Vacature Packaging Technology Specialist

Packaging Technology Specialist in Sassenheim

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Packaging Technology Specialist

Date: Jan 14, 2024

Location: Sassenheim, NL

Company: AkzoNobel

We supply the sustainable and innovative paints and coatings that our customers, communities - and the environment - are increasingly relying on. Our world class portfolio of brands - including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon - is trusted by customers around the globe. We're active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It's what you'd expect from a pioneering paints company that's committed to science-based targets and is taking genuine action to address globally relevant challenges and protect future generations.

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Job Purpose

• Manage and ensure we have pack formats in the portfolio which are fit for purpose
• Manage and ensure the formats can run on the filling lines able to meet line performance and meeting product quality standards incl. secondary and tertiary packaging
• Drive harmonization of packaging portfolio across the region
• Manage and resolve issues related to packaging when escalated by the sites, customer complaints, etc.
• Ensure security of supply
• Propose and deliver solutions to establish best practices in the region
• Build knowledge and experience and establish best practice to be able to serve as "champion" in the packaging area.


• Manage & deliver best packaging solutions across the region and BU's of harmonized packs, resulting in required product quality fit for purpose, ensuring production and distribution throughout the supply chain.
• Managing the packaging portfolio with commercial, procurement,manufacturing and suppliers
• Drive harmonization and standardization of packaging portfolio working with all relevant functions considering business requirements
• Manage packaging quality by working with suppliers, procurement, manufacturing, distribution and commercial on basis of specifications.Arrange and coordinate compatibility tests and trials for products and packs.
• Provide 2nd line technical support, working with local packaging technologists, when issues arise and liaise with relevant functions and suppliers and perform root cause analyses and provide solutions.
• Ensure packs meet sustainability standards and requirements
• Drive for VE/cost savings related to the packaging portfolio
• Lead projects within own discipline and/or participates in relevant projects
• Understand relevant manufacturing capabilities and requirements for filling and packaging lines (incl. artwork & secondary packaging) .
• Manage packaging improvements driving operational excellence resulting in production at lowest cost and across sites
• Master data maintenance according standard formats and guidelines

What do you bring?

• Technical engineering degree BSc/MSc or equivalent
• At least 5 years relevant packaging experience working in a manufacturing environment, with a packaging supplier, packaging procurement or relevant R&D.
• Experience with managing and deploying, preferably, metal (cans, drums,etc) or plastic packaging formats (pails,buckets,tubes,etc) in production and distribution (incl. E commerce).
• Preferred knowledge of 1 - 2 engineering disciplines (e.g. Chemical, Mechanical) and has affinity for related disciplines
• Understands implications around sustainability and compliance regulations on packaging
• Experience with quality management addressing quality issues with suppliers, organization
• Selfstarter with strong organizational skills and structured approach
• Cross functional mindset with ability to work with various functions ie. Marketing, R&D, Procurement, suppliers, etc.
• Project management experience and capabilities to lead a project
• Having worked in a multinational environment with sensitivity to different cultural behaviours
• Working at a regional level supporting more sites and willing to travel
• Excellent communication skills.
• Fluent in English

What does AkzoNobel offer?

AkzoNobel is consistently rated as one of the top employers in The Netherlands.

You will join a company that is committed to achieving real sustainability.

We offer great personal development opportunities and roles with breadth, depth of scope and impact.
We also offer comprehensive packages including:
• Competitive Salary
• STI Bonus
• 46 Days' vacation
• Hybrid working
• AkzoNobel pension plan
• Home to work allowance or public transport card
• Access to a range of amazing benefits

Functie:specialist packaging technology
Salaris:onbekend – onbekend
Uren per week:1 – 40

Heb je interesse in deze vacature en wil je graag op deze functie solliciteren? Neem dan contact op met AKZO Nobel via onbekend of onbekend. Of bezoek hun website onbekend.

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