing, QA, Industrial, internal training)To become the Zone expert on the PEP eQopack tool. To train the Zone Packaging R&D team on eQopack tool. Make proposals to optimize the performance of our packaging in terms of eco-design.Consolidate and synthesize all eQopack data from the network for distribution to central teams (CSR).Lead the measurement of source reduction and eco-design actions, estimate their environmental impact (benefit), and ensure data collection (Excel database). To present data to Zone and Global CSR teams.--2 : Regulatory changesMonitor, in tandem with the Regulatory Affairs teams, changes in packaging and environmental regulations. Present information and provide recommendations to the other functions concerned (Marketing, CSR, Private Label Sales, Quality, Purchasing, Industrial).3: Food contact packaging and food safety expertise by :--Following the evolution of packaging regulations concerning food safety, and disseminating information to the North American packaging teams.Participating in commissions/seminars on materials in contact, producing summaries, and sharing information with the network of packaging experts.Support packaging development engineers in validating the conformity of new packaging to food contact.Interact with the Quality teams in charge of food safety to follow news and highlight all media alerts (BPA, PVC, PFAS, TiO2, Phthalates, mineral oils, etc.)--Share CSR expertise with experts (Packaging Network) and non-experts (Quality, plants, divisions, ...)4: Packaging Engineering Expertise & Management;Be a part of cross-functional teams throughout the Zone (CSR, Marketing, R&D, Quality and Purchasing) to develop, design, test and make packaging recommendations for new and existing (line extensions) products.General knowledge of packaging machinery, material handling, and automation that relates to Packaging.Source and investigate new innovative ideas throughout the industry to inform Marketing and plants of the newest innovations that may benefit our product lines. This process can be done through publications, shows, networking with Suppliers, and product displays in the marketplace. Will continually assess Suppliers to ensure that our company receives updated innovations and new packaging ideas.Exchange information with Corporate Headquarters in France to benefit in package designs, specifications and machinery.Technically assist in sourcing and qualifying Suppliers. This will include site visits. Assist in Setting up procedures for evaluating potential suppliers' packaging products. This evaluation should involve the Plants, Marketing, R&D and CSR team.Assist in research to prepare bid proposals, analysis and summarizing technical responses.Could be assigned to special projects outside of the Sustainability role to support additional R&D initiatives.Travel to various head offices in Canada & US, plants, trade shows, and vendors approx. 30% of the time.--Requirements----From your STORY to oursQualified applicants will contribute the following:EducationIdeally incumbent will possess a minimum of a Bachelor s degree in Packaging Design or Engineering with a concentration in Packaging materials, machinery, and sustainability.ExperienceMinimum 10 years of experience is required.Skills/AbilitiesTo perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet software, Microsoft Word, Power Point, Palletization software (TOPS or CAPE), and AutoCAD.--

Keywords: Lactalis American Group, Buffalo , Packaging Sustainability Manager, Executive , Buffalo, New York

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