Senior Packaging Group Manager

France (FR)
Basic Salary Circa: €65,000 + Bonus + Car
20 Oct 2017
20 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

My client is a leading multinational packaging manufacturer. With a truly global reach and a host of much-envied blue-chip key accounts they have prospered in the recent market through innovative and bespoke solutions whilst also adding to their portfolio through a number of key acquisitions. As a result of major expansion in their industrial customer business unit they are looking to recruit a Senior Packaging Group Manager, reporting to the Global Key Account Director.

The Role:

  • The purpose of this role is to actively contribute to the customer’s account plan developments via multi-material design support. In parallel to building a network with customers design community and co-ordinating the project design team activities.
  • Pro-actively liaising with customer’s design community and internal remote design teams located all over EMEA.
  • Create and implement design strategy for the account.
  • Actively support packaging/solutions development corresponding with Schneider Electric needs
  • Create multi-material packaging solutions based on the project briefs from customer
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously while co-ordinating the project design team activities
  • Support customer packaging design with insight of global manufacturing possibilities
  • Take full responsibility of managing whole process of design development. (from briefing till implementation)
  • Attend customer visits with or without the sales person being present
  • Build and continuously develop cooperation with external product specialist / suppliers designer globally
  • Actively gathers and share information about new materials, technologies available on the packaging market globally
  • Continuously monitoring competitors on the market
  • Contribute to global standardisation and rationalisation of specification projects, to reduce current 10 000+ SKUs

The Requirements:

  • Must exhibit strong listening, influencing and negotiation skills.
  • Entrepreneurial and adaptive you will be comfortable managing through ambiguity and adept at building consensus, generating a genuine team atmosphere.
  • Perfect fluency in French and English.
  • College or university degree (ex. Industrial Design School, Packaging Engineering) preferably in technical design,
  • Experience in people management is preferred
  • A packaging focused designer with a minimum 5 years experience within industrial packaging design
  • Fluent English language skills, any other language an advantage
  • Open minded and positive when dealing with challenging and changing situations
  • A team player that is open to collaborate while seeking solutions.
  • Able to convert customer’s conceptual ideas into engineered deliverables. Understand transportation requirement and how it would affect the structural design is a plus.
  • Experienced with various packaging materials used in multi-material solutions and transport packaging. Experience with moulded cushions (EPP/EPS, Moulded pulp) is plus.
  • Show enthusiasm, drive and determination, result- and efficiency oriented.
  • A founded knowledge of common and new materials, manufacturing processes, technologies
  • Multicultural awareness
  • Experience with ESKO ArtiosCAD software and Kongsberg cutting table
  • Experience with 3D design software Creo, Solidworks or similar
  • Experience on global standardisation and rationalisation of specification projects, would be highly appreciated.
  • Experience in creating global packaging libraries and databases and maintaining them live.

This is a unique opportunity to join one a leading global packaging business and lead the establishing of a strategically important business Hub.


Unfortunately due to the number of applications we anticipate receiving we will not be able to respond to every candidate.

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