JOB DESCRIPTION :
Abbott Established Pharmaceutical Division (EPD) is looking for an
Senior Principal Packaging Engineer
at the global EPD Headquarter in Basel - Allschwil.
An experienced packaging engineering professional applies advanced material science, manufacturing engineering experience and highly creative innovation skills to conceptualize, develop, win approval and implement across a broad-
based manufacturing network in Europe and the Emerging markets.
This position drives global thought leadership in developing and executing both top line disruptive packaging innovation as well as ensuring delivery of bottom line cost improvements related to packaging, manufacturing and supply chain.
Core Responsibilities : PROJECT MANAGEMENT
A confident self-starter who can work autonomously or as part of a matrix project team. Can lead large global projects and has the confidence and ability to take leadership decisions.
Deliver technical Packaging leadership on business initiatives ranging from early development concept through successful commercialization.
Provide Packaging knowledge and representation to project management matrix teams, internal & external operations, commodity suppliers, and equipment manufacturers.
Serve as a collaborative business partner across functional areas (Commercial, Operations, Development, Regulatory, Quality, Procurement, and industry partners) to deliver Packaging solutions that drive competitive advantage, operational efficiency, and margin & profitability improvements by lowering impact on packaging spend as a result of cost improvement projects
Identifies, plans, and conducts medium- to large size projects across Packaging & engineering community.
PROBLEM SOLVING / INNOVATION
Conceptualizes complete solutions that take a blue-sky idea into a fully formed solution that can be implemented, manufactured and delivered in the local markets.
Explores multiple alternatives to ensure due diligence is covered during the explore and develop phases of idealization.
Can lead Idealization & Insights workshops to explore and unblock restricted thinking and perspective to explore new solutions that can provide actionable and value adding output for the business to progress.
MATERIAL SCIENCE, TECHNICAL DESIGN & INNOVATION
Understand the impact packaging design improvements have on manufacturing and supply chain assets / processes and how to seamlessly integrate solutions and minimize disruption.
Relentless pursuit and exploration of opportunities to help the EPD business improve both cost and added value through packaging innovation.
ORGANIZATIONAL INTERFACE & COMMUNICATION
Advanced and confident communication across different levels of the business to portray a common message that is meaningful and impact at the level being addressed.
Comfort and ability to communicate at a senior & executive level.
Serves as organization spokesperson on packaging projects. Acts as trusted adviser to management and key project stakeholders.
Has demonstrated the ability to work successfully in a highly regulated environment and develop solutions that comply with all regulations and standards for quality, Environmental, Health, Safety, and Energy, Environmental Health & Safety, Global Policies, Regulatory, Quality, Engineering Standards, and other governance areas as applicable.
Degree (or equivalent) in Packaging Engineering, Materials Science, or closely related discipline is desired, or equivalent technical experience plus demonstrated competence, with a desired 10+ years of significant Packaging engineering and innovation experience.
Has a proven and demonstrated career history in the DELIVERY AND EXECUTION of projects that has successfully delivered cost improvements to the bottom line as well as top line innovations that have successfully launched (beyond trial phase) into Market and provided quantifiable impact on sales performance.
Demonstrated the ability and agility to work in rapidly changing operations and successfully deal with ambiguity within losing traction on project timescales.
The ability to actively listen to and understands others' points of view and articulates tactfully and respectfully one's own perspective to create solutions that incorporate a broad range of views.
Possesses interpersonal skills to negotiate and reconcile differences.
Has a technical background in health care, nutritional products, laboratory diagnostics, medical devices, pharmaceutical, or similar industries (preferred).
Has demonstrated competency with financial systems and in fiscal control.
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