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Manager, Brand Package Development cl Sustainability

Country : USA USA

State : New York

Town : New York

Category : Sales

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Job description

Principle Objective: Support the Estee Lauder Corporate strategy for sustainable package development by ensuring packaging is developed to support the corporate vision and guidelines for responsible packaging (responsible material sourcing, responsible manufacturing processes, responsible product stewardship). Incorporate the values of unrivaled quality, creativity and innovation that allows Estee Lauder to continue to be the global leader in prestige beauty. Responsibilities: Sustainability Drive the conversion of packaging components to comply with corporate guidelines for sustainable packaging Partner with Material Science team to research and identify global sources for recycled and renewable materials. Research and identify suppliers who have capabilities within sustainable packaging. Follow and promote guidelines for material and process innovations working with sustainability scorecard. Understand that the first consumer experience is the package. Represent the culture and DNA of the brand or business segment being managed. Package Concept Feasibility Search new applicable technologies both within and outside our industry in order to continuously evaluate best practice and support sustainability. With the assistance of senior development, provide a comprehensive feasibility of each concept or package that defines function, manufacturability, component cost, tooling estimates, preliminary development lead time, risk and global consistency. Project Management Support the Strategic Management Initiative by managing all aspects of the development process. Package Feasibility. Analysis and presentation of aesthetic impact of sustainable material choices. Packaging outline development. Component/ Package costing specifications and technical profiles. Supplier recommendation /selection. Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (Pre-Design Turnover and Post Business Award). Suggest tooling strategy to support both preliminary forecast and weekly rate of production requirements. Build value analysis into every new development ensuring the construction and design provides the most cost effective way to achieve design criteria but also provide the best function and quality. Manage projects through Technical Packaging to ensure design and construction meets all Estee Lauder engineering requirements. Develop and implement package test plans for all projects. Work with Manufacturing and Quality Engineering to define specifications, design criteria and defect ranges to ensure optimal process flow from manufacture of components through filling and assembly. Develop package specifications and validate that technical drawings clearly identify all aspects required to define the package. Ensure all projects are completed and meet the intended design, quality, cost, functionality, and manufacturability objectives. Ensure component production and filling/assembly are operating efficiently at optimal rate of production. Ensure that packages/components meet the needs of the Brand, corporation, Regulatory and Environmental Legislation, and consumer safety. Keep informed through colleagues, vendors, journals, professional affiliations, and seminars of new materials, processes, and procedures. Timeline Management With the assistance of senior development, provide detailed component timelines including all package development tasks and manage them. Support Global Brand Supply Chain (GBSC) and Global Supplier Relations (GSR) with package development schedules and identify risks or ways to mitigate risks to support a component availability requirement. Identify and inform GBSC and GSR of any risks and or delays during the course of development. Establish workload priorities to ensure all projects are managed within expected due dates. Direct and Indirect Management Communicate and work closely with all development groups including Marketing, Product Development, R&D and Design. Work with Package Operations to generate outlines efficiently and process artwork correctly and effectively. Work with GBSC and GSR to manage specific project development and provide detail analysis on risk when required. Build and cultivate relationships with Global Manufacturing and Manufacturing Engineering. Maintain and build relationships in industry to support the corporate sustainable packaging strategy through participation in organizations such as the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, IOPP and APR.


Education, Direct Experience and Technical Skill: Education / Certification Minimum BS degree in Packaging Science or Engineering. CIPT or IOPP certification. Direct Experience 5 + years experience in cosmetic package development. Experience in beauty or related industry with proven development experience. Proficiency in computer systems including Unique Package Definition Systems, MS Excel, Word, Outlook and Timeline management systems. Technical Competency Technical competency in analysis of geometric objects in 2 and 3 dimensions including understanding of clearances, fit and finish of packaging components and subcomponents. Knowledge of materials used in the construction and manufacturing of primary, secondary and tertiary packaging including but not limited to: Injection molding. Extrusion molding. Metal forming. Glass forming. Vacuum forming. Assembly of components. Dispensing systems (Pump, Airless). Folding carton and rigid box design. Knowledge of decorating techniques and materials used on primary, secondary and tertiary packaging. Knowledge of test methods used to validate component/package performance.
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