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Senior Packaging Development Engineer (NGP) Hamburg Germany

Senior Packaging Development Engineer (NGP)

Hamburg | Germany

About us

Fontem Ventures is an e-vapour technology company, producing leading e-cigarette brand blu and lifestyle energy products. Headquartered in Amsterdam and with research labs in Liverpool, UK and Beijing, China, Fontem's commitment is to developing products which meet consumer needs today and tomorrow. Fontem Ventures is a subsidiary of Imperial Brands PLC.

This industry is fast paced and undergoing constant change, so there is plenty of opportunities to help define and shape the standard and measures of success. We have a multicultural environment, where openness is the order of the day – from new starters all the way to the CEO.

There is also the opportunity to figure things out as you progress, and to make things happen – because you can control how your ideas are put into action. Shape the future, be disruptive, challenge and be challenged. That’s life at Fontem.

What are you going to do?

Within the NGP (New Generation Products) Packaging Development team, we are looking to appoint a new Senior Packaging Development Engineer (NGP).

As Senior Packaging Development Engineer, you will report directly to the Supervisor NGP Pack/Print, Material Development.
Your main responsibilities include:

  • Acting as an interface between marketing, material suppliers, machine supplier, and production;
  • Developing and designing new packaging formats including patent checks and the qualification and specification of all needed materials and drawings. This is valid for hand as well as machine packing;
  • Leading complex packaging related projects from the packaging idea until it is fully implemented and operational;
  • Creating measure sheets, grid nets and NTM specifications;
  • Maintaining of the master drawing database;
  • Maintaining an ongoing awareness of emerging technologies, machinery and supplier skills to ensure delivery of appropriate cost-effective solutions;
  • Leading and supporting multiple packaging development projects in parallel, including their implementation;
  • Optimization of the machine/material interface, as well as the optimization of hand packing;
  • Co-ordination and set up of physical measurements for packaging material;
  • Monitoring of competitors’ activities in respect to new packaging and packing solutions;
  • Supporting the internal engineering function on machine projects in specifying all packaging related areas, approval of format specific drawings, ordering of machine run up materials and ensuring that the run in process can run as planned both in-house and at machine suppliers.

Who are you?

  • You have a degree level qualification in a Science based subject – preferably Packaging Development or Mechanical Engineering;
  • You have broad experience in the development of different packaging solutions for machine and hand packing;
  • You have at least five-year professional experience in the packaging development or packaging machine design area;
  • You have very good knowledge of MS Office and good knowledge in AutoCAD or Solid Works
  • You have a high awareness of packaging lines, function and interfaces;
  • You have experience in the design and realisation of plastic components including moulding tools;
  • You have broad experience in structural troubleshooting on the machine-material / hand-material interface;
  • You have very good technical knowledge of packaging materials and manufacturing processes;
  • You have commercial, Interpersonal/Intercultural awareness, experience with developments in Far East is preferred;
  • You have very strong project management skills, as well as strong communication and stakeholder management skills;
  • You are flexible, discreet and open minded for new solutions;
  • You are able to work calmly and remain highly engaged in a frequently high-pressure environment;
  • You are willing to travel frequently worldwide (up to 30%);
  • You speak English fluently.

What do we offer?

Fontem offers an independent full-time position with room for initiative within an international and dynamic organization. Our company culture is characterized by openness, drive and enthusiasm. We provide an attractive salary with various additional legal benefits.

Interested?

If you are interested in this vacancy, please send your CV and motivation letter by clicking on the “apply” button on the page.
If you have any further questions, please send an e-mail to Nathalie Suarez, Senior Recruitment Advisor: nathalie.suarez@uk.imptob.com

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