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United States, Darien, CT, Beauty Care

Associate Packaging Development Engineer


At Henkel, you can make a difference and craft your career. That’s why you own your projects and take full responsibility from an early stage. Our unique brands in markets around the world open up countless opportunities to follow your convictions and explore new paths. If you have an entrepreneurial mindset that allows you to always think out of the box - take the chance and shape the digital future together with us.


  • Develop packaging to ensure aesthetic, functional, cost, and manufacturing objectives are met.  Work through all phases of package development including: design conception, engineering, specification, and testing of structural packaging components.  Modifying as necessary to consider product fit, structural form, material needs, cost targets, manufacturability, retail environment, and storage and transportation requirements.  Keep up with trends and new developments in Packaging Industry Technologies.
  • Develop new material specifications.  Complete component drawing analysis to ensure all components will work well together.  Obtain samples of packaging for formula/package compatibility testing and validation testing per established SOP’s.  Provide die lines for artwork development to Creative once component specs have been finalized.
  • Perform all necessary testing in our new packaging development lab.  Utilize existing SOP’s, make updates as needed and recommend new processes if improvements are necessary.  
  • Work in collaboration with operations to provide direction and all needed componentry for line trials, and to ensure manufacturing capabilities for all new and existing packaging.  Work in collaboration with Geneva QA to resolve quality issues directly, internally and with suppliers.  Work with plant engineers to test, analyze and qualify all new packaging to ensure processing capabilities and maximize efficiencies and conduct all distribution testing.
  • Act as Core Member of new product development teams providing regular feedback to all parties on progress against packaging objectives.  Identify and communicate viable options if original plan fails.  Collaborate and communicate with various teams as well as external partners to define packaging requirements, packaging specifications and track project priorities.
  • Obtain initial quotes and exhibit basic negotiating skills. Provide specifications to Geneva Purchasing Department via spec system with the information necessary to issue purchase orders.  Also, be aware of opportunities to save cost through packaging or processes.
  • Handle other projects as required.


  • B.S Degree in Packaging Science and or 1 to 3 years equivalent in a similar industry.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and multi-task cross functionally in a fast-paced environment, both internally and externally. 
  • Excellent project management and time management skills, with attention to deadlines.  
  • Experience in PPM, or PLM systems a plus.  

The ideal candidate must have a demonstrated ability to think strategically while providing detailed packaging solutions to the business ambitions. Previous experience with the development, testing and execution of e-commerce programs is highly desired.

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

Henkel does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Unsolicited referrals and resumes are considered Henkel property and therefore, Henkel will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited referral.  At Henkel’s request only, preferred vendors may be invited to refer talent for specific open positions. In these cases, a fully-executed agreement with Henkel must be in place and current.

JOB ID: 190006V3
Contract & Job type: Full Time , Regular
Contact details: talent.acqusition@henkel.com


Henkel’s application process

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