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Sr. Manager R&D - Packaging Innovation

Company: Campbell Soup Company
Location: Camden
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Job Description:

Since 1869 we've connected people through food they love. Our history was created by remarkable people, ideas, and innovations. It serves as inspiration and foundation for our future success. We're proud to be stewards of amazing brands that people trust. We foster a culture of belonging where people come first, and diversity is embraced. And we live our values, always, while setting the highest standards for performance.Here, you will make a difference every day. You will be part of a dynamic, collaborative, and competitive team. You will be supported to build a rewarding career with opportunities to grow, innovate and inspire. Make history with us.What role will you play? How will you make history with Campbell's? Apply today!GENERAL SUMMARYThe Sr. Manager R&D - Packaging Innovation position has the responsibility of working closely with internal and external teams to identify and develop consumer centric and occasion appropriate packaging solutions for the Meals & Beverage Division. The focus will be on primary packaging applications but can include secondary and tertiary packaging and will require an understanding of multiple packaging materials, configurations, and processing technologies. Scope of role will require an ability to gather relevant consumer insights and synthesize them into meaningful input to drive thoughtful package design. The position plays a key role on the Front of Funnel team comprised of Marketing, Consumer Insights, and Product Development representatives that are collectively responsible for maintaining a robust innovation pipeline. This includes gaining stakeholder alignment across functions and successful transfer of projects to Category Teams for implementation. The role requires leadership, excellent communication, the ability to influence and collaborate, strategically plan and manage, and execute multiple complex and multi-disciplined projects with minimal supervision.PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES---Dual role as technical project leader and people manager. As a people manager, manage a team of 2-4 people including packaging engineers and packaging designers. This includes overseeing a packaging prototyping capability that services the entire Campbell's enterprise. ---In collaboration with the Front of Funnel team, steer strategic direction of work, maintain robust innovation pipeline, and ensure sufficiency of input to generate the right consumer solution.---Identify, evaluate, and develop consumer centric packaging solutions that meet business objectives. Work in collaboration with Category teams to ensure successful transfer for implementation.---In collaboration with Packaging Tech Scouting, identify needs for packaging technologies and develop applications for new packaging technologies.---Maintain and leverage external partnerships to execute packaging consumer research and contribute to innovative packaging development.---Contribute to Packaging Technology and Innovation Pipeline and category Packaging Strategies. JOB COMPLEXITY---Manages and executes multiple simultaneous packaging projects focused on innovation.---Influences and maintains relationships with key stakeholders to align on strategy and project execution.---Creates and drives cross-functional partnerships to identify, evaluate, develop, and deliver packaging solutions.---Establishes, maintains, and leverages external network of packaging material and equipment vendors and co-manufacturing partners to identify Packaging trends and evaluate them against the innovation goals of the business.---Manages and develops package engineers to achieve the goals and objectives of the business.---Supports the Packaging R&D Leadership Team in the implementation of key Packaging Development initiatives.JOB SPECIFICATIONS---Bachelor's degree in Packaging Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field required. Advanced degree, Masters in Packaging Engineering or related field or MBA, preferred.---8-12 years of experience in packaging development roles of increasing responsibility ideally in CPG. 5 years in packaging innovation role with 3 years of experience managing a team with an innovation focus.---Familiarity with variety of packaging conversion processes, materials and formats, and commercial sterilization processes to manufacture shelf stable foods strongly preferred.---Highly organized with great attention to detail and able to adapt quickly to changing priorities and unexpected requests.---Must be able to travel domestically and internationally up to 25% of the time.Compensation and Benefits:The target base salary range for this full-time, salaried position is between$105,000-$172,200Individual base pay depends on work location and additional factors such as experience, job-related skills, and relevant education or training. Total pay may include other forms of compensation. In addition, we offer competitive health, dental, 401k and wellness benefits beginning on the first day of employment. Please ask your Talent Acquisition Partner for more information about our total rewards package.The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity for employees and applicants in all aspects of the employment relationship, without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion, or any other classification protected by law.In that regard, U.S. applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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