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Senior Structural Packaging Designer

Company: The Coca-Cola Company
Location: Smyrna
Posted on: July 29, 2022

Job Description:

The Senior Structural Packaging Designer will work with the global team to drive and support disruptive, winning solutions from concept sketch through to production by utilizing knowledge of IM (Injection Molding) and ISBM (Injection Stretch Blow Molding) processes, filling processes, and package design strategies - creating new innovative packaging to support competitive advantage and secured by IP whenever possible. Support key global package design initiatives in EPIC's and Coke brand packaging. Participate in packaging governance of EPIC's and Coke brand to avoid duplication and increase harmonization of packaging globally. This individual should have a proven track record of designing innovative concepts and developing them into successful new packaging that drives business growth. They should be expert at 3D CAD, CATIA and have strong 2D concept visualization skills, in addition to a solid understanding of beverage manufacturing, plastic materials, and IM and ISBM processes.What You'll Do for Us:Lead and perform design activities for new and existing packaging, including preform, bottle, and closure design for IM and ISBM processes. Work with cross-functional teams to prototype & determine manufacturing viability, assessing and refining designs files and samples. Using 3D CAD design software / CATIA, create detailed Package designs to meet project objectives.Possess and display strong sketching/rendering capabilities to clearly present design concepts and direction.Work with vendors to source required molding tooling, secure cost estimates, and prepare purchase orders.Drive design for manufacturability, establish initial product performance specifications and ensure package designs meet quality standards and manufacturing requirements.Develop and maintain an expert knowledge of manufacturing equipment and capabilities ensuring that designs presented and developed are either within current capabilities or identify paths toward successful commercialization of key concepts when they lay outside.Develop key intellectual property positions to enable packaging technology platforms that drive broad application across the product portfolio and provide The Coca-Cola system with a sustainable competitive advantage. Develop and implement innovative systems and procedures that drive design thinking across the development process.Maintain departmental hardware/software as needed including recommending upgrades and replacements as needed.Communicate and gain alignment with internal stakeholders for projects to ensure research and development programs are successfully exploited by the Coca-Cola SystemProtect information and materials provided to third parties (e.g., consultants, vendors, suppliers, bottlers) by ensuring appropriate procedures are followed and parties are bound by Company confidentiality agreements as necessary.What You'll Need:BS in Mechanical Engineering or similar.5 years design engineering experience, ideally within beverage packaging leading to delivery of breakthrough packaging solutions.Strong knowledge and demonstrated experience in package design for IM and ISBM manufacturing processes an assetSolid understanding of plastics physical properties, product design, tooling, and manufacturing for packaging.Experienced in conducting & driving design engineering within a business environment and communication to non-technical senior managers.Demonstrated ability to drive the connection between consumer/business needs and R&D solutions.Demonstrated design excellence as evidenced by IP development or the like.Core Competencies: Drives Innovative Business Improvements: Develops new insights into solutions that result in organizational improvements; promotes a work environment that fosters creative thinking, innovation and rational risk-taking.Balances Immediate and Long-Term Priorities: Seeks to meet critical objectives while considering the impact of those decisions and activities on the ability to achieve long-term goals.Delivers Results: Focuses on the critical few objectives that add the most value and channels own and others' energy to consistently deliver results that meet or exceed expectations.Imports and Exports Good Ideas: Relentlessly seeks, shares and adopts ideas and best practices in and outside the Company and embraces change introduced by others.Develops and Inspires Others: Builds and maintains relationships that motivate, guide, and/or reinforce the performance of others toward goal accomplishments. Develops self and others to improve performance in current role and to prepare for future roles; seeks and provides feedback and coaching to enhance performance.Lives the Values: Demonstrates the values of The Coca-Cola Company through words, actions, and by example; fosters an environment that reflects the values of the company.What We Can Do for YouPurpose Driven: Purpose driven approach that empowers our people to protect the environment and communities we serve while delivering safe & quality products.Global Connections: Allows you to develop, enhance and maintain global connections that allow us to move faster and learn from others.Community of Belonging: We're an organization that believes our ability to continually grow and build the right atmosphere where people feel safe and empowered, lets you bring your best self to work.Compensation & Benefits: Competitive benefits package that start on day one of employment#LI-SS1Skills:Blow Molding; Design Engineering; Stretch Blow Molding; Engineering Design; Mechanical Engineering; Packaging Engineering; Project ManagementOur Purpose and Growth Culture:
We are taking deliberate action to nurture an inclusive culture that is grounded in our company purpose, to refresh the world and make a difference. We act with a growth mindset, take an expansive approach to what's possible and believe in continuous learning to improve our business and ourselves. We focus on four key behaviors - curious, empowered, inclusive and agile - and value how we work as much as what we achieve. We believe that our culture is one of the reasons our company continues to thrive after 130+ years. Visit Our Purpose and Vision to learn more about these behaviors and how you can bring them to life in your next role at Coca-Cola.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. When we collect your personal information as part of a job application or offer of employment, we do so in accordance with industry standards and best practices and in compliance with applicable privacy laws.PDN-969f9605-12d7-41c9-ac70-9bbcbb1e945a

Keywords: The Coca-Cola Company, Smyrna , Senior Structural Packaging Designer, Other , Smyrna, Georgia

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