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Packaging Development Assistant Manager

Company: Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare
Location: Walton
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Primary Job Description:The Packaging Development Assistant Manager position is responsible for supporting the product development team by sourcing primary, secondary and specialty packaging to meet the needs of the brand's aesthetics, quality, sustainability goals, and cost targets. The ideal candidate will have an understanding of the packaging lifecycle and see projects through from concept to launch. Candidate must be self-motivated, highly detail-oriented, organized and able to manage projects autonomously and meet multiple deadlines. Passion for sustainability and interest in product development and in related projects is a strong plus. Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Execute package sourcing from brief to launch efficiently applying project & supply chain management processes
  • Lead sourcing primaries & secondary's (folding carton, packer, shipper) & meet sustainability goals, while ensuring all form, fit, function & quality specifications are met, including fill weight, deco, compatibility, etc.
  • Negotiate pricing to meet COG targets
  • Participate in artwork request/routing/approval process, validating die lines, and leading as necessary
  • Assist in reviewing and approving drawdowns, color matches, proofs & PPS from suppliers
  • Secure component samples for compatibility/pilot/line trial/interdepartmental needs
  • Assist compatibility/in-pack stability testing with manufacturers or third-party testing laboratories
  • Assist Brand Marketing in securing components for comps needs
  • Lead sustainability sourcing projects; partner cross-functionally on brand partnerships/initiatives
  • Develop/update package testing SOPs, as needed
  • Build and nurture professional network and vendor relationships
  • Stay up to date on new trends and innovative packaging solutions
    Experience/Skill Requirements:
    • Bachelor's Degree preferred or equivalent industry experience
    • 2-4 years experience in beauty/skincare package development
    • Strong project management, organizational and analytical skills
    • Detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task and deliver on multiple deadlines
    • Problem solver who can identify issues and proactively recommend actionable solutions
    • Creative thinker; Resourceful and able to adapt in a fast-paced environment
    • Strong communication (verbal & written) and interpersonal skills
    • Proficient in all MS Office programs, including excel & PowerPoint Travel: 10%

Keywords: Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare, Scranton , Packaging Development Assistant Manager, Executive , Walton, Pennsylvania

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