The Clorox Company Packaging Engineer (Associate Research Fellow) in Willowbrook, Illinois
Make your mark
At Clorox, we build big brands that make everyday life better, every day. We value our differences, and challenge each other to think and act boldly. We try new things, succeed, fail and keep learning. We work hard, and have fulfilling personal lives. And we’re all able to make a positive impact – at Clorox, in our communities, and in the lives of millions of people who invite us into their homes. Make your mark and help us drive Good Growth – growth that is profitable, sustainable and responsible.
We're open to remote work! 20-40% travel required.
As a Packaging Engineer in the Glad business, you will be responsible for packaging innovation for Trash bags and Food wraps. You will develop new packaging from concept to development, using your technical leadership to translate end-user insights into package solutions. You will work on innovation teams in close partnership with Product and Process peers, as well as Marketing, Sales, Product Supply, and Regulatory. From the development of prototypes for leading edge sustainability efforts, to delivering new/improved packages for commercialization, you will play a significant role in driving innovation in packaging for the Glad business. You will be an end-to-end champion for the consumer, delivering consistent high-quality products. As an Associate Research Fellow, you will stay on top of industry trends, serve as a thought leader for packaging, and serve as a champion for sustainability.
Lead package design and specification development for new package solutions in design and execute against Technical Discovery and commercialization objectives, leveraging consumer understanding and packaging expertise.
Collaborate closely with other functional areas involved in Discovery and Commercialization, including cross-functional partners such as Global Insights, Marketing, Design, Manufacturing, Suppliers, Procurement, Product & Packaging development.
Proficiently identify, select and apply known technology from inside and outside sources (suppliers, experts, etc.) to deliver against consumer and supply chain needs, create foundational understanding, and drive key business initiatives.
Analyze and interpret data to drive technical understanding, meet project targets and objectives, problem solve, and make recommendations that drive efficiency, knowledge, and manage risk
Become proficient in data management and specification systems to support new product launches
Champion sustainability to help define, monitor, and achieve sustainability goals for the business and work on future technologies to push the envelope with new ways of thinking.
Communicate effectively within a multi-functional team and build strong partnerships both internally and externally.
Support creation of broad exclusionary strategy (IP) where and when applicable.
Key Skills, Abilities ,Experience and Education Required
- 10+ years’ experience in CPG packaging environment.
Skills and Abilities
Demonstrated project planning skills
Ability to work independently and implement multiple projects in a timely manner.
High energy, positive drive and commitment in setting and meeting aggressive goals.
Demonstrated strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills to work in a collaborative team environment.
Ability to work with multi-functional groups and interface with external partners.
Demonstrated passion for the consumer. Ability to find the insights through consumer interaction
Creative problem solver with a record of created innovative products.
- BA/BS degree in Package Engineering or other technical discipline
Broad and deep package development technical knowledge preferably focused on carton and case development.
Strong technical curiosity and creative problem-solving skills with a record of innovative technical solutions implemented.
Hands-on focus, sound technical judgment to influence team and business direction
Broad knowledge of the packaging industry for CPG companies, suppliers, and consumers.
Experience driving technical and consumer innovation projects, applying innovation behaviors to real-world consumer problems: Consumer Empathy, Risk Taking, Influencing, Idea Integration, &/or Results Seeking.
More about Research & Development (R&D)
From concept to reality, our team is building the next generation of consumer products. R&D is a community of engineers, scientists, mechanical designers and packaging experts, who are actively involved in virtually every step in the lifecycle of our products — from initial concept to raw materials to final goods on store shelves. Together we bring consumers innovative products that deliver superior value.
More About Clorox
The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) is a leading multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional products with approximately 8,800 employees worldwide and fiscal year 2020 sales of $6.7 billion. Clorox markets some of the most trusted and recognized consumer brand names, including its namesake bleach and cleaning products;
Liquid-Plumr® clog removers
Poett® home care products
Fresh Step® cat litter
Glad® bags, wraps and containers
Hidden Valley® dressings and sauces
Brita® water-filtration products; Burt's Bees® natural personal care products
RenewLife® digestive health products
Rainbow Light®, Natural Vitality™ and NeoCell® dietary supplements.
The company also markets industry-leading products and technologies for professional customers, including those sold under the CloroxPro™ and Clorox Healthcare® brand names. Nearly 80% of the company's sales are generated from brands that hold the No. 1 or No. 2 market share positions in their categories.
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Making a positive impact
Clorox is a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's New Plastics Economy Global Commitment. The company has been broadly recognized for its corporate responsibility efforts, named to the 2020 Axios Harris Poll 100 reputation rankings, Barron's 2020 100 Most Sustainable Companies list, and the Human Rights Campaign's 2020 Corporate Equality Index, among others. In support of its communities, The Clorox Company and its foundations contributed more than $25 million in combined cash grants, product donations and cause marketing in fiscal year 2020. For more information, visit TheCloroxCompany.com , including the Good Growth blog, and follow the company on Twitter at @CloroxCo
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