Senior Engineer, Packing Materials in New Orleans LA

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The J.M. Smucker Company
Senior Engineer, Packing Materials
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New Orleans LA
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Job Types:
Engineering Manager, Packaging Engineer
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The J.M. Smucker Company has a unique culture rooted in our Basic Beliefs, strengthened by Our Commitment to Each Other and perpetuated by the creation of an environment that leads to the continued growth of our employees.
Inspired by more than 120 years of business success and five generations of family leadership, The J. M. Smucker Company makes food that people and pets love. The Company&##39;s portfolio of 40+ brands, which are found in 90 percent of U.S. homes and countless restaurants, includes iconic products consumers have always loved such as Folgers, Jif and Milk-Bone plus new favorites like Caf Bustelo, Smucker&##39;s Uncrustables and Rachael Ray Nutrish. Over the past two decades, the Company has grown rapidly by thoughtfully acquiring leading and emerging brands, while ensuring the business has a positive impact on its 7,000+ employees, the communities it is a part of and the planet. For more information about The J. M. Smucker Company, visit .


  • Material supplier ownership as the Technical Resource and Relationship owner for one or more suppliers
  • Leads supplier meetings (SLEA/KPI based), on a regular basis to review critical measures and track progress
  • Lead material improvement projects, which could include managing material changes, qualifying alternate materials, delivering material cost savings
  • Qualify all material changes at material supplier locations, our coffee plants and contract manufacturers
  • Assist in problem solving as the packaging materials owner with data analyses from suppliers, plant operations, customers, and consumers
  • Partner with Product Development, Engineering and Marketing in decisions on final package design for new packaging initiatives
  • Co-sponsors/participates in/leads supply chain loss analysis with Logistics and Operations
  • Responds with site organizations and suppliers to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with Corporate Purchasing, Transportation, and Suppliers
  • Involvement in developing and delivering Packaging optimization work as part of Coffee TSO Masterplan
  • Provides technical coaching and collaboration within the TSO Department and Plant Operations to drive continuous improvements in material quality
  • Technical resource for material specific lab equipment and is capable to perform accurate measurements and train others
  • Manages specifications and changes with associated testing or project work, as needed
  • Provides timely reports and technical summaries on testing, validations and problem-solving measures
  • Continued technical mastery development in packaging, data analyses or problem solving is expected
  • Builds expertise and practical experience in the use of Focused Improvement and Initiative Management pillars tools as part of overall SQMS (Smucker Quality Management System) capability building
  • Seasonal Intern Management may be associated with role


  • A Bachelor&##39;s Degree in Engineering is required


  • At least 2 years of relevant manufacturing experience is required
  • Prior experience working with people and teams in a high-performance work environment is desired
  • Experience in Plant Logistics, Quality Systems, Packing & Process system management is highly desired


  • Priority setting and Problem solving: Demonstrated ability to be decisive, proactive, tactical in decision-making behavior and self-directive
  • Strong data analytical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively across organization boundaries and with diverse teams
  • Demonstrated ability to adjust to new business objectives and goals, constructively
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to demonstrate technical aptitude through on the job qualification process
  • Desire to build relationships and develop capabilities in others, both technically and interpersonally
  • Willing to travel as needed

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