Manager, Packaging Development

  • Company: Fresh
  • Country / Region : United States
  • Business group: Perfumes & Cosmetics
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Manufacturing
  • Experience required: Minimum 5 years
  • Reference No.: FRSH00319
  • Date of publication: 2021.01.14



The Manager, Packaging Development will support the company growth by developing and implementing innovative primary and secondary packaging. Reporting to the Director, Packaging Development, the Manager will work cross-functionally with many Global partners inclusive of Marketing, Product Development, Packaging Design and Operations. Additionally, the Manager, Packaging Development with be a key contact with outside packaging vendors; a critical element of the position.

With an excitement for sustainable packaging, the Manager, Packaging Development will have exceptional project management skills and constantly operate with a solution-oriented mindset.


  • Execute the development and qualification of a wide range of primary and secondary packaging solutions that meet the needs for brand aesthetics, consumer use, manufacturing capability, quality and cost.
  • Support the conceptualization, initiation, development, validation and implementation of new and improved packages and processes including: design generation, prototype development, engineering specifications, mold qualification, functionality and quality testing.
  • Support Operations cost savings and efficiency initiatives, and quality investigations towards continuous improvement.
  • Fully own technical milestones in project timelines
  • Troubleshoot technical issues (supplier, plant, distribution, quality, etc.)
  • Share and escalate roadblocks cross-functionally
  • Create package component specifications, pre-Bills-of-Materials and Fill & Assembly specifications
  • Collaborate with Marketing and Design on establishing feasibility for new packaging initiatives/concepts.
  • Validate artwork based on mandatory technical elements and subsequently validate proof per released artwork.
  • Ensure colors of packaging components meet Design and Marketing expectations and are within molding and decorating process constraints
  • Understand and conduct package testing procedures and standards to support the effective design, validation, and implementation of new packages and packaging technology.
  • Coordinate line trials to ensure package performance for manufacturing.
  • Attend component and manufacturing startups as needed to ensure proper execution of design & function.
  • Support and drive engineering change initiatives
  • Drive sustainability initiatives
  • Support and drive packaging consumer complaints and non-conformities to completion
  • Contribute to organizational development through implementation of new processes and systems.
  • Research new or emerging packaging trends and technologies.

What you will learn (and/or achieve) in the first 6 months:

  • Understanding of the Fresh New Product Launch strategy
  • Expertise in Fresh Packaging Development processes, tools and KPIs
  • Knowledge of Fresh's packaging vendors and their capabilities 

What you will achieve in 12 months:

  • Build trusting relationships with cross-functional partners at all levels, both internal and external
  • Manage projects with autonomy
  • Engage in root cause / corrective action analysis and implementation of continuous improvement initiatives


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or a related technical discipline
  • At least five years' experience in Packaging Development or Engineering within the Beauty/Cosmetics or Personal Care Industry
  • Strong PC skills; MS Office, PowerPoint, Excel
  • CAD software knowledge a plus
  • Demonstrate broad and in-depth knowledge of packaging materials and processes.
  • Knowledgeable of filling plant and contract manufacturing capabilities
  • Self-motivated and self-disciplined individual, able to work in relative autonomy
  • Good communication skills, to be able to deal effectively with all levels of the organization and suppliers
  • Good organizational skills to manage the documentation, materials and information
  • Ability to travel when required by strategic programs

Additional information

Based in Jersey City, NJ


Perfumes & Cosmetics

A major player in the perfumes, make-up and skincare markets, the Perfumes & Cosmetics division groups together major historic Houses as well as young brands with strong potential.

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