Packaging Innovation Engineer Flexible Packaging (m/f)

Our client, Schur Flexibles Benelux B.V., is part of an internationally operating organisation, the Schur Flexibles Group. The plant in Leek, located in the northeast of The Netherlands, is specialised in the development and production of flexible packaging for the tobacco industry. With the strategic focus on clients demands, a continuous improvement process and investment in machinery Schur Flexibles Benelux B.V. did realize a substantial growth during the last years.

In order to manage further packaging improvement and push the packaging innovation process within the company to the next level our client is looking for an experienced and driven

Packaging Innovation Engineer (m/f)
Flexible Packaging

 Key responsibilities

  • Plans, leads and executes packaging innovation projects with focus on printing techniques and material properties ;
  • Collaborates internally with the sales team to understand the customer and business needs and translates these into new packaging solutions.
  • Realising knowledge transfer within the company regarding packaging technology in a pro-active way.
  • Indicate new developments and trends in the area of expertise and the relevant markets with the objective to develop opportunities.
  • Develops and owns expertise in specific relevant packaging technologies, and acts as a company expert.

 Expertise and experience

  • Graduate in either Packaging Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Chemistry (PhD, MSc, BSc or equivalent).
  • Several years of relevant work experience in a similar position preferably at a producer of flexible packaging or packaging material.
  • Very good and deep knowledge of flexible packaging material.
  • Excellent knowledge of relevant printing techniques.
  • Strong organizational and/or project management skills and experience.
  • Excellent collaboration skills in an international environment.
  • Fluency in English and German is required.

Description of competences

The following personal skills and characteristics are important for the performance of this function.

  • Ownership; the job you do is going to “have your fingerprints all over it.”
  • Be a team player: you are willing to work with everyone on the team. You will find good qualities in everyone in the group and using them to accomplish the goal.
  • A strong communicator: you can adapt yourself quickly to new and different situations, read the behaviour of other people, compromise to reach agreement, and avoid and resolve conflicts. A strong communicator can do so within all levels of an organization.
  • You embrace change and challenges and are willing to implement them.
  • You are pragmatic, with perseverance and diligence. A good analyst who is able to quickly adapt to the business and his perceptions.

The company offers

  • Working in a dynamic, cooperative and international environment
  • Independent and very challenging position
  • Very good personal and professional growth opportunities.
  • An attractive salary package and contract conditions.

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