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Packaging Development Engineer III

Location: 

Buffalo, NY, US, 14213 St. Simons Island, GA, US, 31522 IL, US MN, US

Req ID:  26062
Segment:  Research & Development

Rich’s, also known as Rich Products Corporation, is a family-owned food company dedicated to inspiring possibilities. From cakes and icings to pizza, appetizers and specialty toppings, our products are used in homes, restaurants and bakeries around the world. Beyond great food, our customers also gain insights to help them stay competitive, no matter their size. Our portfolio includes creative solutions geared at helping food industry professionals compete in foodservice, retail, in-store bakery, deli, and prepared foods, among others. Working in 100 locations globally, with annual sales exceeding $4 billion, Rich’s is a global leader with a focus on everything that family makes possible. Rich’s®—Infinite Possibilities. One Family.

PURPOSE STATEMENT

Develop and manage package design, ergonomics, and cost based on priorities from Category Business Units and Natural Work Teams.   Critical in: developing effective new packaging, identifying key means of differentiating Rich’s offerings through packaging that uniquely meets or exceeds consumer/customer needs, advancing packaging innovation and ensuring quality/cost of newly designed packaging meets the market requirements.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES/OUTCOMES
  • Owns the creation and delivery of the packaging solutions for the Speed to Market Natural Work Team New Product and Cost Savings (ROCS) initiatives for the 1-2 year roadmaps for assigned categories.  Sits on and works in close collaboration and coordination with the Natural Work Team to complete projects in an efficient and effective manner. 
  • Conduct and/or manage line tests and experiments, trials, and analyses to validate packaging specifications.  Provide effective communication and documentation of work including technical plans, experimental reports, financial analysis, and management updates. 
  • Responsible for issuing accurate packaging specifications and the required product systems updates. 
  • Participate in new product / technology/cost savings sessions with key current and potential (known) suppliers. 
  • Work closely with plants to address quality issues as they arise. 
  • Provides input into Operations continuous improvement initiatives. 
  • Builds and leverages of knowledge of packaging materials and processes to advise teams on packaging options and processes as required. 
  • Identify, evaluate, propose and deliver innovative packaging solutions for assigned products that contribute to growth, reduce cost and/or improve quality, and keep Rich Products ahead of competition.
KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE
  • BS, technical degree (Mechanical, Chemical or Package Engineering preferred)
  • Minimum of 5 years’ Engineering experience with food industry experience preferred
  • Technical packaging material knowledge and/or strong desire to expand deep material knowledge 
  • Demonstrated ability applying engineering principles and statistics to solve problems and make data-based decisions
  • Demonstrated ability leading multiple projects in a cross-functional environment while delivering significant results
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills

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Rich Products Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates (“Rich’s”), are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law. The information collected by this application is solely to determine suitability for employment, verify identity, and maintain employment statistics on applicants.

 

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Rich’s. Please contact Rich’s Human Resources department at asc@rich.com if you need assistance completing this application or to otherwise participate in the application process.

BRINGING YOUR BEST SELF TO WORK.

As a family-owned company, caring for our associates—their whole selves—is a top priority. That’s why we provide benefits and tools to help our people balance the integration of work and life:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Health & financial benefits
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Family planning support
  • Flexible work policy
  • Associate affinity groups
  • Volunteering & community impact opportunities
  • Holiday gatherings
  • In-house taste tests (we are a food company after all)!

It’s all part of how we support our family of associates. Because in the company of family, all things are possible.

MEET RICH’S.

Rich’s, also known as Rich Products Corporation, is a family-owned food company dedicated to inspiring possibilities. From cakes and icings to pizza, appetizers and specialty toppings, our products are used in homes, restaurants and bakeries around the world. Beyond great food, our customers also gain insights to help them stay competitive, no matter their size. Our portfolio includes creative solutions geared at helping food industry professionals compete in foodservice, retail, in-store bakery, deli, and prepared foods, among others. Working in 100 locations globally, with annual sales exceeding $3.8 billion, Rich’s is a global leader with a focus on everything that family makes possible. Rich’s®—Infinite Possibilities. One Family.

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