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Packaging Co-Op Intern

Company: Lactalis American Group
Location: Buffalo
Posted on: May 31, 2024

Job Description:

DescriptionLactalis USA is currently seeking candidates to join our Packaging team in Chicago, IL or Buffalo, NY.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 oursWorking closely with Marketing, Research and Development, Plants, Engineering, and Purchasing the Packaging Co-Op/Intern is responsible for understanding and contributing to sustainability goals, providing recommendations to meet those goals and execute projects. Projects will include testing of current packaging, exploring new packaging, creating specs, managing specs, collecting data for CSR reporting, and analyzing packages with our sustainability tool. This position is located in either the Chicago LHD office, which is the headquarters for the Lactalis Heritage Dairy (LHD) division, or the Buffalo LAG office, which is the headquarters for the Lactalis American Group (LAG) division, but this position will support the entire Lactalis USA business. This includes the brands Kraft, Cracker Barrel, Galbani, President, and Breakstones. This is a paid co-op.RequirementsFrom your EXPERTISE to oursKey responsibilities for this position include:Analyze current packaging using our sustainability tool to create a priority list of sustainability projects.Validate and update packaging drawings to the new format and add them to the new system. Work toward gaining an understanding of the portfolio and improving the process.Work with cross-functional teams (Marketing, R&D, Quality, Plants, CSR, Engineering and Purchasing) to develop, design, test, and make packaging recommendations for new and existing (line extensions) products.Support spec and data input across zones to analyze the current sustainability footprint and find the largest impact projects.Assist other packaging engineers with plant/supplier/DC visits, inspections, and trials.Test packaging, in partnership with product R&D, may include shelf life and light studies.Develop an understanding of the packaging production machinery used at each plant.Create cost requests for procurement to analyze savings projects.Travel and/or extended or off-work hours may be required.This description reflects management s assignment of essential functions; it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.To fulfill these responsibilities, tools such as a computer, phone, and/or allowance(s) may be provided.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential duties and responsibilities.From your STORY to oursQualified applicants will contribute the following: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.EducationWorking towards a Bachelor s degree in Packaging Science or related fieldExperiencePackaging related Internship or other work experienceSpecialized KnowledgePackaging terms and a basic understanding of general food packagingOSHA, Food Safety, FDA, and USDA awarenessComputers and Systems (Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel)Skills / AbilitiesEffective and proficient communicator, written and verbalBusiness acumen, including problem solving and analysisAble to manage time through efficient planning and organizingAbility to travel

Keywords: Lactalis American Group, Buffalo , Packaging Co-Op Intern, Other , Buffalo, New York

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