Purpose of role :
The main purpose of the role are leads Package Development and Commercialization across Quality, Cost, and Growth projects for a section of the LA&C Brand portfolio, additionally leads and manages the package engineering of innovative packaging components that work within the scope and cost restrictions of assigned Growth / BVE Agenda projects.
Top 3-5 Accountabilities :
Lead the development and implementation of packaging innovation / renovation / gifting / BVE projects to meet project timelines, cost and quality targets, Identifying technologies and technical approaches which meet projects objectives.
Manages, validate and coordinates the creation & maintenance of specification & new package testing protocols for primary and secondary package components required to confirm functional acceptability of new packaging components and materials in regards to production, transportation, storage conditions and end use.
Provide technical expertise regarding package quality issues, their root cause and solution using mastery and data to seek out non-
obvious project and technology connections to anticipate technical issues across all LA and C markets.
Be a technical consultant to design agencies in order to provide the best possible and technically feasible package to LA& C projects and Qualify the new packaging proposal in our Co-
packers ensuring that all new proposals can run well in our production lines.
Lead the Technical Kick Off and Pack Risk Assessment in all the stages of all the projects where he / she is involved and send the specific report agreed with the WOW of Diageo.
Lead the Unit sampling and Packaging Trials in the co-packers / plants assigned and Participate actively in the Gate Meetings supporting the I&BC Manager Leader of each project.
Qualifications and Experience Required :
Minimum : Bachelor degree in a Technical / Science discipline (Packaging, Production, Materials Engineering, Chemistry, etc.
or equivalent experience.
Strong Knowledge of packaging materials and processes including design and development of packaging and materials including artwork (glass, can, PET / plastics, board i.
e. fibre, corrugate and composite, labels, closures including corks, sleeves, film i.e. shrink and stretch, decoration technology)
5-10 years experience in new packaging development, suppliers qualification and quality assurance from consumer goods, Liquor industries or pharmaceutical industries.
Strong Project management experience.
Proven Experience in interpreting, evaluating and updating a broad range of specifications and standards.
Experience in manufacturing or purchasing an advantage.
Languages : Fluent English and Spanish (required), basic Portuguese.